Taste your way through one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere! Sometimes referred to as the original Chinatown, it is one of seven in the Greater Toronto Area. This neighborhood is a beehive of activity with shops, cheap housewares, fruit and vegetable stalls, traditional Chinese herbal medicine dispensaries and of course, tons of great food. It can be a pretty intimidating place for those who are unfamiliar with the food and customs of the Asian culture. Let your knowledgeable guide lead the way through a tutored tasting whereÂ you will learn the history and culture of the community. Hear about one woman's fight to keep the community from being demolished as well as tidbits of etiquette and ancient customs. So âÂÂchÄ« hÇÂo hÄÂ hÇÂoâÂÂ åÂÂå¥½åÂÂå¥½ which literally translates as âÂÂeat well and drink".
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Small group ensures personal service
- Led by a local guide
- Excellent value for money
- Vegetarian meal option available
- Likely to Sell Out
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Your uniformed guide will meet you at the south-west corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue where you will set out on a walking tour that will showcase six different authentic Asian eateries. After a brief history lesson of Toronto, set off for your first tasting at a traditional Chinese bakery for an authentic delicacy that celebrates the Cantonese Festival of Spring. From here, you'll duck into a hole-in-the-wall joint that makes the best char sui boa in Toronto.
Next up, you'll visit one of Chinatown’s oldest and most authentic restaurants to taste a dish from the Fukin province of China, that Chef Scott likes to nickname “Chinese Risotto”, along with the best dry-fried squid in the city. A few steps down the street, you'll get to taste and watch as a favorite street vendor demonstrates his family’s version of a Chinese crepe.
Then it’s off for a Hong Kong dim sum experience where you will sit and taste four original dishes while learning the history of dim sum and its traditions. Walk off the feast by browsing an Asian food market before making a pit-stop for “window food”. Last but not least, to bring out your inner chef, you'll end the tour at Chef Scott’s favorite kitchen store which is a venerable “candy land” for some of Toronto’s top chefs.
Inclusions for Old Chinatown Food Tour
- Local taxes
- Food tasting
- Local guide
- Walking tour
- Restaurant gratuities
Exclusions for Old Chinatown Food Tour
- Tour guide gratuities
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions