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…)

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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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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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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…)

七色饺子和小笼

 
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…)

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…)

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…

Yin and YangMany have heard of the concept of “yin and yang”. It’s a famous idea that contributes to the stereotype of a mysterious and deeply philosophical East that is full of unknowable tradition and ideas. While it’s cool to be known as deeply philosophical and mysterious, the truth is that we use the basic concepts of yin and yang everyday in China. They are far from being unknowable, and in this post we’ll teach you a bit about the basics as they apply to yin and yang in food.
 
The origins of yin and yang stretch back to the days of oracle bones, when fortunes would be interpreted from the cracks formed in animal bones after being thrown into fire. (more…)

cooking-class-shanghaiIt’s been a while since we posted new photos, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy!

If we haven’t seen you in a while, you might not know we moved last year; see below pictures from some of the recent events in our new home-style kitchen classroom:

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