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Feast your senses on the rich culinary culture of Xi’an during a small-group cooking class in the city. Uncover the secrets of ancient Chines e recipes and prepare local specialties under the guidance of an expert chef. Sauté, steam and stir-fry in order to create delectable dishes made using fresh local produce. At the end of your experience, feast upon the fruits of your labor with your guide and group; pleasure your palate with steamed Chinese dumplings and crisp stir-fried vegetables for an enriching end. 


  • Cooking class with a local Xi'an family
  • Learn a variety of traditional Chinese dishes, from meat-based to vegetarian
  • Spend time with a local family cooking, chatting and learning
  • Small-group ensures a more intimate and personalized experience
  • Friendly English-speaking guide
  • Share this experience with your own family!

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What You Can Expect

Experience Xi’an: Dumpling Making and Family Cooking Class

Learning How to Roll Dumplings

Greet your guide and small group at a central Xi’an location and venture to the home of a local family to begin your epicurean experience. Enjoy to authentic ambience of the home then begin preparing freshly, locally sourced ingredients for typical Chinese dishes. 

Under the guidance of your expert chef, prepare ingredients according to ancient recipes passed down through generations; possible dishes include wheat noodles smothered in a rich sauce made from ground pork; sweet and sour spareribs; aromatic Yangzhou fried rice with barbecue pork; and shredded pork with sweet bean sauce. 

Vegetarians will delight in the vast variety of veggie options; make traditional tofu and sauté crisp Chinese vegetables for an appetizing alternative to meat. Once you’ve finished cooking, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with refreshing local beer. 

Leave the cooking class with recipe cards to help your remember your newfound knowledge and impress friends and family at home. Make your own way back to your Xi’an hotel from the home of your courteous host. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Chef. Helen was very professional and did a good job explaining “how to” cook each dish. She was patient with us and took her time to show us how to make dumplings. The food was delicious experience; highly recommend this tour, very personal and nice.

Nouran A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent experience and kind Mrs Helene who made us feel really at home.....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Delicious food! Hen hai chi. Can't wait to try at home in Australia!!

Trudy S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We have attended many cooking classes in various countries but this class was different as we had the wonderful experience of being in a local home. It was a lots of fun - don't change anything. Thank you & best wishes.

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