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“Beijing cuisine, Imperial style!”

Black Sesame Kitchen Cooking Classes
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Owner description: Class includes a cooking demonstration, a hands-on session, and lunch; 9-12 guests max, inside a traditional hutong kitchen.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

I took the Imperial Dishes class, and really enjoyed it. It took a while to find the place, but the hutong it's in is charming, and the class itself was a lot of fun! The only drawback (hence the 4 instead of 5) is that, unlike the classes at The Hutong, while you do the food prep, you don't get to actually cook it yourself. They have a chef to do that.

Still, well worth the time/money, and the mushroom dish we made was to die for!

Thank trav4500
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My sister and I did the class and loved it. It is such a lovely location, in a courtyard in winding little street. The food (& drink) was excellent and it was fun learning how to use a big cleaver. Michelle (our instructor) was great and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely come again next time we're in Beijing.

Thank sarzybarzy
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had so much fun! A highlight of our family's (9 of us!) 2 week trip to China. Michelle, our Chef, spoke perfect English as she was raised in New Zealand, the sous-chefs also spoke sufficient English and were so helpful and fun. We made two different kinds of dumplings. A vegetarian version with leek, mushroom, carrot, and tofu; and a pork and pumpkin that was unbelievably fabulous! What a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Beijing. We had a bit of trouble following the directions to get there, but what a fun and interesting part of town to get a little lost in. All part of the fun. The kitchen was clean, as was the tiny but capable bathroom. Cold soda's were offered and reoffered (the best ginger ale I've ever had!) and the air conditioning made the hot humid July temps bearable! Well worth the trip and we love our take home aprons! Thanks Michelle and team. We had a blast!!

Thank alisaj_12
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This class was great! Its completely in English, the dishes were delicious and it was a wonderful and creative way to spend a morning in Beijing. I would definitely do it again!

Thank Noree W
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a great experience whether you're an everyday cook or don't cook, try the school you will find the people very enjoyable, easy to understand and you will definitely go away with a much better understanding of Chinese cooking. The school is located with a set of very interesting directions but it is well worth your effort and part of the overall experience of enjoying your day at that Black Sesame Kitchen.

Thank TravelingtomUSA
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