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Chilli Cool China

Chengdu, China
About Chilli Cool China
‘Chilli Cool China’ was founded by avid entrepreneurs who aimed to bring travelers from all over the world an memorable cultural experience in China. In search of a real China, We combined the most authentic places to go and the most interesting things to do together. Travelers have a chance to get close to pandas, ramble through off-the-beaten back alleys and historical heritages, experience a genuine Chinese cuisine workshop with interactions with locals in a spice market. Tailored cultural tours are offered based on your requirement.
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David Jackson wrote a review Oct 2020
Beijing, China7 contributions
My friend David and I decided to take this class on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed. Our tour started with a jaunt through the local market. The knowledgeable and lovely Ocean the low-down on all the local ingredients and how they are used in Sichuan cuisine. My favorite part was learning about the “pigs-anus” vegetable, that despite the name, actually tastes good. For the second part of the tour we went and cooked three dishes guided by a real chef. This was my favorite part of the afternoon, as we cut, roasted, and mixed, I really felt like I learned how to make a few of my favorite Sichuan dishes. This experience is highly recommended for anyone who is heading to Chengdu, and wants to learn how the amazing cuisine here gets made. - David and David.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Tim wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions
We did the half day Chendu Back Alley Foodie tour. Lance was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about different foods, bringing us to spice market, tea house and wrapping it up with the best hotpot ever. I would highly recommend any activity he is in charge of, as he knows his stuff. He a really funny guy and was very patient with us, especially because one of us was moving along slowly. Sorry for the late review, buddy!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Antoine K wrote a review Aug 2020
Shanghai, China8 contributions3 helpful votes
Really good time. My guide, Ocean, was super nice and knowledgeable. Made my short trip in Chengdu much better than if I'd been on my own. Highly recommending her services.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Alice O wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
This was one of my favorite experiences during my month long tour in China. It was so fun to explore the food market, learn how to make dumplings with fresh ingredients, and finally prepare a multi-course sichuan meal. I learned so much about all of the different spices and enjoyed cooking with the other students. Plus the meal was SO TASTY I still crave it and would go back to Chengdu just for the food in this class!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
Emily Kluge wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions14 helpful votes
I had a great experience cooking at Chilli Cool. Lance is fantastic at hosting cooking classes at the Chilli Cool Kitchen. He multitasked as a spice market tour guide, translator and photographer. Not only did I learn how to cook delicious Sichuan style food with a wok, but I got plenty of great photos of the experience. He also had spice market challenges for us that helped us interact with local people - very memorable! I highly recommend this experience. (One tip: many buildings in Sichuan don't have central heating, so make sure you dress warmly enough.)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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