What To Expect
Want to familiarize yourself with Chinese local culture? Take a cooking class in with us in Shanghai! Menus are rotating, and you can also ask us to teach you the recipes you want.
It is a fun and relaxed way to get an introduction to Chinese home cooking and meet other people!
First, we will take you to a local fresh market where you can buy the ingredients for the class. Discover the basic ingredients of Chinese cuisine and learn how to choose the good ones! Brush up those language skills and learn to bargain for them in Chinese!
Next, we will come back to the kitchen to begin preparing the meal. Listen as the teacher explains the basics of Chinese cuisine - seasoning, cooking methods, what people really eat at home, and the links between food and traditional Chinese medicine!
Then it will be time to cook! You will learn how to prepare 2 or 3 dishes, one at a time, with teacher and assistants helping you at each step.
Afterwards, you will have time to enjoy the dishes you prepared, and have a chat over tea. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony preparation of Gong Fu Cha, with some of finest Chinese tea.
During the event you will receive a recipe card/booklet with English, Pinyin and Chinese Character names of each ingredient, and help on how to buy and bargain for them. This will be useful to take notes during the cooking classes and afterward to cook again the recipes at home.
English-speaking cooking assistants
Wet market tour
All ingredients and equipment
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Classes must be reserved at least 2 days in advance.
Class will be conducted with a maximum of 6 guests.
The class is 3 to 4 hours long.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.