Beijing Home Style Cooking TourAre you interested in taking a trip to know more about Chinese culture? Then this Beijing tour can just give you what you expect. It allows you to visit a local market to see some Chinese cooking ingredients, and you can als experience the fun of making dumplings by yourself. It's one of the most popular one among Beijing Cuisine tour.
Half an hour market tour. You will be met at your hotel lobby by our tour guide and driver. Then drive to a local market for a half hour market tour. This market tour is essenial in having a some basic knowledge of Chinese condiments and cooking ingredients. A glimpse of Chinese condiments is a must for you to know Chinese cooking including cooking oil, light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, white vinegar & dark vinegar, cooking wine and Shaoxin wine, fresh root ginger, garlic, chillies, scallion, salt and MSG.
Various ingredients are available in local food and vegetable markets. The common ingrediens are Chinese cabbage, turnips, radish, carrot, spinach, rape, celery, Chinese chive (leek), mustard and many more. For meat, we have chicken, pork, lamb, beef, duck, fish etc. Outside visits to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower.
The bell and drum were first built as musical instruments in China. Later, however, they were used for telling time. In the past, each city had a bell tower and a drum tower. Beijing's bell tower and drum tower are located to the north of Beijing-south axis line in Dongcheng District. They are visibly prominent constructions and represent the symbol of this old city. They were originally built in 1272. You will have outside visits to the two high towers. For inside visits, you are required to pay the entrance fees on the spot (not included). 2 and half hours home style cooking including the time for lunch.
You are arranged in a private and traditional Siheyuan (courtyard) and learn how to make Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) from the hostess Ms Wu. Siheyuan literally means a courtyard house, a house enclosed by four walls, called a quadrangle courtyarrd. In Chinese history, the Siheyuan building was the basic system of the building for housing, palaces, temples, and government offices. Many of Beijing's residents still live in the traditional courtyards within the second ring road, which features the limits of old Beijing. Chinese dumpling is one of the most important foods in Chinese New Year. Since the shape of Chinese dumplings is similar to ancient Chinese gold or silver ingots, they symbolize wealth. In northern China, the people eat the dumpling and noodles everyday. Today you will Learn how to make Chinese dumplings from beginning to end with the guiddance of Ms Wu, the hostess. After finishing your Chinese dumpling learning course, you will taste the dumplings made by your hostess and enjoy other delicious Chinese dishes as well as your lunch. After lunch, you are transferred back to your downtown hotel in Beijing.
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