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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 and learn how to make several meat and vegetable dishes like kung pao chicken, stir-fried beef with peppers and sweet and sour pork. At the end, sit down to enjoy your homemade creation!


  • 5-hour culinary experience in Beijing
  • Take a market walking tour to pick out fresh ingredients for your cooking class
  • Head to a local family’s 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 from your instructor, an expert local chef
  • Make dishes like kung pao chicken, stir-fried beef and sweet and sour pork
  • Sit down and enjoy your delicious homemade meal!

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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.

Discover kitchen skills, like how to use woks and cleavers, and learn how to make delicious dishes that are full of flavor. Your instructor will demonstrate how to make four Chinese meat and vegetable dishes, ranging from Sichuan-inspired to Cantonese and others, and you’ll practice making three.

Dishes that you may make include kung pao chicken, steamed fish with ginger, stir-fried beef and peppers, spicy chicken salad and sweet and sour pork. When you’re finished, find a spot in the 150-year-old Qing dynasty-era courtyard to enjoy the meal you’ve just made.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Fantastic. Interesting, knowledgeable and fun. Chunyi spoke excellent english. The market tour was interesting and the cooking class simple and fun. Her cooking space is clean and well laid out. A great day!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Yummy tour!
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