Traditional Shanghainese Dinner

Traditional Shanghainese Dinner

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      Shanghai, China
      2 Hours
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      $ 347
      • Tour of Shanghai Restaurants: Shanghai is a playground for food connoisseurs, with many restaurants giving diners a culinary glance into China's imperial era.
      • Guide from Gastronomic Expert: A Chinese gastronomic expert will show you that there is no shortage of fine dining in a city that pushes the culinary boundaries.
      • Shanghainese Culinary Experience: Eat like a local as you sample staple ingredients that have been whipped up into traditional Chinese dishes at Xiao Baihua.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the Xiaobaihua Restaurant, 297? Wanping Rd, XuJiaHui, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, to meet your guide.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. This itinerary can be modified for your private group to accommodate wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Let us know ahead of time at

      Activity type

      Food & Wine, Nigh Life, Cultural, Private Tour

      Transportation used

      Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.

      Included amenities

      Ph.D. or MA-level scholar guide
      Dinner - Local Fare
      Beverages - Tea, one drink

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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      We do our best to accommodate everyone but if you have a gluten allergy this may prove problematic. Let us know if anyone in your party is a vegetarian or has allergies or dietary restrictions. We can warn your docent. Contact

      Special comments

      Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide.

      Benbang (local cuisine) is the essence of Shanghai’s modern food scene, but exactly where did it derive from? You will find out on this tour of Shanghai, led by a local foodie. One of the world’s busiest food trading ports can be found in the bustling metropolis, where Shanghainese tastes have blended to create an ell-embracing culinary scene, better known as haipai. 

      Prepare to treat your taste buds to a generous plate of satisfying food in the Shanghainese sharing style. Alcohol and sugar are widely used around “Hu” - the city’s nickname. These staple ingredients, among many others, add pungent flavor to well-known dishes. Soaked in wine or spirits before being sautéed, steamed or served raw, Shanghai’s delectable fish, chicken and crab specialties are often marinated, sweetened and served with a portion of vegetables, rice or noodles. 

      You will get the chance to chow down on some of the city’s most indulgent dishes at the best local eats on this tour. While a chef is preparing your meal, a gastronomic expert will enlighten you about the ever-evolving culinary landscape in Shanghai. Learn about the traditional way of eating at Xiao Baihua restaurant. Situated opposite Xujiahui Park, here you will try red braised pork (hongshaorou), but not before your meal starts with a rich, cold dish of comfort food.

      Chinese Dining Etiquette: It’s probably best to learn some basic etiquette ahead of your culinary experience in Shanghai, although you’ll learn a lot during the tour. Built on tradition, Chinese dining etiquette involves a birthday noodle-slurping ritual, which symbolizes longevity. Resting chopsticks vertically over rice is an omen of death, and tea tapping is a show of thanks!

      You cannot participate in this tour if you have not sent your passport number and name beforehand. Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.


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      Shanghai, China
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Bring money
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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