The story of our Wishing Tree

Our beautiful wishing tree

A beautiful Wishing Tree, every branch perpetually hung with lucky red wishing cards, is a striking feature of Hutong in both London and Hong Kong. Far more than being purely ornamental, the trees are in fact an homage to the famous Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong.
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A picture is worth a thousand words…

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Although not known for certain, in some quarters it is believed that the widely-known proverb ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is of Chinese origin. Whether or not Hutong’s mother country can claim the proverb we cannot say, but we do know that we hold the proverb to be true!

We greatly enjoy sharing our photos on Instagram, the photo-sharing social media platform, and try to offer our followers a variety of interesting images including favourite dishes, design details, behind-the-scenes glimpses and previews of new menus and events.
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Guanyin, Iron Goddess of Mercy

One of our most commented-upon artefacts in Hutong is the beautiful, some say mesmerising bronze statue which stands directly opposite the moon-gate into the Shanghai Bar. Familiar to many of our guests but perhaps less so to others, the subject of this work of art is Guanyin (觀音), also known as the Iron Goddess of Mercy.
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