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If you are planning a trip to Shanghai, China, then consider booking a nighttime culinary tour of the former Shanghai French Concession where you’ll taste more than 20 local foods along the way – and save money with a discounted price!
Your tour will start at 8:30 PM at the Huangpi Nan Road metro station in Shanghai, where you’ll meet the rest of the group you’ll be touring with as well as your tour guide. First you’ll hit the Xintiandi area, where you’ll head to a local restaurant and enjoy the hand-pulled and knife-cut noodles made by the Uyghur chefs. You’ll learn all about the history of this dish (a Shanghainese staple) as well as the flavor, quality of the meat filling, consistency of the broth & texture of the dumplings’ skin.
Next you’ll head to Zhaozhou Road, a popular night market you may remember Anthony Bourdain visiting.
Some tasty street barbecue items you can enjoy are:
- beef skewers
- boiled crawfish with five spice
- braised pork belly
- freshly fried pot stickers
- grilled eggplant
- lamb kebabs
- marinated edamame beans
- shiitake mushrooms
- stir-fried chives
You’ll visit three restaurants in the neighborhood where you’ll learn about the native city residents while you try local dishes.
Between stops you’ll also be able to enjoy local craft beer and you’ll get great commentary from your guide about Shanghai’s culinary culture & traditions.
If you book this tour by December 2018 for travel taken by February 28, 2019 then you can save 10% off the price of this tour.