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Lotus Culinary Travel ‑ CLOSED

11 reviews
Chengdu, China
About Lotus Culinary Travel
Private culinary tours in the "Land of Plenty" since 2008. Customized to your interests, including cooking classes, market tours, visits to artisan workshops, dining in Chengdu's best restaurants, night markets and tea houses, city site-seeing, and daytrips. One day to one week, year-round. Private cooking classes are held at the famed Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine. Tours are led by local Chengdunese culinary professionals with deep cultural/historical knowledge, travel expertise and fluent English. We are experienced in handling large educational and corporate groups as well as small private tours.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

I can't begin to thank both Taylor and Tom enough for what turned out to be the best days of my tour of China. Right from the beginning Taylor did everything possible to accommodate this single-traveler's needs, from adjusting the cooking class to meet my...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Taylor H, Owner at Lotus Culinary Travel, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Thank you so much, Joan, for taking the time to share your thoughts with other travelers. It was a pleasure to work with you, and nothing makes Tom and me happier than knowing you felt we showed you the best of Chengdu.

Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a great experience with Lotus Culinary Travel. They were very accommodating with what we were looking for and didn't let us down! We visited pandas, went to the chili bean factory, a farmers market, an ancient town and stopped on the road for some...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

AMAZING experience in Chengdu, thanks to Lotus Culinary. Tom, our trusty guide, absolutely made our tour of Chengdu one we will treasure for years to come. From a thorough cooking class where we learned to properly wield a cleaver to visiting the the beloved pandas...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank SeattleAbbott
Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lotus made visiting Chengdu the highlight of our trip to China. They organized everything for us, and their private guides made the entire city and region accessible in a way that would never have been possible as English-speaking travelers. The food experiences were incredibly diverse...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Taylor H, Owner at Lotus Culinary Travel, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It means a lot to us to know that your time with us was a highlight of your China tour.

Reviewed April 24, 2014

Hello folks, I just returned from a 5 nights six day visit to Chengdu planned and executed by Lotus Culinary Travels (April 2014). The service was excellent starting from the inquiry/booking process to departure. You will be very hard pressed to find a more personal...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

I hope Mrs. Obama, Malia and Sasha had as good a time in Chengdu as we did! We have taken a number of culinary-themed tours in China, and Lotus was highly responsive to our focused interest in a spicy Sichuan itinerary, without adding things that...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Tom was a terrific guide, flexible when he needed to be, and VERY knowledgeable about each destination that you planned for us. Our car arrived on-time, and we waited very little between ending each activity and jumping into the back seat to proceed to the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Bravo! This class was all I hoped it would be. As a huge fan of Sichuan cuisine, I was looking to learn a few tricks that I could try at home. This was actually the first cooking class I've ever taken, so I don't have...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Taylor H, Owner at Lotus Culinary Travel, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for the wonderfully descriptive and delightful review. We are so happy to hear that your Lotus Culinary experience was everything you hoped it would be. As a service to future guests, I'd like to clarify that we have partnerships with two professional culinary...More

Reviewed June 21, 2012

Had only a little time to tour but Rose knew just where to take a foodie like me: the Chengdu market. We walked and tasted several wonderful local items and then, after generating an appetite, had a very fine Sichuan lunch at Yang Yang, followed...More

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

June 2011 we took a 5 day culinary tour of Chengdu with Lotus Culinary Travel. It included 2 days of hands on cooking at the Sichuan Culinary Institue. The school and instruction by QingQing was excellent. The visit to the chili bean paste factory was...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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