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This Sydney food tour is a slice of history and culture, alongside deliciously diverse cuisine, telling the Aussie story of migration and settlement from the early days to the most modern times.

This mouthwatering journey will visit hidden landmarks and share little known stories from the history of Chinese Australians.  You will enjoy some of the best of Asian Australian cuisine, with origins from China, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.

With modern fusion and Sydney’s Chinatown classics, dishes include the best KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), handmade dumplings and noodles enjoyed by chefs on their days off, and a lotus shaped gelato beautiful enough to Instagram and delicious enough to win awards.

Your tour will also include the serenity of a classic Chinese Tea Ceremony, an ancient and beautiful tradition, shared by dedicated young tea enthusiasts.

You’ll find out where the locals love to eat, and learn about authentic recipes passed down over centuries in Asia and adapted to include Australian ingredients. There are generous portions on this tour, so come hungry! 

You’ll hear stories of settlement as you taste and tour with Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc., a charity that supports new and young Australians, including refugees, through training and employment. Taste Tours loves Sydney as much for its cultural wealth as for its climate and spectacular views. The city is a culinary treasure trove!

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Chinatown
Taste Tours
Overview
Discover the delicious food of Sydney's vibrant Chinatown district with a food-loving guide who takes you to local favorites. Sample a variety of dishes from different parts of China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, with enough food to make up a full meal. You’ll also meet restaurant owners and chefs, hear personal stories of immigration to Australia and learn how family recipes have been adapted with Australian ingredients. Get the inside scoop on favorite eateries and enjoy an array of tantalizing flavors on this fun and informative food tour.
Highlights
  • 3-hour food tour of Chinatown in Sydney
  • Taste specialties from different parts of China
  • Try dishes from Malaysia, the Philippines and Japan
  • Learn about the traditional tea ceremony at a local teahouse
  • Meet the restaurant owners and learn about their family stories and recipes
  • Hear about immigration to Australia from the early days of the British colony to the present
  • Enjoy generous portions of a variety of mouth-watering dishes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very diverse array of food combined with a wonderful guide.

What a wonderful experience ! Highly recommend it. You get a great feel of china town and its surroundings and while you are in the area, it is a must to go to the Chinese Friendship Garden. Thank you to Patrick for being such a...More

Thank F8sen
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Nom nom nom

My husband and I did the Chinatown tour with Patrick and as Sydney locals we were overwhelmed with all the delicious places that are so close to us but we never knew about. Patrick is super knowledgeable and constantly pointing out recommended places. The amount...More

1  Thank SamW10
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Genuine, decent, friendly guides

Food tour was really interesting. Varied and tasty food, especially the first Korean restaurant. We didn't feel rushed at any stage and the 2 tour guides worked effortlessly with each other

1  Thank Sam T
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Very nice and interesting tour of Chinatown

All of the stops were great, but one. It was for fried chicken in a shopping mall food court. Quite strange and did not really fit in with the rest of the tour. One of the other stops had friend chicken that was much better....More

1  Thank Ivy E
Reviewed 21 May 2018
Great experience

I had a great time on the tour, as a solo traveler they were very kind and accommodating. Highly recommend taste tours.

1  Thank Tammy W
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