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Chinese Cooking Class and Wet Market Visit provided by Cook In Shanghai Chinese cooking classes- Private Cooking Class

Chinese Cooking Class and Wet Market Visit

Chinese Cooking Class and Wet Market Visit
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
This fun cooking class starts at 2:00pm on every Wednesday and Saturday. Your instructor will meet you at the meeting point, and take you to visit the local fresh market and learn how to choose the best vegetables, and how to bargain for the best prices. Then go back to the home kitchen and start your cooking class. You will cook up to 2 or 4 delicious dishes, usually a main meat dish, a soup and a healthy vegetable dish. From this class, you will learn what is the real local Chinese cuisine like, what local people really eat, how to cook like a Shanghainese family.Of course, besides cooking, another fun part is to meet new friends who also share the same interest in Chinese food and culture. In the end of the class, you will take a recipe card home with full instructions and ingredients list in both Chinese and English, so that you can cook the dishes again after home. Now, you have gained Chinese cooking skills and it's time to cook some Chinese dishes to impress your friends and family.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22472P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Cooking class • Afternoon tea • Food tasting • wet market visit • Local Seasonal food and fruit • Introducing Shanghai culture • Local metro experience • Local Shanghai old villa visit • The class located at French concession
Exclusions
Hotel pick up and drop off • Local transportation
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
1239 Fu Xing Zhong Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200128 By Subway: We will meet at No. 1239 fuxing middle road near xiangyang South Road at 13:30pm. By Taxi: We will meet at 13:30pm front of Fuzhong Wet Market (复中菜市场) English address: No. 1239 fuxing middle road near xiangyang South Road Chinese address: 复兴中路1239号近 襄阳南路
Jiahaoyueyuan Restaurant (Huaihai Middle Road Branch), Jia Hao Yue Yuan Can Ting ( Huai Hai Zhong Lu Dian ), Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China 淮海中路1690号 No.1690 Huai hai Middle Road
Inclusions
Cooking class • Afternoon tea • Food tasting • wet market visit • Local Seasonal food and fruit • Introducing Shanghai culture • Local metro experience • Local Shanghai old villa visit • The class located at French concession
Exclusions
Hotel pick up and drop off • Local transportation
Departure details
1239 Fu Xing Zhong Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200128 By Subway: We will meet at No. 1239 fuxing middle road near xiangyang South Road at 13:30pm. By Taxi: We will meet at 13:30pm front of Fuzhong Wet Market (复中菜市场) English address: No. 1239 fuxing middle road near xiangyang South Road Chinese address: 复兴中路1239号近 襄阳南路
Jiahaoyueyuan Restaurant (Huaihai Middle Road Branch), Jia Hao Yue Yuan Can Ting ( Huai Hai Zhong Lu Dian ), Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China 淮海中路1690号 No.1690 Huai hai Middle Road
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Jiahaoyueyuan Restaurant (Huaihai Middle Road Branch), Jia Hao Yue Yuan Can Ting ( Huai Hai Zhong Lu Dian ), Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China 淮海中路1690号 No.1690 Huai hai Middle Road
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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mjd18
Newton, MA47 contributions
Great fun and learned a lot!
Apr 2019 • Family
We took the wet market tour which was fun and interesting. Echo identified a number of interesting fruits and meats. She helped me buy great northern Chinese rice (so many varieties to pick from!). Back at a private residence we made dumplings. By the end we were all making pretty well shaped dumplings that tasted great. Helen and her team made us comfortable and were great instructors. Highly recommended. Thank you Helen and team!
Written April 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chen D
Paris, France2 contributions
Simple and delicious!
Jan 2019 • Couples
We started with a quick tour in the wet market with Heather to buy some vegetables needed for the meals. Then we met Chef Jiang in a apartment so we can really feel we are cooking at (his) home! We chose 2 recipes and then Chef Jiang detailed the different steps so we can do everything by ourselves. He was very nice and attentive to help up and to explain is how to cook. Finally, the meals were really simple to prepare and to cook (once you buy all the ingredients) and the result was absolutely delicious!
I recommend this friendly team, we spent a great time and we had a delicious dinner :P
Written January 28, 2019
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Rebecca
9 contributions
Fun, Professional, Informative and Delicious
Dec 2018 • Solo
Elrick met me at the metro and took me shopping at the wet market. He was knowledgeable and a great talker. Jay was my chef and instructor when we got to the apartment. He is the son of a chef (so knows more than his unassuming personality lets on). Jay was fun and professional. I enjoyed learning about wok cooking and traditional seasonings and ingredients. I feel much more comfortable going to the wet market and cooking Shanghai food now because of these guys. This is a great way to spend an afternoon. I highly recommend this.
Written December 8, 2018
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Matt A
18 contributions
Above and beyond 5 stars
Helen our host was amazingly accommodating, we were running late but she waited. The wet market was perfect we spent over an hr there asking lots of questions and buying extra food.

The cooking was great and very hands on. Great atmosphere to learn the recipient that we had picked out. Solid English skills so was easy to understand.

Great company. Highly recommend!!
Written November 29, 2018
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lifeofwilko
Birmingham, UK10 contributions
Excellent!
Both our guides were really chatty, friendly and funny. We had great fun making a mix of dumplings which tasted great! Very relaxed atmosphere and lots of useful info from the wet market visit as well!
Written September 30, 2018
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zuttoman
Seattle, WA124 contributions
Basic class with ok instructor
Sep 2018 • Couples
Reading the last couple of reviews I thought I had gone to a different class. I guess you might give this class five stars if you've never been to a cooking class or to a market in Asia. I think the positive reviews focus on the social aspects of the class. If you have been to a cooking class before and have been to an Asian market this class might feel pretty average to you.

They cancelled our Monday class but offered us the Sunday class instead. We met at a metro stations and did a lackluster tour of a Chinese market. Our guide wasn’t particularly enthusiastic and didn’t really any kind of insight in to the ingredients or Chinese cooking. If we asked her what something was, she would tell us, but there wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm.

Back at the classroom we had tea and snacks for 20 minutes as chef and our guide/translator worked in the kitchen. I would have rather watched (and helped) but instead we were asked to sit and drink tea. Chef demonstrated and the guide translated so we might have missed a lot of subtlety of the instructions.

The recipes we made didn’t really follow the written recipes. This is not uncommon in cooking classes but, in this class, it was sometimes more divergent than usual. I don’t think I could make the recipes as printed at home without my handwritten notes. They said they would send the modified recipes we cooked afterwards but it took some prompting to get them.
Written September 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Brendan, Thank you very much for your feedback. Your feedback is very important to us, I am very sorry to hearing that, we take your feedback very seriously. We decided not work with this employee any more, we also will strengthen management and staff training. Please let us know, if we can do anything for you? I already emailed to you, Please let's talk through email. Give you my best wishes :) Have a nice weekend. :) Helen LIU
Written September 23, 2018
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doc4cn
Milwaukee, WI40 contributions
Great fun and great food
May 2018 • Couples
This was great!! It started with Erica giving a list of ingredients to buy in the market-in Chinese. Fun to try our hand speaking with the locals and the market was an experience in itself. Then to the kitchen where we learned how to make Kung Pow Chicken, Pepper Beef and spring rolls. The instruction was hands on with an actual chef and we did it all, from chopping veggies to frying it up in a wok to, of course eating. And it was great. Erica was funny and made the whole event a real treat. If you have the chance, this is something you really should try- to learn how to cook Chinese and get a flavor of how
actual Chinese shop and eat. Definitely 5 star.
Written May 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J H
18 contributions
Best Cooking Class!
We had an absolute blast with this cooking class. Since it was only the two of us we got to do the cooking class in an apartment with a real chef who was a lot of fun.

Erica was our guide and was extremely patient with us as we were late due to Shanghai traffic. She was also very patient in our dumpling making as we both seemed to be very challenged in that area!

The wet market tour is a great experience for several reasons. One, you get to see a normal, every day, market that locals shop at every day. Such a wide variety of foods, smells and people, this a wonderful tour in itself. Secondly, Erica has you actually order the items needed for your class.... in Mandarin! This is another place where Erica was extremely patient, I know I struggled attempting to order.

As embarrassing as it was knowing that I was butchering the words, it was fun. Especially seeing the reactions and facial expressions of the vendors. Erica also talked us into trying salty eggs and Century eggs. These weren't quite enjoyable for us but as the saying goes "when in Rome, do as the Romans do".

Once we had all of our ingredients, we went to the apartment to cook our selected meals. The chef was as patient as he could be with us and Erica was meticulous in taking notes for the recipes.

Being able to immerse yourself in the local culture by taking such an intimate cooking class was an incredible experience and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for an adventure.
Written May 21, 2018
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Rosemary H
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
Great food, had a great time
May 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed this class, learned something, and most of all made some really tasty authentic Chinese food.
Written May 9, 2018
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Sandie
Wentworth Falls, Australia7 contributions
Fun, easy and very educational
May 2018 • Couples
We did this class recently while in Shanghai. It was our first overseas cooking class and I must say that the bar has now been set.
Erica, our guide and translator took us shopping at the wet market. This immersive experience was heightened by Erica's delightful sense of humour and local knowledge.
The meals we cooked were chosen by us and we weren't disappointed. The end result was absolutely delicious. Our Chef was very patient and friendly with a lovely smiling face. He made the cooking session easy and broke things down so they were easy to follow and easy to remember.
I would highly recommend this cooking course to anyone who is looking for a local Shanghainese experience. Absolutely loved it!!!
Written May 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Pleasant experience with nice group of people and good guides
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MUST DO IT
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Victor M
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Fantastic experience
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What an experience
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Overall good experience
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