China has a long history of fine dining and cooking. Chinese culinary heritage dates back to 3500 years ago with the first cookbook written by Yi Yin, the slave chef who later became the premier and a successful politician of the time. For Chinese, cooking is not simply a craft but an art. A good Chinese dish should be a great combination of taste and appearance.
Comparing with Europe, Chinese cooking has some distinctive features. Most noticeably is the “He He” character - blending, balancing and harmonizing of ingredients and flavors during cooking. Equally distinctive are some unique methods and technics used in Chinese cooking.
We have developed certain programmes to help you understand the Chinese cooking skills, techniques and methods.
Special dining experience
Food talk: lunch or dinner in specially selected restaurants with dining hosts talking through the Chinese culinary history and stories
Authentic tasting: dine for quintessential dishes cooked in traditional way
Inspirational dining: lunch or dinner for refined Chinese cuisines in the most innovative restaurants
Inside Chinese kitchen
Shop the ingredients from food markets like a true local and cook a feast with our chef in a superb kitchen
Meeting the chef
For culinary professionals a meeting will be arranged with Chinese chefs of calibre to exchange ideas, experiences, and other culinary topics
Informal talk with chefs at selected restaurants
Hands-on lessons where you learn specific wok cookery techniques or dumpling-making that are authentic and easy to replicate back home.
Professional half-day to one-day courses cover select aspects of Chinese cooking. You will be given some basic knife, wok and fire skills workshop to develop and improve the knowledge of Chinese cooking techniques.