Top 5 China Cooking Tours To Explore China’s Diverse Culinary Tastes

Cooking and food are an integral component of life in all regions of China. With an area of 9.6 million square km and populated by over a billion people, the country offers a vast array of cuisine options from province to province and city to city. Here are the top 5 China cooking tours to explore china’s diverse culinary tastes.

1-Day Wonderful Chengdu Food and Tea Experience Tour

On this China cooking tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the exceptional culinary tastes of Chengdu, in beautiful Sichuan province. Sichuan Cuisine is one of the most famous and beloved of all Chinese cuisines.

You will visit the local spice market where you can learn about and obtain the necessary ingredients to be used in a cooking class at the famous Chilli Cool China Studio in Chengdu. You will learn to cook a 3-course meal in Sichuan-style cuisine.

After the cooking class, you will have the chance to sample a local favorite, Hotpot food. There are over 20,000 hotpot stalls and restaurants throughout the city. You have the choice between spicy and non-spicy soup. This is the most popular food among Chengdu locals and a culinary experience that cannot be missed. You have the choice between spicy and non-spicy soup.

Exciting and Delicious Hangzhou Dumpling Making Tour 

The dumpling (also referred to as (or jiaozi), is a traditional Chinese food-stuff and has a history spanning nearly two thousand years. On this one-day China cooking tour, you will have the fantastic opportunity to learn the key points of making dumplings.

These delectable snacks were first invented by Zhang Zhongjing, who was regarded as one of the finest physicians in Chinese history. He believed dumplings would be an excellent treatment for colds during the winter months. People found them so delicious, subsequently, they became extremely popular throughout China. You will learn the four steps to making dumplings, then you will have the opportunity to enjoy your tasty creations for lunch.

5-Day Tour of Guilin, Yangshuo, and Longsheng

Amongst other wonderful activities, on this cooking tour of China you will take a boat cruise down the Li River, which will take you to the stunningly beautiful Yangshuo County. Once in Yangshuo, you will have the chance to take a cooking class and learn from some of the top chefs in the local cooking school.

Firstly, you will visit the local market in the area with the chef instructor, and procure supplies needed for the chosen recipe. After the cooking class is complete, you will enjoy your culinary creation for lunch. This is a fantastic and unique way to explore the diverse culinary offerings of Yangshuo County.

6-Day exceptional Hong Kong Guilin Yangshuo Longsheng Sanjiang Tour 

On this China cooking tour, you will have the amazing opportunity to discover many different culinary components to Chinese cuisine. Amongst other activities, you will visit the spectacular city of Guilin. In addition to its extraordinary natural beauty that surrounds the city, it is known as a foodie destination in the region. Guilin is renowned for its excellent restaurants, cafes, and food markets.

Once there, you will take a Chinese cooking class. First, with the assistance of your chef instructor, you will visit a local market to purchase the necessary ingredients needed for the chosen dishes. This is a great way to discover local flavors and experience traditional cooking methods of the region. You will then be instructed on how to prepare several Chinese dishes. All the tasty food that you cook will be served for lunch.

13-Day Breathtaking Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour, China Luxury Tour

This nearly two-week-long China cooking tour pulls out all the stops, and with a luxurious spin added for good measure. Nothing but the best can be expected on this tour, where you will visit the must-see sites including the Great Wall of China and Forbidden City in Beijing, Terracotta Army in Xian, Li River Cruise in Guilin, West Lake in Hangzhou and the Bund in Shanghai. Along the way, you will enjoy China’s delicious regional culinary offerings, including the iconic Peking Roast Duck, something that should not be missed. You will also have the opportunity to sample delicious items highlighting China’s culinary culture throughout the entire trip.

In addition, while in the beautiful city of Guilin you will have the wonderful opportunity to take a Chinese cooking class in one of the best culinary schools located in the city. Before the class commences, you will visit a renowned local food market where you learn about and procure the necessary ingredients to be used in the cooking class. Then you will be taught to make several unique Chinese dishes. The delectable food you cook will be served to you as lunch, afterward. This phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime luxury cooking tour is a definite must for anyone who enjoys the finer components of Chinese cuisine.

Recommended China Cooking Tours

Exciting and Delicious Hangzhou Dumpling Making Tour

Dumpling (or jiaozi) is a yummy snack unique and popular in China. Many people love it. Now taking this tour, you will learn the key points of dumpling making and when you finish the tour, you can treat your family and friends with delicious homemade dumplings.

1-Day Wonderful Chengdu Food and Tea Experience Tour

Interesting cooking lesson (4 hours) at Chilli Cool Cooking Studio. Explore the local snacks in Jinli Ancient Town. Leisurely tea-time at People’s park and experience the local lifestyle. Enjoy the hotpot dinner at a local authentic hotpot restaurant.

6-Day Exceptional Hong Kong Guilin Yangshuo Longsheng Sanjiang Tour

6 days China tour to enjoy Li River Cruise, visit Mt. Xianggongshan for a nice panoramic view of the Karst hills, check out the magnificent Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng and explore the Dong villages and their drum towers in Sanjiang County.

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