BEYOND BULGOGI: SHANGHAI’S KOREATOWN TOUR
Who needs a plane ticket when a world of delicious Korean food and culture is hidden just a few metro stops away? You can go beyond bulgogi on the first ever food tour of Shanghai’s Koreatown – with a local Korean guide to help transport you to the heart of Seoul.
You’ll weave your way through the K-Town neighborhood, seeing Korean Street, the original K-Town building, the more modern side of the area, and pocha (night market tents), and dive into a range of restaurants, bars and shops. Explore some of the best-kept secrets and most enticing places to eat and drink in this K-Town enclave – there’s so much more than bulgogi, bibimbap, and Korean fried chicken waiting to be discovered!
TAKE A TRIP WITHOUT LEAVING SHANGHAI
You'll be transported to the streets of Seoul in this expat enclave. Shop in a local banchan shop run by a husband-and-wife team and taste authentic Korean dishes you've never heard of before. Your Korean guide will show you the ropes of how to make the most of K-Town - it's only a metro ride away!
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH K-TOWN
Get the lay of the land of Shanghai's HUGE Koreatown. The variety of malls, restaurants, street food stalls, and tents that make up the culinary world of K-Town can be overwhelming. With a local guide showing you the ropes and our handy trilingual welcome packet, you’ll be back for more in no time!
VISIT A LOCAL KOREAN WATERING HOLE
Learn how the locals drink, and pick up a few new drinking games. You’ll also taste the lasting culinary influences that American soldiers left on the Korean peninsula, learn about the darker side of K-Pop, and try a fermented rice wine that just might become your new favorite tipple.
DIVE DEEP INTO AUTHENTIC KOREAN CUISINE
Korean food is so much more than bibimbap, fried chicken, and bulgogi. Uncover authentic specialty dishes, drinks, and traditions from our Korean guides.
*Each tour has 4-5 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 12+ dishes.
We do not recommend this tour for vegetarians, vegans or those with shellfish/seafood allergies as many of the dishes are flavored with fish sauce or teeny, tiny shrimp. If you’d like to book this as a private tour that features only vegetarian, vegan, or no seafood dishes, please contact us about running a private tour by clicking here.
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. If you’d like to book a private pescetarian-only version of this tour, please click here to contact us.
We’re sorry! We are not able to make substitutions for those with gluten free restrictions and/or celiac disease.
Nut allergies have not been a problem in the past, however we cannot guarantee that the utensils and other cooking tools have not touched any of the food tour ingredients. Please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate.