Shanghai, China

Home Cooking and Watertown

with Janny C.

Janny C.

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!

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up to 2 people
for 8 hours

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Janny C.

We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile Leave a Review

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