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Highly recommended! Amazing experience

We took a one day culinary tour and cooking class with the wonderfull Luxi! She took us to a town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Three day culinary adventure - highly recommended

We had a fantastic time with Luxi during our three day culinary adventure in Dali. All meals and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bianca H
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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...more
1 HongLongJing, Dali 671000, China
+86 151 2526 4065
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a one day culinary tour and cooking class with the wonderfull Luxi! She took us to a town next to Dali, we walked around with her and learned so much about the local life. The food stops along the way were delicious, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Luxi during our three day culinary adventure in Dali. All meals and snacks were delicious and the cooking courses were fun. It was great to try many different (and delicious) things that we wouldn't have discovered if not for...More

Thank Bianca H
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The cooking class was very fun and interesting! Everyone prepares his own dish, so everyone experiences everything. The guide is excellent, her English is very clear, and she helps everyone. It is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We recently spent three days in and around Dali and this cooking class was definitely our highlight in this beautiful town! We decided to do this type of activity rather spontaneously, but thanks to Lu Xi's flexibility and responsiveness all the arrangements were a breeze...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This food experience is one of the highlights in Yunnan. Luxi flexibly customized a 1 day food tour for me, visiting some food producers, food market and an indigo workshop, also learning how to make local cheese called "Lushan", and Bai pizza "baba". After the...More

Thank MaedaC4
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Luxi met us and took us on a brief tour of city on the way to the market. We learned so much in a short amount of time about some of the local dishes and fruits and vegetables. The cooking class was excellent. We learned...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We spent an amazing time with Luxi!! We took the Dumpling course, so interesting and delicious. We loved to go to the market to chose the ingredients and learn about the chinese culture. Luxi is a beautiful person, full of passion about the food, we...More

Thank MarianaMartinVF
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I was traveling alone in Yunnan Provence and stopped for two days at Dali. It is a beautiful city at the base of the mountains. I wanted to find a tour which could give me more background about the culture and people of the area....More

Thank dbreedlo
Reviewed 12 April 2018

My wife and I recently took part in a one-day culinary adventure with Rice & Friends, which was a highlight of our trip to Yunnan! Luxi was very helpful beforehand when I contacted her to ask about customising the day to make it vegan-friendly, which...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

It's hard not to give them 5 stars. The experience was incredible. We greatly enjoyed the informative tour through the market, the recipes were unique and we felt confident that we could replicate them at home, and Luxi is wonderful. Her knowledge, energy, and English...More

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20 September 2016|
Response from Katelan F | Reviewed this property |
It usually starts around 9 (she'll get in touch with you about the time) and goes until 12:30 or 1. You eat what you cook for lunch, which is really fun. It's definitely worth the time!