Are you obsessed with dumplings? Have you always wondered how they get the broth inside Shanghai’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings)? On this food tour + cooking class, you’ll get off the beaten path, sampling from streetside stalls frying up potstickers to a family-owned boiled dumpling spot from China’s frigid northeast.
After sampling fried, steamed, & boiled dumplings (and a few extra surprises), you’ll make your way through the leafy former French Concession area admiring local architecture before arriving at a local kitchen to get behind the wok and learn the secrets from a local Shanghainese chef. You’ll make Shanghai’s famous fried dumplings (shengjianbao), and leave armed with a detailed and bilingual recipe so you can shop at the Asian market and impress your friends and family with your newfound dumpling making skills after your return home.
**Note: RMB 550 per person is due in cash to your guide at the tour start. Your card will only be billed a small ticketing service charge. For cancellations and no-shows, your card will be charged according to our terms & conditions.**
Private Groups: For more information about group bookings at any other time of the week, please contact us!
Tuesday & Saturday @ 10am
Duration: ~3 hours
Ground Covered: 2 km (1.2 miles)
Price: RMB 550 per person
Children: Aged 5 and under are free, aged 6-12 are 275rmb
For more info on dietary restrictions, language availability, cancellation policy, meeting points and private tour info, see “More Info” below.
Included in your ticket:
-5-6 different dumpling samples plus other dishes at three different tasting stops
-Beer, soft drinks & bottled water
-Wet market visit
-1-hour dumpling cooking class with local chef
-Bilingual tour guide
-Post-Tour Shanghai Welcome Pack with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai the best
- Hands-On Dumpling Delights Food Tour
- RMB 550 / Appx. US$86
- 3-3.5 hours
- All inclusive of guide, cooking class, food tastings & drinks
- Reserve ticket online, pay guide cash at tour start
- Tour start meeting point instructions emailed upon booking - tour starts near Xujiahui Park
Exact meeting location details & bilingual taxi/subway directions will be emailed upon booking.
Our public tours are conducted solely in ENGLISH. If you’d like to book a private tour, we may be able to conduct the tour in Mandarin, depending on guide availability. Please check with us if you have a specific request.
Vegetarians, Vegans & Non-Pork Eaters will have a very limited selection, but we can try to make substitutions where possible, however may want to consider booking the breakfast or night markets tours.
Celiac disease – we are not able to make substitutions for those with celiac disease as soy sauce is prevalent in our tour stops.
Nut/shellfish allergies – nut and shellfish allergies have not been a problem in the past, however we cannot guarantee that the utensils and other cooking tools have not touched any of the food tour ingredients. Please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate.
*Please note on most tours we make a stop to a wet market that showcases live and butchered animals in various states of food prep
If a booking is canceled at least 72 hours prior to the UnTour, we will refund the booking less 20%. Refunds will not be given for cancellations less than 72 hours in advance or no-shows. We will issue a full refund less 20% within 72 hours only in the event of an emergency (proof of emergency will be required in writing from airline, insurance company or doctor) or due to severe weather. In case of severe weather we will try to reschedule your UnTour for another day if applicable. If we are unable to do so then we will refund the booking in full. Find our full terms & conditions here.
You will receive detailed instructions with the meeting point upon booking. The starting and ending points for all our tours can be found through this link.
Private tours start at RMB 3,300 for 1-6 people. If you haven’t already, please click the ’email’ button in the header with your dates, the size of your party and which tours you are interested in so we can check our tour guide availability and get back to you about your private tour.