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

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

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Overview
Let an off-duty chef navigate for you on this food and walking tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown. After a leisurely stroll through the iconic Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, head into the heart of Chinatown to sample a variety of traditional foods. The tour allows you to avoid the hassle of making reservations and scouting out the area’s best eateries on your own.
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You'll start at
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada
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    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Vancouver ChinaTown
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You'll end at
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada
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Highlights
  • Chinatown can be overwhelming: Let an off-duty chef navigate for you
  • Learn about Vancouver’s Chinese culture in the world’s top urban garden
  • Food tastings, tea samples, and dim sum lunch included
  • Small group size of 10 people or fewer ensures a memorable experience
What to Expect
Start the morning at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. As you stroll through the gardens, your guide provides an overview of Chinese culture in Vancouver and points out landmarks you may not have recognized had you come on your own. The sheer number of restaurants in Chinatown can be overwhelming, so let your guide choose for you. Visit hidden gems and establishments loved by locals where you sample a variety of traditional foods and treats. Cap the tour with a sit-down meal of piping hot dim sum. A small group size of 10 people or fewer ensures a personal experience and the full attention of your guide. The tour ends with plenty of time left in the day to explore on your own.
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Departure Point
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Walking tour that includes food samplings, tea, and dim sum lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please indicate if there are any food allergies / considerations
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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KilaTour wrote a review Mar. 2020
Meridian, Idaho9 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had such an incredible experience with Robert on this walk around Chinatown! We were so excited to find that Robert had such a deep connection with this community. We learned so much about the culture, the foundations of them, and how they were connected to the cuisine.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Joye W wrote a review Feb. 2020
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If you love food, you'll love this tour!! Robert will take you on fully immersive tour through Chinese history in Vancouver Chinatown. You will explore markets and learn different ingredients and the history of Chinese medicine. Robert does such a great job at connecting with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nathan D wrote a review Feb. 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Robert and Winnie provided my wife and I a fabulous tour of Chinatown. They explained the history and cultural significance of traditional Chinese culture and how it relates to our modern world today. Many of values still play an important role in today's fast paced world. The
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mayu wrote a review Jan. 2020
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan13 contributions7 helpful votes
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Not only food. Not only history. You’ll learn a lot from a former chef Robert who shares insights of his own ethnic culture. Why many Cantonese speakers? Why many entrepreneurs? He breaks it down for you. The highlight of this tour for me was to talk with him and get to know
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Trishmpdx wrote a review Dec. 2019
Portland, Oregon2 contributions1 helpful vote
My son and I met Bob for this amazing tour! His insight, humor, and kindness are unparalleled. We learned the beauty and meaning of the classic gardens and properties, we visited amazing shops of medicinal exotic items to grocery to meat and more and indulged in pastry, BBQ
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Date of experience: December 2019
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faerylight1
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Interesting and delicious!
Robert who guides the tours is such a knowledgeable and lovely person. We seemed to have him all to ourselves on ou
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allymacd0nald
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The best way to experience Granville Island market!!
We had an amazing time with Robert on this tour. We were so impressed by everything we learned, from food origins t
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jacook2019
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Food & Culture come alive with Bob's wok of Vancouver's China Town!
Bob Sung generously shares his knowledge of Chinese-Canadian culture, traditions, and the history of the grocery an
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T4711FCsarahd
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Super fun foodie tour to experience the market with knowledgeable guide
Our family of 5 had an awesome experience as Robert lead us around the market and provided not only the knowledge o
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marcusb190
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Custom tailored tour from a knowledgeable tour guide
After a slight delay in the start of our tour, we met Robert who immediately began by asking us about our backgroun
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Kent Y
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Awesome Tour Guide
We enjoyed our Granville Island tour with Robert. He was knowledgeable, pleasant and personable. Vancouver, BC ha
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Go827764
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Unparalleled fun and professionalism
If you visit Vancouver and leave without doing “Wok Around Chinatown,” you’ve missed the tour and the education of
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Tiffany S
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Fun foodie tour
My husband and I visited Vancouver this past weekend and we took the walking food tour through the Granville market
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DebTan62
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What an education!
Robert Sung is an amazing teacher of Chinese history and tradition - soak up all the knowledge he has to impart. He
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Stephen E
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Great food experience
Whenever we visit a new city, we try to do a food tour and this was no exception. This tour was alot of fun, with a
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242brianh
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A Brilliant Look at Chinatown Vancouver
Today we had one of the best experiences of our trip to Vancouver Canada. Robert Sung took my partner and I on a gu
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muzig84
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Great time learning and eating our way through Granville market
Our tour with Bob through the Granville Island public market was great. Bob was able to accommodate our group of 5
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KathyH571
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Great food tour with Robert.
I've been on a few food tours that included prepared food at restaurants. This one is a tour of a large market. G
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67carolb
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A great way to spend a half-day
We did the walking tour of Chinatown on a cool, drizzly day and Robert was adept at keeping us comfortable and rela
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mandychough
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Perfect Tour
Bob leads a fantastic tour. We tried so many delicious foods. A range of products from tea, to sweets, to produc
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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