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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour Led by a Chef

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Vancouver, Canada

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend a morning in Vancouver’s Chinatown with an off-duty chef on this food and cultural walking tour. With the help of your expert, taste delicious barbecued crispy duck and other savory delights, as you learn about Chinatown’s historical landmarks and local cuisine. Drink tea, enter cookware and herbal medicine shops, and visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. A dim sum lunch is included in this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
  • Relax in the urban oasis of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  • Taste sweet and savory foods, and enjoy a dim sum lunch
  • Learn about Chinatown’s history and culture
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more memorable experience
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Walking tour that includes food samplings, tea, and dim sum lunch
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The Tour requires a minimum of 2 persons. If less than the minimum, the Tour will be cancelled
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please indicate if there are any food allergies / considerations
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Robert Sung Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "If you are interested in learning more about Chinese culture and the history of Chinatown in Vancouver, take this tour." See review
  • "A great walking tour for those who want to learn more about Chinatown, Chinese culture and, of course, food!" See review
  • "This tour was so much fun, and I recommend it to visitors and locals alike!" See review

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2 Thumbs Up!
Tim_B
, Oct 2021
Bob did a very, very good job. We totally enjoy the tour. We eat chicken feet for the first time. They were excellent.
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China walking tour
Jacob_P
, Sep 2021
Bob, our tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, entertains, and interesting. Highly recommend him!!
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star-5
Great tour!
Madison_F
, Aug 2021
The tour with Bob was amazing! I learned a lot about Chinese culture and Chinese-Canadian history, and tried some delicious food. I really enjoyed touring the Chinese Garden.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for The great review!! My time with you was appreciate! Please contact me for anything referring to Chinese cuisine & culture!!!! Regards Bob
star-5
Amazing tour of culture, history and food
Norma_K
, Aug 2021
I would highly recommend A Wok Around Chinatown with Bob to everyone. I learned history of Chinatown and Chinese philosophy, culture and food. This was the best tour I have taken anywhere regarding Chinese culture. Bob is so knowledgeable that he brings history to life. To experience history and culture as it relates to food was amazing. Thank you Bob for making our trip to Vancouver memorable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
27/Aug/21 Hello Norma: Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure showing the three of you around Chinatown. You have the Tour's email address, so feel free to send questions about history, culture & food!!! Regards Bob
star-5
Fascinating and delicious experience.
Sheilagh_O
, Aug 2021
Bob is a delight. He personalized his talk to connect to each of his guests. Bob is highly knowledgeable, entertaining and considerate. A fabulous and fascinating tour. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you had a good time!! Hope the Tour gave you some familiarity about the different aspects of Chinese Cuisine & Culture Feel free to email me should you have any questions!!
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Great cultural experience
Michelle_P
, Aug 2021
Bob was incredibly knowledgeable on the history and culture of Chinatown. More food sampling during the tour would have been appreciated. The food and guide were excellent.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
I appreciate your review...Thank you!! Appreciate your feedback about the sampling. Usually it's the samples + the dim sum....I will look into it and perhaps revise. Feedback is always good so thanks for this!!!
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Simply fantastic!
MarieEve_V
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful tour of Vancouver Chinatown with Robert. He is so knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. It is truly one of the best tours we had in vacation. A special mention for the visit at the Chinese garden and all the excellent food that we discovered with Robert. My husband and I are highly recommended this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your review!! I'm glad you enjoyed the Tour!!! It's great that I can showcase my culture & heritage Gratefully appreciated!!!
star-5
A great tour for food and culture lovers
Peter
, May 2021
A great walking tour for those who want to learn more about Chinatown, Chinese culture and, of course, food! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Walking and Learning and Eating and Drinking - Fantastic Tour!
Kelly_and_Thomas
, Feb 2020
This tour was so much fun, and I recommend it to visitors and locals alike! We (we two plus one other couple) discussed the historical and cultural influences of various countries on the foods of Asia, as well as the foods of the Asian diaspora. Fascinating! We started out at the Sun Yat Sen garden and talked about Chinese culture and concepts, and then we walked around and Robert talked about the architecture (historical and cultural influences), and took us to Chinese produce shops, meat shops, tea shops, herbal medicine shops, a bakery and more! The dim sun lunch was great, where he also spoke about meal etiquette and the origins of different dishes. He was always at the ready to answer questions about anything, and was so friendly and welcoming and just a pleasure to hang out with. The tour was easily the highlight of our visit to Vancouver.
star-5
Could not have been more pleased with this tour.
306walterk
, Oct 2019
Unexpected lessons on how the Chinese culture relates to how and why food choices and customs have been established. A very well thought out and easily to follow trip through Chinese history and how food relates to everything. A dive into Chinese principles, medicine, customs and food. A great lunch and a few snacks along the way rounded out one of the best days in our entire 2 week trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
I'm glad to know you had a good time! This Tour is to showcase my heritage & background. Thank you for selecting the Tour!!

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