Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour

3 hr

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Group Tour

Sample traditional Shanghainese specialties while immersed in the atmospheric streets of Old Shanghai on this 3-hour walking tour for food-lovers. Your guide includes up to eight tastings, with a mixture of street food stands and traditional eateries. Try classic specialties like 'sheng jian bao' (pan-fried dumplings) to local favorites like Bullfrog stir-fry.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Travel off-the-beaten-path with your guide when you set off from People's Square on your 3-hour food walking tour.

Stop At: Eating Adventures Shanghai Food Tours, No.88 Yongshou Road, Shanghai 200021 China

Immerse in local Shanghainese culture and cuisine while you weave through the backstreets of Old Shanghai and eat at a mixture of traditional restaurants and street food stands. Along the way, pass by some of Shanghai's last remaining laneway houses, or shikumen. Experience vibrant streets where vendors from Xinjiang and Gansu provinces sell traditional foods. Eight tastings are included, and add up to a full meal.

Sample tasting menu, subject to change: 
• Xiao long bao: A classic Shanghai specialty, these dumplings are made with a thin skin of dough and stuffed with a seasoned minced...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Travel off-the-beaten-path with your guide when you set off from People's Square on your 3-hour food walking tour.

Stop At: Eating Adventures Shanghai Food Tours, No.88 Yongshou Road, Shanghai 200021 China

Immerse in local Shanghainese culture and cuisine while you weave through the backstreets of Old Shanghai and eat at a mixture of traditional restaurants and street food stands. Along the way, pass by some of Shanghai's last remaining laneway houses, or shikumen. Experience vibrant streets where vendors from Xinjiang and Gansu provinces sell traditional foods. Eight tastings are included, and add up to a full meal.

Sample tasting menu, subject to change: 
• Xiao long bao: A classic Shanghai specialty, these dumplings are made with a thin skin of dough and stuffed with a seasoned minced pork.
• Sheng jian bao: Another famous Shanghainese snack food, these dumplings are pan-fried with a doughy exterior and a meat and soup filling. 
• Xie ke huang: Crab shell pastry is another Shanghai specialty; the crust is meant to look like a crab shell. Fillings include green onions, pork, crab meat, shrimp, mashed beans, and sugar.
• Chang shou mian: Traditional, handmade Shanghainese wheat noodles served in a meat-based soup. The recipe for these extra long noodles was passed down from a former royal chef.
• Xinjiang (stone-oven naan): Originally from Kashgar in Xingjiang province, these vendors make traditional bread in a stone oven.
• Stir-fried bullfrog: Cooked with green pepper, it's an exceptionally popular local meal.
• Deep-fried wontons: These pork dumplings are served with vinegar: surprisingly delicious.
• Yellow wine: Traditional Chinese wine made from fermented rice.
• Popular Shanghainese desserts

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Food tastings
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
5:00 PM
Return Details
Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be on time at meeting point, as there is no pickup service for this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7
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Based on 13 reviews

Reviewed: April 16, 2017

Wayne F

Had a great time walking around in the rain with Sisly. She was friendly and informative and we experienced a wide range of traditional food that we probably would not have chosen by ourselves. We had a great time.


Reviewed: March 30, 2017

e3canada

This is the second time I have done the Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour. In terms of experience and value for your dollar, this tour is second to none. Our wonderful guide Lily was absolutely delightful and we had a blast with her. At first you may think that you will not get full from the samples be ing provided but trust me, you will be full by the end after stopping at 10 locations for authentic Shanghinese cuisine. 10/10 rating for sure!


Reviewed: January 9, 2017

mhdelpilar

Our guide spoke excellent English and knew many things about local food history and how these were cooked. She is jolly and kept the tour interesting and happy at all times. She made sure we were having fun and eating a lot.


Reviewed: January 6, 2017

Sonia O

Places we would not have usually gone to. Interesting food - my husband had a ball!


Reviewed: October 20, 2016

Hartman S

This tour involves about three hours of walking and LOTS of food! Lily was a great tour guide - enthusiastic, happy, cheerful and had a good command of English. There was almost too much food and perhaps a bit too long for crowded street walking.