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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
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Overview

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.
Reviews (82)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Phenomenal Tour!

This was my first experience with Untour and also in Shanghai. I am traveling alone and was really interested in the food, but seeing as I do not know Chinese it was near impossible to order by myself. Topher was an amazing guide who explained...More

Thank carlyliz17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do. This. Tour.

This tour was worth every cent. Cherry was a fantastic guide: very knowledgeable and friendly. She shared history of China, Shanghai, and dumplings. The food was fabulous. The workshop was fun and you get to eat what you make. It was a wonderful morning of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chiapette2019
Operations M, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad we made it easy for you while enjoying lots of food, and learning some history too. Don't forget to use your new-found dumpling cooking skills when you get home. We hope to eat with you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do This Your First Morning in Shanghai

Our family of four took a private tour with Nevelle. He was an excellent guide. He allowed us to visit restaurants and food stands that, without understanding Chinese, would have been impossible to enjoy. The tour ended with the dumpling cooking class so you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank petersichel
Operations M, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, Peter! We're glad you enjoyed our Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour with Neville. It is indeed a challenge to hop around Shanghai, or anywhere around China, if you do not know the language - we're glad to make...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Magical world of "Dumplings"

My tour guide, Kate, was excellent. Her engaging stories, not only about dumplings, but Shanghai, and China as well were so intriguing and interesting. I now want to learn and see more of the local life and living of China in general, Shanghai in particular!....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SN13
Operations M, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed our Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour with Kate. You're more than welcome to eat with us again, don't forget to use the discount code in the packet we gave you. Happy Eats!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

Really interesting adventure and is was a perfect way to navigate an intimidating city if you don’t know the language! These guys know what they are doing👌 We learned a lot about the different kinds of dumplings 🥟 and we also learned how to make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine S
Operations M, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Christine! Enjoying the best of the local food scene in China is a challenge, especially if you don't know the language. We're glad we made it easy for you while enjoying lots of food, and learning some history too. Don't...More

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GreenGemDani
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Operations M | Property representative |
Hi GreenGemDani, Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours! Our other two tours in Shanghai are pescetarian-friendly, however dumplings in China are predominantly made of pork. We hope you'll eat with us on our Breakfast or... More
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mariejZ183ZR
October 3, 2018|
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Hi Marie, Thanks for asking about UnTour Food Tours! All of our tours in Shanghai and Beijing are three hours long. Let me know if you have any further questions. Best, The UnTour Food Tours Team
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136jennieh
August 13, 2018|
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Hi Jennie - Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours. We would love to host you! You can contact us directly or book on our website where you can see our calendar - unfortunately, we cannot share links on this... More
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