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Trick Or Treat: China’s White Rabbit Candy

Looking for a local Halloween candy for your trick-or-treat? Ask any Shanghainese about their favorite childhood sweet, and the answer will inevitably be White Rabbit (大白兔, dà báitù). Sometimes compared to Chinese tootsie roll, White Rabbits are white and “milk”-flavored … Read More

Where to Eat Hairy Crab in Shanghai

In late autumn and early winter, Shanghai goes crazy for hairy crabs (大闸蟹 dàzháxiè). Named for their furry claws, these local crustaceans have sweet meat and rich, custardy roe – both of which are bulked up at this time of … Read More

New Tour Alert: Shanghai Hairy Crab Feast

Back by popular demand, the second annual Hairy Crab Feast takes place only when the crustaceans are at peak flavor! You’ll discover the delicious reasons why China goes crazy for these crabs two months every year as we sample whole … Read More

We’re Open All October Holiday – Get 10% Off!

If you’re in town for October Holiday, great news! We will be running tours every day of the holiday in both Beijing and Shanghai. Use promocode “OctHols2018” for 10% off your booking! See below for more info on our tours … Read More

Mooncakes: The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Dessert

Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōngqiūjié) lands on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, relatively near the autumnal equinox; in 2018, it falls on September 24. Also sometimes called Mooncake Festival, it’s a public holiday in China on which families … Read More