Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk
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Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
You will meet your guide and tuktuks at an easy-to-find central location near Beijing's Lama Temple and then wind your way through the narrow streets and alleys of Beijing's hutongs. We only try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. You won't see any other tourists, these are family-run restaurants that you can't find on your own. Between food stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited local beer. While visiting our 4-5 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll learn how it's made and what makes it so special to Beijing locals. You will grill your own meat at a local BBQ joint, eat the best hand-made noodles in Beijing, and wrap delicious dishes in freshly made Beijing pancakes, plus more! The tour will finish at a local brewery with a pint of Beijing craft beer.
Duration: 4 hours
- Private transportation
- 4-5 food stops
- Driver and local guide
- Unlimited beer and sodas
- Small-group tour (less than 10 people)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
Great night out in Beijing with good local food and beer. Guide was very knowledgeable and took us places you would be hard pressed to find.
We wanted to do as much as possible during our first visit to China. In addition to visiting the Great Wall and flying to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors, we wanted to see some local life and experience some different food. This Tuk Tuk tour of Beijing Hutongs was one of the best tours weve ever taken. Our guide, Hahn, was outstanding! The choices of restaurants and food was excellent. It was a perfect way to spend an evening. Unlimited beer and a tuk tuk driver who was one of the best Ive ever experienced including years in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, added up to make it an exceptional evening resulting in some outstanding GoPro video. After our experience in Beijing, we tried to fit it into our schedule in Xian, as well. Unfortunately, there was a glitch with PayPal in making the advance payment. In spite of the above and beyond efforts of the Lost Plate folks and their willingness to take cash, we just couldnt put it together and didnt get a chance to repeat the experience we had in Beijing. Our thanks to Bo Liu, Ruixi Hu, and Michelle for their efforts. It was our loss.
My wife and I recently visited Beijing and we were lucky enough to partake in this excellent tour of the best kept food secrets of the Hutong! We were collected at a subway station by our tour guide Amanda who quickly got us into our tuk tuks and onto our food journey. We first visited a small restaurant where we were given delicious Beijing noodles with special sauce. We then went on to a BBQ restaurant that offered delicious skewers with meat or veggies. Next we hit up a cool little shop for some delicious meat buns and potent local liquor. We then visited a lovely courtyard restaurant for a traditional family get together style meal before grabbing a delicious Beijing dessert. We finished the tour at a local brewery where we were each given a pint of their excellent craft beers. This tour was a lot of fun and a great way to experience the food, drinks and vibes of the hutongs. Amanda was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us great insights into the history and significance of the various cuisines we tried. Additonally, she made sure everyone was topped up with a local beer throughout the tour. Make sure to keep an empty stomach before you go however since there will be A LOT of food on offer! If you're a foodie this tour is for you and one of the best ways to sample some great local delicacies alongside a nice beer too!
Lots of hidden away food places that I'm not sure I'd ever find again, even with the notes we were left with. Some fantastic food on this trip, and some great company. But dress warm if you're doing this in winter - Beijing is cold when you're speeding along on a Tuk Tuk at night in December.
You must do this!! This tour was absolutely fantastic! I arrived a bit late to the meeting spot so they had already gone off. After calling the company they reached the guide and she came for me in one of the tuk tuks. As the others were already almost done eating I wouldn't get a chance to sit down in our first stop, however, I was able to get it to go! Our guide was incredibly helpful and wonderful at explaining the food and was very informative. All of the food was wonderful, and were definitely places you couldn't find on your own! Also, at the end, we were given a wonderful pouch with a few extras inside. This is a must do, even if you only have one night in Beijing!
Joy was a great host. She took us to some really good restaurants and was super attentive to the entire group and if we wanted to try more she'd get more or if we needed more beer or anything she'd arrange it. The tuk-tuks whisked us around effectively between places and we never felt rushed when eating. Joy also explained the dishes and where they were from. Good tour.