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“A wonderful experience from beginning to end!”

Rice & Friends Chinese cooking School
Ranked #1 of 1 Food & Drink in Dali
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 shopping for ingredients, introduction to the theory of Chinese cooking, hands-on preparation of 3 dishes with a recipe booklet to take away and plenty of time for everybody to sit down together and enjoy the meal they cooked themselves. The receipes has been tested overseas and specially designed in order to make sure you can still get all the ingredients for those dishes when you are back home.
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Luxi came by my guesthouse to pick me up on the way to the market. My major hobby is cooking, especially Chinese food, so going to the market was full of surprises with unfamiliar vegetables. Luxi led me through picking up and bargaining for the ingredients for the day. With my background teaching teachers I judge her to be superb! She has great skill in lesson planning, preparation, and teaching. The whole day was relaxed, fun, and topped with eating great food and most enjoyable discussions with Luxi.

Thank Dale K
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

We recently did the cooking class with Luxi in Dali. You are completely involved  in the course from selecting the vegetables at the local market, to chopping, measuring and cooking a dish to suit your taste. She is very helpful at explaining basic elements of a Chinese kitchen which are essential and overlooked in other courses. Very professional and organized. You will be very full at the end as there is plenty of food!!

Thank ScaraAust
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We really enjoyed the day at Rice & Friends cooking school. Luxy is a very sweet girl who is a wonderful hostess and teacher. The market tour and her lovely courtyard in her home were the perfect setting. The individual cooking stations and attention to cleanliness and details were very nice also. Highly recommended. A few things from the other reviews have changed... there was no free coffee for us, but free lime-water, and the price has raised to 150cny. Also, Luxy said that she is moving soon to another very nice location with a bigger courtyard and mountain view!

Thank LEHH
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We attended the cooking school in august 2011 and it was one of our highlights during our time in yunnan. We started the morning with a walk through the local market where we could ask questions about all the different local vegetables. The cooking class was well thought out, relaxed and there was no problem accommodating our request for vegetarian. We very much enjoyed preparing and eating our meals. Over lunch we had a chance to discuss many other culinary treats local to the area.

Thank Leonsh
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We loved everything about this class--the trip to the awesome Dali market, the amazing and knowledgeable teacher, the adorable space where the class is held! Lots of little tips and tricks that you can take away to your kitchen, and all the ingredients are guaranteed to be found at your local asian market back home! We did a couple of cooking classes in Beijing and this one was by far superior! Do it.

Thank GreyGory
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