Two-Hour BYOB Cooking Classes for Two or Four at Panda Chefs (Up to 46% Off). Six Options Available.

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Customer Reviews

9 Ratings

Super fun! Interactive, educational, and fun. She even talked about the culture and spices and had all kinds of fun tid bits.
Jennifer A. · July 5, 2016
Fun, interactive class! Delicious foods that you get to eat at the end. Perfect for bringing your own bottle of wine and sharing good meal with new people.
Alexis L. · July 3, 2016
We had a great time. Chef Erin is really sweet and kept things moving. Fun momma-daughter outing.
Shannon B. · July 16, 2016

What You'll Get

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Choose from Six Options

  • $59 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for two people: sushi ($100 value)
  • $109 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for four people: sushi ($200 value)
  • $59 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for two people: Indian ($100 value)
  • $109 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for four people: Indian ($200 value)
  • $59 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for two people: Thai curry/spring rolls ($100 value)
  • $109 for a BYOB two hour cooking class for four people: Thai curry/spring rolls ($200 value)

Four Things to Know About The Five Tastes

The five recognized tastes are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and umami (savory). But, that’s not all there is to the story. Read on to learn more about taste, and how ideas about it are still evolving.

1. Your tongue isn’t divided into sections by taste. This was long thought to be the case, but in truth different taste receptors intermingle all over the tongue. It’s not hard to see why scientists previously thought this, though. Some areas are more sensitive to certain tastes than others: the sides of the tongue are the most attuned areas to all tastes, while the back of the tongue is most sensitive to bitter tastes.

2. Umami was accepted as the fifth taste in 2002, more than 100 years after it was identified by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Meaning roughly “delicious” in Japanese, umami became fully accepted as one of the foundational tastes after it was proven that our tongues have taste receptors for L-glutamate, an amino acid responsible for the umami effect. Umami is often described as savory or meaty, and is most present in high-flavor foods such as ripe tomatoes, cheese, and anchovies. It’s also why MSG—monosodium glutamate—is so potent in ramping up flavor.

3. There might be more than five tastes. Scientists are still looking into whether the mouth has specific taste receptors for other substances, such as fat, calcium, and metals. Spiciness, however, definitely isn’t a taste: it’s processed in the brain not by taste buds, but by pain receptors.

4. Your sense of taste keeps you safe. Taste buds in the mouth come to the rescue by sending the brain a cue when a food is poisonous or rotten, preventing you from swallowing it or storing it in your cheek pouches.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Online reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies. Promotional value must be used in one session. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.