Half-Day Professional Mapo Tofu Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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From $69.24

16 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Famous Sichuan style Mapo Tofu(麻婆豆腐) is one of the most popular Chinese dishes.

During this 4-5 hours special cooking workshop, you will be taken into an adventure to explore the authentic local market with fun challenges to complete and learn different kinds of special spices and  ingredients which will be used in the following "Mapo Tofu" cooking class. The class will be carried out in a Professional Cooking School. You will be treated with traditional Sichuan. 

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 Mapo tofu 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

Beverages or beer/Local Tea

Food ingredients

Hotel pick up and drop off( In Second Ring Road)

Light refreshments

Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule

Market tour



What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 75

Additional Info

  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.


Perfect half day activity
meganmE4870VG, 07-01-2020
My partner and I did a half day cooking class here with translator and guide Lance. This was the perfect activity to end our trip to Chengdu. It was so fun to learn how to make some of our favorite Sichuan dishes. Lance also gave us some fun challenges to do while exploring the market and took great photos of us while we were cooking. It was so fun to learn more about Chengdu food culture!
Great cooking class!
Jossmurph, 07-01-2020
We had a blast touring the spice market and cooking some really yummy foods. Lance was a great leader and would do another tour with him again if we had the opportunity!

“Chilli cool culinary experience”
sebastiang844, 20-12-2019
Had an awesome time with Lance, our local tour guide. Had an exceptional time tasting cooking and making new friends!

The day started with us meeting him outside our hostel where he took us to a nearby spice market. He showed us all the different chinese spices and locally grown vegetables and meats. Along the way he organized with the stall owners for us to have a taste of a variety of their produce. We where taught some Chinese by Lance, which we used to ask a lady from the spice market to teach us how to fold dumplings. From there we went to the Chilli Cook head quarters for some local tea. After a rest we where met by a professional chinese cheff who guided us in making 3 stunning chinese dishes. We all ate together and shared stories from our home countries.

Everything was included in the price along with refreshments as needed. Great for groups, couples and individuals.

Overall had an AWESOME time that elevated our Chengdu experience to a new level!
Fantastic experience
Chris K, 07-11-2019
Really professionally-run company that provides a great way to experience Sichuanese food and cooking. Our guide Hazel was really friendly and informative and learning to cook from the chef was fun. Can't wait to cook the same dishes at home!
2pm tour / 3 course dishes
sirdunk, 25-10-2019
It was great! Ocean picked us up at the hotel and went with us to the local market. There was a nice suprise, I won‘t spoil it here. But it was good fun.
We where also able to try a lot of things and she explained each thing we saw.
The cooking class it self was nice and causy. Our chef was a great teacher and ocean translated everything. We had a gread time. The food was delicius. We also liked that ocean took pictures of us and send them all to us after we finished.

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