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Rice & Friends Chinese cooking School

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Address: 1 HongLongJing, Dali 671000, China
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Phone Number: +86 151 2526 4065
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Rice & Friends Chinese cooking school offers hands-on Chinese cooking...

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.

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Lovely host and great location

Today a friend and I took the "Yunnan Specialty" course with a market tour. The host was taking us to a local market and showed us all sorts of crazy food we didn't even know that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Today a friend and I took the "Yunnan Specialty" course with a market tour. The host was taking us to a local market and showed us all sorts of crazy food we didn't even know that existed. Her knowledge was huge on Chinese food, hence all our questions got answered. For a hobby chef I believe the meals were a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had so much fun and the food was so good, would definitely recommend, and I'd do it again! Luxi is very nice and explained everything in details, at the end you also get the notes with the recipes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We opted for a 1 day culinary adventure. We started the day of with some breakfast speciality, and the went on to see how baba (粑粑)are made, and got the chance to make our own, which we ate for breakfast with Yunnan coffee. Next up was a tour of the local market, which was really great, as you learn so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience in Dali, the course itself was hands on and super instructive with tons of insight on the Chinese kitchen. The meals we learned to cook are easy to reproduce and delicious ! But above all Luxe is a passionated teacher, very friendly and very professional. It was a pleasure meeting her!!!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

With the Intention to learn about the chinese way of cooking, we were really looking forward to this course. Luxi really managed to exceed our expectations and made this a memorable experience. The thing we liked the most was the information she gave to us about the chinese cuisine and cooking customs besides the actual recipes, which have been super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We did this class with our 9 year old son and it was great fun for all of us. The market tour was fascinating, the cooking was exciting - the food was DELISH. Luxi's serene and knowledgeable teachings were just the antidote to the madness out on the streets of Dali's main tourist streets. Was a highlight of our trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic class that I would highly recommend. Luxi is a great instructor and knows all her stuff! Definitely a must do for foodies visiting Dali!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Even though we were on a tight budget, we thought the dumpling course was totally worth it. Luxi is well traveled and speaks excellent English. We enjoyed lovely, cultured conversations with her, and looking back on 2 weeks in Dali, taking her class was our favorite activity. She took us on a local market tour, pointed out some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend Luxi's Rice and Friends cooking class. The market tour alone was worth it and the cooking class and culinary I nights were fascinating. Wish we could stay another day or two for more classes! And lunch was delicious (if I do say so myself!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I found it through lonely planet. Booked via web-site and e-mail. It is a little bit difficult to find the office, luxi came to meet me in front of my hostel. I have the classic chinese food course with two men. Luxi explained kindly step by step. At the first of class, she explained spices one by one. That can... More 

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