Home Cooking and Street Food Tour

An unique experience for you to get into the local Shanghainese people's life, visiting their home as a friend and have some real insights.

If you are tired with spotless restaurants and western supermarkets, come join us! An unique experience for you to get into the local Shanghainese people's life, visiting their home as a friend and have some real insights.


Visit Shanghai's first planned development, community center established in 1951, where the local neighbourhood committee will be hosting us. In the shared recreational facility, the neighbourhood committee will introduce us to the village and its history, and we will participate in some community activities -  visiting various classes of local, retired inhabitants (ranging in age from 50 to 80) in areas such as dancing, singing, runway modeling, photoshop editing, and ping pong playing. In each instance, the class participants will welcome us and invited us to participate with them (dancing, ping pong) or perform for us and asked us to reciprocate. After the community center, we will visit a neighborhood wet market  to learn how to grocery shop like the Chinese and then proceeded to the home of local Chinese family, be their guests and enjoy a great Chinese home cooking lunch. There, we will learn how to stuff, fold, and seal Won Ton dumplings with minced pork, vegetable, and local seasonings. Then with a locals by your side, showing you how to transform the raw ingredients into authentic Chinese food. You will learn easy to make and yammy Chinese home cooking dishes and eat these up with the family.


After the lunch, we will take you to Qi Bao(Seven Treasures Watertown) - a nearby ancient water town where you will find lots of local dumplings and street food. If you see some vendors frying up the "Stinky" tofu, try it! This stuff smells really bad, but tastes wonderful!

Price: RMB3900 for up to 2 people

RMB600 per additional person

(Including guide fee, home cooking lunch, entrance fee and transport)  

For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer


Program is 8hrs. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Kindly note, street food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.


To book the program, we do request a small deposit of USD100 (RMB600) per program via PayPal. This deposit will apply toward the program charges and you could pay the remaining balance on the day of the program. You could directly pay deposit by clicking the "Buy Now" button: 


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