China Culinary Tour (Gourmet Food Tour)

Discover the true flavors of China

Savor the flavors of Chinese delicacies and relish a plate full of happiness.

For food enthusiasts, embarking on a culinary journey through China is an exquisite way to immerse oneself in the country’s rich culture, heritage, and the authentic lives of its people. ETC’s China food tours are fully customizable, catering to the epicurean dreams of every foodie. These tours lead you to savor the diverse and nuanced flavors of the nation, whether in renowned restaurants or bustling street food markets. Along the way, we arrange visits to cooking schools and local family homes, where you can prepare and relish authentic Chinese dishes. And fear not, for our tours seamlessly blend gastronomic exploration with sightseeing, ensuring you experience the must-see wonders of China.

Driven by a passion for Chinese cuisine, we curate experiences that delve into the culture, tradition, and history behind each dish, neighborhood, and city. Each dish tells a unique story, each neighborhood reveals its own secrets, and each gastronomic city offers a distinct culinary adventure. So, chopsticks in hand, join our gourmet food tours, explore like a local, and let your adventurous appetite be thoroughly satisfied.

China is more than just people and history; we'll weave in its gastronomic experiences, ensuring an unforgettable adventure to international travelers.

Easy Tour China food tours advantages:

● The trips cover the most popular destinations, world-class sights, the real life experience, blended with the classic Chinese cuisines, most famous dishes, locally produced craft Beer and thousands of authentic street food;

● At each city, dine at different food venues, from best-selected restaurants (authentic taste at reasonable price), night markets, to private local homes;

● Witness the aesthetic or bustling gastronomic scenes at cuisine museum, family kitchen, local breweries, breakfast stalls, traditional wet markets…;

● Eat at the local neighborhoods where real locals live and eat, such as Beijing hutong and Shanghai nongtang, Xian Muslim Quarter, thus you can gain an immersing food and culture experience;

● We are not just Chinese food and drinks tasting tours. There are hands-on cooking chances -- practice your skills and learn from the local masters and residents to cook dishes yourself at Chinese cooking class in different places.

The Four Famous Cuisines You Are Mostly Likely to Taste in China

Sichuan Cuisine (Chuan Cuisine): Sichuan cuisine, also known as Szechuan cuisine or Chuan cuisine, hails from the southwestern province of Sichuan in China. Renowned for its bold flavors, abundant use of spices, and fiery chili peppers. >> More

Shandong Cuisine (Lu Cuisine): Shandong cuisine, also known as Lu cuisine, stands out for its refined elegance and focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. >> More

Guangdong Cuisine (Cantonese Cuisine): With a history spanning over 2,000 years, Guangdong Cuisine hails from the Guangdong Province in Southern China, and has influenced the global food scene in a lasting way with its rich heritage, distinctive flavors, and culinary secrets. >> More

Huaiyang Cuisine (Jiangsu Cuisine): As one branch of Jiangsu Cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine is a gem among the Four Great Cuisines of Chinese culinary heritage. >> More


From United Kingdom

"many thanks Andrew is an excellent guide thanks for all your help we very much enjoyed our time in Zhangjiajie best wishesw"

Stephen and his wife are from Uk and now living in China. They booked a private Zhangjiajie tour in October. read more >>


From Ireland

I would highly recommend Easy Tour for personalised tour

We had a personalised tour arranged by Easy Tour according to our needs. It was well organised. We visited Beijing and was going to visit Tai'an and Qufu. Unfortunately there was an earthqu read more >>

FAQs on China Food Tours

  • Do you offer group tours or private Chinese food tours?

    Currently, we offer only private guided food tours in China, with private guide, driver, tailor-made itinerary to meet your food preference, and ultimate flexible trip everyday, ensuring you / your family / couple the best culinary experience.

  • What will we eat on the tour? How much food is served? Are beverages served?

    For most of our culinary tours, you can stop at 4 to 5 places a day to taste a wide range of foods, including the signature dishes (e.g. Kung Pao Chicken, Peking Duck, fish-flavored eggplant, scrambled eggs with tomatoes), traditional breakfast (e.g. dumpling, egg fried rice, xiao long bao), popular street foods, historic foods, dim sum -- all unique local specialties.

    The food for each meal is surely enough for most people, let alone we will sample street snacks from time to time.

    We offer a bottle of water for each of you every day, and you can also enjoy the local drinks, like beer!

  • What if I have a dietary restriction or food allergy?

    If you have any food restrictions or allergies, whether you’re allergic to seafood, or you don’t want any spicy foods, please feel free let us know, and we can, of course, accommodate you. It is not a problem at all if you ask a special menu -- that’s exactly the biggest advantage of a private tour.
    For vegans, we can design for you vegetarian tours to China, with all delicious meat-free meals.

  • What restaurants will we visit on the tour?

    We are going to eat at a variety of dining places, including the upscale Michelin-starred and pretty humble food stalls in the local neighbourhood, with all those culinary experience of different food scene.

  • Are the tours appropriate for children?

    All of the China food tours can be customized, meaning, of course they can be perfectly devised for both adults and kids. With advance notice of your kid’s preference and restriction, we can make arrangements on each meal accordingly, without missing some of the most popular Chinese foods for children. Besides, the hands-on cooking class and dumpling/noodle making will also cheer the kids up.

  • Are your tours senior friendly? Are they wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, for the elderly travelers, we also have some special menus for them, with healthier, lighter, and more nutrient food.

    For 20 years, we have been also delivering private China tours for people with disabilities, so don’t sweat, we will take all your needs for consideration, and make your foodie tour of China as smooth as that of anyone else.

  • Any useful tips and advice for dining at Chinese restaurants:

    - In Chinese restaurants, chopsticks, bowls and soup spoons are the traditional table ware.

    - When using chopsticks, it is not polite to point them directly at the people. Traditionally Chinese never stick the chopsticks standing upright in the rice bowl, this is a reminder of the sacrifice at funerals.

    - It is always suggested to drink the bottled or boiled water in China. The food served at small food stands by the street may not suit your digestion system.

    - If you have an extremely sensitive stomach, then you avoid raw vegetables here. Always choose a restaurant which is dependable in terms of hygiene and quality.

    - If you're invited to be a guest at a meal, don't be surprised that if your host tends to order more food than you expect, this is the way for Chinese people to show their hospitality (if you finish all, then it may imply the host didn’t serve enough). What is more, your host may keep serving you tasty bites he/she thought to be, even you don't ask for it.

    - When you are not so sure what to do, simply ask your guides or do as local people do. >> Read more for Chinese Table Manner

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