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Culinary Tour of Shanghai

Visit Zhonghua market in Shanghai and wander down some of the famous side streets sampling regional delicacies with a guide, who will be able to give you all sorts of recommendations.

Culinary Tour of Shanghai, China

The tour begins in Sipailou Road, a street lined by food stalls selling a variety of regional specialities. There is also a small food market here which will provide a great opportunity to witness a slice of everyday life in Shanghai. Here, you'll be introduced to the history of Shanghai cuisine and to different kinds of local delicacies such as grilled aubergine and fried chestnuts with sugar. Following this, you'll progress on to Yuyuan market, where you'll have the opportunity try some traditional local dim sum (Chinese style) food such as soup dumplings, fried noodles and fried dumplings. Your guide will explain more about each delicacy you try. You'll end the tour in a famous local dim sum restaurant, an opportunity to taste more of the food you'll have seen earlier in the day.

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Alternative places to stay nearby

Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

Experiences while staying here

The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.