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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Shanghai on a 3-hour tour that includes a 1-hour comprehensive cookery 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD85.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Chinese Cooking Class and Wet Market Visit

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture with this cooking class in Shanghai. First, visit the local market where you’ll learn how to pick the best vegetables plus how to buy them for the best price. After that, head to the kitchen of a local home cook to prepare two to four dishes, typically a meat dish with a soup and a vegetable side.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD65.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class in Shanghai

Feast your senses on the enticing aromas and delicate flavors of traditional Dim Sum during a private cooking class in Shanghai. Under the guidance of an expert chef, learn traditional techniques and prepare flavorsome fillings in order to create ‘xiaolongbao’ (steamed soup with dumplings). Take a 2-hour lesson in a modern cooking studio then feast upon the fruits of your labor after the delectable dishes are completed. Enjoy the undivided attention of your chef during this private tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD56.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD56.00

Hangzhou Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

There’s more to Hangzhou’s culinary scene than Dragon Well (Longjing) tea. Enjoy the insights and access only a local guide can provide on this door-to-door food tour. Explore the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, shop for goodies at a wet market, and whip up lunch with a farmer in Meijiawu Tea Village. After taking in the scenic highlights of West Lake, including a boat cruise, sip Dragon Well at a classic teahouse.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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USD59.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Cooking Class: Make Your Own Dim Sum In Shanghai

Eating is one of the great pleasures of visiting China. Learn how to take the experience back home with you in this private cooking class in Shanghai's French Concession. Under your instructor's guidance, gain a deeper understanding of flavors and techniques as you learn how to make bite-sized dumplings, sweet desserts, or savory spring rolls.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD62.50
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Learn to Cook Healthy Traditional Chinese Dumplings with Two Locals in Shanghai

Delve into the Chinese culture and learn how to make delicious dumplings in Shanghai. This 3-hour workshop teaches guests how to make traditional jiaozi dumplings from start to finish. Make healthy vegan and vegetarian versions with your instructors and learn the techniques needed to recreate the recipes at home with any fillings that you’d like. Then sit down to the fruits of your labor and enjoy a delicious meal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water Village

Visit two ancient water towns and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and dumpling making on this 10-hour tour from Shanghai. Explore the canals, bridges, and 19th-century garden at Tongli, and then visit a courtyard home in the primitive water village of Jinze. Here, enjoy a home-cooked lunch, tea ceremony, and dumpling making class, and try some Chinese calligraphy. Includes entrance fees, lunch, tea ceremony, dumplings, drinks, and central Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD248.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Taste of Shanghai: Half-Day Wonton Cooking Class

Delve into the culinary traditions of Shanghai on a half-day tour that includes a wonton cooking class, walking tour and plenty of food tastings. Start off by strolling through the French Concession with your guide, stopping at local eateries to sample a variety of fresh dumplings. Then take a one-hour cooking class to learn the secrets of making Shanghai Wontons, favorite snacks in Shanghai. Enjoy eating your creations, then set out for a final tasting and market visit before your tour wraps up.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD56.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Chinese Wok Cooking Class in Shanghai

Learn the basics of three iconic Chinese stir-fry dishes during this 2-hour private cooking class in Shanghai. Join an expert chef at a cooking studio in the city, where you’ll be provided ingredients along simple-to-follow instructions easy enough for even beginners. Prepare famous home-style favorites including sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken and Shanghai stir-fried noodles, then enjoy your session’s hard work for lunch. Your private cooking session also includes all necessary equipment.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Chinese Cooking Class in Shanghai with Vegetarian Option

Head to the trendy French Concession neighborhood for this hands-on cooking workshop in authentic Chinese stir-fry cuisine. Learn how to use a wok like a pro and test out home-style recipes, then sit down and enjoy your meal. Workshops include three menu options available— Shanghai, Sichuan, or vegetarian—and can be scheduled for lunch or dinner.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD62.50
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Shanghai Sightseeing Tour, River Cruise and Wonton-Making Lesson

Discover the highlights of Shanghai both on and off the tourist trail on this full-day sightseeing tour, including a Huangpu river cruise, a silk factory visit and a Wonton-making class. Explore Shanghai’s walled Old Town, home to the City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, then experience a traditional Chinese wet market. Master the art of making wontons as you enjoy lunch in a local family home, then browse for souvenirs (own expense) in the Tianzifang handicrafts district.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD105.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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USD105.00

Three-Colored Soup Dumplings Cooking Class in Shanghai

Soup dumplings (also known as xiaolongbao) are a classic (and delectable) Shanghai dish, and this cooking class will teach you how to make them from scratch. Meet your chef instructor in the French Concession in the morning, and get ready to cook. Over the course of the class, you’ll learn how to make three different dumpling varieties. Following the preparation and cooking, you’ll sit down to enjoy your feast, alongside tea and wine tastings.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD59.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Wet Market Visit with Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in Shanghai’s rich culinary traditions, and learn how to cook some of the city’s highlight dishes, on this private, half-day tour. Meet your chef-guide directly at your hotel, and head to a Shanghai wet market, where fresh produce, seafood, and other ingredients are sold. After shopping, head to a local house and learn how to cook a traditional, 3-course meal. Finally, sit down to enjoy your feast.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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USD74.00
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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USD74.00

La mian and shaved noodle class

Don’t just eat Shanghai specialities, learn to make them for your family and friends during a noodle-making class that’s an ideal choice for food lovers and first-time visitors. From a professional chef, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight as you master the basics of making la mien, a hand-pulled noodle that dates back hundreds of years. Plus, you’ll take home a recipe booklet as a souvenir.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD59.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private authentic Chinese cooking class in Shanghai in a local home

Meet Vivie and her husband Chris at their small but welcoming apartment located in central Changning, Shanghai. Between the living room and dining table, enjoy interesting banter ranging across topics from ‘China vs the world’ and ‘The greatest music videos of all time’ to ‘The most beautiful undiscovered places in the world’ with a drink in your hand. Then join Vivie in her kitchen to learn to make famous Chinese dishes which include unique variations that have been created by her forefathers and passed down through generations in her family. Your cooking lesson will include learning to make northern dishes such as dumplings and noodles to spicy southwestern dishes such as kung pau chicken and mapo tofu. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with host Vivie.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD66.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD66.00


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