• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD $ 55.00 View price calendar

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Learn the essence of Chinese cooking with a local family in Beijing during the 3.5- to 4.5-hour experience. This private tour teaches you 3 to 6 traditional dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Pickup and drop-off from your hotel or a selected subway station included.


  • 3.5 to 4.5 hour Chinese cooking class
  • Held in a local family's home
  • Pickup and drop-off at subway station or your hotel
  • Dine on the dishes you make
  • Private tour ensures personal attention

What You Can Expect

Private Chinese Cooking Class with a Local Hutong Family in Beijing

Tasting her own Chinese food with tour guide

Following pickup from your hotel or a subway station, your guide will escort you to the cooking class location, near the Drum Tower in Beijing.

Make yourself at home in a local Chinese family's house, where you'll learn to cook between 3 and 6 traditional dishes using fresh, local ingredients. You may learn Kungpao Chicken, tomato and fried egg, or sweet and sour pork. 

You'll start out learning how to chop ingredients in the Chinese method, then learn how to make noodles and dumplings step by step. After you finish cooking, sit down to enjoy your meals accompanied by traditional Chinese tea service. 

At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will drop you back at the subway station or your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Tina W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was my favorite experience in Beijing. It was so fun to cook with a very experienced chef in his home, to try delicious foods and see that I could make them myself. The guide was amazing, very knowledgable and energetic, and did everything she could to make sure I had the best possible experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Cooking with Ben and his uncle was the highlight of our week in Beijing. The time passed too quickly. We always make it a point to do some type of cooking class when we travel and this was one of the best if not the best on them all. Would highly recommend this to anyone who has any interest in getting to spend time getting to know a wonderful local family and learn some new cooking skills.

Globe Trotter USA

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Had a great time making the dumplings. Our host also showed us how to cook fried rice, chicken with peppers and lotus roots. We enjoyed a real Chinese feast the first night of our trip.
Only drawback was that the hosts home was a little further to walk to than expected. However, we did some sightseeing on the way and saw some interesting sights.

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