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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 “xialongbao” (soup-filled dumplings).

After learning about the meaning of food in Shanghai, it’s time for a cookery 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 6 days ago
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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Happy Gluttony Day :)

From your usual jiaozi (dumplings) to bursting with porky soup xiaolongbao, an endless experience of eating any sorts of dumplings as well as getting your hands dirty making the dumplings! You won't leave with hungry tummy as well as new great skill of making dumplings.......More

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

You're so right- what's better than filling up with dumplings??? Filling up with dumplings AND learning how to make some on your own! So glad you enjoyed the tour and cooking class with Thomas. Thanks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Delicious and fun tour + cooking class!

We loved our dumpling tour with UnTour. Our tour guide Suzy was amazing - very friendly and knowledgeable about dumplings, Shanghai, and China. We had a super fun time walking around with her for a few hours.The dumpling tour is a fantastic way to get...More

Thank tomjhanson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dumpling Heaven

I hardly ever go on organised tours usually preferring to wing it myself, however I am pleased to say I had a great time on this small group tour exploring a number of small dumpling stalls and shops in and around the French concession area...More

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

We're so happy you decided to take a chance on a tour with us and I'm glad you enjoyed it. There's a reason we're called UnTour- it's more like a group of people hanging out and eating together! We're glad we won you over and...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Perfect introduction to this part of Shanghainese cuisine.

Good food, good company, engaging guide. Love dumplings! Also provides the opportunity to ask someone with unbiased local knowledge as to other things to do, places to visit, and where to eat in Shanghai. This is the third UnTour tour Bev and I have done.

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

Glad you and Bev enjoyed your THIRD UnTour- thanks for coming back to eat with us again!

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Lillian C
6 June 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