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Rice & Friends Chinese cooking School

1 HongLongJing, Dali 671000, China
+86 151 2526 4065
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Five stars!

It's hard not to give them 5 stars. The experience was incredible. We greatly enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Los Angeles, California
Superb introduction to chinese cooking

We followed the morning chinese classic course which starts with a tour around the market. Lucy... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Leuven, Belgium
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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 shopping for ingredients, introduction to the theory of Chinese cooking, hands-on preparation of 3 dishes with a recipe booklet to take away and plenty of time for everybody to sit down together and enjoy the meal they cooked themselves. The receipes has been tested overseas and specially designed in order to make sure you can still get all the ingredients for those dishes when you are back home.
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1 HongLongJing, Dali 671000, China
+86 151 2526 4065
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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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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We followed the morning chinese classic course which starts with a tour around the market. Lucy explains very well the different ingredients and also some dali street food. Then you go back to start cooking, she explains all the steps very clearly and the results...More

Thank JessicaBelgium_12
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We did the one day culinary adventure and we had a really good time! It was a different and tasty way to spend one day in Dali. Everything was perfect: the trip to Xizhou in the morning, the tasteful Baba, the make-your-own-cheese experience, the market...More

Thank nacho848
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant experience. Luxi is lovely as a tour leader and cooking instructor. We appreciated her emphasis on hygiene. The tour to a nearby village for breakfast was excellent. We tried various foods and were also able to make them as well. Later we learned how...More

Thank Della R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Everything went so well! Luxi, the owner, is a lovely young lady! She took us to a tour in one of the Local Markets, explained us about the local vegetables and food. When we arrived at the school, everything was so cozy and spotless clean....More

Thank Marcela A
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Luxi welcomed us close to the market before accompanying us through the different stalls. A fluent Englishspeaker, she answers your every question and serves as a personal guide around Chinese's culture and its food. We spent a wonderful time cooking 3 Yunnan specialities, during which...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Cooking with Luxi was one of my favorite things in my six weeks in China, not just Dali. She is so sweet and funny, gives great instructions and provides lots of cultural context. Wandering the farmers market with her, I learned a million times more...More

Thank CookKim
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had such a great day with Luxi discovering the local culture and cuisine. Luxi met us in the morning where her driver took us to Xizhou town. We ate a tasty local breakfast, made and ate two kinds of babas, a local "pizza" type...More

Thank Northwestsoaking
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Having done a few other cookery courses in the past (Thai, Indian and Chinese), I can say with confidence that this the is an outstanding example. For only 180RMB, Luxi expertly guided us, each of different ability, through the preparation and cooking of pork spring...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We took a whole day tour which began with a morning market tour where we bought what was necessary for cooking our yunnan dishes. During the market tour, Luxi explained to us which vegatable comes from which part of Yunnan or China and how it...More

Thank Knish_Paris
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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!