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Chengdu Dandan Noodles Cooking Class

Chengdu, ChinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ocean, Winter, Lance, Hazel

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Chinese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We'll meet you at your hotel lobby and head you to visit the local spice market, where you can spot amazing things that you probably have never seen in your previous life, such as, chilli, Sichuan peppercorn, pickles, etc and you'll be given some funny missions to do, like, use Chinese to purchase some ingredients and spices that will be used in the cooking class afterwards.

After the funny experience in the local spice market, we will ramble through alleys to our professional cooking studio。

We'll have a Sichuan local tea, as it is the custom that how the locals treat their friends and VIP with.

After learning some Chinese tea culture and etiquette, the food preparations will be guided by a professional chef who you can just follow the instructions step by step till all the ingredients become the most famous Spicy Noodles -Dan Dan Mian(担担面)!

We will learn all the secrets about Dandan Mian (Especially the numbing, smoky, spicy sauce).

Enjoy your 担担面 that cooked by yourself with some free beverages.
Other things to note
Vegetarian friendly
We'll meet you at your hotel lobby and head you to visit the local spice market, where you can spot amazing things that you probably have never seen in your previous life, such as, chilli, Sichuan peppercorn, pickles, etc and you'll be given some funny missions to do, like, use Chinese to purchase some ingredients and spices that will be used in the cooking class afterwards.

After the funny experience in the local spice market, we will…

What's included

  • Food
    local snacks
  • Drinks
    water

Meet your host, Ocean, Winter, Lance, Hazel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Ocean, one of the guides of our Cooking Class. All guides here have stayed in Chengdu for over 10 years. Lance used to be an English teacher. Winter's major is international education of Chinese language. We're all foodie junkies and can't wait to show you how beautiful the city is and how yummy the food is through the experience, which we have been doing for years, We'll take you deep into the local markets and you will experience amazing things you may have never done in your life, Are you ready to cook some delicacies and become a Chef of Sichuan cuisine?
I'm Ocean, one of the guides of our Cooking Class. All guides here have stayed in Chengdu for over 10 years. Lance used to be an English teacher. Winter's major is international education of Chinese language. We're all foodie junkies and can't wait to show you how beautiful the city is and how yummy the food is through the experience, which we have been doing for years, We'll take you deep into the local markets and you will experience amazing things you may have never done in your life, Are you…
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Sat, May 15
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sun, May 16
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Where you'll be

We'll head to a local market which is hidden in back alleys and rarely known by travelers. The market keeps in authentic characteristics of Chengdu local's original lifestyle, where you can spot things such as chilli, Sichuan peppercorn, pickles, fresh vegetables, and fruits. Later on, we'll arrive at a professional Cooking Studio, where we can enjoy the interesting cooking class.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Alexandra
November 2019
I really enjoyed my experience ! My guide was Ocean. She picked me up at my hotel, and we went to meet the others at the Market entrance. At first, I wasn't so excited about going to the market because I love them and I always go by myself.. but actually, I really enjoyed her help to identify food items, and inform how to prepare them, how to eat ! I think this is actually a really good part of the cooking class ! Ocean was really good; showing & explaining the different products, spices and very patient in answering all my questions !! The cooking class was great ! Good thing that Ocean was there, as the Chef did not speak English. Eating together and tasting each other's different results, was also interesting ! One thing, I would recommend, is to hand out a paper copy of the recipe, at start of cooking session, so we can add our own notes to it, on that day. I definitely recommend this activity !!
I really enjoyed my experience ! My guide was Ocean. She picked me up at my hotel, and we went to meet the others at the Market entrance. At first, I wasn't so excited about goi…
Timothy
November 2019
Great tour of a local market and snacks, and learned not only how to cook dan dan noodles but fold chaoshou dumplings, and a lot of great cooking tricks! Ocean was a great guide and a lot of fun to hang out with.
Jade
October 2019
We loved the tour of the food market and had the opportunity to taste many local ingredients. Ocean helped us buying spices. The cooking class was beyond our expectations. It was the best dandan noodles we tasted during our stay in Chengdu and we learned how to cook them ourselves!
We loved the tour of the food market and had the opportunity to taste many local ingredients. Ocean helped us buying spices. The cooking class was beyond our expectations. It was t…
Summer
October 2019
My guide was Hazel and she was amazing! Very knowledgeable, answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable. I had a blast and would highly recommend this tour!
Kelley
June 2019
The experience started with a walk through the market. Ocean did a great job of sharing basic information and then going into more detail based on people's interest and questions. We got to see, smell and taste a variety of new things on the market tour. Then we went to the cooking class where Ocean continued to give us personal attention and let us learn on our own. Ocean's demeanor is kind and genuine, she makes you feel like a friend and not a client.
The experience started with a walk through the market. Ocean did a great job of sharing basic information and then going into more detail based on people's interest and questions.…
Scott
June 2019
Great morning. We walked through a street market to buy ingredients and have a few snacks. Ocean (the guide) did a nice job explaining local ingredients and was helpful answering questions. The cooking was well done and easily explained. Felt like we could cook the dish at home afterwards.
Great morning. We walked through a street market to buy ingredients and have a few snacks. Ocean (the guide) did a nice job explaining local ingredients and was helpful answering…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

comfortable walking shoes