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Half-Day Chinese Bun Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit provided by Chilli Cool China

Half-Day Chinese Bun Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Chinese Bun Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit
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During this 4-5 hours unique Chinese bun (Bao Zi) making workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the Bao Zi, a kind of famous traditional steamed bun with filling, made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
  • During this 4-5 hours unique Chinese bun (Bao Zi) making workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the Bao Zi, a kind of famous traditional steamed bun with filling, made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • During this 4-5 hours unique Chinese bun (Bao Zi) making workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the Bao Zi, a kind of famous traditional steamed bun with filling, made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58228P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up / drop off(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • English speaking guide
  • Market tour
  • Food ingredients
  • Beverages/beer
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up / drop off(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • English speaking guide
  • Market tour
  • Food ingredients
  • Beverages/beer
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch or dinner based on your class schedule
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Christin Janke
8 contributions
Wonderful day with „Chilli Cool China“
Dec. 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic day with Lance. We visited the local market, learned all about Chinese spices and local Food. We made Sichuan springrolls and Dumplings. After some tea and snacks we started making buns. It was harder than expected but fun to learn. We highly recommend this trip and thank Lance for this special day in Chengdu!
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi my friend, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Steamed buns 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
Written 1 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashleigh Poole
Southend-on-Sea, UK412 contributions
Fantastic morning with Lance!
Lance was a fantastic host with lots of knowledge of the market foods and was happy to answer all of our questions about literally everything! He and the professional chef had lots of patience with us when we found it difficult making the steamed buns (my thumb had a mind of its own!) My partner didn’t really want to come along but I persuaded him it would be fun and now thanks to Lance and the Chilli Cool House crew, he wants to try more cooking classes on our world tour!! I would definitely recommend taking one of their classes whilst visiting Chengdu - it’s a must do.
Written 8 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi my friend, 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
Written 10 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bradley Hung
Taipei, Taiwan6 contributions
川菜料理學習
很特別的學習經驗,從無到有跟著chef把一道一道佳肴炒出來。本身無法像本地人一樣吃太辣,可以隨個人喜好調整味道,自由度很高。也特別感謝Ocean從旅店出門後,一路從市場的食材介紹,廚房的聊天。我會想推薦給大家。 Thank you guys for the unique experience. Wish you best.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, 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
Written 9 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Be_Happy_Today
Seattle, WA21 contributions
Excellent and fun baozi making instruction!
We had a great time with Ocean and the master chef during our half day baozi and market tour class. It poured rain but Ocean was a gracious guide and very knowledgeable about all the market foods. The baozi instruction was thorough and patient. It’s harder than it looks! Thank you Chilli Cool China!
Written 13 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, 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
Written 15 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

girlgrammer
4 contributions
Delicious culinary experience on my solo trip
Sep. 2019
I had a blast making dumplings and bao zi with Chilli Cook on a recent solo trip I took to China. Lance was prompt in picking me up from my accommodation in Chengdu and was friendly and helpful throughout the entire tour. At the market, I learned about different fruits, vegetables and spices, practiced how to order some food items in Mandarin, tried my hand at creating some pork dumplings, and sampled some tasty street food. After leaving the market, we retired to a more quiet area and enjoyed some tea and snacks acquired from the market. At the school, I learned to make two types of bao zi fillings (pork and veggie), how to mix and roll the dough, and spent time practicing the art of forming the bao zi. It's a lot tougher than it looks, but the instruction was excellent, and I learned three different ways to form the buns. After steaming our works of art, we sat down and devoured the delicious food we had made. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chengdu, and I know that when I come back, I'll be signing up for the Sichuan cooking class with Chilli Cool (the food they were making in the next kitchen smelled amazing!!).
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, 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
Written 13 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Spens_Han
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Did not disappoint on virgin experience
Jun. 2019 • Friends
First time joining cooking classes when overseas. Lance was on time picking us up from our accommodation block. Was expecting a middle aged man but came a young man who spoke very good English (not that we needed) and had good energy. Lance knows his spices, vegetables and herbs. It is very helpful Lance is able to translate the Chinese food names to English so the rest of the tour members can relate to what they understood best.
On hindsight, I am glad i chose this class over the Dan Dan Mian class as we had gone away with new found knowledge on how to form the bun in its traditional shape. To have someone teaching you in real time rather than viewing through videos was definitely more helpful.
All in all, no regrets. A young enterprising man craving out a niche in the industry. Being the #1 tour is not easy but Lance and his team has managed to do it and maintain. Great job!
Written 11 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Spencer, 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
Written 16 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren & James
3 contributions
BAO WOW!!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Since booking the tour, Chilli Cool were great at communicating and were very helpful arranging pick up and drop off from our hotel. As our hotel was outside of the ring road we paid a small fee for this (it cost less than a taxi!) which we didn’t mind. Once all members of our group were picked up we headed to the local “workers market”. Our “very handsome, cool and humble” tour guide Lance was brilliant. He taught us a lot about the different produce in the markets and how they are used in Chinese medicine and Sichuan cuisine. He even taught us how speak a little bit of the local language so we could have a go at purchasing items ourselves. We sampled some local spring rolls which were very different to ours back home, but were delicious 🤤
Once we had toured the market we headed to the Chilli Cool kitchen where we began to make the bao buns. We also learnt how to drink Chinese tea properly and sampled some delicious dumplings which we had picked up from the market. The process of making the dough for the bao was extremely challenging at first (for beginners like us). However, after being guided by our master chef we managed to perfect the technique and enjoyed some fantastic bao buns together around the table. The atmosphere was great and we had so much fun and banter. Even with a group from 4 different countries we all shared jokes and had a brilliant day. Couldn’t recommend Lance and the team highly enough. We definitely would book another Chilli Cool tour in the future if we revisit Chengdu.
Thanks guys 🐼 🥟 🍜 🇨🇳 🍻
Written 11 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Lauren, 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
Written 16 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SAW
1 contribution
Interesting and interactive
May 2019 • Friends
A great class. Market visit was eye opening and informative. We were able to interact with quite a few stall owners, trying our hand at making wontons and sampling products. The class was hands on. My only disappointment was that we had booked a class to learn how to make steamed buns but it ended up being a dumpling making class (which I already cook at home). I assumed I had made a mistake but when I checked the email I had booked the right class. A minor thing though, as I still thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Saw, 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. The giuide 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
Written 7 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosie L
London, UK9 contributions
Best thing we did in Chengdu!
Can’t believe this school isn’t yet the number 1 thing to do in Chengdu!
Lance met us from our hostel and we visited a local market, trying fruits and snacks as we went and had a go at a few Chinese phrases with the locals.
Then we had tea and more snacks before our class. They were so patient with teaching us the techniques and we honestly were laughing together the whole time.
Lance had even bought us plum wine and dumplings from the market which we enjoyed while our buns cooked.
At the end we got gifts and so many buns to take home! All in all it was honestly such value for money and one of our best China experiences of the trip!
Thank you Lance for all your help, jokes and of course just how humble you were!!! 😄😄😄
Love Rosie and Rory
U.K.
Written 20 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Rosie, 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
Written 21 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosie K
6 contributions
Brilliant class and lovely guides
Apr. 2019 • Couples
I took the Baozi making class with my partner, my mum and my grandmother on a family trip to Chengdu. We were picked up from our respective accommodation in a taxi, and met close to a local food market. We spent some time exploring the market with Hazel and Lance, who were extremely knowledgeable about Chinese and Sichuan food. As a big foodie, it was a real treat to be able to find out more about certain elements of Chinese cuisine from such experts.

After wandering around the market, learning a few words of Chinese and trying some delicious spring rolls, we headed back to Chilli Cool HQ for a cup of tea and the class.

All four of us are vegetarian, but there was another person in the group who was not, so there were a selection of different veggie and non-veggie fillings for the buns. The process was fascinating and well explained, and I have successfully made baozi since getting home, so I must have learned something!

Lance and Hazel were both extremely friendly and chatty and the whole experience was one of my favourite days of our China trip. I'd highly reccommend the class, and thought it was excellent value for money.
Written 10 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Rosie, 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 and Hazel 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
Written 11 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Cheng-Do This Cooking Class!
My friend David and I decided to take this class on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed.
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Hot pot extravaganza
We did the half day Chendu Back Alley Foodie tour. Lance was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about differe
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A great day in Chengdu
Really good time. My guide, Ocean, was super nice and knowledgeable. Made my short trip in Chengdu much better than
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BEST food I had in China
This was one of my favorite experiences during my month long tour in China. It was so fun to explore the food marke
EmilyKluge
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Lots of fun, delicious food and friendly faces!
I had a great experience cooking at Chilli Cool. Lance is fantastic at hosting cooking classes at the Chilli Cool
dominiques317
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An amazing afternoon exploring & cooking
My partner and I booked this tour due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. Lance picked
Michael F
Michael F
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Amazing experience
The excursion to the local spice market in a small group was a great experience and cooking together was great fun.
lucywindall
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Had a great afternoon with Lance!!
Had a really nice afternoon chatting and cooking with Lance. Really enjoyed the tour - he was very informative, and
azitant
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A great way to end my trip in Chengdu
I had a lot of fun at my half day cooking class with Lance. His English is amazing and he was very welcoming. It wa
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Getting to know Chengdu with Lance and ChillyCool
We had an amazing time cooking with Lance! He was our guide and explained anything we wanted to know. Best way to g
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Market tour and cooking class
Lance was an amazing guide! And his English was impeccable. They maintain an amazing cooking center and lounge next
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Perfect half day activity
My partner and I did a half day cooking class here with translator and guide Lance. This was the perfect activity t
Jossmurph
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Great cooking class!
We had a blast touring the spice market and cooking some really yummy foods. Lance was a great leader and would do
Dustyscoop
Dustyscoop
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Unique experience
My two kids and I had a great time on this tour and cooking class. The spice market was really cool, we got to try
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This is what TripAdviser is meant for
I just completed a two and a half week trip around China. This was certainly the most memorable part. Our guide Haz
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