What you'll do
Within an hour, even as a beginner, you will learn to make three Chinese dishes. I will guide and show you each step of the way and let you give it a try. I will also teach you cooking methods used in Chinese cuisine, using my family recipes. It is like realizing it is your chances to discover all the ‘secret ingredients” your mom kept from you as a child. After cooking, we will enjoy the delicious meal we cooked together. From Shanghai classics such as Shanghai Style Rice with Ham & Mustard Green, Shanghai Wonton to seasonal Shanghai vegetable such as Sautéed Mushroom with Tofu Pocket and Scallion, Celtuce appetizer. Vegetarians have no shortage of dishes to try. Here is my secret: I used to pack lunches for my children to take to school, just like my mom did. Except now, despite their exotic cooking books from around the world and youtube channels, I still get skype calls and emails from my kids about recipes, ingredients and disaster recovery advice.
I am a Shanghai mom, my hobbies include making food that no one eats and counting to 3. Cooking with mom was the first tradition my mom passed down to me, from her own mother. I have been doing this for 60 years, with my mom, my kids and now with my guests, from a Japanese food blogger to honeymooners from the US. It will be a fun project for us, we will work as a team in the kitchen. It is one of those special moments you get to feel like a kid again. And yes, this time (only) you can lick your spoon.
Traditional Shanghai food Shanghai Style Rice with Ham & Mustard Green, Shanghai Wondon, Soft Tofu Appetizer, Sautéed…
Chinese tea, soft drinks Menu may vary by season
Cooking equipment I will provide everything you need.
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Where you'll be
I will meet you at the Starbucks sign here: 1266 Xinsong Rd, Shanghai, Starbucks at Artval Yello City and walk you home 5 minutes away. The closest metro station to the address is Line 1 @ Xinzhuang Station (30 mins from People Square, 50 mins from Pudong Lujiazui).
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Vegetarian, allergies/dietary restrictions (e.g. pork) please notify in advance.
Learn to Cook Chinese Food in 1 Hour