Chengdu, China

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Overview

Discover Chengdu's cuisine and culture on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the lanes and courtyards of the Wide and Narrow Alleys quarter, and sample local tea and snacks, plus some popular street foods. Visit a wet market to peruse the ingredients favored in Sichuan cuisine, and savor a traditional local hotpot before finishing with a glass of fruit wine. Four to five food stops, hotpot, plus unlimited beers and sodas included.
  • 3-hour old Chengdu culture and food walking tour
  • Explore the lanes and squares of the Wide and Narrow Alleys area
  • Visit a teahouse courtyard and learn about tea drinking over tea and snacks
  • Sample street foods and visit a wet market to view Sichuan ingredients
  • Savor a delicious Sichuan hotpot and glass of fruit wine
  • Four to five food tastings, hotpot, fruit wine, and unlimited beers and sodas included
  • Small group of eight or fewer
Meet your guide and group of eight or fewer in central Chengdu, and delve into the Wide and Narrow Allleys to discover the city’s culinary scene. Come hungry: four to five food stops, a hotpot, plus unlimited beer and sodas are included.

The heart of old Chengdu, the Wide and Narrow alleyways and courtyards are lined with Ming- and Qing-era buildings and teahouses, many converted into shops, restaurants, and food outlets.

Absorb the historical atmosphere and architecture, and visit a beautiful courtyard to sample local tea and traditional snacks. Admire the ornate teahouse as you learn about tea-drinking etiquette before stopping to sample local street snacks.

Delve into a bustling wet market and peruse the wares as you learn about the spices and ingredients of Sichuan cuisine and its staple dish of hotpot.

Then, visit a restaurant to savor an authentic hotspot served in true Chengdu style: dipping assorted meats, vegetables, and other delicacies into bowls of two types of hot broth. Don’t worry about what to order and how — your guide will provide tips.

After your hotpot, retire to a boutique bar for a locally brewed fruit wine. Your tour then concludes here when your guide departs.

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, Aug 2017

I highly recommend this tour! Ling is a great source of information and entertainer. She took us (group of 4) on a journey through Sichuan's tea, spices, market and other (now not so mysterious) Chengdu Street food. The hotpot in the end was amazing, finally learning all important tricks about it.


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