Now I don’t live near the hutongs, nor do I enjoy venturing out to this area. The fear of public hutong bathrooms is enough to keep me in my safe Sanlitun bubble, but there is fun stuff in the hutongs, and last week I took my daughter to the Rumble in the Jumble market at Hot Cat. I wanted to take her out for a bit of lunch somewhere, and the restaurant Ramo was suggested to me.
We entered a colorful establishment, and it looked sturdy enough for a four-year-old. The menu has different options from breakfasts to salads, flatbread, and pizza. The pizza can be served by the slice which is great as I did not feel like pizza, but my daughter did. She can’t devour a whole pizza by herself yet, so the two slices were perfect for her small belly.
I had a flatbread with hummus to share with my daughter, and it was surprisingly good, smeared with hummus, pickles, and onions over roasted tomatoes. Then we both devoured a portion of poutine. I never had this special Canadian dish, so I decided to indulge myself while on our hutong adventure.
Poutine is a dish of french fries topped with cheese curds, and brown gravy. This belly warming dish hails from Quebec and is found all around Canada at diners; there are even whole restaurants themed around this dish.
Ramo has a toilet on-site which is a big plus in my book. You order at the counter, and they deliver the food to your table. I found the food was priced reasonably and would take my toddler back for some hummus flatbread for sure. Are there any other places you like to visit with kids in the hutongs? Please let us know by commenting at the bottom or by WeChat.