As the financial capital of China, Shanghai attracts millions of migrants who bring their local culinary traditions and ingredients with them. As the sun sets, we’ll explore the best local and regional cuisines the city has to offer, paired with local beers, spirits (or soft drinks) in a centrally-located, authentic residential neighborhood. Taste local dishes from the Shanghai Jiangnan area, as well as southern and northwest China & Sichuan. Explore just how different regional Chinese foods can be on this evening Shanghai food tour!
TASTE CHINA’S BEST REGIONAL CUISINES – ALL IN ONE NIGHT!
From the local sweet & sour flavors to spicy Sichuan sauces from China’s far southwest, you’ll explore the best Chinese food Shanghai has to offer.
DINE AT UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS
Freshly made soymilk, local donuts, potstickers, the Chinese crepe that is becoming a sensation all over the world… you’ll watch your food being made before your eyes – then sit down to sample it when it is at its freshest.
TRY THE WORLD’S MOST CONSUMED LIQUOR
Wash it all down with baijiu – you’ve never had anything quite like this before. Plus get sauced on the local beers and the region’s famous yellow wine with your new foodie friends.
*Each tour has 4-5 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 10+ dishes.
Vegetarians and Pescetarians are welcome, but will have to skip out on several dishes. We will make substitutions where possible, but please note that we cannot substitute all dishes, so the selection of dishes will not be as large as the selection for omnivores.
*Please note on some tours we may stop for rabbit head, a local delicacy that is eaten with your hands. You can choose to opt out.
Vegans are also welcome, but there will be limited options. If you’d like to book this as a private tour that features only vegetarian or pescetarian food, please contact us. If you’d like to book a private vegetarian-only version of this tour, please contact us.
*Please note on some tours we may stop for rabbit head, a local delicacy that is eaten with your hands. You can choose to opt out
If the diner is ok with soy sauce, Zhenjiang vinegar and oyster sauce (we understand people with an intolerance can usually stomach these, but people suffering from celiac disease cannot), then the Night Eats tour will have some options, but choices will be limited. It’s very difficult in general to find completely gluten-free dining in China. Here’s a blog post we’ve written about eating gluten free in China.
These allergies have not been a problem in the past, however we cannot guarantee that the utensils and other cooking tools used in the kitchen to prepare our food tour dishes have not touched any shellfish/nut ingredients. Please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate.