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Shanghai Dumpling-Cooking Lesson and Food-Tasting Tour

From US$85,00
  • Feast on up to eight different types of dumplings, including xiaolongbao
  • Learn how to make Cantonese dim sum dumplings from a professional chef
  • Discover the French Concession on a culinary walking tour
Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
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No trip to China would be complete without feasting on dumplings—but if you don’t speak Chinese, it’s hard to know where to find the best, or even what they’re called. Discover some of China’s favorite dumplings, including Shanghai’s signature xiaolongbao, from your foodie guide—and learn to cook Cantonese shrimp dumplings from a chef. Tour is limited to 10 people for a more intimate feel.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in central Shanghai and stroll the former French Concession, a charming colonial-era area. Taste up a storm as you discover the city’s myriad dumpling styles. Savor up to eight samples, including jiaozi (favored in northern China), hun tun (wontons), guotie (pan-fried dumplings), and, of course, Shanghai’s favorite xiaolongbao (soup-filled dumplings).

After learning about the meaning of food in Shanghai, it’s time for a cooking class. A professional chef will show you how to make har gow, a Cantonese dim sum favorite with delicate wrappers stuffed with juicy shrimp. Then make your own and eat your fill before you say farewell. Your guide can direct you to the subway or help you find a taxi.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great Fun and Very Full

This was a success with everyone in the family. Our guide Nema was excellent, we had a friendly group and the dumplings were delicious. We’d made the mistake of having breakfast before - no need. The dumpling making at the end was in lovely airy...More

Thank Thomas M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you and your family enjoyed our Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour with Nyima. You're right - we suggest that you have to come hungry so that you can enjoy all the tastings we sample along the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Dumpling heaven!!

After living in Shanghai for a year and a half already, I still learned soooo much on this dumpling tour!!! Had never been to any of these food places before and our tour guide, Topher, was super knowledgeable about food facts, history, culture, etc. It...More

Thank Nicole Y
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yay! We strive to present something new and interesting about the local food scene to all of our guests, whether it’s their first day in Shanghai or they’ve lived here for years, so we're always happy to hear when a local expat discovers new dishes...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Great way to experience Shanghai food

Our guide, Cherry, was wonderful and introduced us to the many types of dumplings and other delights that the French Concession in Shanghai had to offer. She took us to multiple local eateries and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The group tour was comprised of...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018
Dumplings for Everyone!

We had a great tour of various dumplings available in Shanghai. Our guide Cherry was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the tour enjoyable. I felt that the tour was a manageable walk for anyone- and we went on a hot day! The dumpling locations were all...More

Thank barbh81
Reviewed 29 July 2018
Great Fun and FABULOUS guide

We had a lovely time on this tour. I dragged the whole family out and by the end they were as enthusiastic as I was! Cherry, our guide, made the whole thing great. She was knowledgeable, personable and fun. We enjoyed the different places we...More

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UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thanks for your kind review and we're glad that you and the whole family enjoyed the dumpling tour with Cherry! We hope you'll make your own dumplings as soon as you get home. We hope to see you again soon!

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We made some kindof dumpling, I don't remember what the name of it was. There was shrimp in it and we made the "dough" with cornstarch and a couple others things. I'm sorry, I can't be more specific! It was a lot of fun for... More