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Tour Overview

Delve into the heart of Chinese culture with a half-day family visiting tour centered around food. Regardless of your culinary expertise, cooking holds a special place in our daily lives. This experience offers a chance to learn the art of dumpling making and master the preparation of renowned Chinese cuisines. Elevate your mood with the satisfaction of creating and enjoying a delicious meal, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Chinese food culture.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Encounter many vegetables you may never have seen before and know their functions in local’s life at a food market or supermarket.
2. Make dumplings with a local family and take the opportunity to learn one or two stir-fried dishes such as Kungpao Chicken.


At 8:30 am, your driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Firstly, you will go to a local food market or supermarket to buy the ingredients you will use today. You’ll encounter many vegetables you may never have seen before and learn about their role in local life.

Xian Food Market
Buy ingredients in a food market

Following material purchase, your gracious host will welcome you into their home, guiding you through the art of crafting Chinese delicacies, with a focus on the intricate process of dumpling making. Expand your culinary repertoire as you delve into the preparation of additional stir-fried dishes, such as Kongpao Chicken or Stir-Fried Three Fresh Vegetables with delectable sauces. The experience culminates in a delightful lunch with the family, offering an opportunity for meaningful conversations and insights into local life, providing a perspective distinct from typical tourist attractions.

Make Dumplings
Learn to Make Dumplings


Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price includes

  • Air-conditioned car and licensed driver
  • Cost of cooking ingredients
  • Lunch in a local family
  • English-speaking guide
  • One bottle of water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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