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Get a taste of Melbourne’s cultural diversity with this culinary walking tour through the city’s Chinatown. Explore this vibrant neighborhood with a local guide and stop in at four authentic eateries to taste delectable dumplings. Learn about the history of Chinese cuisine and how it gets a distinct Melbournian twist. Compare notes on your favorite dumplings with other members of your small group, which is limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.


  • 3-hour dumpling walking tour in Melbourne
  • Sample a variety of dumplings at four different venues
  • Enjoy a fun tasting experience and enough food for a meal
  • Compare the dishes that your guide orders and choose your favorites
  • Try Melbourne’s hottest chili sauce (if you can handle it!)
  • Learn about the regions in China where each dumpling style originated
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Chinatown, Melbourne

Modern Melbourne is home to a diverse population, including a large Chinese community that began immigrating to the city in the 1850s. Spend an evening exploring the history and flavors of Chinatown on this 3-hour walking food tour. Meet your guide in central Melbourne and head to the Chinatown gates. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Throughout the tour, stop in at four different Chinese restaurants to sample their specialty dumplings. The succulent, doughy balls are a favorite dish among Melbournians and come in a wide variety of fillings and flavors. Compare tasting notes with your guide and fellow tour members as you dig into shared platters of the housemade delicacies. If you’re feeling brave, try a dumpling topped with the city’s hottest chili sauce!

Throughout the 3-hour tour, you’ll walk a leisurely 1 mile (1.5 km) and devour enough dumplings for a light and satisfying meal. Part with your guide back in central Melbourne, where you can continue exploring the city’s dining scene and nightlife on your own.

Customer Reviews

Michelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I loved this tour and Monqiue was a fabulous guide. This tour takes you to four different restaurants to taste different types of dumplings eg: Shanghai province and Japanese NB: remember to wear stretchy pants.

Cherie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really enjoyed it, had a great time and highly recommended it.

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