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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    301 Zhao Jia Bang Lu
    301 Zhao Jia Bang Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
    Meeting Point: Exit 2 (street level), Jiashan Rd station (Line 9/12). The metro exit is on the SE corner of Damuqiao Rd & 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 Public transport directions: Take Line 9/12 to Jiashan Rd station. Use Exit 2 to get to 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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    Pass by
    Hengshan Lu (Hengshan Road)
  • You'll end at
    370 Wu Lu Mu Qi Nan Lu
    370 Wu Lu Mu Qi Nan Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200060
    The tour ends at 370 Wulumuqi Rd (South), near Zhaojiabang Rd (3 mins walk from Line 7/9 - Zhaojiabang Rd metro). 乌鲁木齐南路370号近肇嘉浜路
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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 Zhao Jia Bang Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
Duration
3h
Return Details
370 Wu Lu Mu Qi Nan Lu, 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
  • Tasting stops add up to a very large meal, and you will most likely not need to schedule a meal for several hours after the tour
  • 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
  • This tour cannot accommodate vegetarians, pescetarians or vegans
  • Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LiaShanghai wrote a review Oct 2020
Shanghai, China4 contributions3 helpful votes
Paul did a great job guiding us, telling us things about the neighborhood and answering questions as well as organizing the different kinds of dumplings for us. It is great to see how he really enjoys the food and is patient to answer every possible question you come up with.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Hi LiaShanghai - thanks so much for taking the time to review your food tour with Paul! We're so glad to hear that making your own dumplings gave you even more appreciation for them. Hope to see you again on another food tour with us soon.
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HeidiMariaCole wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great experience! We had a big group of friends for a birthday celebration. The guys were great, very informative and friendly and it was super fun! Would highly recommend!
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Hi Heidi - thanks so much for planning your friend's birthday tour with us! We're so happy to hear you guys had a great time. We look forward to eating with you again soon!
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Jenniferpenguin wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney123 contributions106 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
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Response from Operations M, Manager at Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Responded Jan 15, 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
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Responded Jan 9, 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
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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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ElyChameleon
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Birthday Shenanigans!
This was such a fun evening!! Our group of 12 have all been in Shanghai and surrounds for many years; yet we had su
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nickhoyle11
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10/10
Great food, and a very entertaining tour, the guide really knows his stuff and the restaurants were top notch!
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Genevieve F
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Learn all about hairy crb
My husband and I really wanted to learn more about hairy crab and how to eat them. Kelvin made this such a fun and
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MirsAmst
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Must do food tours when in Shanghai
I joined their breakfast tour n Beijing and been waiting to joining the seasonal hairy crab tour in shanghai. Hairy
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MoLeaMo
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Great experience!
We had a great experience on our tour, and it was well worth the money! Our guide, Patrick, was very informative an
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Milokwai
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Great night of food and booze
A really great way to enjoy delicious food and learn a little bit of history about the city and Chinese food. We bo
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shhhjaypi
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A fun escape to Korea(town)
Thoroughly enjoyable--our guide was Brian and he was knowledgeable and warm. You get to experience a lot during a s
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KatInShanghai
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Felt like we were travelling!
Been in Shanghai for a few years and this was my first Untour food tour. This tour was recommended by my foodie fri
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Kathy H
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Delicious, informative, and will be back especially for the kimchi ;)
I left this tour fully satisfied by delicious Korean dishes and snacks, historical facts about Koreans in Shanghai,
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backwardbean
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Great host, fun tour!
Fab evening. Paul was a great host -knowledgeable, enthusiastic and with excellent Mandarin! Would definitely recom
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Shanghaijalila
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Hairy crabs season is too short 😩
I've taken many tours with Untour and they are all the same, fantastic! The customer service, the venues, the pac
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Jo B
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Great Family Food Tour!
We took our five kids (ages 4-15) on the Shanghai breakfast tour with Christina and had a fantastic time. Christin
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Paul A
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A new look at Shanghai, delightful and declicious!
I'm a huge fan of UnTour and this did not disappoint. As a total newbie to Korean food, I felt I got to try top not
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shalyr
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Night eatout, Hairy crab, Korean market
If you are living here or visiting, Untour is something you must do.. always so much fun, and you eat at places tha
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niconico41
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Delicious!
Great time, great food! Informative and fun way to explore a new part of Shanghai. Highly recommend!
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