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Shanghai Local Life including Wonton Cooking Class

by Variarts Travel
per traveller Price is CA $94
*Pricing based on group of 8 travellers
Duration: 5h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Traditional Chinese cooking in a quaint & charming setting

  • Sumptuous lunch of wontons prepared by you

  • Gain fascinating insight into local Shanghaier's daily life

  • See locals practising table tennis, calligraphy, etc

  • Visit a Shanghai wet market to discover new vegetables

Highlights

  • Traditional Chinese cooking in a quaint & charming setting

  • Sumptuous lunch of wontons prepared by you

  • Gain fascinating insight into local Shanghaier's daily life

  • See locals practising table tennis, calligraphy, etc

  • Visit a Shanghai wet market to discover new vegetables

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8:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

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per traveller
CA $349.11

Total price is CA $349.11, taxes included

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Shanghai Local Life including Wonton Cooking Class

Activity Location

Shanghai

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Shanghai


Description

At 8:30 am, meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city centre.

First you will visit Caoyang New Village, a local renowned community in Shanghai, which welcomes foreign friends to experience local Shanghainese's life. In their community centre, you can see local people's cultural life like how to practise calligraphy, Chinese playing ping pong, local handicraft etc. It is like a window for foreigner to have a further understanding about Shanghaier's daily life.

Then, your guide will take you to visit the nearby wet market to see where the locals shop for their groceries. You’ll notice that the markets in Shanghai have a lot of ingredients which aren’t used outside of China, and your guide will help you explain what everything is.

After that, we will stop by the street stalls and casual local eateries to watch experts make the fresh wontons that you get to try. Depending on what’s available, you will be able taste the different samples. Along the way, your guide will explain the differences in taste, texture and cooking techniques of China’s bite-size snacks.

Then you will visit a local resident home, sit down with a cup of tea and talk with them with the help of a guide to know about people's life.

Lastly, you’ll have a 1-hour cooking class. During your cooking lesson, a local chef will introduce you some of the different Chinese Wontons, and how to make them. Throughout all the steps included in making these delights, you’ll gain valuable tips from your master instructor and learn about the differences between Chinese and Western-style cooking. You will also have lunch in their house including the wonton you made.

After this last activity, the tour ends and we will bring you back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Wonton cooking class

  • Your cooked lunch (food only)


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary. Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Shanghai hotels


Shanghai Local Life including Wonton Cooking Class ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

1.7 out of 5

Dec. 1, 2017

This was not a dumpling or bun-making class but an opportunity for the guide to show us around the neighborhood including a cultural center which was not on the itinerary. I expected to come away with knowledge of how to make buns and dumplings, instead, had a nice meal with a local family and the guide. However, this was extremely disappointing and would not recommend it.

Elizabeth M

United States

May 26, 2017

We very much enjoyed our tour. And, the home visit and lunch were excellent. We had so much to eat that we skipped dinner. The tour was named "Half Day Dumpling & Chinese Bin Cooking Class". So, even though we enjoyed ourselves, the tour did not meet our expectations. We expected to go to a market, buy ingredients, mix the ingredients, make the dumplings and buns and cook them. Followed by a big lunch of what we just made. So, we were disappointed that we did not learn these cooking techniques. (It was a pretty expensive lunch, not a cooking class.)