Little Hutong was founded by 3 individuals that have a deep passion for food. We created a restaurant that uses choice raw materials and authentic cooking styles that results in a taste that truly fulfills and satisfies the soul. In Chinese cooking, this is known as “the Savoury”.
We are not simply interested in well-presented or well-plated food - we are more interested in a taste that meets our high expectations. We learn and borrow from the best of the Asian cuisines - Penang, Japanese, Chinese and Peranakan food - and at times fuse them with Western culinary techniques, methods and ingredients.
“Hutong”, by definition, is a narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially in Beijing. In Ancient China, many of the recipes, tastes and cooking styles that have now become well-known Chinese cooking, were formulated and eventuated in these back lanes and alleyways. In South East Asia, they gave rise to the “mamak” stalls, Peranakan cuisines and “hawker” food. We hold dear to these traditions as a standard to strive for at Little Hutong.