Chengdu Cooking & Food Experience Half-Day Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Chengdu

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This delectable half-day experience will allow participants to try their hand at Sichuan cooking. Head to the massive Chengdu Sichuan Market and have the chance to learn about the history and culture of the region’s culinary expertise before taking part in a cookery class. Local chefs will teach the tips for creating an authentic Sichuan experience and, after trying the techniques first hand, have chance to win the “Rookie Chef” award. Throughout the day sample local delicacies and teas before leaving with detailed recipe cards so tasty dishes can be recreated back home.
Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Chengdu cuisine in this mouth-watering half-day experience. This laid-back pace, relaxing teahouse culture and exceptional food make this capital city of China’s Sichuan province well worth a visit.The tour will begin at Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum where a local guide will be on hand to point out all of the finest stalls, restaurants and exhibits. Located in the ancient town of Pixian, this huge museum covers around 27,000 square metres and showcases the finest parts of Sichuan culture – think food, wine, tea and more. With around 6,000 collections dedicated to the Sichuan culinary culture this place is likely to please budding gastronomists.Begin the Sichuan culinary experience by sampling one of Sichuan’s most famous snacks, the freshly made pancake with eggs and fermented flour. Once the appetite is suitably whet, take part in a Sichuan cuisine cookery class. Learn how to create the perfect Sichuan dish with local chefs talking through cutting techniques, cooking processes and the insider secrets for perfect presentation. Create a dish from scratch and add any final touches before receiving feedback from a premier Sichuan chef and then sampling the goods! The finest dish will be awarded the “Rookie Master Chef’ prize and each participant will receive recipe cards to take away so these dishes can be recreated back home.Workshop participants will be provided with fruits, Chinese tea, wine and more to keep spirits up throughout this delectable day.

What’s included

  • English speaking local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels in downtown)
  • Food and drinks as mentioned in itinerary
  • Activities in Sichuan Cuisine Museum as mentioned in itinerary
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide & driver (optional)