Chengdu Day Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking and Experiencing Local Life

8 hr

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Stop At: Sichuan Cuisine Museum, No.8 Ronghua North Alley, Gucheng Town, Pi County 611741 China

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your Chengdu hotel at 08.30 and transfer by air-conditioned car to the Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum located in ancient Pixian, or Pi, to the west of Chengdu city.

On arrival at the museum you will be met by a museum guide to start...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sichuan Cuisine Museum, No.8 Ronghua North Alley, Gucheng Town, Pi County 611741 China

Meet your private guide in the lobby of your Chengdu hotel at 08.30 and transfer by air-conditioned car to the Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum located in ancient Pixian, or Pi, to the west of Chengdu city.

On arrival at the museum you will be met by a museum guide to start your visit with a local snack of fresh pancake made with a variety of fillings. Afterwards you start touring the museum visiting the Classic Collection Hall where there are thousands of antiques, especially of kitchen ware. Next is the Raw Materials Display, where you can learn how the famous Pixian chilly bean paste is made and taste some more local delicacies, this time Xuanzi Pea Jelly. There are several exhibits you will be shown, including the Sichuan Restaurant Alley, where you will get a feel for the dining experiences of old Chengdu and see the building styles of Chengdu from over 100 years ago. You will learn how to crush chilies into powder using an old pestle and mortar, make spicy or sweet bean curd pudding and grind beans with an ancient machine. Your interactive tour continues with the museum’s master chef who will guide you through the process of making three typical Sichuan dishes and learning some Chinese cooking skills. Finally you get to taste the dishes you have prepared accompanied by fresh fruit, fruit juices and tea.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Chengdu Renmin Park, No.12 Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China

After saying goodbye to the staff at the museum you will drive back to Chengdu city to relax while you wander around Renmin Park (People’s Park). Here you can see local people coming together socially to drink tea and chat, while others will choose pick ears or just sitting reading. In there, you will visit one of the oldest traditional tea houses in Chengdu-Heming Tea House, which is nearly 100 years old. As well as a place to relax, Chengdu tea houses are also important social and commercial places. Most of the buildings were made from bamboo, as were the tables and chairs. You can seat yourself and taste a cup of Jasmine green tea there to immerse yourself into local life.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kuanzhai Alley, East of Tongren Road, west of Changshun Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China

From People’s Park you will continue to Kuanzhai Xiangzi or Wide and Narrow alley. Kuanzhai Xiangzi is a place where troops were housed during the Ming Dynasty. Over time the surrounding city fell into ruin, but Kuanzhai Xiangzi survived the ravages of time. The area was reconstructed between 2003 and 2008 and Wide Alley now has traditional tea-houses and old lodges as well as the opportunity to watch a traditional puppet show. Narrow Alley is a good place to see the old courtyard culture of Chengdu with gardens, trees and houses to visit. A third ‘alley’ is called Well Alley and after reconstruction now houses a host of restaurants, cafes, shops and pubs.

Afterwards your guide and driver will return you to your Chengdu hotel and the end of your tour.

Duration: 40 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sichuan Cuisine Museum
  • Bottled water
  • Join-in cooking class
  • Chinese lunch served at Sichuan Cuisine Museum
  • An English-speaking local guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If your pick-up location is not within the scoop of definition, your guide will meet you at an appointed place and transfer you back to the same location after the tour ends, or you can pay additional car charge for pickup and dropoff service from your hotel.

8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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