Taste of Chinatown (Chinatown/Haymarket)
Cuisine - Mixed Asian
Location - Chinatown (Haymarket)
Tour length - 3 hours (6pm-9pm on Tues + Thurs and 12pm-3pm on Sat)
Accessibility - Train, car and bus
Walking effort - Medium including steps
Food alert - spice, meat (including pork), gluten*
Not suitable for - gluten-free or vegansor low carb/low fat diets
NOTE We can offer vegetarian options in most locations but not all
Maximum number - 12 people on tour
What you can expect
Taste your way through Sydney's bustling Chinatown as we share personal stories of migration and settlement through the eyes of culturally diverse Australians. Savour the neighbourhood's colourful history through its delicious food and real tales of migration.
This Sydney food tour is a slice of history and culture alongside deliciously diverse cuisine, telling the Aussie story of migration and settlement from the early days to the most modern.
As you explore and learn about Australia's varied communities, you'll sample flavours from different regions of China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, and even take part in a tea ceremony in a traditional tea house. You'll meet local business owners and hear their stories of settlement as you tour.
You'll find out where the locals love to eat, and learn about authentic recipes passed down over centuries in Asia and adapted to include Australian ingredients. You will be in foodie heaven!
This tour is offered as a Sydney Urban Adventure in partnership with Intrepid Urban Adventures.
- sampling authentic dishes brought to Australia from Malaysia, Japan, China, and the Philippines
- learning about the history of migration in Sydney, from early days to today
- learning about Haymarket and Chinatown area
- participating in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
- 3-hour guided cultural tasting tour
- tasting local specialties
- generous local food specialty tastings at cafes andrestaurants
- food equivalent to a generous meal
Eat for good!
Taste Tours celebrate a diverse Australia and are designed to build understanding across cultures through food.
We recruit, train and employee amazing local people with stories to share and we only support independent family-run businesses. We operate tours in sometimes surprising locations that we know are full of high quality food businesses. These are places that are largely undiscovered by non-locals, and often receive unfair media reporting. We aim to break down stereotypes and share the untold stories of food and culture.
You are supporting fantastic, vibrant local communities and businesses with every ticket you buy.
Food allergies, needs and
*All tours have a food alert. Please inform us beforehand of your needs, and where possible, we will organise alternative tastings for vegetarian, gluten free, no chilli and no pork, and many other common needs.
We will note any food requirements that we are unable to cater for on a particular tour.