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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Learn how to make authentic Chinese food during this Beijing cooking class, taught by an expert chef. Take a walking tour through a market to learn about the area’s food culture and pick out fresh ingredients. Then, head to a local family's home to discover the basics of Chinese cuisine. Either learn how to make several meat and vegetable dishes like kung pao chicken, stir-fried beef, and sweet and sour pork; or learn the ancient culinary art of dim sum. At the end, sit down to enjoy your homemade creation!

Highlights

  • 5-hour culinary experience with market tour and cooking class, in Beijing
  • Take walking tour of a local market to pick out fresh ingredients for your cooking class
  • Head to a family home and spend a morning cooking in either the courtyard’s open-air kitchen or modern indoor kitchen
  • Learn how to cook several traditional Sichuan dishes or dim sum snacks from your instructor, an expert local chef
  • Cook dumplings, wontons, noodles or pork buns if dim sum is on your day's menu
  • Make dishes like kung pao chicken, stir-fried beef and sweet and sour pork, or vegetarian dishes if you choose a main course class
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade meal in the ambiance of an ancient courtyard

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What You Can Expect

Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class and Market Tour

Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class with Market Tour

Meet your guide at Deng Cao Hutong in the morning and head to a nearby food market for a 1.5-hour walking tour. Browse fresh produce and listen as your guide, a professional cooking instructor, explains the different kinds of vegetables, spices and sauces. Gather up and purchase your fresh ingredients (included) and make your way down a hutong (alleyway) to a local family’s home to begin your class.

Depending on the day, your instructor teaches you to make dim sum — small savory snacks that contain a variety of fillings; or you learn to make main dishes, ranging from Sichuan-inspired to Cantonese and others. One day per week your chef prepares a vegetarian menu, which will be advised when you make your booking. Have the option to switch to another day if you wish.

Discover kitchen skills, like how to use woks and cleavers, and learn how to make delicious flavorful dishes. When cooking dim sum, you’ll make two tasty selections, which may include soup dumplings, wontons, egg tarts, barbequed pork buns, sweet sesame rolls, dandan noodles or stir-fried noodles.

In the class on main-course options, your instructor will demonstrate how to make four meat or vegetable dishes, and you’ll practice making three of the selections. The inspiration for the flavors range from Sichuan-inspired to Cantonese and other regional cuisines.

Meals that you make may include kung pao chicken, steamed fish with ginger, stir-fried beef and peppers, spicy chicken salad and sweet and sour pork. At least one vegetarian dish is prepared each day.

When you’re finished cooking, relax in the 150-year-old Qing dynasty-era courtyard and enjoy the meal you’ve created!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great tour, great chef. Very knowledgeable instructor gave an excellent insight to the markets, the ingredients we used, and the cooking techniques employed. A very worthwhile class, and I have been a chef more than 35 years, so I am a hard marker!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was an excellent class with great people.

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