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UnTour Shanghai: Oodles of Noodles – Shanghai, China

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A foodie’s dream, this tasting tour shows you Shanghai’s culinary underworld of noodle joints that have a cult-like following. Each stop showcases the city’s best mom and pop noodle shops – from homemade wheat noodles smothered in a delicious sesame sauce to knife-cut noodles in a simmered beef broth. Watch freshly made noodles pulled out of a lump of dough and sample the best pasta this side of Italy. Trust us, you’ve never tasted anything like this before!

When: Every Monday at 2 PM
Price: RMB 350 per person

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
Ground Covered: 5 km (3.1 miles)
Private Groups: For more information about group bookings at any other time of the week, please contact us!

Your food tour includes:
– UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack
– All food and transportation during the UnTour
– Post-Oodles of Noodles UnTour details emailed to you, including recipes & digital photos

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UnTour Shanghai: Dumpling Delights – Shanghai, China

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For more than 2,000 years, Chinese chefs and home cooks have been perfecting dumplings in all their delicious bite-sized forms. Carried abroad by Silk Road travelers over the centuries, dumplings are popular around the world, but nothing tops the original! From streetside stalls frying up potstickers to dim sum mansions serving steamers of har gow (delicate shrimp dumplings), we’ll taste the best dumplings Shanghai has to offer, including the city’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) while ducking into a wet market, park, and old Shanghai neighborhood.

Duration: 2.5 – 3.5 hours
Ground Covered: 2 km (1.2 miles)
Price: USD $180 total per group, to 6 guests (for each additional guest add $25)

All-inclusive package includes:
– Pick up at your downtown hotel
– All food and transportation during the UnTour
– UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack
– Post UnTour details emailed to you, including recipes & digital photos

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UnTour Shanghai: Street Eats – Shanghai, China

Choose from a Breakfast or Night Market Food Tour:

Breakfast: Wake up with the city to taste the Chinese breakfast of champions. We’ll mingle with water calligraphers and tai chi masters, explore traditional hawker cuisine at local street stalls and learn the true meaning of fresh at a wet market.
When: Every Tuesday & Saturday at 8 AM
Price: RMB 350 per person

Night Markets: When the sun goes down, the woks fire up along the streets of Shanghai’s night markets. See for yourself why no one can resist the temptations of the city’s diverse after dark delicacies.
When: Every Thursday at 7 PM
Price: RMB 400 per person

Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Ground Covered: 2 km (1.25 miles)
Private Groups: For more information about group bookings at any other time of the week, please contact us!

Your food tour includes:
-UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack
– All food and transportation during the UnTour
– Post-UnTour details emailed to you, including recipes & digital photos

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UnTour Shanghai: Flavors of China – Shanghai, China

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As the financial capital of China, Shanghai attracts millions of migrant workers who bring their local culinary traditions along with their dreams of striking it rich. Our Flavors of China food tour takes you on a culinary adventure of the country’s regional and minority cuisines without ever leaving Shanghai’s city limits.

We’ll start off with a stop at one of Shanghai’s own famous institutions to try several delicacies of the Shanghai cuisine, including lion’s head meatballs, jujubees, and more. We’ll stop off for some spicy Sichuan, delectable dishes from northern China, and much more. If you’re only in China for a short time, this tour helps you get four dinners in one!

Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
Ground Covered: 4 km (2.5 miles)
Price: USD $220 total per group, up to 3 guests (for each additional guest, add $25)

All-inclusive package includes:
– Pick up at your downtown hotel
– UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack
– All food and transportation during the UnTour
– Post-Flavors of China UnTour details emailed to you, including recipes & digital photos

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UnTour Shanghai: Vegetarian Voyage – Shanghai, China

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Hungry for the tastiest Chinese cuisine and tired of wondering if there is pork hiding in the tofu? This vegetarian tasting tour takes the guess work out of eating in China, leaving guests to enjoy a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes, from spicy sesame noodles to traditional Buddhist cuisine, dumplings and exotic desserts. We’ll even teach you the basics for vegetarian ordering in Chinese so you’ll be set the rest of your trip!

Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
Ground Covered: 3 km (1.8 miles)
Price: USD $180 total per group, up to 6 guests

All-inclusive package includes:
– Pick up at your downtown hotel
– UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack
– All food and transportation during the UnTour
– Post UnTour details emailed to you, including digital photos

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Hong Kong Foodie: Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour – Hong Kong, China

Taste your way through the old neighborhoods of Central and Sheung Wan. Along the 3.5-hour food tour, discover some of Hong Kong’s favorite food as you stroll along Hong Kong’s side streets and learn about how this area evolved from a fishing village to the colonial administration district to today’s international financial center. There will be six tasting locations and all food will be included in the ticket price of HK$600.

Savor the Food — Our journey will take us to six family-run tasting locations in the Central and Sheung Wan neighborhoods.  Each eatery has been specially selected not only to represent the best examples of Hong Kong cuisine but also for the unique and interesting stories behind them.  Samples of Hong Kong food and drinks are included in the ticket price.  We recommend that you eat a hearty breakfast or a light, early lunch before the food tour.  If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, please indicate when you purchase your tickets.  Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience at our tasting locations:

Wonton Noodle Shop:  Mouth-watering wontons with fresh shrimp and noodles, served in soup prepared for hours from a family recipe will be the highlight of our first stop.  You will learn about what makes the wonton and the soup so special.

Roast Meat Restaurant:  Taste some succulent barbecued pork rice and find out how the owner can roast such juicy meat.

Fresh Juice:  Feeling a little tired? Sample some refreshing juice before continuing on our walk. Discover how the elements of this juice help balance the other tastings on the tour. We will share with you all the steps it takes to make this fresh juice. You might even catch a glimpse of the juicing process as well.

Tea House:  To help digestion, we will try a selection of “cha” (tea) at a private tea house set in a Chinese courtyard.  Learn about the different types of teas and how to prepare and serve them in the proper way practiced over centuries.

Dim Sum Corner:  Look for Hong Kong people’s favorites at this unique neighborhood dim sum house.  Savor a selection of dim sum, both steamed and fried, and check out others you could try when you return.

Local Bakery:  For dessert, taste one of the tarts hot out of the oven at this local bakery. They also serve a large variety of traditional Hong Kong baked goods.

Experience History, Architecture & Culture — Along our food tour, your local Foodie guide will share stories behind Hong Kong’s development, introduce you to important historical figures, and lead you to beautiful colonial architecture that still remains.  We will also tell you fun facts about Central & Sheung Wan and help you uncover an interesting, little shop hidden in the neighborhood that even most locals miss.  As we meander from one tasting location to another, we will also walk through an open market, watch how locals buy fresh fish and if you’re lucky, you might be able to take a peek of a cage of snakes in front of a shop selling snake soup and wine.

Who should take this Foodie Tour?

Our food tour is perfect for those who do not know what to try at a local restaurant but want to taste some of the best Hong Kong food.  Even if you know what to order, we will take you to some unique gems in Hong Kong that even many locals do not know about.  In addition, if you are curious about how some of these restaurants evolved and remained popular among locals for the last 60 years, our Foodie guides will show you a different side of this commercial area away from the busy shopping malls and typical sightseeing spots.

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