During this 3-4 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 Chinese spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Chinese style courtyard. You’ll be treated with local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guided 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.
Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule
What's Not Included
CHILD: Age: 0 - 4
ADULT: Age: 5 - 70
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
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
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Specialized infant seats are available
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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
SUCH A GOOD EXPERIENCE
We met our guide Micheal at the metro, near a local food market in the morning. He was so friendly and informative, we learned a lot about food in the Shaanxi region, picked up some crazy cheap walnuts and various other bits to cook with. The class itself was great, we were cooking in a local restaurant, both my mother and I kneaded the noodle dough and hand pulled out noodles, eventually leading to a giant bowl of noodles for each person. My mum is veggie and the cooking class accommodated for that. Really enjoyed my time and would highly recommend as a way to explore real chinese culture.
Great visit, awesome cooking class!
Pierre C, 28-10-2019
We started with the visit of an authentic local market, with many tasting and lots of explanations about the whereabouts and products.
Then we went to a restaurant kitchen and met the chef, and were well explained, step by step, and with a touch of humor how to cook the famous buang biang noodles. After some time we were finally able to have a taste of our own cooking, sharing the meal with both Dongcheng the guide (and food lover) and Yan the chef.
A great morning for every cooking or food lover!
Great cooking class and interesting visit of a authentical market
My brother and I attended Dongcheng's cooking class and loved it! We met him at the metro station and visited a nearby food and spice market. It was really cool to ask all the questions that we had about the food, spices, Chinese habits. We bought a few things to try (blue eggs, sunflower seeds, tea, etc) and Dongcheng helped us choose the right spices to bring back home. We then went to the cooking school and had tea and continued a nice chat with our team leader. Then the cooking class started with Yan, our chef and teacher. The result was really good which made us feel proud of ourselves! We cooked a real Chinese dish!
This class is great for foodies and anyone who likes cooking and want help to achieve a result that has a "real taste of China".
Thank you Dongcheng and Yan!
A truly fun local experience with a great guide!
If you love food and enjoy exploring new places and really experiencing how the locals live their daily lives, this tour is perfect for you.
Winter is a wonderful guide: kind, informative, and funny! He showed me around the spice market and I had so much fun trying different snacks and learning about the food culture in Xian. If I had been there on my own, I am sure I would have felt a bit intimidated to ask shopkeepers about their products. That's where Winter came to the rescue and answered all my questions, or asked the locals for me! The locals at the market seem to like him a lot as well.
After the market, we went to a beautiful local restaurant/Baiju tavern where we hung out for a while and drank some delicious tea. Then a local chef gave me a lesson on how to make these awesome Biang Biang noodles. It was challenging but so much fun, and very rewarding in the end. Enjoy the noodles with bites of raw garlic, like a local! It gives it a nice kick!
When I visit a new city, I usually try to book myself these types of tours, and one thing I really appreciated about this one was that Winter was totally relaxed and really just felt like a friend whom I had come to visit. I've noticed that some tours can feel rehearsed/forced and although they are super nice, sometimes you can feel that the host is just "doing his job." Well, not this one! If you meet Winter, and spend the day with him, I am sure you will know what I mean. Book this tour if you want a really cool and fun experience, and if you want to make a friend in Xian. Thanks Winter, for a great time! :)
Fantastic Biangbiang Noodles Cuisine Experience
This was my third time visiting and exploring Xi’an. I have always enjoyed cooking and thought that this experience would be lots of fun. And, I wasn’t disappointed.
We learned about the various local produce,meats and spices. And, many people purchased items to take home with them.We all had a great time learning the tricks and tips of cooking this SPECIAL noodles of China. And, sitting down to enjoy the fruits of our labor was also quite a delight.
Definitely take the time to have this experience with Winter. You will not only walk away with a full belly,but also with a smile from your fun class.
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