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Half-Day Dandan Noodles Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit provided by Chilli Cool China

Half-Day Dandan Noodles Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Dandan Noodles Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58228P20
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • Food ingredients
  • Beverages/beer/Tea
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule
  • Recipes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Taiyi Minsheng Mansion Parking Lot, China, Si Chuan Sheng, Cheng Du Shi, Jin Niu Qu, Xing Hui Xi Lu, 2号附1台谊民生大厦 邮政编码: 610051
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • Food ingredients
  • Beverages/beer/Tea
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule
  • Recipes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Taiyi Minsheng Mansion Parking Lot, China, Si Chuan Sheng, Cheng Du Shi, Jin Niu Qu, Xing Hui Xi Lu, 2号附1台谊民生大厦 邮政编码: 610051
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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MFK
Sankt Polten, Austria10 contributions
Apr 2019
The excursion to the local spice market in a small group was a great experience and cooking together was great fun. Our guide was very charming and had lots of interesting details for us. The "treasure hunt" on the spice maket was a great idea! :)
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi my friend, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Your guide also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written January 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wongie20
wongie2041 contributions
Memorable, fun and educational cooking class experience with Lance and a local master chef! The tour was split into 3 parts: purchasing ingredients and trying local delicacies from workers' market; cooking Dan Dan noodles; eating! We were given little missions as well in the market which was great! We were a small group and didn't feel rushed and experience lasted 4 hours altogether. We saw different types of spices, eggs, chicken, frogs, snakes, mushrooms and other assorted exotic vegetables! We tried mooncake as it was mid autumn festival the same day, plum wine, cold spring roll, even made dumplings that we were able to have as a side dish with our main dish. We had a rest at the cooking place before cooking the noodles and ate our treats.
Lance interpreted for us while the chef instructed us and helped to take photos of us!!!!
End result was tasty Dan Dan noodles, a completion certificate and some chopsticks!!!!
You get the recipe sent to you too at the end. Thoroughly recommend this experience!!!!
Written September 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written September 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike M
London, UK6 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I was keen on spending a few days at a Sichuan cooking school, and so after considerable research settled on Chilli Cool. Because of my dates I was unable to book a three day private class and so I spoke with Winter, the class organiser, who advised that I could take three half-day group classes instead. I booked (1) the three-dish, (2) the Baozi (steamed dumpling) and (3) the Dan Dan Mian classes.

On each day I was met by Lance, the guide and translator as well as assistant chef, at my hotel. He speaks excellent English and is a charming and very friendly young man. I am a fluent Mandarin speaker and he went to great lengths to help me learn market-specific and food-related vocabulary, so if you are learning Chinese you will get in effect both a cooking and a Mandarin lesson!

After he met me we would go to the market where we would be introduced to local ingredients. It is immensely interesting to see a Chinese market in full swing as it is a true microcosm of China’s bustling, intense and vivacious culture. Lance knows all there is to know about the food and points of interest and readily answers any questions. We would try everything from vegetable wraps to pickles to Chinese Bai Jiu (extremely strong liquor), and by the end of my three days I had got to know some of the stall owners - an added degree of immersion which I found very enjoyable.

After the market it’s time to go to the school, which is close to the stalls and consists of a traditional style courtyard with a kitchen annexe. The chef and teacher, Raohe, is a proper character and speaks almost no English - but Lance translates for those who require it. You are taught chopping techniques using the large square Chinese kitchen knife and the more fiddly ingredients are neatly prepped for you in small bowls to save time.

After cooking the dishes you settle down to a meal and wash it all down with a glass or seven of Bai Jiu or plum wine acquired in the market tour. Lance and the team have a great sense of humour, and every time my classmates were excellent company and very enthusiastic about China and its food.

Overall the experience was fantastic, something reflected in the fact that I went back three times. It is very cheap for what you get, and is of particular interest to a Chinese speaker looking to practise and immerse themselves in local culture, although having the language is absolutely not a requirement.

I look forward to going back next time I am in Chengdu 👍🌶🔥
Written June 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Mike, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool food tour. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written June 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas J
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Excellent cooking class. Lance was a brilliant guide - very friendly and interesting. It was good to go to a market with a local so that he could answer any questions we had.
Written July 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Tomas, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool dandan noodles Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written August 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yemi
2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I really like the dan dan noodles course I did with Ocean, Amy and the local instructor.

The spice market tour was very fun, especially when it became hands-on. I had to make ten chaoshou and learn the Mandarin to buy some. This was a lot of fun and I'm so glad that it was a part of the experience.

The cooking experience was also fun as well. Thankfully, it's not very complicated. They walked me through all the ingredients before we started. It definitely feels like something I can replicate on my own. And oh the noodles were delicious!
Written March 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Naijafan, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Ocean and Amy also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written March 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LuElCl
London, UK1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Family
My family and I went on a half day class, while in Chengdu for a week.

We had visited some of the markets before we went with Lance. The market he took us to was one of the best and it was great to be able to ask him questions about the things we had been wondering about. The kids especially enjoyed the chilli cool challenges - which got them searching for the hottest chilli etc. The cooking class was also great, hosted in a szechuan culinary school, the facilities were excellent. I definitely feel confident I could make dandan noodles at home now.

Lance was a great host, all the chilli cool staff were very nice and it was a fun and interesting afternoon which we all enjoyed (even the four year old). Thank you!
Written October 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Lucy, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Dan Dan Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written October 29, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Chilli Cool China
Darujack
Darujack
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Cheng-Do This Cooking Class!
My friend David and I decided to take this class on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed.
Spiffytee
Spiffytee
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Hot pot extravaganza
We did the half day Chendu Back Alley Foodie tour. Lance was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about differe
436antoinek
436antoinek
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A great day in Chengdu
Really good time. My guide, Ocean, was super nice and knowledgeable. Made my short trip in Chengdu much better than
alice6733
alice6733
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BEST food I had in China
This was one of my favorite experiences during my month long tour in China. It was so fun to explore the food marke
EmilyKluge
EmilyKluge
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Lots of fun, delicious food and friendly faces!
I had a great experience cooking at Chilli Cool. Lance is fantastic at hosting cooking classes at the Chilli Cool
dominiques317
dominiques317
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An amazing afternoon exploring & cooking
My partner and I booked this tour due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. Lance picked
lucywindall
lucywindall
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Had a great afternoon with Lance!!
Had a really nice afternoon chatting and cooking with Lance. Really enjoyed the tour - he was very informative, and
azitant
azitant
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A great way to end my trip in Chengdu
I had a lot of fun at my half day cooking class with Lance. His English is amazing and he was very welcoming. It wa
ChrissyTin
ChrissyTin
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Getting to know Chengdu with Lance and ChillyCool
We had an amazing time cooking with Lance! He was our guide and explained anything we wanted to know. Best way to g
robbieo659
robbieo659
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Market tour and cooking class
Lance was an amazing guide! And his English was impeccable. They maintain an amazing cooking center and lounge next
meganmE4870VG
meganmE4870VG
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Perfect half day activity
My partner and I did a half day cooking class here with translator and guide Lance. This was the perfect activity t
Jossmurph
Jossmurph
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Great cooking class!
We had a blast touring the spice market and cooking some really yummy foods. Lance was a great leader and would do
Dustyscoop
Dustyscoop
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Unique experience
My two kids and I had a great time on this tour and cooking class. The spice market was really cool, we got to try
Bmac829
Bmac829
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This is what TripAdviser is meant for
I just completed a two and a half week trip around China. This was certainly the most memorable part. Our guide Haz
MaaikeWachters
MaaikeWachters
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Great fun!
The Chilli Cool cooking class was a highlight of our stay in Chengdu. Really enjoyed learning more about the Sichua
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