overall a great experience, we loved it. would do it again
Shanghai: Chinese Cooking Class in a Family Home
From US$ 56 per person
- 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
Meeting pointMeet at exit 2 of the Jiashan Road Subway Station(Line 9), in front of ABC bank (Google map link: http://bit.ly/cookinsh)
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.
- 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 visit of the wet market was a really good experience and the chef and teacher are really good and try to teach you the best they can. I just recommend to go here
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.
The staff was really friendly. The process was nicely plannened. Friendly and comfortable athmosphere. Good language skills. Makes a perfect experience.
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.
Product ID: 31870