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Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Taste a diverse selection from acclaimed NYC Chinatown restaurants while celebrating the tradition and etiquette of this rich culture.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
very good interesting tour with yummy food
Sat, Apr 13, 13   10:30 AM juliemacca Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was called Burt and he was very good and the small group was nice and friendly.We learnt quite alot about the area and enjoyed tasting different foods in different restaurants, being told about how it was made and about the flavours etc too. We found the meeting place a bit tricky to find, maybe a map would help with the written instructions.
Rating: 5
Delicious, informative and fun
Sat, Mar 16, 13   10:30 AM Colnago Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great host shares the sights and flavors of a fascinating neighborhood. Take the tour, try new flavors, find the places the locals recommend, hear about the back stories of the area. Not much walking, lots of sit down time so it works no matter what the weather. Where else could you taste pork belly, and learn about the underbelly of the neighborhood? Watch a chef carve Pekin duck for you, while learning that a chef could be killed on the spot, if the Emperor was dissatisfied with his food? If you take this tour, be sure to ask who would pay $1700.00 per pound for ginseng, and what would such a person do with it?
Rating: 5
A revelation
Sat, Mar 2, 13   10:30 AM tertiumquid Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
All these years buying "Chinese" food and I've apparently never really had it before !! A great tour and the food quality was great, and the food quantity was just right.
Rating: 5
Bert is the Best!
Sat, Feb 23, 13   10:30 AM galayayla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bert was also our guide on the Greenwich Village Food Tour months ago also. He is very informative about the neighborhoods and food that we are sampling, he made us feel as we were in the know. We had to rush out of the Chinatown tour so I was unable to give him my feedback on the food selection. Bert, if you are reading this; the final dessert stop of a custard tart is not a good representation of Chinatown and done so much better in most of Europe. A suggestion would be to hunt down a good sesame ball - everyone likes those. I wasn't a fan of the eggplant & rice stop....very average food. The dim sum and duck were perfect. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon. Cheers, Gala Yayla
Rating: 5
Woderful tour!
Mon, Dec 10, 12   12:00 PM IlanMano Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are father and a 21 year old daughter, on her release-from-the-army trip (yes, we are from Israel…).

The ‘foods tour' was part of our one week stay in NYC, and turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences we had.

It revealed for us the secretes of Chinatown alongside with the wonders of the Chinese food, in a way we never experienced before.

The group was just the right size, with plenty of wonderful and colorful people, the places we visited topped one another in atmosphere and (of course) their wonderful dishes, and finally – our guide – Rahim – who truly wrapped it all the best way possible.

Worth every penny, great fun, superb tour.
Rating: 5
Another outstanding Foods of NY tour!!
Sat, Nov 10, 12   10:30 AM JBaskin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent Chinatown food tour. This was our fourth Foods of NY tour, and we considered it one of the best. Bert (sp?) our guide was terrific--engaging, informative, thoughtful, humorous, everything you'd want in a tour guide. This tour is a bit different from the other tours offered by Foods of NY. Rather than mainly enjoying tastings "on the street," the Chinatown tour includes three substantial in-restaurant tastings and one "on the street' dessert. First stop was Dim Sum GoGo, where we had the best dim sum we've ever had. Who knew how delicious dim sum could be when it hasn't been sitting on steam carts for hours? This dim sum is all ordered "on demand," so you order what you want and out the dumplings come, fresh, delicious, practically translucent, and not the least bit gummy. We loved all five dumplings we sampled and felt that the portion was quite substantial. Our second stop was for Peking duck and was also outstanding. Our third sit-down tasting was at a Cantonese restaurant where we had a scrumptious eggplant/veggie dish and fried rice that didn't look (or taste) anything like fried rice I've eaten in my life. Just wonderful! Finally, we ended with a warm egg custard tart, which added a lovely sweet touch. Interspersed with the wonderful food were Bert's entertaining and fascinating stories and anecdotes about the Chinatown neighborhood, its history and culture. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Rating: 5
Delicious Chinatown tour
Mon, Oct 22, 12   12:00 PM tadlow Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had Rahim once before on a tour of Soho and really enjoyed him. This tour was a little different, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be going back to a couple of the restaurants. DimSum Gogol was a favorite as was ABC and their delicious eggplant dish. We look forward to returning to New York and revisiting some of the tours we've done before since we have now done all of them. We recommend this company to anyone going to New York or locals, many of whom have never heard of these tours.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 20, 12   10:30 AM LARIDLEY Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My sister & I took the tour as part of our vacation to NYC. Burt/Bert (sp) was our guide and he was AWESOME! He took such great care of everyone, made sure our every need was taken care of; he told us great stories, kept the tour moving, it never got boring, the food was fantastic, and we LOVED the egg custard at the end. We also met the lovliest people in our group; the weather was perfect and all in all it was a great time and great memory. For me the only bad thing was seeing the ducks head hanging off the platter LOL but other than that I would HIGHLY recommend the tour to anyone I know going to NYC. Thank you so much! Loretta (and Marie) Ridley
Rating: 5
Excellent experience with great guide- Bert
Sat, Oct 6, 12   10:30 AM cffrie Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bert was absolutely superb re both history and food.
Rating: 5
Well Fed
Mon, Sep 17, 12   12:00 PM mommyana Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Very informative about Chinatown. Visited many interesting places to go back and shop. Above all the most exciting part of the tour is the food which is a very tasty meals. You must go very hungry because samples are real meals. I would recommend this tour to anyone.