While traveling to China we wanted to try every kind of food possible. So I was really excited when I stumbled across an article on TimeOut Shanghai about alternative Shanghai tours, which included a write up on culinary tours with UnTour Shanghai. Looking back I am very thankful we planned food tours in both Beijing and Shanghai, because they introduced us to so many different foods and experiences I don’t think we would have had otherwise.
|Tai Chi at Xiangyang Park.|
|Monica explains the Xiangyang Park chalkboard of health.|
|Dabing at Xiangyang food stalls.|
|Chinese brittle made with peanuts and sesame seeds. Delicious!|
|Perfectly browned dumplings.|
We walked off some of our breakfast food while exploring the alleys of Shanghai on our way to try Henan pulled noodles. Here we witnessed the art of making fresh pulled noodles before heading up the steep, short wooden stairs to the small dining area. The noodles were simple with caramelized onions that added a pop of flavor.
|Henan pulled noodles.|
|Dried tofu with green peppers.|
|Vegetable vendor at Donghu Wet Market.|
|Roasted chestnut street stand.|
|Hot and juicy soup dumplings.|
|One of the best desserts in the world, an egg tart from Lillian Bakery.|
Update: UnTour has expanded and now offers food tours in Beijing too.