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Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class and Market Tour

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    What to Expect
    Greet your guide at a central location in Beijing and venture to a nearby food market to immerse yourself in the exotic sights and smells of the area. Browse stalls bursting with fresh produce and gain fascinating insight into the remarkable range of fruits and vegetables from your guide. After purchasing your ingredients (included), weave your way down a hutong (alleyway) to commence your class in a local family’s home. 

    On arrival, discover the dishes on the menu and absorb the welcoming ambience of the local home. Depending on the day, prepare dim sum (small steamed dumplings) or hearty main dishes inspired by a variety of Chinese cultures. Vegetarians can choose to prepare an entirely meat-free menu on a selected day of the week. 

    Acquire the knowledge of how to use woks and cleavers; see which seasonings create flavorful dishes; and if you’re making dim sum, create dishes like barbecued pork buns, stir-fried noodles and sesame rolls. Those preparing main meals may make steamer ginger fish, sweet and sour pork and stir-fried chili beef. At least one vegetarian dish is prepared each day. 

    On completion of your dishes, take a seat at a family table and feast upon the fruits of your labors while chatting to your guide and group. After enjoying your bounteous banquet, depart from the class and explore the city independently if you wish.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Deng Cao Hutong,Dong Si South StreetDongcheng District, Beijing
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    No. 35 Dengcao Hutong, Dongsi South StreetDongcheng District, Beijing
    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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    Additional Info
    • 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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    Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

    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

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KoosK11
    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MinnesotaBrian65
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    What a lovely experience! I spent a lovely morning with Chao. The visit to the busy market was well worth arriving early (8:45) for. Then a wander through the hutongs back to Chao's well equipped hutong kitchen. Chao explained everything, answered all questions. I learned...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Mum_from_Gus
    Reviewed 15 May 2019

    Combining shopping at the neighborhood market with cooking delicious lunch dishes made for a great experience. The instructor made learning Chinese cooking a memorable and very enjoyable way to spend time in Bejing.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JGS62
    Reviewed 22 April 2019

    This was one of the highlights of my recent trip to China. Not only was the cooking class itself fun, it was interesting to hear the history of the neighborhood. The host, Carlyle, speaks very good English. He takes the time to explain each dish...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank kjk1018
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    Email him to check availability ASAP. Classes are different on different days.
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