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Black Sesame Kitchen Cooking Classes Market Tours

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Address: No.3 Heizhima Hutong, Dong Cheng District | Near Jingshan Park/Forbidden City, Beijing 100007, China
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Phone Number: +86 136 9147 4408
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Class includes a cooking demonstration, a hands-on session, and lunch; 9-12...

Class includes a cooking demonstration, a hands-on session, and lunch; 9-12 guests max, inside a traditional hutong kitchen.

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Great intro to authentic Chinese cooking

I did the cooking class and it was amazing. The instructions were very clear, and the instructor is patient and if you have questions can answer them. The food is delicious, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
tastyjustice69
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I did the cooking class and it was amazing. The instructions were very clear, and the instructor is patient and if you have questions can answer them. The food is delicious, and it’s really great to feel like I have a solid base for expanding my Chinese cooking skills. I had a great time, and I definitely think it’s worth... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Black Sesame was a highlight on our trip. Coco was a great hostess! The place is not that hard to find- just study a map before you get there and be sure to give your taxi driver the address that Coco can provide you. We prepared 3 dishes- Fried Shitake Mushrolms, Chonqing Spicy Chicken and Pepper beef. All were delicious-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We went to the shared dinner on Christmas Day. It was great food and great company. Coco made us feel so welcome. Would highly recommend going. One of the best meals in Beijing

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I first went here with a friend for my first cooking class and went back recently with my husband for the dumpling-making class. We had 8 people and learned to make the dough and how to roll it out. Then we chopped the ingredients for two different fillings and made our dumplings. One batch was pan fried and the other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This class is limited to about 10 people and well worth it to learn the science of Chinese cooking. This is not an advanced class but a great intro to Chinese ingredients and wok cooking. You are given a syllabus with ingredient information, recipes, and an apron. Each participant is given a cutting board and cleaver. You are taught how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Visited this place in Nov 2013 after having seen it on a TV cooking show where the chef of the show visited Black Sesame Kitchen. Was a little tricky to find in it's previous location, but a very interesting walk back afterwards through the area. A great experience for tourists to try a variety of dishes while watching the kitchen... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

They do not offer cooking classes anymore- just dinner. The dinner was a 2.5 hour communal dinner starting at 7pm and consisting of 10 courses. The food was interesting and mostly, very good. Wine was included in the price. The cost was about $50. It was fun to meet other travelers and enjoy new Chinese food together. This restaurant cannot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We just ate and didn't cook a thing. It was awesome and the staff were simply amazing. A magical expereince!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I took 3 cooking classes at Black Sesame Kitchen with Michelle Tang and Chef Zhang… I LOVED it! (the dumpling class, the noodle one and the cooking with colours one!) Everything was perfect! The location, a cute hidden away tradition hutong, the atmosphere (a large table right in front of the kitchen where it is all happening!) the guests (all... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I have been living in Beijing for 2 1/2 years and have wanted to learn how to make dumplings that entire time. I finally got myself together and got to the Black Sesame Kitchen's cooking class and it was as great as I'd heard it was. Fun, informal but very informative. The food we made was delicious and I tried... More 

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