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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.
Reviews (67)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Incredibly well-organized and delicious!

I organized a private tour for me and a large group of friends. From the beginning of the booking process, communication was excellent. I got prompt replies and answers to all of my questions and more. Payment was simple and easy. These guys are very...More

Thank Tansy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fabulous tour

Exceeded all expectations. Kate was brilliant. Fun and informative. Highly recommend to anyone any age.

Thank Katherinejean
Reviewed September 1, 2018 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

1  Thank Thomas M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

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 August 14, 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 August 21, 2018

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 August 8, 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

1  Thank Kathy G
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from Katherinejean | Reviewed this property |
It’s 90% pork so no sorry.
October 3, 2018|
Response from Aubrey L | Reviewed this property |
The tour was roughly 3 hours, maybe a little bit longer with the dumpling class, depending on how long you would like to linger. Enjoy!
Jennie H
August 13, 2018|
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You need to contact Viator, they are the broker that sets the tours up with local tour agencies.