Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

Highlights

  • Learn how to make Cantonese dim sum dumplings from a professional chef

  • Discover the French Concession on a culinary walking tour

  • Tour and class are limited to 10 people for a more intimate atmosphere

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

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’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Samplings of food and drink during tour

  • Har gow cooking class

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai easy & fun

  • Tasting stops add up to a very large meal, and you will most likely not need to schedule a meal for several hours after the tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks which are not part of tour itinerary

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Green health QR code required

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Our walking culinary tours are designed to get visitors off the beaten path and into authentic local shops where they can eat shoulder to shoulder with locals. Since 2007, UnTour Food Tours has taken over 18,000 guests to our favorite mom-and-pop-owned shops. UnTour Food Tour has been featured in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, Monocle, CNN, The Sunday Time Travel Magazine, Samantha Brown Travels, The Guardian & more. We also offer tours in Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. Come explore China's tastiest authentic cuisine with us!

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