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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour

Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$65.19
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Description

On this guided walking tour, you'll explore the evolution of of Montreal’s Chinatown, from its pre-Chinatown beginnings to the current mix of people, food and businesses. Learn about the history and impacts of the different waves of immigration and immigration policies, while discovering the food, and stories of local chefs, merchants and colorful characters.

This 4.5-hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters.
After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal, your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group, you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn.
Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards, enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat.
Next, enjoy a quick bite of szechuan, Dongbei and Hunan food, while tasting some crispy pork, BBQ pork and duck. Then follow your guide to a classic Hong Kong style dimsum. Eat a fortune cookie and learn about the oldest business in Chinatown that makes them!
Afterwards, taste Chinese pastries at a Cantonese bakery, try some famous dragon's beard candy and finish off with high quality tea from a Montreal based company with farms in Southern China.
You will be very full at the end of this tour. Step into a different world that you may have never found on your own!

On this guided walking tour, you'll explore the evolution of of Montreal’s Chinatown, from its pre-Chinatown beginnings to the current mix of people, food and businesses. Learn about the history and impacts of the different waves of immigration and immigration policies, while discovering the food, and stories of local chefs, merchants and colorful characters.