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China for foodies
Seldom seen in the west, the numbing/tingling flavor of the Sichuan pepper is a hallmark of Sichuan cuisine.

New WildChina Journey: China for Foodies

When returning from a trip to China one doesn’t carry only the memory of the sights and sounds of a far-off land: a journey here is also an immersion in a world of exotic flavors and aromas.

Authentic Chinese food is as varied across the country as the cuisines of Europe. And from the sweet flavors of Shanghainese food to the spicy and numbing fare of Sichuan, the best of each region represents a careful marriage of flavors and textures–often executed with lightning speed and perfect control on the unforgiving surface of a 400-degree wok.

Eating Chinese food in China is one of the greatest pleasures of a trip to the “Middle Kingdom.” And as interest increases around the world in Chinese food culture and the health benefits offered by diets high in vegetables and low in processed sugars, we thought we would offer WildChina clients the opportunity to do more than just take home the memory of the flavors of traditional Chinese food.

Why not teach travelers to China how to cook Chinese food for themselves at home?In this spirit we introduce the China for Foodies private journey,a mobile Chinese cooking school, culinary excursion and cultural tour that will take clients to five of China’s famous food cities: Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai.Travelers on this journey will go sightseeing at classic spots like the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the Giand Panda Breeding Base in Chengdu and Shanghai’s ultramodern Pudong financial district.But in between they will also learn how to cook authentic versions of American takeout classics like kung pao chicken (or gongbao jiding as it’s known in Chinese) from Sichuan as well as lesser-known dishes like hand rolled and drawn lamian noodles from China’s Muslim minority.Travelers will also have the opportunity to shop for meat and vegetables in a local market and see the real lives of local Chinese people up close as they run their daily errands.


If you want to return home with some authentic Chinese recipes under your belt, this is the China tour for you.

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