In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu and drive about 1-hour to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum, which is the only cuisine culture-themed museum in the world. By visiting the collection hall, you can know basic information about origin, development and formation of Sichuan cuisine. After that you may participate in the cooking classes, your guide, a professional chef, will teach you how to cook three typical Sichuan dishes, so that you will gain firsthand experience of Sichuan cuisine cutting skills, heat control, and cooking processes, along with some private tips on food presentation. The chef will evaluate your dishes and show you the correct way to eat authentic Sichuan food.
Recommended menu: panda steamed dumplings, kung pao chicken, mapo tofu
For lunch, eat the dishes you have prepared. Then you will receive the Rookie Master Chef certificate signed by the chef, and take home with you the secret recipes of the dishes you have cooked.
14:0017:00 Chengdu half-day tour You can choose one or two scenic spots as your half-day tour in Chengdu
Option A: wide &narrow alleys
China's Lane (also called Kuan-zhai Lane, which literally means wide and narrow lanes), is a conservation of old architectural structures that have been implanted with modern decoration in a bustling Chengdu city.
Kuanzhai Xiangzi is one of the three key preservation areas in Chengdu. It consists of Kuan Lane (Wide Lane), Zhai Lane (Narrow Lane) and Jing Lane of which there are three parallelly arranged traditional streets and Siheyuan (courtyard houses). Meanwhile, it is an only area which recorded rich architectural and social characteristic feature about the residential building from Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) till now.
Option B: Jinli Street
Jinli Street, located to the east of the Wuhou Memorial Temple of Chengdu (the most famous Three Kingdoms period (220 - 280) relic museum in China) is particularly representative of this city. Strolling down the narrow street, you will find yourself surrounded by old-world stores selling Shu Embroidery, lacquer products, folk handicrafts, curios, or calligraphies and paintings of celebrities. All of these stores have their unique style but also have one thing in common: no matter how busy the place is, the stores are peaceful and relaxing. You can browse leisurely or purchase some souvenirs for your friends. Most of the special local products can be found here.