Cook With UnTour

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Cook with UnTour Cookbook

  • US $15
  • Our Top Recipes
  • Dishes from Our Vendors & Guides

The Cook with UnTour digital cookbook brings 25 legendary dishes into your home for you to recreate the flavors of our tours in China. The cookbook is a labor of love that was written by our guides, vendors, and admin staff, who all pitched in to provide their  tried-and-true favorite recipes that can easily be made at home, and included a section on how to stock your Chinese pantry and season your wok.

More than half the recipes are vegetarian (or vegetarian-adaptable) and we’ve included recipes with easy-to-find ingredients, so you can raid your pantry instead of your local store. For any harder-to-find ingredients, we’ve linked to online sources so you can order them in.

The Cook with UnTour cookbook includes:


We haven't had an international tourist on a tour since Jan 2020. And the number of expats in China is dwindling. You’ll be helping us make it through China's most recent lockdown, so we can go on to lead tours for years to come.

Cook with UnTour


We send you the digital cookbook immediately after purchase – all you have to do is download it and get cooking!

Our guides, vendors, and admin staff all pitched in to provide their tried-and-true favorite recipes that can easily be made at home.

More than half of the 25 recipes in the book are vegetarian-friendly! And a good chunk of those are vegan as well.

Gluten-free guests can substitute the aged vinegar for rice vinegar or soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos for many of the recipes to get a celiac-friendly meal. 

Yes! We have provided links to where to purchase any hard-to-source ingredients as well as substitutions for many items that you should already have stocked in your pantry.

Cook with UnTour is one of the projects that we hope will sustain us during these lean months so that once everything is back to normal, we will still be around to make sure we can give visitors a taste of real China. The price of the cookbook is $15, and we will be donating 25% to Off Their Plate.