Market Tour and Cooking Class

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  • • Experience Taiwanese food culture at the traditional Market
  • • Learn how to prepare three typical Taiwanese dishes from a local cooking instructor
  • • Eat a fantastic meal you've made yourself

Our Traditional Market Tour & Cooking Class is an immersive experience designed to give you a unique understanding and appreciation of Taiwanese cuisine. First, you'll become familiar with both raw ingredients and culinary culture by observing how local chefs interact with food in a traditional market setting. Afterward, we'll head to the MyTaiwanTour Kitchen, where you'll learn step-by-step how to prepare a full, healthy and delicious three-course Taiwanese meal. Finally, you’ll dine on the meal you’ve prepared yourself.

What you prepare (and eat) depends on the day you take the tour.

■Mon & Thu: Braised pork with rice (滷肉飯)/ Taiwanese style fried chicken cutlet (炸排骨)/ Prawn omelet with special Taiwanese sauce)蝦仁炒蛋) / Bubble tea(珍珠奶茶) 

■Tue & Fri: Fried dumplings (Pot Stickers) (煎餃) / Boiled dumplings with special sauce(水餃) / Hot and sour soup(酸辣湯) / Bubble tea(珍珠奶茶)

■Wed: Mapo tofu(麻婆豆腐) / Three-cup chicken seasoned with black sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice wine(三杯雞)/ Sauteed king trumpet mushroom with salted egg / Bubble tea(珍珠奶茶)  

■Sat & Sun: Beef noodle(牛肉麵) / Kung pao chicken(宮保雞丁) / Enoki mushrooms warm salad with sesame garlic dressing / Bubble tea(珍珠奶茶)                        

*Menu may be changed without prior notice *Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions when booking this tour.

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Learn how to prepare three typical Taiwanese dishes from a local cooking instructor

▴ Learn how to prepare three typical Taiwanese dishes from a local cooking instructor

Experience Taiwanese food culture at the traditional Shidong Market

▴ Experience Taiwanese food culture at the traditional Shidong Market

Eat a fantastic meal you've made yourself

▴ Eat a fantastic meal you've made yourself

Learn how to make Taiwan's famous bubble milk tea

▴ Learn how to make Taiwan's famous bubble milk tea


  • Point
    10:00 Meet at MRT Dongmen Station Exit 5 (in front of Taiwan local clothing retailer, "NET")
  • Point
    10:10 Local market/supermarket tour
  • Point
    11:20 cooking class
  • Meal
    12:30 Enjoy your traditional Taiwanese meal
  • Point
    14:30 End back at the meeting point
*In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, MyTaiwanTour reserves the right to alter tour itinerary.
  • Meal :
    Breakfast : X | Lunch : O | Dinner : X
  • Duration :
    10:00 - 14:30 (4.5hrs)
  • Pick-up :
    MRT Dongmen Station Exit 5
  • Drop-Off :
    MRT Dongmen Station Exit 5
  • Group Size :
    2-8 people
  • Language :

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  • English speaking instructor
  • Tour of the traditional market
  • All ingredients on the menu
  • 90 minute cooking class
  • An amazing meal


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Cancellation Policy

Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests.  We will do our best to accommodate individual travelers by placing them on tours with other guests. In the event an individual traveler cannot be so accommodated, the guest will be offered an alternative tour of equal value or a full refund.

Once the booking is confirmed, no payment will be refunded for cancellation within 48 hours before class. 50% of the full payment will be refunded for cancellation more than 48 hours before class.

There will be a 100% charge for no-shows. No-shows are defined as (1) Arriving 15 minutes late for Day Tours; (2) Arriving 1 hour late for Multi-day tours and custom tours.


March 2015
Germany / Nina
Highly recommend
My husband and I visited Taiwan on our honeymoon and found this class on TripAdvisor, it was a wonderful experience! We learned how to make dumplings, a delicious cucumber dish, a melon dish, hot and sour soup, and a Taiwanese dessert. Peggy and Dicky were great hosts who welcomed us into their home and even gave us a map and directions to a couple of restaurants near our hotel for our last day. I would recommend this class to anyone visiting Taipei!
March 2015
Spain / Mark
Cooking class in Taiwan
This is the first time I do a cooking class and I found it lots of fun and a great way to understand the local food. With so many different ingredients and dishes from where we are from ( I'm Spanish living in Ireland) it's difficult to choose or find your way in the local Taiwanese markets and restaurants. The class included a visit to a local market and I learn about how different ingredients are used in Taiwan. I will definitely cook back home a couple of the dishes that we learned on the day
March 2015
New Zealand / Simon
Taiwanese foods are awesome!
Spent a lovely afternoon learning how to make some authentic Taiwanese food with Peggy. It was really fun to go ingredient shopping in the market. We made two starters that I'd never had before - pickled cucumbers and a great winter melon salad. They were pretty easy to make. Next were the dumplings which were considerably more difficult. It was fun to cut the veggies, but it took us quite a long time. Our initial efforts with the dumpling skins were pretty lame but Peggy helped us with our tech
March 2015
United States / Jane
Could not have been nice
We went to Jodie's with our two kids, ages 8 and 11. Jodie could not have been nicer! It was truly the highlight of our trip. The kids really enjoyed the complete hands-on experience--mixing the dough until it "smelled right" (seriously, once you know, you know!), chopping the vegetables, mixing it all together, and of course, stuffing the dumplings. Our son, who is viciously anti-green anything happily devoured pumpkin and coriander and mushroom dumplings without so much as a whimper. The hike
March 2015
United States / Oreo
Thank you for a nice day
Jodie and I spent a rainy afternoon together. I had a great time and we made some very tasty dumplings. We missed out on the walk because of the rain. I really would have liked that . She is in a great location.. I would definitely take a cab!!
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* Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests
* Book 2 days in advance (GMT+8 09:00)
* Departs daily
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