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…

Rainbow Soup dumpling
 
Do you like Chinese food like Chinese dumplings or soup dumplings? Have you ever heard of rainbow dumplings? Now there is a chance that you can get these dumplings. (more…)

three-coloured soup dumplings

Three-colored Soup Dumplings

three-coloured soup dumplings

As we consider that we have dim sum class on every other Sunday and soup dumpling with Chinese dumpling class in Pudong, so we decide to have a whole new soup dumpling class:
three-colored soup dumplings – instead of the dim sum class on every Monday.
In this new class, we will learn how to make three kinds of soup dumplings with different fillings. The first one will be the traditional soup dumpling, white soup dumpling with pork; the second one will be orange soup dumpling with chicken; the third one will be green dumpling with luffa and shrimp.
It is a way to find out how to make three-colored soup dumplings! Come and join us, taste your own hand-made creations, and meet new friends.

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Wine tasting party

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Learning how to taste wines is a straightforward adventure that will deepen your appreciation for both wines and winemakers. Look, smell, taste – starting with your basic senses and expanding from there you will learn how to taste wines like the pros in no time! Tasting wine is all about utilizing your five senses to fully experience what’s in your glass.

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We will have tie-dye class; it will start in July 2016.
Tie-dye, as the name shows, the tie-dye process can be divided into two parts, first tie the fabric and then dye.
Normally we use strings and wood strips, squares and chopsticks to tie parts of the fabric so that they will not absorb dye, giving the fabric a streaked or mottled look.
In class, we will use one cloth and learn how to tie and dye it, you can use your imagination to create a different way to tie it. (more…)

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Let us know more about the wonderful venue and make good use of it!
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, music show, annual meeting and private parties to corporate events. (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…)

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…)

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…)

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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