Known as soup buns or soup dumplings in English, this Shanghai dish is beloved throughout China and the world. Taking this 3-hour experience, you will not only eat this kind of tasty snacks but also learn how to make it by yourself. No worry if you don't understand Mandarin, this cooking class is conducted by an English-speaking chef who is a true foodies and a fan of cooking. Teaching you to cook the xiaolongbaos in two ways, learn how to make a yummy Chinese sauce to go with the xiaolongbaos. Finally, enjoy our hand-made xiaolongbaos party together!

Tour Highlights

  • Kitchen is located at Xintiandi area which is Shanghai's most integrated area with respect to old and new.
  • English-speaking chef will tell you why the soup dumpling called "Xiaolongbao" and the story behind this snack. You can learn how to put the soup into the Xiaolongbao.
  • All the materials needed in the cooking class are included.
  • Indulge in your own handmade xiaolongbao feast, the chef also will teach you the correct way to eat it.

The Design of the Activity

  • Skilled Chef: Certified senior Chinese Dim Sum chef with six years of teaching experience
  • Location: The kitchen is well-found where is in the Xintiandi area of city center
  • Trippest Shanghai Office: English-speaking backup support — We are very happy to hear your voice
  • Professional product team analysis on every part of the activity to ensure a funny, meaningful and enjoyable expeprience for you.

Detailed Itinerary

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The day before your tour date

You’ll receive a confirmation email/message from us one day before your tour date about the exact meeting time, detail address of the kitchen and contact details of the chef for the next day’s experience. Please confirm you email address or mobile number is correct.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMMeet the chef at the kitchen and introduction

The class will begin at 10:00AM in the morning, the chef will be waiting you at the kitchen, you need to go find the meeting location by yourself. Then the chef will introduce the cooking culture, the history of Xiaolongbao and local ingredient to you.

 

cooking class Cooking class

Note: If you have any food preference, like vegetarian, please noted us at the time of booking.

Good to Know:

  • Wechat is widely used in China, if you have one please tell your ID to us in advance so that we can share the detail location with you directly and you can go to the point easily.
11:00 AM – 12:00 AMCooking session

You’ll learn how to make both dough and filling with fragrant Chinese spices in a class where I also reveal how soup can be wrapped in a xiaolongbao, which is a type of dumpling. You will cook the xiaolongbaos in two ways(steaming or frying), and you will learn how to make a yummy Chinese sauce to go with the xiaolongbaos.

Making the shape of xiaolongbao Making the shape of xiaolongbao

Kind chef teach you Kind chef is teaching students in the class

Kids in the classLovely kids interest in making Xiaolongbao

Fry xiaolongbaoFrying xiaolongbao, also called"Shengjianbao"

Taking a picture of your Xiaolongbao Taking a picture of your Xiaolongbao

12:00 AM — 13:00 AMEnjoy the meal with the class.

Finally, let's enjoy the party of your hand-made Xiaolongbao with delicious saurce together!

Unlike dumplings or baozi, this little bundle of joy contains delicious soup inside. An elusive perfect xiaolongbao has a delicate skin surrounding the savoury soup that bursts open with the first bite!

Eating your hand-made xiaolongbao Eating your hand-made xiaolongbao

Enjoy the party Enjoy the party together!

Schedule and Pricing

Seasons Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
All Season $ 58 USD $ 58 USD free

Important Notes:

  1. The tour is available every day, except for some closed special dates
  2. You'll be a part of a mini group with maximum 10 people.

Price Include:

  • Cooking class fee.
  • Complimentary tea.
  • Friendly and passionate English-speaking chef
  • Group up to 10 people

Price Exclude:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services.
  • Personal expenses.
 

FAQs About This Tour

How to get the detail address of the kitchen?

The kitchen is at Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, where is near Xintiandi commercial area. After completing the booking, you will receive a confirmation letter via email with detail address of the kitchen.

 

What is your cancellation policy?
  •  If we are not able to implement the contract due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  •  Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  •  From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  •  Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  •  After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for cancelled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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