Shanghai: Chinese Cooking Class in a Family Home

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Learn to prepare and cook authentic Chinese dishes

Enjoy an intimate cooking lesson in a local Shanghai home

Prepare 2 or 3 dishes under the guidance of friendly cooks

Learn about Chinese food and traditional medicine, and chat about life in Shanghai

Enjoy a gong fu cha tea ceremony


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Learn to cook authentic Chinese recipes in the intimate environment of a local Shanghai home. Visit a wet market to learn how to purchase produce, then prepare 2 or 3 dishes at a local home to learn more about life in Shanghai.


Enjoy a 4-hour cooking class in Shanghai with a difference. You will prepare 2 or 3 authentic Chinese dishes in the kitchen of a local, learning more about life in Shanghai into the bargain.

First, you will visit a fresh produce and wet market to buy vegetables and meat. Discover the basic ingredients of Chinese food and learn how to choose the best ingredients. You can even try and bargain for them in Chinese!

Back at the kitchen, prepare the meal under the guidance of a local teacher. They will explain the basics of Chinese seasoning and cooking methods. Chat about what people the locals typically eat at home, and discover the links between food and traditional Chinese Medicine.

After you have prepared 2 or 3 dishes, which the teacher and assistant will guide you through step-by-step, sit down to savor the fruits of your labor over some Chinese tea. You will be offered a traditional tea ceremony preparation of gong fu cha, with some of the finest Chinese teas.

What's Included:

• Half-day (3 to 4 hour) cooking tour
• Class of no more than 6 persons
• English assistant
• Wet market tour
• All ingredients
• Recipe booklet
• Aprons and all cooking tools - just come with comfortable clothes and a smile!

Good to Know:

• The vendor works with different chefs and cooks, depending on your experience and type of recipes you want to learn

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  • Rating: 5 “Well worth doing just to see the indoor market.”

    Reviewed by Richard – Cobham, United Kingdom on August 28, 2014 Our guide was very sweet, friendly and knowledgeable, and carried an I-pad to show us pictures of the different vegetables in their growing state. The chief was good and demonstrated the dishes in an easy mmanner. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Shanghai as you get to see the indoor market, mixing with the locals and visited a typical town apartment, apart from learning to cook 3 fantastic Chinese dishes.

  • Rating: 5 “Verny nice and good athmosphere, to be recommended.”

    Reviewed by Julius – Shanghai, Germany on August 24, 2014 The staff was really friendly. The process was nicely plannened.
    Friendly and comfortable athmosphere. Good language skills.
    Makes a perfect experience.

  • Rating: 5 “Awesome experience!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Hamburg, Germany on June 17, 2014 Very nice girls, which taught me to cook chinese dishes I always wanted be able to do by myself. Time was flying as I had so much fun.

  • Rating: 5 “Great posssibility to get to know the Chinese everyday life!”

    Reviewed by Orsolya – Basel, Switzerland on June 9, 2014 The two girls were so nice and I learn a lot of about the Chinese specialities, fruits, vegetables etc. I loved when they showed us how to make tea. Thank you so much! Even my Chinese friends loved my first Chinese food which I made. :) We have good teachers!

  • Rating: 5 “Really good, we learnt a lot and enjoyed the market and home visit.”

    Reviewed by Vivien – Ashby, Australia on December 1, 2013 The meeting point was clear and easy to find, Cherry met us and we enjoyed her information at the market, she was well informed and spoke English well. Helen taught us the dishes we were interested in. Choosing what we wanted to learn made it extra good as we choose things we wanted to make again at home. Helen is patient and with excellent English was able to teach us techniques that would have been hard to pick up from a book. The food was delicious. A really excellent experience.

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  • “Verny nice and good athmosphere, to be recommended.”

    “The staff was really friendly. The process was nicely plannened.
    Friendly and comfortable athmosphere. Good language skills.
    Makes a perfect experience.”

    JuliusfromShanghai, Germany

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