Cooking class at Black Sesame Kitchen and Visit of Forbidden City

Cooking Tour
price from $177 p/p
starting price description
  • starting from price base on 2 people.
  • Total Cost will be different base on your travelling date and person number.
  • Tour Code: BJD-15
  • Tour Type: Private tour
  • Duration: 6-7 hours (approx)
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Beijing City
  • Return Point: hotel
  • Start Time: 8:30am

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It is a perfect experience for those who love Chinese culture and cuisine by visiting the Palace Museum and enjoy a cooking class at top-rated restaurant – Black Sesame Kitchen in Beijing.

Cooking class begins at 11:00am, and guide will pick you up earlier at your hotel according to your hotel location. Enjoy a short walk in the Hutong area if you are early. Then meet the chef to start preparations and cooking. Lunch will be at the kitchen for the creations you've made. Afterwards, move to the Forbidden City – one of the highlights of Chinese culture relics.

Black Sesame Kitchen is a well noted restaurant between Expat community in Beijing as well as travelers who would like to try cooking lesson of Chinese cuisine. It is a small place located in a residential courtyard just off of the popular alley Nan Luogu Xiang, near Forbidden City.


Regular cooking class only available on Wednesday and Sundays from 11am-2pm limited to 20 participant, includes an in-depth, hands-on cooking lesson with three dishes and non-alcoholic beverages. A group up to 4 pax can make advanced reservation for private class with some extras. Sample dishes are as the following. You are able to try two or three dishes and chef will do the rest:

Pan-Fried Dumplings with Seasonal Filling 锅贴
Three Mushroom Stir-Fry 炒三菇
Beef with Hangzhou Peppers 杭椒牛柳
Five-Flavored Eggplant 彩色茄子
Red Braised Pork Belly 上海红烧肉
Stir-Fry Kale 清炒菜心
Kung Pao Shrimp 宫保大虾**
Wild Rice Stem with Chinese Bacon 茭白腊肉
Chongqing Spicy Chicken 重庆辣子鸡 **
Home Made Black Sesame Ice Cream with Candied Seasonal Fruit 黑芝麻冰淇淋和拔丝水果

** Indicates Spicy


Afterwards, head to the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) which was home to 24 Emperors for almost 500 years from Qing Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. The complex is well preserved with 980 buildings over 720,000 m2. Great squares, halls, gates, gardens and courtyards form a 'city within a city'. Since 1925, this imperial palace had been turned into a museum exhibiting extensive collections of artifacts and artwork.

Finally, take a short visit to Jingshan Park where offers stunning panorama of Forbidden City.

Transfer back to hotel around 5:30pm when tour ends


Price Include & Exclude

Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fee to Forbidden City and cooking class.
  • Lunch at Black Sesame Kitchen for all creations on your own and fellow classmates.
  • Private Transfer with air-conditioned vehicle and experienced driver.
  • Professional local English-speaking guide.
Price excludes:
  • All personal expense, e.g. souvenir.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


  • No shopping tour with private guide and van.
  • Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city.
  • Brand of Van is the most popular kind in good condition. If for luxury brand like Bens, Audi, prices may vary accordingly.
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.

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