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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
Leisure and Enjoyable
Sat, Apr 7, 12   10:30 AM lingenit Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I took this tour as a birthday gift for my husband. It was excellent! Tour guide (Bert) was knowledgeable, friendly, and upbeat! You can tell he enjoyed his job as he kept his enthusiasm, recommendations, and tips going throughout the tour. Food was also heavenly! Many different tastes that have left us wanting more!
Rating: 5
Plan this tour for the start of your New York Trip
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM lordcivin Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second food tour with Food of New York Tours and it was just as enjoyable (and tasty) as the first! My wife and I plan on having this be one of our new traditions from this point forward as they do such a great job for foodies who want a bit of history and entertainment with their tastings.

First though let me stress that you should book this tour at the beginning of your trip. While you do get a few amazing sit down tastings you will be pointed towards a slew of other restaurants that you will want to try and the ones you do visit you will likely want to return to at least one on the trip. We made the mistake of planning this tour on our last day and much to our stomachs' and taste buds' regrets we did not have more time to explore the area after the tour was completed.

The tour itself consists of three sit down tastings and concludes with a tea tasting at the very end. As you walk from one location to the next you are told of the area's rich history and how greatly the area has changed overtime.

At each of the restaurants you are told in detail of what you are about to eat, how it is prepared, and any number of fun little facts about how the cuisine itself evolved.

The tour started at the Dim Sum Go Go Restaurant who I am sad to say has ruined me. I grew up with home made pork buns that one of my best friends' mothers used to make and sadly these blew them away in flavor and I don't have the heart to tell her now. They have a variety of Dim Sum for you to try with different sauces that match them perfectly.

Moving on we next headed over to Peking Duck House Restaurant where we, you guessed it, shared a Peking Duck between the group. It is hands down one of, if not the best Peking Duck I have had in my life. Not only was each bite perfect but we learned a lot about the history of how the Duck is cooked and how much work goes into it.

Our last sit down was at ABC Cantonese Restaurant where we enjoyed their signature fried rice and a Cantonese eggplant dish which went perfectly together.

Our tour ended at the Ten Ren Tea House which was perfect on the brisk day that we had been walking all over Chinatown in New York.

As always a fun tour, a fun guide, and a fun tasting of New York.
Rating: 5
A great fun and interesting way to spend a morning
Sat, Mar 24, 12   10:30 AM karenmcnulty Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was great, informative, relaxed and a lot of fun, It was a fantasic way to see a part of the city we may not have visited. The information regarding the food was especially useful especially regarding the dim sum. I also enjoyed both the historical aspects of the tour as well as the more modern history. The guide was great and made all feel welcome, his interaction with the restaurants as we went around was good to see. I will definietly look into another tour when next in NYC and have and will continue to recommend, Thank You
Rating: 5
Fun Times and Good Food
Mon, Mar 19, 12   12:00 PM DGordon848 Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour stopped at 3 restaurants and two shops, an herbalist and a tea shop. I wasn't just fed, I was educated about the food. It's authenticity was explained and I learned how the food was cooked. I enjoyed the tour and I recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 17, 12   10:30 AM seminole99 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is our 3rd tour with Foods of NY-all of them fabulous. We absolutely loved our experience in Chinatown. Our tour guide, Bert, was knowledgeable and so funny!! The foods we tasted we were outstandingl-super delicious dumplings, peking duck, bbq eggplant w/fried rice and plum tea. The tour was informative and a wonderful way to become better familiar with Chinatown and all the culinary delights and history it has to offer. Thank you for an excellent tour-it was amazing!
Rating: 5
Not just food, but culture tour.
Sat, Mar 3, 12   10:30 AM sarahtargino Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
I'm from Brazil and I live in Manhattan it has been a year. I've been to Chinatown a couple times, and I thought it was ok, but not very interesting. I changed my mind after the walking tour. All the information that the guide gave us about the culture, and the amazing food we had at the restaurants made me want to come back there more often. I'm also recommending the tour to all my friends that came to NY and ask for tips, because it's a great way to know the city, instead of just walking around without knowing exactly what you are seeing.
Rating: 5
Sat, Mar 3, 12   10:30 AM rdeckelbaum Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bert was an unbelievable tour guide, he was passionate, knowledgeable, intriguing, and most importantly entertaining. He really made the tour what is was, amazing! We will defiantly be back to NYC next year to take another food tour. A great cultural with great food!
Rating: 5
Amazing food, amazing guide
Mon, Feb 20, 12   12:00 PM debyandchris Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
You should take this tour, even if you think you know Chinatown. The food was amazing and the guide had lots of interesting information to share with us.
Rating: 5
Bert the tour guide is the bomb
Sat, Feb 11, 12   10:30 AM Cinselmann Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This China town food tour was wonderful. The food was great. . . no disappoints at all!

The real joy in this tour was our guide, Bert. He is very knowledgeable, humorous, helpful and patient!

I will do the tour again when the opportunity arises.
Rating: 5
Food was excellent and the guide was also.
Sat, Jan 21, 12   10:30 AM debshalam Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was excellent and very informative. I would recommend the tour to any one who enjoys Chinese food.