Authentic home-style Chinese cooking classes

Chinese local home-cooking experience
Learn how to cook typical Chinese food
Chinese local home-cooking experience
Making your own Chinese hand-pulled noodles (la mian)
Chinese delicacies
Wet market visit
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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…

Delicious XiaolongbaoXiaolongbao 小笼包 is a famous Shanghainese delicacy!

Do you want to know what is the secret ingredient for making xiaolongbao?

Interested in it?

On September 5-7 2014, you will get the chance to learn it with 3 different fillings inside, such as: beef, crab and pork with soup, and taste your own xiaolongbao! (more…)

Monday, September 8th 2014 at 1:30pm to 7pm we are going to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Do you want to learn how to make a Chinese traditional festival food, moon cakes, and listen to legendary stories with us? 

Mooncake Party


Cross Cultural Event Attendees

The Event 活动详情

What is cultural exchange? From its name you can understand that its international people from different countries communicating with each other, to learn from different cultures, this event will help us to understand each other and the various countries with different cultures and customs.
什么是中西文化交流?听名字也知道,是和来自不同国家的国际友人们一起交流的活动,去学习不同的文化,相互学习了解各个国家不同的文化风情。 (more…)

Scallion Oil NoodlesNoodles are ubiquitous today. You can find them in all parts of the globe prepared in thousands of ways. When we think of noodles, many westerners think of Italy with its hundreds of varieties of pasta. But at the other end of the Silk Road, here in China, the noodle is a just as popular and integral part of the culture. 
There is even evidence that China is the birthplace of the noodle. In a 2005 article published in the journal Nature, archaeologists talk about their discovery in northwest China of the oldest noodles ever found — over 4,000 years old! (more…)

Hello everyone! On Saturday August 16th, 2014, we have an organic farm family visit activity! It’s great for kids! This event is in cooperation with the Shanghai International Ladies’ Club (SILC).

Organic Farm SceneGirl Having Fun on Farm


During the day, friendly and happy farmers will show you around their greenhouses and fields to teach us about seasonal, organic vegetables.

Kung Pao Chicken (Gongbao Jiding 宫爆鸡丁)Sichuanese food is probably one of the most well known Chinese regional cuisines. Sometimes spelled Szechuanese or Szechwanese, it is not only universally loved in China. Today plates full of colorful dried peppers and Sichuan peppercorns can be found in big cities around the world including New York City, where the Sichuanese restaurant Lan Sheng even has a Michelin Star.
We here at Cook in Shanghai find that our guests love learning to prepare home-style Sichuanese dishes in our cooking classes. Because of their strong flavors and colorful appearance. (more…)

Team building cookingWe here at Cook in Shanghai have been doing a lot of team building cooking classes recently and we thought it’d be a good time to talk about some of our experiences. We all know that the purpose of team building exercises is of course to build up the relationships of people working together. During our own team-building activities, we have noticed that people seem to relax and have fun very quickly. In only a few minutes, participants go from filing in to cheering and encouraging each other. (more…)

Sichuan Peppercorns If you could only name one ingredient that seems to be the most unique and important to China, a good choice would be the Sichuan peppercorn, sometimes also called prickly ash, or huajiao (花椒, hūajiāo) in Chinese. A favorite ingredients for people taking our cooking classes, the huajiao is so special because of its ability to give the mouth a tingly feeling like putting your tongue on a 9 volt battery.
The huajiao is actually not a pepper at all. It’s neither related to chili peppers or the black pepper used as a condiment. Instead it is (more…)


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