Market Tour and Taiwanese Dumpling Cooking Class

Enjoy the sites and sounds of a traditional street market, and a delicious breakfast. Shop for ingredients with experienced chef and cooking teacher, Jodie Tsao. Then visit Jodie's home on the beautiful mountainside overlooking the city, to learn how to make dumplings and other dishes. Finally enjoy eating what you've cooked, in a lunch with side dishes and Taiwanese tea.

Please watch this short two minute video to get a quick idea of what you will see and do on this tour.

The Day's Schedule


9:00am. Meet near the entrance to Wuxing Street Market, close to Taipei Medical University Hospital. About 1km from Taipei 101

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Taiwanese breakfast

Try some Taiwanese breakfast dishes, choose from soy bean milk shop, oyster noodles, noodle soup with pickles and side dishes, or baked pork buns, etc.

Grocery Shopping

We explore the market together and buy fresh items for the class, such as dumpling ingredients.

Ready to begin

At about 10:30am. We go to Jodie's home by taxi, which takes 5-10 minutes. Then we can start the cooking class

The Cooking Class

Here's a summary of what we will learn
Making dumpling dough
Making Chive and waterchestnut dumplings
Making Green Onion Pancake ( thick style)
Making Dumpling dipping sauces


At about 1:00pm. We can enjoy lunch: eating the dumplings that we made ourselves, complented with some Taiwanese tea and appetizers. We will finish at approximately 2:00pm-2:30pm

Practical Details

We will hold this event, rain or shine. All food and transport costs during the event are included. After the event, we can call a taxi for you, or you can walk to public transport. We can suggest some interesting walking paths, if you'd like to take a look at the mountains, or view the city from on high.

Class Information

Language: English (Chinese or Taiwanese if required)
Cost: Our price for this standard one day (about 5-6 hours) event is NT$4,000 for one student (about HK$1100, US$130 or 95 Euros), NT$7,000 for two students (about HK$1900), NT$10,000 for three students, and NT$12,000 for four students. Sorry, but we do not offer discounts for these events.
Normal class size: 1 - 4 students (larger classes may be possible). Always let us know exactly how many people will be coming with you. Private classes may be available on request, for an additional charge.
Children: Before you book, please let us know if you are bringing children and their approximate ages. Usually we will require you to book a private class if you bring young children, as they may affect other guests' enjoyment of the class.
Time: Normal starting time is 9.00am to ensure we arrive at the market while it is open (a 9.30am start is possible), and the whole event last about five to six hours. Please always contact us well in advance to make a reservation. We will try to arrange the event to fit your schedule. 

Note: These details apply to the event which you can see on this page. Some custom designed classes or classes with more expensive ingredients may cost more or last longer.
Credit Cards: We can only accept Credit Card payments online, not on the day of the class. Please contact us for details. Payment processing companies will impose additional fees on transactions.
Booking Deposit: For some classes and certain busier periods, we require an advance booking deposit of NT$1,500 per person for each class booked, paid by Credit Card or Paypal. In some cases we can accept your booking without an advance deposit.
Other Payment Methods: Please contact us for details.
: If you need to cancel your class more than 7 days before the date you have booked, we will refund your deposit minus a 10% charge to cover our handling costs and charges imposed by Credit Card/Paypal. For late cancellation and changes (less than 7 days before start of class), we charge NT$1,500 per person for each class booked, and refund the remainder of your advance payment or deposit. This is to cover the cost of lost business, ingredients, and preparation. This charge applies for class cancellation, time or date changes, and reductions in the number of guests. Aside from this, we humbly implore you not to book a class unless you are certain you can attend on time, because late cancellations, no shows and very late arrivals are costly for us, and they inconvenience other guests or deny them their only chance to attend a class.

Telephone: (02) 2720-0053
Address: 2F, 29-1 Zi Yun St, Taipei, Taiwan 台北市信義區110紫雲街29-1號2樓


Working together

This event was originally developed in cooperation with TripInsiders, and we thank Rosa, Ray and Gabriel for their help in creating the video above. For more details, see our blog post about this event and its origins: