10:00-14:00 or 15:00-19:00


Meet : Your hotel
End : Your hotel or sites in city

Tour Style:

Walking + Private car

Food Theme:

Traditional dumplings
Shopping in the local market
Take place in the courtyard hutong family


Vegetarian option available
Private option available
Start time flexible

2014-12-29 Beijing Food Tour

Hutong Dumplings

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Learn the secrets to homemade dumplings with Mom who live in the Hutong courtyard all her life.

First you will shop with Mom in the local market for your cooking materials.Then  explore charming local communities in hutong area, our guide will give a detailed information about the Local Hutong’s history and storeis.

Our English speaking guide will demonstrates the proper techniques for cooking and eating before you get hands-on with the dough yourself.

Explore two methods of making dumplings with spicy and non-spicy fillings,followed by an explanation on correct chopstick usage.

Sit down to a BYOB meal of your creations,then relax and enjoy the sweet after Lunch or dinner.

A common legend goes that dumplings were first invented in the era of the Three Kingdoms, around 225 AD.

The jiaozi (餃子/饺子) is a common Chinese dumpling which generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough skin. The skin can be either thin and elastic or thicker. Popular meat fillings include ground pork, ground beef, ground chicken, shrimp, and even fish. Popular mixtures include pork with Chinese cabbage, pork with garlic chives, pork and shrimp with vegetables, pork with spring onion, garlic chives with scrambled eggs. Filling mixtures vary depending on personal tastes and region. Jiaozi are usually boiled or steamed and continues to be a traditional dish eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve, the evening before Chinese New Year, and special family reunions. Extended family members may gather together to make dumplings, and it is also eaten for farewell to family members or friends. In Northern China, dumplings are commonly eaten with a dipping sauce made of vinegar and chili oil or paste, and occasionally with some soy sauce added in.


dotYou will explore charming local communities, visit the local fruit and vegetable market, have a wow moment at the local courtyard home

dotSupport local communities in a unique and entertaining way

dotFrom lecture to chef’s demonstration

dotHave fresh dumplings as lunch or dinner which made by yourself

dotTea and snacks at the end of the tour


Travelling Party  English Speaking Guide Only
(pay your own transportation)
English speaking guide and
private transport
1 Person $150 $220
2 Persons $95 $135
3 Persons $85 $115
4 Persons $70 $95
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What’s included?

  • An amazingly delicious and 100% local experience
  • Local vegetable and fruit market visit
  • All the booking materials included in the dumplings making
  • Lunch or dinner in the hutong family for the dumplings you made
  • Detailed Hutong history and stories explanation

What’s not included?

  • Transportation from and to our meeting place if you choose to use a tour guide only

1:How to book

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A: Date and time you prefer to start

B: the hotel you stayed

C:The tour you are interested to join, with or without transportation

D:Number of the tourists
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A: Confirm space availability and the Confirmation voucher

B:Invoice for the deposit (PAYMENT 50% deposit to confirm booking Balance payment due on tour day)

C:Meeting point


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What happens after my online booking?
After completing your booking on our website Beijing Food Tours will send

A: Confirm space availability and the Confirmation voucher

B:Invoice for the deposit

C:Meeting point
In case, you don’t see emails within 24 hours after booking, please check your junk mail inbox. If you still can’t find it, please simply contact us at “info@foodtoursbeijing.com”

2:Cancellation Policy

Should you choose to cancel a booking, Beijing Food Tours must be notified by email.

The following cancellation fees apply for Beijing Food Tour:

  • More than 10 days before departure, all deposit full refund(10USD =60rmb processing fee)
  • 10 to 2 days before departure, loss of 50% of your deposit
  • From 48 hours before the tour starts, loss of all deposit
  • Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all deposit

3:Children Discount

Children less than 5 years old–Free of charge

Children between 5-10 years old –Half price

Children above 10 years old–Same price as adult


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