UnTour Shanghai was recently featured in a round-up of the best walking tours in Shanghai from TALK Magazine, the longest running English language magazine in town! See below to see what writer Liz Grabenstein said about UnTour!
After all this shopping and touring, you’re bound to have worked up quite an appetite. UnTour’s resident Chief Eating Officer (CEO) will take you on a walkabout of Shanghai’s best street eats to learn how to order starchy sustenance like a local. Meeting in the morning at Xiangyang Park, you first catch a peek of the locals doing tai qi, water calligraphy and sword fighting. After working up an appetite watching all that elderly exercise, it’s time for the feast to begin.
A visit to a nearby food stall yields a delicious Chinese breakfast of champions with jianbing and shengjianbao, but there’s plenty more to eat. Your guide leads you through alleys to delicious noodle and dumpling joints, then you’re served green onion delights by the only man in Shanghai who makes them; locals have been known to queue for hours to get their hands on his savoury morsels. To top off all the salty surprises on the trip, the trip concludes with the sheer perfection known as dan ta – or egg tarts to laowai – and not just any egg tarts, the best ones this side of Macau. The tour will make any visitor hungry for more – and it’s a great way to learn about the wide variety of China’s best street food offerings.
This article was originally written by Liz for the May 2011 edition of Shanghai TALK. Thanks Liz! If you’re interested in exploring Chinese street food, join UnTour for our Street Eats culinary tour or learn how to make your own food with our special Chinese Cooking Class. You’ll learn the ins and outs of Shanghai’s traditional cuisine and leave with unbeatable recipes and unforgettable memories.