Are you obsessed with dumplings? Have you always wondered how they get the broth inside Shanghai’s famous (soup dumplings)? On this food tour + cooking class, you’ll get off the beaten path, sampling from streetside stalls frying up potstickers to a family-owned boiled dumpling spot from China’s frigid northeast.
After sampling fried, steamed, boiled dumplings (and a few extra surprises), you’ll make your way through the leafy former French Concession area admiring local architecture before arriving at a local kitchen to get behind the wok and learn the secrets from a local Shanghainese chef. You’ll make Shanghai’s famous fried dumplings, and leave armed with a detailed and bilingual recipe so you can shop at the Asian market and impress your friends and family with your newfound dumpling making skills after your return home.
Meeting PlaceTour start meeting point instructions emailed upon booking - tour starts near Xujiahui Park
WhenTuesday & Saturday
Inclusions5-6 different dumpling samples plus other dishes at three different tasting stops, beer, soft drinks & bottled water, wet market visit, 1-hour dumpling cooking class with local chef, bilingual tour guide, post-tour Shanghai welcome pack with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai the best
POSSIBLE STOPS & TASTINGS*
Discover the best way to eat xiaolongbao, Shanghai’s most famous soup dumplings, without burning your tongue – you’ll use this tip again and again while in China!
Watch expert dumpling makers pan-fry delicious guotie dumplings streetside, then sample from a freshly-made batch.
Wander through a local wet market, where locals do their daily shopping and bargaining for the freshest food items.
Try China’s famed savory breakfast crepe, the jianbing, from Shandong province.
Taste a variety of delicious bamboo-steamer dumplings with a storied history.
Watch a noodle master from a Muslim minority group make fresh hand-pulled noodles from a block of dough, and sample boiled wontons in a delicious broth.
End the experience eating your own handmade pan-fried shengjianbao, alongside our expert local chef and your new foodie friends.
*Each tour has 3-4 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 5-10 dishes.*
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