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Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class and Market Tour provided by Beijing Urban Passer

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    Hutong cuisine Cooking School (Beijing Cooking School)
    Stop: 5 hours -
    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! To see the map of your tour, click on the View Additional Info button below.
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Cooking class
  • Market tour
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Lunch with tea and water
  • Professional English-speaking teacher
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Menu is set and varies daily; at least one vegetarian dish is included in each set menu
  • Menu will feature an all-vegetarian class as well as a dim sum class once a week. Please confirm with local operator if you would like to reschedule to participate in those classes. Likewise, please reschedule with operator if you would like to participate in a non-vegetarian class
  • Closed-toe walking shoes are recommended for market tour
  • Minimum age is 15 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hunter S wrote a review Dec 2019
Lubbock, Texas33 contributions1 helpful vote
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I had a lot of fun on this tour. First we went to the market which was an indoor market. This is great because it was freezing outside. The market is an ordinary market in Beijing but it was very interesting to observe as a foreigner. We got our ingredients and headed back to
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TBlue wrote a review Oct 2019
Moscow, Idaho5 contributions
Really enjoyed this experience. Visiting the market was educational - not mind blowing - but really interesting as to what parts of vegetables are used for what, etc. The cooking portion of this class was a great opportunity to learn how to make a variety of dumplings. Great
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Traveler cd wrote a review Sep 2019
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Great adventure going to the market and selecting the ingredients Then preparing a meal. A cooking class to remember
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Koos K wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great experience. Recommended. We learned a lot and following the 4 recepies we got we ended with a gorgeous meal, all with the help of Chao the teacher cook. Koos knol
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Date of experience: August 2019
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MinnesotaBrian65 wrote a review Aug 2019
Minnesota51 contributions21 helpful votes
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Booking this experience was a highlight of our trip. We had done the Great Wall and Forbidden City early on our trip. We enjoyed both. We found the location quite easily using the directions given. We were met by Chao who explained that we would be the only students for that
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Date of experience: August 2019
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