Authentic home-style Chinese cooking classes

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Cook In Shanghai 风味菜 organizes Chinese cooking classes in Shanghai to introduce you to real local culture. Our regular group classes and private events all let you choose your own recipes, include a visit to the local wet market, and allow hands-on training for each participant. (Our recipes never use MSG.)  > Learn more about us…

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We are thrilled to announce our newest and your soon to be favorite venue for cooking classes, parties and all sorts of events! Cook in Shanghai Pudong is a uniquely styled indoor venue designed to host extraordinary events – from cooking events, weddings and private parties to corporate events. (more…)

IMG_0951DDo you want to experience nature while learning about Chinese farm life? Cook in Shanghai will bring you fresh air and a relaxing atmosphere with our Tie Dye Farm Experience Day Tour! We will pick our own vegetables, learn to cook some amazing dumpling, learn about tie dye and enjoy the slow pace of the outdoors and rural life together. (more…)

During the month of May and June we are expanding our stable of classes to include our new Pudong venue as well as fill out days that are more and more requested by our customers. This will include 3 new courses.

 

IMG_1466DThe first on is a new dim sum class on Mondays. Here our customers can choose the type of dim sum they would like to make, for a total of three dim sum dishes.

 

The other two take place in Cook in Shanghai Pudong on Saturdays, for the morning class we will be making la mian hand pulled noodles, shaved noodles and finish off with a delicious ox bone soup. For the afternoon class, in the same venue, we will be teaching two dim sum courses with soup dumplings and small steamed buns. (more…)

rice dumplings handIt is with great pleasure that Cook in Shanghai announces their 3 Year anniversary! To celebrate this special event, everyone is invited to join us on 29th of May at 1.30pm to 5.00pm. We will have a great Dragon Boat Festival experience.

 

29th of May at 1.30pm to 5.00pm we are going to celebrate our 3 years’ anniversary as well as the Dragon Boat Festival. Cook in Shanghai will celebrate our new venue in Pudong as well as our third year in this business. Do you want to have fun making zongzi, learn about the history of the Dragon Boat festival, drink some festival tea and meet many old and new friends? (more…)

CNY cooking class

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey by learning how to make traditional Chinese New Year food with Shanghai Expat!
 
During this 3-hour class, you will master the art of rolling dumplings/jiaozi (餃子) and tangyuan (湯圓), and learn about their culinary history — all while enjoying Chinese tea or Stella Artois beer with new friends!
 
We will provide all the tools, ingredients and sauces. You will leave with new recipes and a full stomach!
 
Goodie bags will be given to each guest as a CNY gift (more…)

Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting and Spring Rolls Making Activity

 
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Celebrate the year of the monkey with Cook in Shanghai by doing what the Chinese traditionally do for the new year celebrations. Every Chinese New Year there is a longstanding tradition that has been the art of papercrafting, this is a custom we do to decorate and bring luck to our homes. It is also a interesting and fun craft that has lived on through centuries.

 
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springrollSpring Festival is fast approaching and along with it all of the fun activities and delicious foods we enjoy at this time of the year. Today, we want to talk about two in particular. The first is a food that many of our foreign friends may be familiar with, the spring roll. The other is a beautiful traditional Chinese folk craft called paper cutting.

 

Spring rolls are a rolled appetizer or dim sum that can be fried or served fresh. The filling is usually meat such as pork, chicken or seafood, and vegetables such as cabbage, garlic, Chinese chives or cilantro. The wrapper is made from high wheat flour with water and some salt. They can be fresh, such as is common in Vietnam, but are usually fried. You may also know their popular cousin, the egg roll. The main difference is that egg rolls, which are also eaten during the spring festival, is that the wrapper is made out of eggs. (more…)

white-tangyuanChinese New Year has almost past, and many people are already familiar with the many delicious foods typical of that time. (If you’re not, check out our blog post from last year that gives some history on Chinese New Year dishes!) Today, we want to talk about the festival that marks the end of the Spring Festival season and has its own interesting treat: Lantern Festival and its delicious glutinous rice dumplings!
 
The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the new year on the lunar calendar. This day is special because it is the first full moon of the year. In Chinese the name is Yuanxiao (元宵) because the first lunar month of the year is called Yuan and xiao is an archaic word for night. (more…)

Chinese family eating Meal 246We are always trying to make Chinese cuisine more accessible here at Cook in Shanghai and so this month we’d like to give you some tips on how to order Chinese food in a restaurant like a Chinese person.
 
This is a topic of great importance for many people here in China — almost everyone has their own way — but we’ve come up with some solid principles that you can follow to help you order like a pro for your friends and family!
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