Sichuan Gourmet 5 days tour

Tour Code:SC-FT-01
Start in:Chengdu     End in: Chengdu
Destinations:Chengdu-Giant panda center-Wuhou shrine-Cooking college-Wangjian park(Bamboo park)-Weshu monastery

Tour Highlights

Many travelers know Sichuan cuisine for its "hot and spicy" flavors or a few of its most famous dishes, but that is only the beginning.Sichuan cuisine is legendary in China for its sophistication and diversity.the regional cuisine boasts 5,000 different dishes. Sichuan cuisine has enjoyed a worldwide reputation. However, most people immediately think of Sichuan food soon after it is mentioned as a hot or spicy food.It is undear how the red pepper was introduced to Sichuan. You may wonder why the red pepper is so popular. Here is a common explanation.Sichuan has a humid climate that encourages people to eat strongly spiced foods.the red pepper may help reduce internal dampness. Sichuan pepper is another important ingredient in Sichuan cooking.It is known as huajiao(flower pepper).It is the Chinese pepper, and it looks like a reddish brown fruit.the peppercorn comes from the prickly ash tree.the pepper flower creates a most sudden numbing effect on one`s tongue. Sichuan cuisine so carefully balances color,smell,flavor, shape and nutrition that its dishes not only look pleasant and appealing,bu also nutritious.In Sichuan recipes there are several hundred popular dishes.Sichuan cuisine is able to prduce 100 different flavored dishes!Besides, Sichuan cooks provide dishes that are intentionally toned down for tourists at home and abroad. they have no difficulty in getting Sichuan food that suits their tastes whether it`s in a banquet,outstanding lunches,dinners,or snacks.
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu
The tour guide from Travel Sichuan Guide will meet you at the airport when you arrive, then we will go to a famous Sichuan food Restaurant Ba Guo Bu Yi located in the downtown of Chengdu. Enjoy the typical and authentic Sichuan dishes such as Mapo Toufu(the marked woman's hot and spicy beancurd). Yuxiang Rousi(Fish Flavored Pork Shreds), Sichuan Tea-smelled  ducks etc.
Overnight: Chengdu Ruicheng Celebrity Hotel.

Day 2: Chengdu city tour
Go to visit the lovely Pandas at Chengdu Giant Panda Researching Center in the moring, then go back to Chengdu Qinshanzai restaurant which is famous for Sichaun dishes cooked with some traditional Chinese herbs. All of the dishes and soups in this restaurant are tonic to human body and beneficiary to your health. Visit Wuhou Shrine(Temple of marquis Wu) to learn some colorful history of China's Three-Kingdom, then have a free strolling on the nearby Jinli street which is totally in ancient Chinese construction style. For dinner, we will go the most renowned hot pot restaurant Huang Cheng Lao Ma. Enjoy the local people's most beloved food and learn how to eat the real Sichuan hot pot. How long shall we boil the different food in the hot and spicy soup? How to use different material to add flavors to the food?
Overnight: Chengdu Ruicheng Celebrity Hotel.

Day 3: Chengu Cooking Class
Go to Chengdu Sichuan Cooking College to learn how to make some sichuan dishes. We will experience the whole procedure to cooke Sichuan 1 or 2 typical dishes from the material selecting to cutting, ingredient compounds until finally cooking them on the fire.  Taste Sichuan dishes that we made with our own hands. Do they taste different from the ones made by chefs? In the afternoon, we will invite a teacher to have a lecture for our group on Sichuan cuisine which will enrich your food culture. For dinner, we'll go to enjoy Sichuan snacks at Longchao restaurant where all the famous Sichuan snacks such as Zhong's Jiaozi(Dumpling), Dandan noodle(spicy noodles with fried beef powders), Fuai Feipian(the cold spicy bull's innald oirgans) etc are on served. In the everning, we will go to a Sichuan opera center to watch some local art of Sichuan, Chaning faces, handshadow show, puppet show, ancient Chinese music instrument performance for instance.
Overnight: Chengdu Ruicheng Celebrity Hotel.

Day 4: Chengdu city trip
Visit the bamboo park in Chengdu where we have a chance to see more than 100 differnt kinds of bamboos in the park. Inside the park, standing a famous pavilion-the River-Viewing pavilion which used to be the symbol of Chengdu. Then, let's go to Wenshu monastery to visit this reputable Buddhism Zen sect monastery in China. For lunch, we'll eat the vegetarian food in the monastery. In the afternoon, we will have a half day free time on your own arrangement to know better of this city, the dinner is on your own too.
Overnight: Chengdu Ruicheng Celebrity Hotel.

Day 5: Chengdu departure
After breakfast, you'll be transfered to the airport and end your gourmet tour in Chengdu.



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