What you'll do
This experience is a backstage pass into the places that only the locals know and the foodies go. With a Taste host by your side, you'll get a unique insight into Australia's evolving multi-cultural society through the lens of food and stories. In this bustling hub of enterprise, history & culture, we'll visit restaurants and food retailers; sampling a range of authentic dishes brought by people from around Asia. We will show you hidden landmarks and artworks and share stories of early Chinese settlers who helped shape Australia. Tasty highlights include authentic Malaysian classics, Chinatown's emperor's puffs and crunchy Korean fried chicken (best KFC ever!). And we wouldn't want you to miss the handmade noodles and dumplings that chefs enjoy on their days off! Catch your breath while we learn about the ancient practice of traditional Chinese tea ceremony, very zen. Then to top things off we'll try a delicious Asian dessert is beautiful enough to fill an Instagam feed! What better way to learn about the history of Chinese migration to Australia and how it built the nation than through the people who have experienced it themselves and with some tasty treats along the way?
I am Lesley, the Founder of Taste Tours; a social enterprise that combines my passions: people, culture, travel & food. Sharing food is an unparalleled opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds & experiences to build connections while also discovering the hidden gems in a community that might only be known to locals or adventurous foodies. On this experience, you'll be hosted by a members of the amazing Taste team, Ivy, Patrick, Sophie or Kunal. All are trained guides and are locals in Sydney. Expect a knowledgeable and friendly guide as they are all keen to meet you!
About the organization
Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc.
Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc. is a social enterprise that builds strong social connections and cross-cultural understanding, bringing the community together through food tours. We are a charity established to create a culturally connected Australia. All profits are used to provide training and employment opportunities for migrants and refugees, supporting them into a career path of their choice.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Taste Cultural Food Tours Inc..
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Where you'll be
We'll meet outside at the Pai-fang Gates on the corner of Dixon St and Hay St Haymarket. Once all gathered, we'll go to our first restaurants to savour authentic dishes, be introduced to local delicacies, explore the history of the area, learn about new cultures and personalities and hear about the stories of the business owners.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.
The cost of this experience includes all samplings and meals that are part of the tour. Additional food and drinks may be purchased at your leisure. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sense of fun!
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