Private Beijing Local Family Hot Pot Cooking Experience

Welcome to Catherine’s home!
You will be part of her family in this experience and feel the local people’s hospitality from the start.
Market is always an interesting place to see local people’s life, where Catherine will show you the traditional pastries, local seasoning, health tea and infusion explaining their functions.
You will learn how to prepare home-made hotpot and two more delicious local dishes for lunch with the help of the hostess.
During this fun local family visit, you also have an opportunity to speak to their kids in English, Chinese or even by body language! This surely is a great cultural dining experience as part of your stay in Beijing.

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5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • English-speaking tour guide service fee
    • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
    • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
    • Lunch or Dinner
    • All the Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuity to the guide and driver (for good service)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing

    9:00 Your private driver will meet you in your hotel lobby in the morning.
    9:30-10:00 Prior to visiting the local family, your hostess will show you around the local wet market nearby.
    10:30-12:30 Upon arrival to the local family home, you will start preparing your own Hotpot. Family hot pot food is a team party fun meal! Someone do cleaning, someone do cutting, someone prepares to smash garlic and dipping sauce, etc. Then all people sit around the table enjoy delicious hot pot with everyone's efforts!
    Hotpot is not the only food we are going to taste for lunch, will also learn how to cook two more delicious dishes to make the meal with more local flavors (Kung Pao Chicken and Sour Sweet Pork or scrambled egg with tomato; Sauteed soy sauce cabbage or green bean pork).

    13:00-14:00 Interesting topics are always talked about at the table. Drinking some tea, the hostess will share you her personal experience and would be very glad to hear your story as well.
    Please make your favorite choice upon booking, and you must advise if you have any food allergies or special food requests in advance.

    Duration: 6 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Pls inform us your food allergy
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


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Organised by Catherine Lu Tours

Activity ID: V-37561P164

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