Experience Xi’an: Dumpling Making and Family Cooking Class

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Experience Xi’an: Dumpling Making and Family Cooking Class information and booking

2 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Bell Tower Hotel lobby
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There’s no better way to immerse yourself in local Xi’an culture than taking a small-group cooking class! Whether you’re a beginner cook or an expert chef, this fun and informative cooking course will get you sautéing, stir-frying and steaming the way the locals do. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to cook traditional Chinese favorites, including dumplings!

As a traveler, visiting museums, temples or large tourist attractions is not enough to learn about the country you’re visiting. Cuisine plays an important role in understanding a country’s culture, and there's no better way to indulge in a region’s cuisine than to try and make the food yourself!
With a small group of no more than six individuals, you’ll visit the home of a local family who will teach you how to make traditional Chinese dishes. Depending on time constraints, learn how to create one or two delicious, authentic Chinese dishes, such as Yangzhou fried rice with barbecue pork, shrimp and egg yolks; fried sauce noodles with wheat noodles and ground pork; Beijing shredded pork with sweet bean sauce; or one of the best-known rib dishes in China, sweet and sour spareribs.
Of course, you will also learn how to make dumplings -- a fun and easy process for both children and adults. If vegetables are more your style, learn how to make home-style tofu, among other things. (Please be advised that vegetarian dishes must be specified at the time of booking). Wash your delicious meal down with two glasses of local beer.
Don’t worry about having to memorize the steps, because you will be given a recipe to take home with you! Best of all, you and your English-speaking guide will get to chat with the family and learn about Chinese culture straight from the locals.

What's included

  • Cooking class with xi'an family
  • Lunch
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Two glasses of local beer
  • Fees for public transport (bus/metro) as necessary
  • Local english-speaking guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off