- Learn how to make dim sum with a Chinese chef
- Watch expert dumpling-makers at work, then sample the results
Do you dream of dumplings? You will do after this Shanghai foodie tour that is combined with a fun cookery class! You’ll be sampling a wide range of delicious fried, steamed and boiled dumplings, the traditional Chinese delicacy with over 2000 years of history, as well as a few tasty surprises, as you make your way through leafy back streets off the beaten tourist track to eat where the locals eat. Enjoy the aromas wafting from fried potstickers at streetside stalls, taste boiled jiaozi in mom-and-pop stores, and watch as artisan chefs add the liquid to soup dumplings, and handwrap guotie before wok-frying them to a beautiful golden crisp. Is your mouth watering yet? It should be!
After a few hours wandering around the former French concession and learning everything there is to know about dumplings, including who invented them, and how Chinese generals, doctors and entrepreneurs have all created their own versions, it’s time for a special ingredient of this Shanghai gift experience: a cookery lesson. Join a local chef to prepare some delicate Cantonese steamed shrimp dim sum, picking up skills to impress your friends back home, before settling down to enjoy your creations. We love love love this Shanghai foodie tour - as will anyone with a passion for authentic Chinese food, especially dumplings.