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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and 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 today
Dumpling Heaven

Cherry was a wonderful tour guide. We sampled many different types of dumplings and we had the chance to make our own dumplings in a clean very professional kitchen. The overall experience was fun, informative, and filling! I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Henry714
Reviewed 4 days ago
A pleasure to do tours with UnTour!

This is our fourth UnTour, and each one is great. You eat local food, walking about, and the last stop, where we actually got to try making dumplings, was magnificent. It doesn't matter that you aren't a great cook - this recipe was easy and...More

Thank lfbtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If You're Into Dumplings, This Is A Must!

My husband and I normally don't do tours, but when I saw this dumpling tour, I knew we had to do it. UnTour did not disappoint. We had a variety of dumplings in casual atmospheres, it didn't feel like "a tour", more like a whirlwind...More

Thank Aubrey L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Dumplings and Great Tour!

Marcella gave a great tour, with info and history woven into the stories and description on the dumplings. We went some spots that I never would have known to go to and we ate dumplings i wouldn't have thought to of ordered. The class was...More

Thank joeh7777
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome- so glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes- there are SO MANY dumplings out there to try, and it's helpful to have a guide like Marcella to get you tasting some things you might not have found on your own. Excellent advice to COME HUNGRY-...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018
So Much Food

This was a great experience! I really appreciated trying the different locations and some food items outside of dumplings. The cooking class was entertaining and the hospitality from Kate was awesome. Be prepared to walk and eat. The cooking class was fun and it was...More

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

Thanks Amy, sounds like you really enjoyed both the walking tour and the cooking lesson. Hope you've had chance to try out your new dumpling making skills at home!

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Lillian C
June 5, 2018|
Response from shelleyingermany | Reviewed this property |
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