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

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

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iconOffered in: English
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Spend a morning in Vancouver’s Chinatown with an off-duty chef on this food and cultural walking tour. With the help of your expert, taste delicious barbecued crispy duck and other savory delights, as you learn about Chinatown’s historical landmarks and local cuisine. Drink tea, enter cookware and herbal medicine shops, and visit the tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. A dim sum lunch is included in this small-group tour limited to 10 people.
  • Relax in the urban oasis of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  • Taste sweet and savory foods, and enjoy a dim sum lunch
  • Learn about Chinatown’s history and culture
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more memorable experience
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Walking tour that includes food samplings, tea, and dim sum lunch
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden , 578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada
11:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please indicate if there are any food allergies / considerations
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Robert Sung Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "If you are interested in learning more about Chinese culture and the history of Chinatown in Vancouver, take this tour." See review
  • "A great walking tour for those who want to learn more about Chinatown, Chinese culture and, of course, food!" See review
  • "This tour was so much fun, and I recommend it to visitors and locals alike!" See review

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star-5
Fabulous experience
Karen_P
, Jul 2022
Bob was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Four hours seemed like a long time for a tour but it was divided up into different sections that were each unique and interesting and time went very fast. Bob is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning about the history and symbolism in the beautiful Chinese Gardens. The walk through the area with stops at the various shops was fascinating and the samples were yummy. We were not expecting that much food at the dim sum lunch- it was more than plentiful and delicious. So much food, maybe too much food but we very much enjoyed. My 82 year old father was having knee issues and Bob was so accommodating; arranged for us to sit at the bakery to give him a rest and continuously looking out for him. We were very appreciative of his flexibility and consideration. The 5 of us enjoyed this tour so much and we highly recommend it to others. Bob is lovely and a wealth of knowledge. Don’t miss this exceptional experience.
star-5
Enjoyed our “wok” around Chinatown
Victoria_G
, Jun 2022
Bob brought so much knowledge and color to the tour. The pace was very good and we learned so much. The foods we sampled were very tasty and the lunch had so much food.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words. It always a pleasure showcasing my culture & heritage Regards Bob
star-5
Bob was excellent!...
pat_n
, Jun 2022
Bob was excellent! Fabulous way to tour Chinatown. Would have missed so much about the history and customs if trying to do it on your own! Highly recommend!!
star-5
An education with great food well explained.
Mike_B
, Jun 2022
Really excellent tour, a very relaxed way of sharing Bob’s huge depth of knowledge. Every section gave something different, the time flew by.
star-5
Dim Sum lunch was...
JoAnn_V
, Jun 2022
Dim Sum lunch was amazing! Loved the Chinese Garden too! Bob Sung is a fantastic tour guide! Thank you again for a wonderful experience learning about Chinatown!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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We were given the wrong...
PhilipFellows
, May 2022
We were given the wrong start time, hanging around for an hour. The tour was very informative and the food samples good followed by a good lunch.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
02/June/22 Hello Philip & Jane: Apologies for the start time mix-up and your having to wait longer. It was nice to have met you, and appreciate your kind words. Thank you for selecting the Tour. Best regards Bob
star-5
Bob was an excellent guide who knew his subject and carefully answered all questions. We very much enjoyed meeting him.
William_D
, May 2022
Learning about Chinese culture in Canada. The various stores we visited was fascinating and he threw in some great Chinese cooking tips. It was well worth it. I would do other tours with Bob.
star-5
Great way to learn and taste new things!
Emmanuel_B
, May 2022
What a lovely time we had. Our guide is very knowledgeable and likable. First, we sat in a room in the Sun Yat-Sen garden for some cultural information, then we visited the garden. After, we walked in the street of Chinatown and visited a few shops and restaurants. We learnt quite a few things and tasted even more. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
05/May/2022 Hello Manu: I was happy to show you around Chinatown "Avec Placer". Thank you for selecting the Tour. Best wishes to you & your Family Regards Bob
star-5
Excellent food tour with Chef Bob
Marybeth_C
, May 2022
Chef Bob showed us interesting parts of Vancouver’s Chinatown with plenty of history. We stopped at food and tea shops along the way. He made history interesting and funny!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
As a Guide, it was so much fun showing you around Chinatown. Thank you for the review!! Every one reviews helps my cause!!! Regards from Bob
star-5
Tia chi words
Paul_R
, Apr 2022
Fabulous info and cultural experiences. Bob is a wealth of information and a great storyteller. Great sense of humor.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Paul: Thanks for your kind words!! Every review helps promoting my tour cause!! Lots of fun showing you around. Best regards from Bob
star-5
Excellent tour!
Emily_M
, Apr 2022
I loved exploring the small Chinese grocery stores, tea shops, meat and seafood shops with Bob. He taught us so much about unique Chinese food items and how to use them. Highly recommended!
star-5
Pleasant walkabout!
Tom_B
, Apr 2022
Enjoyable afternoon exploring Chinatown with Bob. Pleasant walkabout, learning about the culture, history and sampling great food!
star-5
Yaletown Couples Staycation
Mark_L
, Apr 2022
Had a great time, thank you Bob, A fantastic way to enjoy our own backyard … Yaletown couples staycation. Really enjoyed Yum Cha!
star-5
Fascinating tour through chinatown
Bertram_S
, Apr 2022
The Tour is worth every cent! Bob knows Chinatown inside out and his tips are very welcome. The hints on Chinese culture and way of life helped us to understand the chinese way of thinking. Highlight was our common meal in a dim sum restaurant! Thanks again Bob!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Bertram....Showing Chinatown to you, U,L & E was my pleasure. Thank you for the kind words...Appreciated!!! Please remind L to email/phone if he needs further info about Chinese Cuisine & Culture!! Thank you for selecting the Tour....Danke from Bob
star-5
Wok around Chinatown
Karla_C
, Mar 2022
David was an excellent guide and host and even engaged our two teenagers. We enjoyed the tea shops and the Chinese markets.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Karla: Thank you for your kind review. Glad to meet you, Travis, Kate & Charlie. Hope you enjoyed your stay. Stay well Regards Bob SUng
star-5
Historically important tour with lots of yummy eats and drinks along the way
Sina_Z
, Mar 2022
Bob was fun and knowledgeable about Chinatown. We're glad we took the time to learn about the history of Chinatown and the importance of this community in Vancouver and BC. It was also a delicious tour with lots of opportunities to eat and drink from local restaurants and cafes!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Sina: Thank you for your great review!!! Happy to know you had a good time!!! Works both ways...I enjoyed the two of you Cheers Bob
star-5
We couldn’t give higher praise to this tour!
Daxton_B
, Mar 2022
My wife and I participated in this tour as we were very interested in all of the cultural and culinary education it gave. Bob far exceeded our expectations and gave us an unforgettable tour with great food, great education, and great memories.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hello Daxton Thank you for your great review!! Glad to hear you enjoyed it..I enjoyed touring you two around Chinatown!! Regards Bob
star-5
We live in Vancouver. And...
Beatriz_S
, Feb 2022
We live in Vancouver. And have gone to China town lots of times; never knowing what we are seeing or tasting. With the very knowledgeable direction of Bob. I learned about the culture and the stores, the vegetables and how you cook them. And then at The restaurant how those vegetables taste. And I learned about teas the they age like wine !! What an exiting and cultural experience in my own city!! I totally recommend it. !! It is very worthwhile !
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you, Beatriz,for choosing the Tour. I'm glad you had a good time. As you live locally, go to Chinatown to taste & savour, sip & enjoy!!!
star-5
Chinatown Tour
Audrey_O
, Feb 2022
Bob is a Wonderful and knowledgeable guide and teacher. 10/10 recommend this tour! A great way to immerse into the culture of Chinatown and get some good eats!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
05/February/22 Hello Audrey Thank you for your kind words!!! Glad you enjoyed...My regards to the both of you for Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy Lunar New Year)!!!! Regards. Bob
star-5
The tour of the Chinese...
Andrea_H
, Feb 2022
The tour of the Chinese cultural centre. The tour guild was very knowledgeable. It was nice to be in such a small group.

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