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“Great activity- genuine food tour.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beijing Cooking School

Beijing Cooking School
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$69.90*
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Experience Beijing: Chinese Cooking Class and Market Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: cooking classes Includes lunch.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great activity- genuine food tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

My friend and I took the market tour with the Beijing dumpling and noodles class. Chunyi was a lovely guide and gave us lots of information about foods in the market as well as the dishes we were cooking. It was clean and her cooking space is well arranged. She gave us lots of helpful advise and clearly knows about foods and their characteristics.. Her English is excellent. My only wish was to have a longer time in Beijing so I could take another class.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best pork buns in Beijing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We did the market tour and then the Dim Sum class with Chunyi - what a fantastic experience it was! Chunyi speaks excellent English and explained the different fruits and vegetables and sections of the market to us. This was a great way to visit a local Chinese market and well worth the 100rmb.
The kitchen was very clean and well set up. Chunyi was very organised and explained all the different cooking techniques to us as we cooked. Our children (11 and 14) really enjoyed the time here and the pork buns were the best we have eaten - perfect dough and tasty pork filling. All recipes were provided to take home and we will certainly be cooking this meal at home - the techniques Chunyi used were very easy to follow.
Good value for money - we spent over 4 hours here and had plenty to eat. Also, this place is very easy to get to using the subway. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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“Sichuan 11 - excellent experience all round”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We did the Sichuan 11 morning class. We first met and did the market tour with Chungyi. She is a lovely person, speaks good English, has a great sense of humour and is a very good instructor. The market was interesting - she explained each section - certainly worth 100 rmp. The cooking class was very organised - room with large table for everyone to do prep and the kitchen has gas rings for everyone to cook their dishes. Very well strutted - you don't need to be a great cook to d this - she makes it easy no matter what level you are at. You can buy a beer if you get thirsty and the toilet facilities are westernised. I definitely recommend this. Reasonable good value for money - we had heaps to eat -5 dishes and I couldn't eat it all.

Visited October 2013
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“Avoid”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were all dissapointed. Chef shows you how to do the dish and than she leaves to wach tv, check her email. You are supposed to cook. When you ask a question she tells you check your recipe . We asked her to cook one dish and to eat it while it is still warm but she said that its better to eat in the end. Of course two dishes were completly cold when we stoped cooking the 3rd dish. The 4 dish she is doing by herself and you can only wach. We wanted to cook it as well but she refused. She also used half of the ingredients from the recepy so she made us a dish for 2 people which we were supposed to share between 5.
And maybye the most important: she made 2 dishes wchich were not tasty! One was delicious, one was good but the other 2 were poor. All of us love chinese cusine and we all participated in cooking class before and we expected something similar.This is not it.
The price is relatively high for china ( you can do cooking course in chengdu sichuan for 100rmb) . My advice - avoid.

Visited September 2013
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“Great Authentic Beijing Experience - Dim Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We booked on the Dim Sum course with ChunYi and had a great time. The course cost Y260 and lasted around three hours. In that time we made sweet dim sum, BBQ pork Dim Sum which we were shown how to fry and steam and Wonton Soup.

ChunYi is very lively and helpful in both showing cooking techniques and explaining how to get the best flavour from the food. Her English is good and she could answer every question.

The Dim Sum we made was honestly the best we had in Beijing and the techniques learnt and takeaway recipes mean we will be able to make these at home. The kitchen is well equipped and you feel like you are having a lesson in someone's home, which provides a personal touch. A perfect way to spend an evening in Beijing.

You can also include a market tour before hand for Y100.

We made the deposit online, which ChunYi refunded and paid in full cash on the day as this was better for us and ChunYi.

Visited September 2013
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