Come visit Hualien and learn how to cook their tribes' unique cuisines. The city, located in the east-coast of Taiwan, is famous for its indigenous culture that is still very much alive, making it a great place for a truly immersive cultural experience. Under the guidance of the hosts, you will learn some of the city's most delectable signature dishes. During the class, you will use nothing but the freshest local ingredients, picked and bought at the traditional Amis garden and the aboriginal farmer's market. Schedule a class now, and learn to cook and savor Hualien's unique flavors.
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What people are saying about Tradition & Culture in Hualien
This cooking class was one of the highlights of my Taiwan east coast (Hualien-Taitung) trip! Overall, I enjoyed the experience but also it was such an eye opener, and I got to appreciate Taiwan more and its people! Monica and Sofia were also very accommodating, patient (especially when I absentmindedly threw the crushed garlic on the wooden trash bowl 😂), and passionate about indigenous culture. Three cups chicken was the first Taiwanese dish I learned to cook - thanks to this experience!
This was my favourite activity on my trip to Hualien. Make an aboriginal style meal under instruction from your friendly and welcoming hosts, then eat together afterwards. Don't worry if your cooking skills aren't so good, you will have help where you get stuck. Fluent English is spoken so language is not an issue for any non Chinese speakers. The small group format made for a relaxed and enjoyable activity. I also did the market tour beforehand which was really interesting. This was worth every penny, and I highly recommend this to anyone making a trip to Hualien.
Sofia and Monica were great, friendly hosts! The class was engaging and fun. They would talk about each ingredient they use. Food prepared was special, homely and delicious, not the typical meal you would find in Hualien. Would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to try a different and hands-on activity in Hualien!
This cooking class was a wonderful addition to our Hualien trip! The hosts were great at teaching and demonstrating how to cook some delicious aboriginal dishes. The hosts were gracious and cared about our experience. If you can't speak Chinese it's no problem because they both speak English very well. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in cooking or aboriginal foods!
We had a great time cooking Aboriginal cuisine and learning about unique ingredients with Monica and Sophia. For those who know how to cook already, this won't be a hard class, but it's definitely interesting. Our hosts were also very kind and great to talk to; they even made some extra dishes for us to try. Bonus: they have cats!
Sophia and Monica were really friendly and fun hosts! As there were no other bookings, we were the only ones and we had a wonderful time cooking and eating.
Met their residential cat xiaomei as well.
Loved the dishes and ingredients used were fresh, the market tour was great. Had a chance to see locals in action and also learnt more about the different types of aboriginal vegetables.