Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour

Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$62.67
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

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.

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

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.