• HANDS-ON DUMPLING DELIGHTS

  • Food Tour + Cooking Class
  • For Adults and Children
  • 3 Hour Culinary Experience

Are you obsessed with dumplings? On this food tour + cooking class, you’ll get off the beaten path to sample regional varieties of dumplings, from streetside stalls frying up potstickers to mom-and-pop shops serving boiled jiaozi from China’s frigid northeast. After eating your fill, you’ll learn how to make a dim sum specialty from a Chinese chef.

While sampling fried, steamed and boiled dumplings (and a few extra surprises), you’ll make your way through the leafy former French Concession to admire art deco architecture and see how the Shanghainese live. You’ll make intricate Cantonese steamed shrimp dim sum, and leave with a detailed recipe so you can impress your friends and family with your newfound dumpling making skills after your return home.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8-9 Dishes Sampled
  • 1-Hour Dumpling Cooking Class
  • Explore the Former French Concession
  • Head Home With Dumpling Recipes in Hand

TOUR PREVIEW

  • Price: Adults: US$85
    Kids (Ages 6-12): US$63.75
    Tiny Tots (Ages 0-5): Free (if tasting not required. If the tiny tot would like a tasting, please purchase a Kids' ticket).
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • When: 2x weekly at 10am. For private tours or additional dates, please contact us.
  • Where: Near Jiashan Rd Metro. The exact tour meeting point will be emailed upon booking.
  • Max Group Size: 9 guests + 1 guide. Please contact us for large groups.
  • Transport: Walking (2.0 km or 1.2 miles)
  • Inclusions: 8-9 Tastings • Chinese Beer, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water • 1-Hour Cooking Class • Local Chef • Welcome Packet • Awesome Bilingual Tour Guide!
  • How To Book: Click here to book your tour.
WATCH POTSTICKERS FRIED STREETSIDE

Observe expert dumpling makers handwrap guotie, then wok-fry them to a delicious golden crisp. Learn how to eat them without scalding your tongue!

EXPLORE SHANGHAI'S HIDDEN LANEWAYS

Stroll through the lilong alleyways and see how the Shanghainese live in the leafy former French Concession.

DISCOVER XIAOLONGBAO’S SOUPY SECRETS

Find out how chefs get the delicious broth inside soup dumplings, the region’s most famous dish.

LEARN THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DISHES

The original Chinese dumplings have over 2,000 years of history – and you won’t believe who invented them! Chinese generals, doctors and entrepreneurs have all perfected their own version of dumplings over the millennia.

MAKE YOUR OWN DUMPLINGS

After two hours of exploring the regional differences between dumplings, you’ll learn to create har gow, shrimp dumplings made famous by dim sum, completely from scratch. Nothing tastes better than the fruit of your own labor.

*Each tour has 3-4 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 8-9 dishes.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

The vast majority of China’s dumpling include pork, so we do not recommend this tour for our vegetarian guests. If you have vegetarians in your party, there will be limited substitutions and most will not be dumplings.

We do not recommend this tour

We are not able to make substitutions for those with gluten free restrictions and/or Celiac disease as soy sauce/wheat wrappers is very prevalent in our tour stops.

This tour serves shellfish at one stop. We are able to substitute the dishes out for you, but those with extreme allergies should reconsider joining, as we will not substitute the stop entirely.

Nut 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.

Breakfast in China is best enjoyed on the street, still piping hot from the wok or steamer. The only difficulty is deciphering a Chinese menu. UnTour....simplifies the process by doing the ordering for you. The Dumplings Delights tours spans the breadth of China, from cabbage-filled jiao zi eaten in wintry northeastern China...and, of course, Shanghai’s famous xiao long bao (soup dumplings).
The New York Times, 36 Hours in Shanghai
This was the highlight of our trip to Shanghai! We sampled dumplings at Shanghai’s best spots with the delightful and highly knowledgeable Jamie! All of us loved walking through the neighborhoods and eating where the locals eat. And the dumplings were DIVINE. We finished our tour at a cooking school where we all made our own dumplings from scratch. So fun! Don’t miss this tour - or any tour with Untour Shanghai.
Evelyn, Tripadvisor