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  • Location: Xian, China
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $34.66

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There’s no better way to immerse yourself in local Xi’an culture than taking a small-group cooking class! Whether you’re a beginner cook or an expert chef, this fun and informative cooking course will get you sautéing, stir-frying and steaming the way the locals do. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to cook traditional Chinese favorites, including dumplings!


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free drinks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Family friendly
As a traveler, visiting museums, temples or large tourist attractions is not enough to learn about the country you’re visiting. Cuisine plays an important role in understanding a country’s culture, and there's no better way to indulge in a region’s cuisine than to try and make the food yourself!

With a small group of no more than six individuals, you’ll visit the home of a local family who will teach you how to make traditional Chinese dishes. Depending on time constraints, learn how to create one or two delicious, authentic Chinese dishes, such as Yangzhou fried rice with barbecue pork, shrimp and egg yolks; fried sauce noodles with wheat noodles and ground pork; Beijing shredded pork with sweet bean sauce; or one of the best-known rib dishes in China, sweet and sour spareribs.

Of course, you will also learn how to make dumplings -- a fun and easy process for both children and adults. If vegetables are more your style, learn how to make home-style tofu, among other things. (Please be advised that vegetarian dishes must be specified at the time of booking). Wash your delicious meal down with two glasses of local beer.

Don’t worry about having to memorize the steps, because you will be given a recipe to take home with you! Best of all, you and your English-speaking guide will get to chat with the family and learn about Chinese culture straight from the locals.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Bell Tower Hotel lobby
Departure Time:
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Regular Menu

Pork, chicken or seafood will be the main cooking ingredient.

USD $34.66
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Vegetarian Menu

Tofu will be the main cooking ingredient.

USD $34.66
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Experience Xi’an: Dumpling Making and Family Cooking Class

Rolling Dumpling Wrap


  • Cooking class with Xi'an family
  • Lunch
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Two glasses of local beer
  • Fees for public transport (bus/metro) as necessary
  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Class involves meat dishes unless otherwise specified. Please advise choice of dish at the time of booking.
  • Please advise of any allergies
  • Children are welcome to make dumplings and share finished dishes, but are not recommended to help cook more complex dishes.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Anonymous, April 2015

Chef. Helen was very professional and did a good job explaining “how to” cook each dish. She was patient with us and took her time to show us how to make dumplings. The food was delicious experience; highly recommend this tour, very personal and nice.

Reviewed by: Nouran A, July 2014

Excellent experience and kind Mrs Helene who made us feel really at home.....