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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being a big fan of Sichuan cuisine, I was really keen on trying out a cooking class while passing through Chengdu, and this half-day class fit the bill perfectly.

Ocean - our guide - ran the whole thing very smoothly, from the pick-up at the hotel, the market tour (where we practised making dumplings and buying ingredients), to the cooking class itself. This was done in a really professional manner, conducted under the watchful eye of a chef in an actual restaurant's open kitchen - yet at no point did it feel formal; it was more like a fun outing with friends.

And as for the food - let's just say that it's best to turn up with an empty stomach, because by the end there was so much food to share among us that I was absolutely stuffed!

A perfect way to end a trip to this great foodie city - I can't recommend it enough :)

Thank Rohan N
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ChilliC22, General Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Rohan,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Ocean also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended the chili cool cooking class with Lance the extra handsome Chengdu-dude. The food and tour of the market were excellent and very informative. We got to learn some basic mandarin and had the chance to sample some great Szichuan food on the market.

Afterwards we did some cooking of our own with the mysterious ''chef''. The chef was a great example and was superfriendly.

I would definitely recommend handsome lance and the chef. If you got the chance sing some karaoke afterwards!

Thank Mike G
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Mike,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. He is so happy you mentioned his handsome look. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we went on this market tour and cooking class with our host Lance. We had the best time! Lance started the day by giving us challenges for the market where we would have to learn to order some food in Chinese. Then he took us around the market telling us all about the spices and ingredients for soup, tea, local recipes and medicines. We got to try things from different stalls and then we had our challenges to order spring rolls to eat and also tried making dumplings before ordering them too!

Lance took us through a street showing us local people playing Mahjong before we got to the courtyard to cook.

In the courtyard we learned how to chop the ingredients using Chinese cleavers and we made 3 recipes with the help of a chef and of course Lance helping us translate.

Finally we got to sit and eat everything together and it all tasted amazing!

Lance was a very friendly and amazing host, we had a very fun afternoon with him and learned so much! Would definitely recommend the Chilli Cool tours and classes to anyone visiting Chengdu. They put so much effort into making it a personal and fun experience for you.

Thanks again Lance!!

Thank mcget04
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Meg,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having tried many cooking classes around Asia, me and my partner found this half day class superb. Lance (our guide) made the tour extremely fun, informative and interesting. From the market to the the kitchen we were made to feel at ease and left feeling confident about cooking our own dishes (Sichuan style) with our only regret being that we wished we had booked the 5 course dish cooking class instead of the 3 dish!

Thank Vickysuemei
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Vicky,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really happy we chose this tour! The enthusiasm of the guide is terrific and he's very knowledgeable of the food and how they made their way into the culture of the area. We enjoyed every part of the tour! We had already walked through the Monastery so we got to skip that part but don't skip it if you haven't already seen it, just don't go around lunch time on a weekend(it's sooo busy/crowded!). All the food is amazing! The tea stop is great to get off your feet and enjoy the location and talk with the guide about life in Chengdu.

Don't shy away from this one! It's really fun!

Thank Anthony M
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Tonny,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool food tour. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic morning cooking mb g delicious food. The market walk through was very interesting and enlightening. Then Lance excelled himself with another shopping trip to the markets and finally to Walmart where we bought a pushchair for our 2 year old. Thank you so much for all your help. Lance spoke very good clear English which enhanced the whole experience.

PS we do not fit any of your categories
We were mother daughter and mother in law no children came with us to the class. So just chose Couples

Thank froggles248
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joan,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very fun informative and delicious tour. Our guide Lance was very friendly and knowledgeable and shared the photos and recipes with us via wechat after the tour. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Thank Helen L
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Helen,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour, along with the Pandas, was the highlight of our stay in Chengdu. Lance was a very friendly fellow with excellent English and our other tour companions were great company.

Walking through the market was a treat, and the little game Lance played was an excellent addition to the experience [no spoilers].

The cooking itself was no-hassle, quick and fun. The Cool Chilli China team has done a great job of getting rid of all the not-so-interesting bits [washing dishes, chopping garlic], and boiling down the cooking experience into the real important parts so you can learn [and eat] some of those tasty Sichuan recipes!

Thanks Lance & Cool Chilli team, I look forward to trying to re-create some of these dishes back home!

Thank Bonnie S
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bonnie,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great morning with Lance, visiting the Spice Market, cooking with expert guidance from the chef and enjoying the delicious dishes we cooked. Well done to Lance and the team. We would highly recommend this entertaining and informative class to anyone visiting Chengdu.
Leong Family

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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Helen,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent trip today. Picked up from hotel and then we went to the local market and were shown lots of different ingredients. We got the chance to try making some dumplings, helped by a very patient stall holder! We then went to the cooking class and were shown how to prepare 3 dishes, which we made and then ate. It was a great trip, well organised, friendly group leader and lots of fun. Would really recommend this if you are in Chengdu.

Thank Gill12013
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ChilliC22, Guest Relations Manager at Chilli Cool China, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gillian,
Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day!
With best wishes!
Chilli Cool China

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