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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour provided by UnTour Shanghai Food Tours

Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
301 Zhaojiabang Rd
301 Zhaojiabang Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040Meeting Point: Exit 2 (street level), Jiashan Rd Metro Station (Line 9/12). The metro exit is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Damuqiao Rd and Zhaojiabang Rd. Taxi Directions: 肇嘉浜路301号嘉善路地铁站2号出口,大木桥路和肇嘉浜路路口东南角 Traffic and taxis can be unpredictable, so to make sure you arrive on time and do not miss your tour, we recommend taking the subway. Public transport directions: By metro, take Line 9/12 to Jiashan Rd station. Use Exit 2 to get to the street level. Your guide will meet you at Jiashan Rd Metro Exit #2 on the street level.
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    UnTour Shanghai Food Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Chinese Cooking Workshop
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
370 Wulumuqi S Rd
370 Wulumuqi S Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200060The tour ends about one kilometer west of the starting point near the intersection of Wulumuqi South Rd & Zhaojiabang Rd (by the Zhaojiabang Rd metro). 乌鲁木齐南路(建国西路和肇嘉浜路中间).
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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jenniferpenguin wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney124 contributions105 helpful votes
We had already done one Untour, and decided to do another one. Topher was our guide for a fabulous tour of the many varied ways you can make a dumpling, culminating in us making our very own dumplings to eat or take away. Two reasons to do this tour rather than try and do it by
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Hi Jennifer - Thanks so much for joining us for more than one tour, and we hope you enjoyed the 15% multi-tour discount we offer on our website :) We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed trying the variety of dumplings on our tour as well as the cooking class! We hope you'll join us again if you ever come back to Shanghai - or let us know if you make it to Beijing!
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Evan P wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Greta way to get a sense of all the different types of dumplings and then to make some of your own. This was a tasty experience and lots of fun. Recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi Evan - thanks so much for reviewing! We're so glad to hear you loved trying all the different dumplings China has to offer - and then making some of your own. Hope we can eat with you again soon :)
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brm100 wrote a review Dec 2019
Shanghai, China3 contributions
It was the perfect mix of yummy food, fantastic commentary and great sights. The dumpling cooking class was the icing on the cake. Thank you for your thoughtful and kind tour, Kelvin! Our guests were thrilled and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour for the third time. We absolutely
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Yay! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, as well as the cooking class at the end. It makes our day to hear you've joined us three times and still enjoy the tour :)
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HIYA H wrote a review Dec 2019
Shanghai, China4 contributions
The whole experience was awesome. It felt like a lads on tour or more like lads Untour. Our guide Kelvin was very cool but never zero kelvin.
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Kristine G wrote a review Dec 2019
18 contributions7 helpful votes
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Had a WONDERFUL time on this Dumpling Tour! Topher was a wonderful guide and we really enjoyed the knowledge he brought to our tour with a history lesson included. It was fun to eat like a local and try all of the different dumplings (and who knew there was a delicious DESSERT
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Operations M, General Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded 17 Dec 2019
We really appreciate you reviewing your experience 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!
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About the operator
By: UnTour Shanghai Food Tours
PBlyth
Tampa, Florida
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Disappointing
We took two other Untour food tours in China both of which were a lot better than this one. The locations chosen
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darkblend
San Jose, California
20
Amazing and fun tour
The walking tour definitely delivers if you're looking to eat some authentic shanghai street food. You'll
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Jason S
California
81
Great Tour and Food with Guide Topher
Excellent Guide - Topher was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the food and history of the area where we
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Philip P
10
The highlight of our visit to Shanghai!
This was a small, well-coordinated and informal tour, led by charming and knowledgeable tour guides. The choice
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Whitney
Vina del Mar, Chile
70
Spectacular food and culture experience!
Another excellent Untour experience (I started with the Shanghai breakfast on the same day). Our guide Kate took
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Whitney
Vina del Mar, Chile
70
Epic breakfast!
As a solo traveler with only one day for touring, this was the perfect way to try a large variety of breakfast
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James
10
A great way to experience Shanghai with a local
I wasn't keen to do the typical day tour of Shanghai and opted for Untour's breakfast tour having seen them on a
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Jenniferpenguin
120105
Who knew there were so many delicious dumplings!
We had already done one Untour, and decided to do another one. Topher was our guide for a fabulous tour of the
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Jenniferpenguin
120105
A great way to experience real local food
We did this tour with Patrick and Amy. Even though we had the maximum number of people (13) it still felt like a
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Carlye W
10
My favorite thing I do in Shanghai every trip
I went three years ago and absolutely fell in love with UnTour's Night Markets tour, so when I returned to
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