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2-Hour Small-Group Culinary Market Tour in Beijing

Highlights
  • Soak up the colors, scents, and flavors of a vibrant Beijing market
  • Discover the key ingredients of Chinese cuisine—and how to use them
  • Learn how to shop for Chinese produce and condiments like a local
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2-Hour Small-Group Culinary Market Tour in Beijing
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Overview
If you love to cook and would like to extend your repertoire to Chinese food, this Beijing food market tour is for you. Your local foodie guide will teach you about local ingredients, how to buy them, and how to use them as you explore one of the city’s most colorful markets—a favorite with fashionable chefs. 
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at Guloudajie subway station then stroll to a nearby market, favored by chefs at the street's hip restaurants. Absorb the sights, sounds, colors, and scents as your foodie guide explains the principles of Chinese cuisine.
Discover how to buy and use traditional Chinese ingredients. Learn about China’s eight great regional cuisines and the different sauces, spices, and condiments each region favors. Understand some of the basic ingredients that go into traditional Chinese medicine, and the principles that underpin it.
Along the way, savor tastings and purchase what takes your fancy with your guide on hand as translator. Your tour ends in the market but your guide can direct you to the subway or help you find a taxi.
Reviews (5)
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Reviewed 12 November 2016
welcoming, caring, clever, effective...I was enthusiastic about my experience with "the Hutong!

The Hutong is a cultural association - as they say a "cultural exchange center"- that organizes culinary and cultural coursed/visits, mainly attended by expats and motivated tourists that want to understand more about Beijing. What to say more than excellent? I appreciate that this review...More

1  Thank narrating
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile
Innovative and friendly personal touring-highly recommended

We wanted to see the classic hutong neighborhoods, and we got that and much more. This small firm run by expats and locals lived up to their billing: personal tours with no big groups, leaders with flags and bullhorns, or funny color coded hats. Jeremiah...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 11 December 2013
Real Beijing Experiences

I completely recommend The Hutong! Not only are they located in a very traditional Hutong neighborhood courtyard , which gives you a taste of old Beijing, but the staff is very friendly and their classes cover everything from cooking classes, market tours, food crawls, local...More

Thank Beijingbrenda
Reviewed 13 October 2013
Hutong Bike Trips - Yunnan & Ningxia - Amazing Experiences

I recently went on 2 different Hutong bike trips, and both were great - and highly recommended. The first was to Ningxia in June, along the Inner Mongolian border - a very scenic area, with wide, sweeping vistas - like the American south west. Last...More

1  Thank tpkinsl
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Reviewed 30 January 2012
Excellent Cultural Connection

I especially Liked the Pie and Ale Seminar. Here's what we got out of the center (My wife focused on the medical aspect) The Hutong’s Hutong Tour; Angels & Demons, Spies & Nuns, Ghosts & Princes. Experience daily life while walking through one thousand years...More

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