Chengdu, China

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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Uncover the secrets behind delectable Chinese cuisine on a 4-hour cooking class in Chengdu. Under the guidance of a professional chef, learn the techniques required to cook sumptuous Sichuan meals; make delicious delicacies like Kung Pao chicken and soft steamed dumplings while gaining insight into the complex flavors of Sichuan food. After cooking up a storm in the kitchen, sit down to feast upon the fruits of your labor with your fellow food lovers. Return home with recipe cards to impress friends and family with your new found knowledge.
  • 4-hour Sichuan cooking course with professional chef
  • Learn about Sichuan spices and cooking techniques
  • Make Kung Pao chicken, dumplings and more
  • Enjoy the dishes you prepared and take home the recipes
  • Choice of lunch or dinner course
Depart from your Chengdu hotel with your experienced guide and venture to the established cooking school. Head inside and don your chef’s hat to begin learning the techniques behind delicious Sichuan cuisine. Listen as your professional chef explains the complex flavor combinations and subtle spices used to create local specialties and then begin preparing four traditional Chinese dishes. 

Inhale the enticing aromas as you cook dishes including Kung Pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, fish-flavored eggplant and soft steamed dumplings. Inquire in advance to request to cook a dish of your own choice. 

After toiling in the heat of the kitchen, add the finishing touches to your Chinese feast and then sit down to devour your dishes. Chat with your fellow food lovers in the relaxed environment of the cooking school and then depart bearing recipe cards to ensure you remember your newly learnt recipes. 

Return to your hotel with your knowledgeable guide at the end of the tour.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

instructor didn't speak a word of english but it didn't matter she was very sweet and a great cook. I was the only student on this day but we had a great time and the food was so yummy

, Oct 2017

The small kitchen was perfect for a morning class of 2. Instructions were confined to sweet and sour chicken, kung pow chicken, pork and shrimp dumplings and bean curd in XO sauce. The teacher demonstrated and we each repeated the steps of prepping the ingredients and the sequential combining and cooking them, and eating them. We were stuffed. This was good for developing some skills cutting everything with a small cleaver and cooking everything quickly in a very hot wok.

, Sep 2017

The cooking class was very basic. Food was good and we cooked four dishes. The cook spoke hardly English and was not able to provide any background information on Chinese cooking.

, Aug 2017

The cooking class was in a kitchen of a Hostel. The woman spoke only a little English but was very nice. We made 3 recipes and got to take English versions with us to make at home. The food was very good. Overall a very nice experience.

, Mar 2017

It was perfect! I was picked up promptly in a private van and taken to the kitchen for my class. It happened that I was the only one there that day so it was a private lesson. Every question I asked was answered and was given tips as I went along. Very enjoyable and tasty too. Got to take my food back to the hotel for my son and daughter-in-law to enjoy. She is Chinese and said it was some of the best she had tasted! The whole experience was great. Would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys cooking and food.

, Sep 2016

Cooking class was very easy to follow and I am confident that I will be able to replicate dishes once I am back home.

, Mar 2016

My boyfriend and I booked this about a day in advance. Samtours was quick to respond about arranging hotel pickup. The taxi driver was ontime and dropped us off at Holly's Hostel, which is close to Wuhouci and the Jinli walking street area. Some of the ingredients like tofu and green onions were pre-chopped and the garlic and ginger had already been peeled which made the cooking go fast. I took notes on the preparation and recipe as the instructor lead us through them. Each one took 15-20 minutes for the two of us to prepare and were delicious. We made mapo doufu, sweet and sour pork, kungpao chicken, and dumplings. The mapo dofu was my favorite and the sweet and sour pork was my bf's favorite. Looking at the hostel menu, we could have ordered these for about 100 RMB, but I definitely intend to make all of these again and the recipes are pretty simple and easy to follow, so I thought the tour was money well spent. We were done around noon this was the lunch session.

, Sep 2015

This cooking trip was run by Samtour and it couldn't have gone better. I was picked up at my hotel right on time and the Chef/driver spoke perfect english. His home was much nicer than mine and he made me feel very comfortable. We cooked mapo tofu, kung pao chicken, and twice cooked pork... All very delicious.

I will definitely use him in the future. Highly recommended.

, Jun 2015

Nice and interesting cooking class,
Pretty expensive
our group was just the two of us, so the cooking class was at the chef his home.

, Dec 2014

Could not want a better experience, Easy cooking directions and recipes. Hands on experience.
Food as good as any I have had at restaurants.
In fact I made one of the dishes almost immediately on my return home.
It received rave reviews.
If you enjoy cooking or even eating a worthwhile experience

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