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cooking class

Rice & Friends Chinese cooking class

cooking class

Rice & Friends Chinese cooking class

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Rice & Friends Chinese cooking class

cooking class

Rice & Friends Chinese cooking class

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet in the centre of the old town in the morning and start our day with visiting the local market to buy the fresh ingredients. You’ll get a feel for real Chinese culture as you experience its rich colors, unique flavors and smells, and learn about all the different kinds of local ingredients.Then we go back to our kitchen. I will first give you a brief introduction of the basics of Chinese cooking: the regional differences of Chinese food, basic condiments, sauces and spices, food-related Chinese culture,etc. Then we move to hands-on cooking session. I have designed three different set menus for my guests to choose from which are Chinese Classics, Yunnan Specialty and home-style dumplings. Vegetarian options are available. You’ll learn to cook complete dishes from scratch, with traditional utensils and techniques. All the cooking are hands-on experiences in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. After the cooking with a big sense of achievement, we sit together to enjoy our meal. At the end of the class, you will get a booklet that contains the recipes for all the dishes we cooked together as well as a guide to all the ingredients you need to cook these dishes back home.

Your host

Learn more about Luxi

Luxi

I am Luxi. I founded Rice & Friends Chinese cooking school in Dali in 2011 after working in the tourism field for 7 years. Being born and growing up in Sichuan where food is famous for its rich flavors and warm color, I have been always passionate about cooking and the good taste. I learnt classic Sichuan cuisine originally from my family, and then later traveled to many parts of China, where I gained an appreciation for the big varieties of Chinese cooking styles and learnt to cook the dishes of many regions of the country. Apart from my passion for food, I like travelling. I have been to more than 20 countries and I am especially interested in the culture behind the food wherever I go. I believe cooking is the universal language of our species. I want to share the authentic Chinese food and the culture behind it with like-minded guests.

What's included

Food
all the ingredients for cooking
Drinks
Free mineral water
Equipment
All the cooking utensils

Where you'll be

We will visit the lively morning market where all the ingredients are very fresh and colorful. Then we will conduct our workshop in my kitchen which is set up on a roof terrace with a beautiful mountain view. It is very bright and clean. All-prep work and cooking are hands-on experience done in a relaxing and social environment.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The course lasts 4 hours, from 9am to 1pm. We can accommodate different kinds of dietary restrictions. Just let us know in advance.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Luxi
Rice & Friends Chinese cooking class
New experience
£25/person
New experience
£25/person