Sichuan Food Tour

Authentic Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Experience Program - 1 Day

Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum Map

Trip Information

Price: from $126(based on 4 pax)

Destinations Visited: Chengdu

Departure: Private Tour / Flexible Date

Highlights of the Itinerary

Sichuan Cuisine is definitely the most popular traditional Chinese food in the world. Currently there are more and more Sichuan Food restaurants in USA, Europe, Eastern Asia, etc. But the spirit and tradition of Sichuan Cuisine remain in its hometown – Chengdu. This tour takes you to learn about Sichuan Cuisine culture symmetrically from its history, kinds, cooking skills, to other cultural stuffs. The best highlight is to learn to cook several famous Sichuan Cuisines under the helpful instructions from masters in the Chuansais Museum.

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Panda Base & Sanxingdui Museum

Today, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driver from your hotel, and drive about 1 hour to Chuansais Museum, located at the western suburb of Chengdu, to explore the authentic Sichuan cuisine culture, and learn to cook several classic famous Sichuan cuisines.

Chuansais Museum, or Sichuan Cuisine Museum, is the only Cuisine-themed museum in the world. Established on the a complex of ancient houses and gardens in the Pingxian Old Town with the purpose of inheriting the tradition of real Sichuan Cuisine, and spreading the skills and culture to the globe, Chuansais Museum has a Collection Museum exhibiting more than 3,000 peculiar relics collected from folk, including ancient cookers, recipes, tableware… and a Demonstration Center to conduct Sichuan cuisine cooking training, a shrine of the Kitchen God, a tea house, an exhibition zone of Sichuan cuisine material, fabrication machines.

The Sichuan Cuisine Experience Program includes following activities:

  • 1. Be guided by explanatory guide, and browse through the collection of Sichuan cuisine cultural relics in the museum. (about 30 minutes);
  • 2. Taste featured local snacks;
  • 3. Worship the Kitchen God;
  • 4. Visit Sichuan food material zones and machinery zones, , such as farm, fowl enclosures, workshop of Thick Broad-bean Sauce (Pixian Douban);
  • 5. Learn to cook several famous Sichuan cuisines under the guidance of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking masters, such as Mapo Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, Fish Flavored Pork Slices, etc.
  • 6. Relax in the tea house, drink a cup of tea and play mahjong or chat with your friends and families.

Program ends, and drive back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Tips: The Sichuan Cuisine Experience and Cooking Program can also be done in a half day, only needing to arrive earlier and spending less time in the tea house. One popular day experience itinerary usually includes a half day to visit Giant Panda Base in the morning, and do the Sichuan Cuisine Program in the afternoon, which is also convenient for us to arrange.

Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Tour
Cooking Training

Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Tour
Thick Broad-bean Sauce Workshop

What's included in this price?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission Fees
  • Necessary transfers
  • Lunch
  • Service charge

What's excluded in this price?

  • Any international flight
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Optional tips for tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

Tips from local tour guide

This is the standard practical itinerary. If you want, we can also cutomize it to your personal need, no matter you want to shorten or extend your travel length, no matter what class of accommodation you prefer...

Extension triop ideas: half day to Leshan Giant Buddha, one day to Dujiangyan, three days to Jiuzhaigou

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