Shanghai, China
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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.
  • Chinese dumpling culinary tour with 1-hour cooking class in Shanghai
  • Taste a variety of dumplings at Shanghai's street-side stalls and family-owned spots
  • Learn to make Cantonese dim sum shrimp dumplings from scratch under the guidance of an expert chef
  • Sample your own creations after a variety of tasting stops — enough to fill you up for lunch!
  • Venture into a local neighborhood with a small market with your guide to see how the locals shop
  • Small-group class with a maximum of 10 people ensures a personalized experience
Greet your gastronomic guide at a central Shanghai location and commence your walking tour of the former French Concession, a quaint colonial area thronged with enticing food stalls. Watch vendors cook fresh local favorites and begin tasting your way through the city; feast on up to eight samples and savor the unique flavors of guotie (pan-fried dumplings); jiaozi (northern-style dumplings); hun tun (wontons); and Shanghai's renowned xiaolongbao (steamed soup dumplings).

Listen as your guide offers fascinating insight into the cultural significance of food in Shanghai and admire the scenery as you stroll past Art Deco architecture to the venue of your cookery class. Greet your professional chef and observe a demonstration on how to make har gow, a Cantonese dim sum specialty that comes in the form of steamed potato wrappers stuffed with shrimp.

Under the guidance of your chef, prepare your dumplings and cook them to perfection before sinking your teeth into the delicious delicacy.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Jun 2018

We really enjoyed this tour! We ate an amazing variety of dumplings. Definitely go in hungry. Our tour guide was a lot of fun and very informative. We then finished with a cooking class and made some delicious dumplings of our own.

, Oct 2017

Loved the dumpling tour and class.

, Sep 2017

This was an absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide Rosie was knowledgeable and engaging. The food was fantastic at each stop, and my children ages 9 and 12 particularly loved learning to make dumplings. You can't go wrong with this tour, and go hungry. We made the mistake of eating breakfast first and should have just waited to eat with the group.

, Aug 2017

Had a great few hours with Thomas.....loads of amazing taste experiences, you have to go very hungry and there are so many amazing foods to try, delicious! Ended up just two of us making sind dumplings, very good tour!

, Aug 2017

One of the best tours I have ever done! Our guide was so knowledgable and welcoming and an absolutely sweetheart. But please be warned DO NOT EAT BEFORE THIS TOUR!! You need all the room in your stomach for the enough amount of different dumplings that are offered. The cooking class was fun and we were given a great handout with recipes and advise.
I highly recommend this tour and I may even do it again when back in Shanghai!!

, May 2017

This tour is awesome! Authentic local food, tour guide was very knowledgeable with interesting and fun facts to share. The cooking class was great as well! We will definitely try the Night Eats tour the next time we're in town! Thanks!!

, May 2017

Absolutely loved this tour! Nyima was our guide and she was fantastic! She had so much knowledge. Everything we ate was so tasty and there was so much food we got to a point where we had to ask how much was left so we knew we would have room for it! The cooking class was heaps of fun too. The chefs were great and helpful. Highly recommend this tour! so delicious!

, Apr 2017

Our guide Niyma was amazing! She was so informative and friendly, accommodated everyone's needs, and had a wealth of information to share about the place she now calls home. The tour itself was well worth the price. My friend and I had a very short visit to shanghai and wanted to experience as much of the food and culture as possible. Having an English speaking guide was critical, we quickly discovered, as the locals don't typically speak English, and we can't speak or read Mandarin. Niyma was our gateway to the fabulous food of Shanghai, and when Untour Food Tours says to come hungry, they mean it!! Pace yourself, and this food tour does not skimp! They will even give you more if you want it!
We were able to sample steamed pork dumplings potstickers to us Americans, Shanghai noodles, xiaomai, a variety of steamed meat dumplings with and without broth inside, vegetable dumplings, and xiaobao breaded dumplings filled with either vegetables, custard, or black sesame. And that doesn't include the dumplings we made!!
Of course my favorite part was making my own Xiaolongbao! It was so much easier to do than I thought it would be! And it tasted delicious! Each person made then ate about 6-8 dumplings!
Afterwards, our guide gave each of us the recipe so we could recreate our dumplings at home. She also gave us some great suggestions for other activities to do around Shanghai! We ended up visiting one of those recommended sites: the Zotter Chocolate Factory! A must do as well!!

, Mar 2017

Excellent tour guide.

, Jan 2017

I would recommend this tour to everyone! Fantastic tasting dumplings where you get to sample a range of different styles and can eat as many as you would like, though everyone in our group walked away very full! The cooking class was also excellent and great for beginners, and you receive a recipe to follow when you are back home. It was the perfect ending to our trip.

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