What you'll do
Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. It cannot be treated as one entire cuisine as ingredients and styles of cooking vary depending on the geography, climate, and religion. We will journey through Chinatown and taste these regional delicacies together. By the end of the experience, you will be familiar with the flavour characteristic from various parts of China. We will start in the heart of Chinatown and make our way through four food stops all within a block from each other. Each stop represents a specific province in China. If interested, we will also walk through the aisles of the largest Asian supermarket in Chinatown, and have you familiarize with commonly used ingredients in Chinese cooking. If you're into photography, I'll be offering you tips on taking Instagram-worthy food pictures.
Food at all 4 stops. Food suitable for vegetarians and non-spicy eaters, but not for vegans nor gluten intolerants.
I'm the editor-in-chief of two food blogs (Random Cuisine and MTL Food Pics), and now a freelance food writer/photographer for montreall.com where I interview local chefs and create educational guides on ethnic food in Montreal. For the past 5 years, I've hosted food crawls for 36 students for the McGill Fencing Club, and for 100 new graduates on McGill's Orientation Week. In my spare time, I give private food walks for my Instagram followers (@randomcuisine, 8.7K+ followers) to discover food gems in different neighbourhoods of Montreal.
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Where you'll be
We will hop from one food stop to another, each serving food from one specific province in China. You will see the making of Hong Kong bubble waffles, Lan Zhou hand-pulled noodles, Northern-style baos and more. Starting Oct. 1st, the supermarket tour is optional. If interested, do let me know. We will visit the largest supermarket in Chinatown to have you familiarize with pantry ingredients used in Asian cooking. The full tour will last ~3 hours
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable footwear. Bring your phone or camera to take pictures. Come hungry! If interested in the supermarket tour, bring your reusable bags.
Taste of Chinatown with a Food Writer