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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

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Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Shanghai on a 3-hour food tour that includes a 1-hour cooking class. Pleasure your palate with local specialties like wontons, fried pot stickers and the city’s renowned ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings) as you discover enticing food stands with a knowledgeable guide. Uncover the secrets of Chinese cookery in a cooking class after your tour and learn to make delicious 'har gow’ (steamed dim sum shrimp dumplings), feasting on the fruits of your labor on completion. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to just 10 people.
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
  • Tour and class are limited to 10 people for a more intimate atmosphere
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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Important Information
Departure Point
301 Zhaojiabang Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
Duration
3h
Return Details
370 Wulumuqi S Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200060
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - UnTour Shanghai Food Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Cooking Workshop
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks which are not part of tour itinerary
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking - advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions
  • In fairness to all who arrive on time, we will leave sharply at the tour start time and will not accept latecomers
  • This tour cannot accommodate vegetarians, pescetarians or vegans
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable walking shoes. Flip-flops, high heels and dress shoes are not recommended.
  • Depending on the season, umbrellas are encouraged
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews dumplings dumpling making different types bring your appetite great fun learned how highly recommend this tour super informative fun tour these guys come hungry tour leader french concession local eateries final stop an amazing guide booking process
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the variety of the different Dumplings we tasted at each restaurant. Kelvin was a great tour guide, he explained the history of the different dumplings, the ingredients and local history as well, as we walked the leafy streets of the FFC. Guarantee you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Operations M, General Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for being a loyal UnTourist! We really appreciate you reviewing your experience with UnTour. We hope you’ll take the newfound skills you learned and the recipe from your cooking class to make your own dumplings when you get home. Happy cooking!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kate was a great tour guide who did a good job of explaining the different dumplings, some of the history of how they were created, and some history of Shanghai too. 5 stops, some restaurants and some hole-in-the-walls. Good level of walking between locations, and...More

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

We really appreciate you reviewing your experience UnTour. I agree the walking in between food stops helps make room for the next. We look forward to hosting you again on another UnTour experience in Shanghai or Beijing!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path tour, this is the one for you. I enjoyed all of the food we tasted and we tasted a lot. Everything was delicious and our guide Kelvin was super informative, thoughtful and fun. Wrapping up the tour with a...More

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Operations M, General Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate you reviewing your experience with UnTour. We hope you’ll take the newfound skills you learned and the recipe from your cooking class to make your own dumplings when you get home. Happy cooking!

Reviewed 7 August 2019

We had 4 in our group with very diverse backgrounds. This was the perfect thing for us all to experience Shanghai! We even had a friend from Taiwan in our crew (in other words he is very familiar with the dumpling culture) and he even...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Operations M, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Thanks so much for joining us - we're so happy to hear you had a fun group and that you all learned a lot about dumplings - they're so easy to bond over. We look forward to eating with you again soon!

Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Kate and Kelvin were incredible guides. Every spot was different and delicious. They did a great job explaining the history behind each stop. They were also really engaging with the group and gave many recommendations of things to do in Shanghai. Absolutely would recommend to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Operations M, General Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

Thanks for eating with us in Shanghai. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on the Hands on Dumpling Delights Tour with Kelvin and Kate. Glad that you appreciated the historic tidbits about the food and the stops. While yes you get to...More

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erinzimmer
18 August 2019|
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Response from Operations M | Property representative |
Hi Erin - Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours. Lauren is correct. Our Hands-on Dumpling Delights tours typically start at 10 AM and run for about 3 hours, so they end at around 1 PM. If there is anything else we can help... More
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16 April 2019|
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Response from Operations M | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours! We can provide pick up service for private tours. Please email UnTour for more info and we can help you set up that!
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7 April 2019|
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Response from Operations M | Property representative |
Hi - We don't currently have one planned, but we could add in for you one that starts at 10am-1pm. Would that work? Please search our company name and send us an email on our website contact form and we'll be happy to help... More
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