Culinary Tours of Chinatown

Discover the wonderful food available in Chinatown’s shops.
Find the best places to buy fresh Thai and Vietnamese ingredients.
Learn how to buy, store, and use unfamiliar produce, sauces, and noodles.
Sample mouth-watering Chinese barbeque and bakery items.

Enjoy a tea tasting at Silk Road Tea Company.
Take home a comprehensive ingredient guide and recipe package.
Gain confidence and inspiration to cook with Asian food at home!

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Culinary Tour Dates

  • February 11, 2018 @ 2:00-4:30pm
  • February 25, 2018 @ 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 11, 2018 @ 2:00-4:30pm
  • April 8, 2018 @ 2:00-4:30pm

$55 per person

Limited to 7 people per tour.

For more info and to register, email: chinatown@chefheidifink.com

Are you intimidated by the bewildering array of unfamiliar food for sale in a Chinatown food market? Do you want to learn to cook with these new culinary treasures? How do you make sense of all the different ingredients? Which brands to buy? And what to do with all this great stuff once you get it home?

Chef Heidi Fink’s Culinary Tours of Chinatown will give you the answers to all these questions and more. A food-focused overview of the ways and means through Chinatown’s shops, each walking tour will be a mine of information for beginners and foodies alike. Creating a warm and friendly atmosphere, Heidi will guide you through a variety of stores, provide answers to all your questions, and help take the mystery out of the aisles of unfamiliar ingredients.

As a chef who specializes in world cuisines, Heidi Fink is a veteran of food forays into Chinatown. In the spirit of culinary camaraderie, she offers walking tours that reflect her knowledge and experience, to help others along the way to feeling comfortable with Asian food.

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"If you love Asian cooking, you won’t want to miss Heidi’s Culinary Tours of Chinatown! From the unfamiliar produce to the remarkable array of packaged seafood, rice, sauce, and noodles, Heidi answers all your culinary questions and shares cooking tips along the way. Heidi’s extensive knowledge of Asian food makes her Culinary Tours a must for any food enthusiast."

Chef Denise Marchessault, Owner of French Mint, Victoria, BC

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