Half-Day Chengdu Courtyard Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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From $56.42

239 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


During this 4-5 hours unique cooking workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the dishes made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.

What's Included

Afternoon tea


English speaking guide

Food ingredients

Food tasting

Light refreshments

Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule

Market tour


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 70

Additional Info

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Cheng-Do This Cooking Class!
Darujack, 06-10-2020
My friend David and I decided to take this class on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed.

Our tour started with a jaunt through the local market. The knowledgeable and lovely Ocean the low-down on all the local ingredients and how they are used in Sichuan cuisine. My favorite part was learning about the “pigs-anus” vegetable, that despite the name, actually tastes good.

For the second part of the tour we went and cooked three dishes guided by a real chef. This was my favorite part of the afternoon, as we cut, roasted, and mixed, I really felt like I learned how to make a few of my favorite Sichuan dishes.

This experience is highly recommended for anyone who is heading to Chengdu, and wants to learn how the amazing cuisine here gets made.

- David and David.
Lots of fun, delicious food and friendly faces!
EmilyKluge, 31-01-2020
I had a great experience cooking at Chilli Cool. Lance is fantastic at hosting cooking classes at the Chilli Cool Kitchen. He multitasked as a spice market tour guide, translator and photographer. Not only did I learn how to cook delicious Sichuan style food with a wok, but I got plenty of great photos of the experience. He also had spice market challenges for us that helped us interact with local people - very memorable!
I highly recommend this experience. (One tip: many buildings in Sichuan don't have central heating, so make sure you dress warmly enough.)
An amazing afternoon exploring & cooking
dominiques317, 21-01-2020
My partner and I booked this tour due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. Lance picked us up at our hotel and we meet the other people on our tour. We drove to the local market where Lance taught us about all of the different produce in Chengdu. We saw interesting animals and vegetables that I had never heard of. We had the opportunity to try samples of different traditional snacks and even made wontons. We went back to the tea house, enjoyed tea and some local snacks and met the chef we were cooking with. We cooked 3 amazing tasting dishes. It was a great afternoon learning about traditional Sichuan cuisine and learning more about the culture through Lance. We will definitely be cooking these meals back home if we can find all of the ingredients!! I would do this experience over again! Thank you Lance for a wonderful tour!
Had a great afternoon with Lance!!
lucywindall, 13-01-2020
Had a really nice afternoon chatting and cooking with Lance. Really enjoyed the tour - he was very informative, and told me loads about Chinese culture! Would 100% recommend!
A must do if you like food and like to cook
Praveen_T, 11-01-2020
The trip started on time with tthe guide Hazel who picked me up at the hotel. We went to a local market so we can look at local produce. We bought some ingredients that we used to cook. We even tried some local food and learned to make some dumplings. Later in a home style tea house, we learned how to cook 3 different dishes. Chef Chan was very patient and sweet. We later shared the food we cooked.

On the whole it was a very good afternoon.

5 stars!

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