You may have been frequenting Chinese restaurants
in your own country for years but you may not realize that authentic
Chinese food entails far more varieties than what's cooking in your
favorite Chinese take-out restaurant. Come to China not only to sample
the astounding variety of local Chinese dishes but also to learn to cook
the four main regional cuisines of China --
the Guangdong cuisine, better known to us as the Cantonese cuisine, the
Shandong, the Jiangsu-Zhejiang regional cuisine and last but not lease
the hot and spicy Sichuan cuisine.
In China you may sample unique dishes literally on every step, and some
of the most tempting examples will be prepared right on the street -- in
a following video a sidewalk cook prepares a tasty type of local Yunnan
Sample Beijing and Sichuan
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Day 2: Beijing
In the morning tour the Tianmen Square and the Forbidden City. In
the afternoon you will be taken to a local neighborhood culinary school
where you will learn how to prepare some of the popular Beijing dishes.
Day 3: Beijing
Today visit the iconic Bird's Nest, the Beijing National Stadium, then
continue to the legendary Great Wall, walk along the Sacred Way to the
Ming Tombs, the burial
place of 13 Chinese emperors.
Day 4: Beijing to Chengdu
In the morning proceed to another cooking school to learn to cook
another type of typical Beijing dishes. Afterwards, you'll have lunch at
the well-known Jiaozi Restaurant; lunch will include demonstration of
how Chinese dumplings are made. After lunch tour a local vegetable,
meat and spices market.
Late afternoon bord a flight to Chengdu.
Day 5: Chengdu
Start your day at a local Chengdu culinary school where you'll be
introduced to the so called Sichuan Banquet, then you'll have a chance
to learn to cook some of Sichuan food. In the evening you will
feast at the Chinese Medicinal Herbal Banquet.
Day 6: Chengdu / Leshan / Chengdu
First visit the popular Sichuan Panda Reserve. After continue to Leshan
to see the giant Grand Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, carved into
the Lingyun Mountain.
Day 807: Chengdu
Today learn about the preparation of the popular Sichuan snacks and the
famous Sichuan Hot Pot. In the evening, dine at an acclaimed Sichuan
Day 08: Depart Chengdu
Continue to your next destination.