This half-day culinary adventure includes a one-hour cooking class. You’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the best dumplings from the street food recommended by your knowledgeable local guide.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in your hotel lobby, you will start your exciting tour. First-off you'll go on a walking tour of the former French Concession, a beloved tree-lined neighborhood, to find some of Shanghai's best dumplings.
After that, you'll hover by street stalls and casual local eateries to watch experts make the fresh dumplings you'll get to try. Along the way, your guide will explain the differences in taste, texture and cooking techniques of China’s bite-size snacks.
After this you’ll have a 1-hour cooking class. During your lesson, a local chef will introduce you shengjianbao- Chinese buns and dumplings, and how to make them. They're a real Shanghai classic. Throughout all the steps included in making these delights, you’ll gain valuable tips from your master instructor and learn about the differences between Chinese and western-style cooking.
Once the hard work is done, enjoy the shengjianbao and dumplings you created. Wash it all down with complimentary soft drinks and water. After you’ve had your fill, your guide will take you to make one final tasting stop, as you head out once more on foot and head to the nearby wet market to see where the locals buy their groceries. You’ll notice that the markets in Shanghai have an abundance of ingredients which aren’t used outside of China, and your guide will help you explain what everything is.
After this the tour ends and you'll be taken back to your hotel.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Cooking class
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Know Before You Go
• 2 people minimum on the tour
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended