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!


Culinary Tour Dates

  • February 23, 2020 @ 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 29, 2020 @ 2:00-4:30pm

$60 per person

Limited to 7 people per tour.

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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.


Chinatown Culinary Tour
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"I was unaware of the fabulous food options available in Victoria’s Chinatown until I participated in one of Chef Heidi Fink’s culinary tours. She labeled unfamiliar vegetables and mystery packages, sharing hot tips about food prep along the way. Sampling opportunities took the guess work out of a few prepared food items, and the wealth of information shared verbally was supplemented by her fact-packed handout. This tour would be on my “highly recommended” list for anyone who is looking for unique ingredients at great prices! It is a wonderful addition to her outstanding ethnic food cooking classes."

Myrna M. Fisher, Sidney, BC