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A delicious taste of Dali

I did the three day cooking tour with Luxi during my time in Dali. It was the most educational and... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Gina H
Everything I wanted from a food/cooking trip

We received everything Luxi wrote in the description. Morning tour of the Dai village was awesome... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
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Rice & Friends Chinese cooking school offers hands-on Chinese cooking courses with English instruction in a beautiful open-air setup with mountain views. It is a very authentic and personal 5-hour cooking experience, including outdoor-market...more
1 HongLongJing, Dali 671000, China
+86 151 2526 4065
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

I did the three day cooking tour with Luxi during my time in Dali. It was the most educational and delicious time I had during my whole time there. Luxi is very lovely and knowledgable about food in the province (and in general) and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gina H
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We received everything Luxi wrote in the description. Morning tour of the Dai village was awesome. Had a warm pea soup, tasted and made our own baba breads, pulled our own Ru Bing cheese. Market was huge and had so many ingredients I had never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We requested few things from Luxi rather than sticking to the original itinerary, and she's been very patient and helpful even before we arrived in Dali. Luxi as a host is like an old friend you haven't met in a while, and we just clicked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisah M
Reviewed December 21, 2018

I learnt about Luxi from a Mark Wiens video on You Tube. Luxi is not only about cooking classes, she did a great food tour for us.. including Xizhou Bai village, a lake visit and a most amazing lunch... probably my best ever in China...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AmitabhGupta
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Luxi met us in the old part of town and we did a short market visit where she explained interesting items in the market. We then look a short ride on a local bus to her home. Her home was lovely and she is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

A review on TripAdvisor will be never be able to cover how much fun the culinary tour is. One should experience it for themselves! You will visit local markets and restaurants and see everything through different eyes. You might even get a glimpse of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Koen T
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I have done destination cooking classes on other holidays and this is an example of the best type. Luxi is a very knowledgeable cook and provides lots of useful tips so you have a real chance of repeating the dish at home (including tips for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We took a one day culinary tour and cooking class with the wonderfull Luxi! She took us to a town next to Dali, we walked around with her and learned so much about the local life. The food stops along the way were delicious, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shellyk888
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Luxi during our three day culinary adventure in Dali. All meals and snacks were delicious and the cooking courses were fun. It was great to try many different (and delicious) things that we wouldn't have discovered if not for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bianca H
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The cooking class was very fun and interesting! Everyone prepares his own dish, so everyone experiences everything. The guide is excellent, her English is very clear, and she helps everyone. It is highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 20, 2016|
Response from Katelan F | Reviewed this property |
It usually starts around 9 (she'll get in touch with you about the time) and goes until 12:30 or 1. You eat what you cook for lunch, which is really fun. It's definitely worth the time!