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Feast of pancakes

Shanghai for Food Lovers

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Join this Shanghai tour and get caught up in an avalanche of noodles, buns, mooncakes, and pancakes. A local guide will show you the way and teach you some local lingo to ensure an embarrassment-free ordering and eating experience.

Highlights:
  • Sample a huge variety of yummy Chinese delicacies and specialties
  • Explore different sides of the local food culture at restaurants, markets, and food stores
  • Learn all about local favourites and popular dishes in Shanghai
  • Discover tips and tricks to finding the freshest produce in markets
  • Pick up some Chinese phrases so you can order like a local

Tour style:Walking, Food and Market Visits, Local Life
Inclusions:

Local English speaking guide, snack samples.


Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature, additional snack / food purchases of your own choice, tips / gratuities for your guide. 


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:2-3 hours
  • Meeting point:

    Entrance to Jing'an Temple: #1686, Nanjing West Rd, Shanghai

  • Starting time: 4.00 PM
  • Ending point:

    Jing'an Temple.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

  • Confirmation of booking:

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. 


    Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Additional information:

    During national holidays and on weekends sights in Shanghai can be extremely crowded. If you wish to avoid the busiest times we recommend visiting Shanghai outside of these periods or taking your Urban Adventure on a week day. Although on this tour, no major tourist sites in Shanghai will be visited, but if in any case of extreme weather condition or government restriction, we'll reserve the right to change the plan of the tour with the effort of delivering a similar experience.

  • Child policy:

    Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

  • Language: English

Also runs from:1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015

Itinerary:

Made by foodies, for foodies, this Shanghai food tour was designed for those who love to nibble, munch, and completely devour authentic Chinese cuisine.

 

You’ll meet your food-loving local guide at the Jing’an Temple and then be taken to your first tasty stop, one of the most renowned vegetarian noodle restaurants in town. Here you’ll be able to sample different veggie options and your guide will give you recommendations and tips about the most popular things on the menu.

                                               

From here, your Shanghai culinary tour will head to a typical Chinese food store where locals go to shop for all the ingredients used in traditional family dishes. In this store you’ll be spoilt for choice with the array of snack samples on offer! Your guide will be able to give you pointers on what to choose, such as the pork mooncake, an unmissable Shanghai treat, yaxue fensi tang (duck blood tofu and rice noodle soup), and ma la tang (spicy vegetarian soup).

 

Next you’ll take a walk through a residential area in Shanghai where you’ll gain an insight into the daily lives of the locals and your belly can have a little break… but not for too long! After this meander through a homely neighbourhood, you’ll stop at a fresh food market where you’ll learn all about the balanced diet of the locals. Our local guide will let you in on the secrets about how to pick up the freshest produce in the market, tips that you will even be able to use for your own shopping at home!

 

The final stop on this Shanghai food tour will be at a traditional Chinese restaurant famous for its bakery packed full of delicious bites. From xie ke bao (crab shell pie) to sheng jian bao (fried buns), cong you bing (green onion pancakes) - this place has it all. There couldn’t be a better finale for your Shanghai food experience! If you’re having trouble choosing, your local guide will be able to point out the delicacies and local favourites, and you can pick and choose with others in your group so that you have the chance to taste as much as possible. Your guide will also be able to teach you some Chinese phrases so that you can order from the staff just like the locals do. Don’t be shy – they’ll love it!

 

Your Shanghai tour will finish in the same spot as it began, and your local guide will be able to give you directions either back to your accommodation, or to other popular hangouts to continue on your Shanghai adventure. When it comes to food tours in Shanghai, this is one you just can't miss.


Photo Gallery:

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Traveller Feedback:

Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback. 

Shanghai for Food Lovers has an average customer care rating of 5.00 (out of a possible 5). The scores for each parameter are:
  • Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 5.00
  • Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 5.00
  • The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
    with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................5.00
  • The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
    Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 5.00
  • Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 5.00

Ms. Andrea C.
Australia ~ 26 May 2014
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Lived trying the local street food, checking out local spots I wouldn't have thought to experience if there on my own!

 

Sarah E.
New Zealand ~ 11 May 2014
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Our Guide Joyce was absolutely fantastic, incredibly knowledgable and fun. I could not recommend her enough, her enthusiasm was infections and our group received lots of explanations of the Shanghai Culture as well as descriptions and understanding of the food. The three places we ate at were excellent as well as the market we visited.

Wonderful small group and to experience and understand the local food was a highlight of the trip to this city. Would recommend this to everyone.

 

Ms. Jenelle A.
Australia ~ 28 Apr 2014
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What a great way to see and experience a little bit of local life in a short time period...our lovely guide May took us to see things that we would never have known about from the 'usual' guidebooks and we tried some delicious food along the way. Will definately look into other Urban Adventure options when we next travel.

 

Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
  • Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.

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