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China Food Tours: Best Chinese Food Tours 2024

Hello, Foodies.

Have you ever wondered how much more vibrant and diverse Chinese cuisine is in its homeland compared to what you've tasted in your country? What hidden flavors and untold stories might each dish reveal? Beyond the familiar dishes like sweet and sour pork, Kung Pao chicken, or dim sum that you may have tasted in Chinatown, China offers a vast and diverse culinary map waiting to be explored.

Join a culinary journey where the flavors of China come to life. Discover the "Eight Great Cuisines" of China's culinary landscape, each a testament to the country's vast geography and rich cultural tapestry. Savor the bold, spicy flavors of Sichuan cuisine, and indulge in the delicate, fresh tastes of Cantonese cooking. From the hearty beef and lamb dishes of the northern regions, reflecting their colder climate, to the light and fresh seafood of the southern coast, every region tells a story through its food. Taste traditional festival foods like dumplings for the New Year and mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Experience cooking classes and marvel at the diversity of ingredients and techniques – from stir-frying to braising, and the intricate balance of flavors – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami.

Our China food tours offer a unique experience that goes beyond the typical "visit a market and eat street food" approach. Led by knowledgeable guides, you will not only taste delicious food but also learn about the culture and stories behind each dish. Learn the secrets of authentic Chinese cooking in hands-on culinary sessions, crafting dishes that have been passed down through generations.

Join us on this gourmet journey of taste and tradition, where every bite tells a story, and every dish opens a door to China's rich cultural heritage. Book your spot on our Best Chinese Food Tours now, and get ready to taste the true essence of Chinese cuisine. Are you ready to discover the real China through its food?

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Best 6 China Food Tours

Explore the renowned food centers of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guangzhou , Chengdu, and Xiamen with our immersive China Food tours. Picture yourself in a bustling Shanghai diner, enjoying gloden fragrant Pan-Fried Pork Buns; in Guangzhou, savor each delicate Cantonese dim sum. Feel the thrilling heat of a Sichuan hotpot in Chengdu and the sweet-sour harmony of Xiamen's seafood. In Xi'an, delight in unique northwest flavor like Biang Biang noodles, Roujiamo. And in the gardens of Jiangsu, experience the elegance of a cuisine that's as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Or sip an ice-cold beer in a stylish Beijing bar in Hutong, or survey the Shanghai skyline through a raised cocktail glass. Join us on a remarkable culinary voyage through China's iconic food destinations, where every dish is a story and each city a new world of flavors. Embark on the Best 6 China Food Tours to experience the diverse, rich essence of Chinese cuisine.

2 Days Guangzhou Food Tour with Best Cantonese Cuisines, Dim Sum & Street Food
Guangzhou
A Culinary Adventure
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Attention all food enthusiasts! A Culinary Odyssey Awaits in Guangzhou. Eating is the paramount affair when visiting Guangzhou. Adjust your food clock. With a spirit of "seize the time", are you rea...
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1 Day Chengdu Food Tour with Ultimate Cooking Class & Panda Visit
Chengdu
Discovery
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"Pandas, Sichuan Cuisine, and Memories: A Perfect Blend on the Chengdu Panda & Food Tour" Chengdu is considered the panda capital of the world. With the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding...
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Xi'an  Highlights Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Xian
Short Trip
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Experience the highlights of Xi'an in just one day with our specially curated tour. This Xi’an day tour is perfect for travelers with a tight schedule but a big appetite for the rich history and cu...
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4 Days Classic Beijing Tour with Forbidden City & Great Wall
Beijing
No.1 City Tour
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Beijing, the capital of China, is China’s second largest city after Shanghai, with 20 million locals, 16 massive districts and 17000 square kilometers full of modern to ancient sights. It boasts a ...
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3 Day Xiamen Gulangyu & Fujian Tulou Tour - A Classic Route
Xiamen - Nanjing - Xiamen
Iconic Essentials
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1 Days
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3 Places
Are you looking for a classic tour that captures the essence of Xiamen and its rural Fujian Tulou legacy? Look no further than our 3 Day Xiamen Tulou Tour. Day 1: Xiamen Unveiled - Gastronomic Pleas...
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5 Days Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Tour: Experience Heavenly Charm by Bullet Train
Shanghai - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Shanghai
Top Jiangnan Trip
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In China, there is a well-known saying that goes, "Up above there is heaven; down below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou". The prosperity of Hangzhou and Suzhou can be traced back to the mid-Tang Dynas...
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China Tour Packages with Chinese Food Experiences

Embark on a culinary odyssey with our China Tour Packages, which offer authentic Chinese food experiences. For those eager to delve deeper into the rich tapestry of Chinese cuisines and culture, our meticulously curated multi-city Chinese food tours are the perfect choice. These comprehensive tours are designed for enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in the diverse landscape and food of China. With a variety of options, you can explore multiple cities and savor different types of Chinese cuisines, each city telling its own story of flavors and traditions.

8 Days China Golden Triangle (Beijing Xian Shanghai ) Tour
Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
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This 8 days China tour to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai is the No.1 best selling tour chosen by most first-time travelers. Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are called the China golden triangle cities and als...
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7 Days China Panda & Ancient Capitals Tour
Beijing - Xian - Chengdu
Iconic Essentials
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7 Days
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For travelers who just have one-week in China, we highly recommend you to visit the super ancient capitals - Beijing and Xian and the panda kingdom - Chengdu in one trip. It covers the top destinati...
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9 Days Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Huangshan Eastern China Tour
Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Huangshan
Relaxing Holiday
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This 9 days Eastern China Tour covers the top 4 tourist destinations of Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Huangshan. From Magic City (Shanghai) to Venice of the East (Suzhou), Heaven on Earth (Hangzho...
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Choose China Food Tours by Destinations

China boasting 34 provincial-level administrative regions means that Chinese cuisine is far from monolithic; every region has its own distinct flavors and culinary styles. In tune with international visitors’ dietary preferences, we have carefully selected six of the most representative culinary hotspots: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. These destinations not only showcase the rich tapestry of China's food culture but also offer a taste of the unique history and lifestyle of each locale. Join us to explore these gastronomic gems and immerse yourself in the diverse, vibrant world of Chinese cuisine.

Eight Great Cuisines in Chinese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine has a long and rich history, with a wide variety of dishes. In different regions and among different groups of people, there are unique flavors, which we often refer to as culinary styles. Each culinary style has its own distinctive cooking methods and techniques. The most widely recognized culinary genres in Chinese cuisine are the Eight Great Regional Cuisines (八大菜系). Let's take a look at them below!

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Shandong Cuisine (鲁菜 - Lǔ cài)
Shandong cuisine features natural, fresh, lightly salty flavors. It consists of two predominant styles: Jiaodong, characterized by light seafood dishes; Jinan, emphasis on two types of broths modulation, light and milky. Sweet and Sour Carp (糖醋鲤鱼), Cattails in Milk Soup (奶汤蒲菜) are signature dishes.
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Hunan Cuisine (湘菜 - Xiāng cài)
Hunan cuisine, from Hunan Province, is known for its hot and spicy flavor, fresh aroma, and deep colors. Unlike Sichuan cuisine, the heat comes from fresh chili peppers. Dishes like Steamed Fish Head with Diced Hot Red Peppers (剁椒鱼头) are famous.
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China Food Tours Planning & Useful Articles

Planning a China Food Tour can be overwhelming, given the vast size of China and the wide variety of food options available. To make things easier, we provide useful articles and resources that can help travelers prepare for their culinary adventure. These articles aim to provide practical information and enhance your understanding and appreciation of Chinese cuisine, making your food tour a more immersive and enjoyable experience. Here are some suggested topics and content ideas for planning and useful articles:

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Latest China Food Tours Reviews from Our Customers

Discover what our customers are saying about the latest China Food Tours. Browse through their recent reviews and feedback on tour arrangements, guides, transportation, attractions, dining, hotels, and detailed itineraries to plan your own unforgettable China tour. View All Customers Reviews >>
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