China Culinary Tour (Gourmet Food Tour)
For foodies, a culinary trip is the best way of discovering culture, heritage, real people and the regional food that appeal to both locals and visitors with gourmet tastes. Our China food tours can be customizable based on a foodie’s biggest aspiration in food, take you to taste the country's rich and subtle flavors at both best restaurants and street food markets, learning to cook authentic Chinese dishes as well as sightseeing the must-see sights of China.
Easy Tour China food tour advantages:
● The trips cover the most popular destinations blended with the classic Chinese cuisines;
● At each city, dine from different venues from best-selected restaurants (authentic taste at reasonable price), night markets to private local homes;
● Witness the gastronomic scenes at cuisine museum, family kitchen, local breweries, breakfast stalls…;
● Eat at the local neighborhoods where real locals live and eat, such as Beijing hutong and Shanghai nongtang, thus you can gain an authentic food and culture experience;
● Take Chinese cooking class at different cities and practice your skills.
Recommended China Food Tours
- Eating and sightseeing through cultural Beijing, historical Xian, panda's hometown Chengdu and beautiful Guilin
- Take Chinese cooking classes, with visits to Sichuan Cuisine Museum, vegetable garden & wet market
- Street food tour for a wide spectrum of authentic local snacks
- Top Chinese dishes served up at the famous local restaurants
- Prepare your own "silk stockings milk tea" in Hong Kong
- Make dumpling in Xian and cook in a village of Yangshuo
- Discover various local dim sum & snacks in the markets, streets, food centers
- Visit China's renowned culinary capitals: Chengdu & Guangzhou
- Taste the classic dishes of Shandong Cuisine, Sichuan Cuisine, Shaanxi Cuisine, Cantonese Cuisine, Suzhou Cuisine
- Visit the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, panda base, etc.
- China highlights: the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, the Bund…
- Culinary delights at Michelin-starred restaurants
- Dive into local markets and food streets
- Walking food tours to discover Chinese breakfast and family-run restaurants
- Iconic Beijing breakfast: pancake, deep-fried dough stick, Bean Sauce noodle…
- Cooking class at local family
- Beijing Roasted Duck dinner & evening beer trip
- Beijing highlights: the Great Wall, Forbidden City
- Sichuan style noodles, hot pot, delicacies
- Munch, crunch, sip like locals at the restaurants, stalls, bars and tea houses
- Prepare classic Chengdu dishes at Sichuan Cuisine Museum
- And of course giant panda is a must-see
- Eat and cook iconic Hangzhou delicacies, from Shrimp Cooked with Longjing Green Tea to dim sum
- Savor up Chinese food culture at Hangzhou Cuisine Museum
- Relax and delight in cruising West Lake and rembling Hefang Street
- Find regional food materials at a market and cook culinary favorite’s in a Yangshuo local family
- Sample famous delicacies such as Yangshuo beer fish and stuffed Li River Snail
- Escape to the heaven-like countryside, climbing mountains, picking fruits and rafting.
Useful Tips of 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.