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Beijing Home Cooking Day Tour

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Price: Inquiry
TOUR CODE: P-BJ-001
TOUR TYPE: Off The Beaten Path,Family,Cuisine

Summary

The very essence of Beijing always lies in the food. Today we will go to the local market, buying the ingredients of dumplings and learn how to make Beijing food with your own hands. In the afternoon, we will try the famous Beijing Roasted Duck. Make your stomach prepared as this would be a special and interesting experience if you are a foodie. 

Itinerary

09:30: Hotel Pick up
We will meet you at the hotel and then go to a local market to shop the ingredients of dumplings.

10:00-10:30: Market Shopping
A glimpse of Chinese condiments is a must for you to know Chinese cooking including cooking oil, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, salt, etc. Various vegetables, meat and fruits are available to buy at the market, which is a must for daily life.
beijing local market beijing local vegetable market

11:00-13:30: Home Cooking Class
After we finish the shopping, we will go to a local family where we will learn how to make dumplings. Dumpling, which generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough skin, is one of the most important foods in China, which symbolizes wealth due to its shape. After the cooking is done, we will taste the dumplings by yourself and enjoy the Chinese dishes.
learn to make beijing food eat beijing dumpling

14:00-15:00: Beihai Park
Beihai Park, sandwiched between Forbidden City and Zhongnanhai, is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China located in center of Beijing. This ancient garden, with over 1,000 years' history, is not only a classic combination of the grandiosity of the northern gardens and the refinement of the southern gardens in China, but also a perfect integration of magnificent imperial palaces and solemn religious constructions.
beijing beihai park beihai park

15:30-17:00: Hutong Tour
Today we will have a chance to explore the traditional residents living area (Hutong) and admire the Beijing’s culture and history and see the real life of Beijingers by taking rickshaw.
beijing hutong beijing rickshaw

18: 00: Beijing Roasted Duck
Last but not the least, we will try the most famous cuisine in Beijing, Beijing Roasted Duck, which has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook.
beijing roasted duck beijing duck
   

19: 30: Drop off Back to Hotel
Finishing the dinner, we will head back to your hotel.

Price Guide

Price Included
1. AC tourist vehicle
2. Experienced English speaking guide
3. Entrance tickets
4. Meals (Lunch: Dumplings; Dinner: Beijing Roasted Duck)
5. Price to take rickshaw
Price Excluded
1. Tips to the guide
2. Your own expenses like shopping, drinking, etc
3. Hotel in Beijing

Notice

Home cooking class, which is mainly for people who have little or no skills at Chinese home cooking, is a nice experience but not a high end cooking class.
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