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.
- Start Time10am
- Finish Time1pm
- Meeting PlaceTour start meeting point instructions emailed upon booking - tour starts near Xujiahui Park
- PriceAdults US$80
- 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.*
- Bec85: A delicious way to see Shanghai! I would highly recommend these tours because not only do you get to eat delicious food...
- Monica C: Dumpling Delights a winner...Highly recommended. This was the second time and I enjoyed it as much as the first time...
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