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Chinatown classics and hidden gems

1 reviewMontréal, Canada

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Experience hosted by Mélissa

4 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our Chinatown is tiny, but there is so much to see, to eat and so many landmarks and stories to tell. I have been running this tour since 2015 and we will taste, taste and taste and learn, learn and learn. We will meet in Old Montreal and fly over the history of the city by looking at the landmarks around us and how they tell the city's story. We will then move into an unexpected oasis in the city. Next, we will hit Chinatown's biggest market for some shopping. We will then go on to talk about the history of the Chinese in Montreal. After this, the eating starts. We will eat bahn mi while talking about the Red Light, hit a chinese bbq place, a dim sum, then a restaurant with cooking from Dongbei, Szechuan and Hunan. After this, we will move into the desserts with: a handmade candy, a stop at the cantonese bakery, a fortune cookie with a story and finish with tea. You will not leave this tour hungry and the food will be varied and the information balanced with the eating. You will not find these places on your own, nor the personal stories of the people on the tour that are making your food. Everything is done on foot and we will see the most public art that you can see of any Chinatown in Canada. There will be something for everyone and much more.
Our Chinatown is tiny, but there is so much to see, to eat and so many landmarks and stories to tell. I have been running this tour since 2015 and we will taste, taste and taste and learn, learn and learn. We will meet in Old Montreal and fly over the history of the city by looking at the landmarks around us and how they tell the city's story. We will then move into an unexpected oasis in the city. Next, we will hit Chinatown's biggest market fo…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will provide: bahn-mi, Chinese barbecue, dim sum, 3 dishes from other re...
  • Equipment
    We provide a fabric bag for purchases or left-overs to our guests. We also...
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Meet your host, Mélissa

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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My name is Mélissa Simard. I have been running a food tour company called 'Round Table Tours since 2012. I want to show you the hidden stuff in Chinatown's basements, malls and places you would never think to look for great food and enchanting places. I actually first became acquainted with Chinatown when I worked in a seedy bar as a student. I got to know alot of people and my interest and knowledge of the food places grew! I have a background in: Canadian Studies, Professional cooking and I am a certified tour guide. I have also published an e-food guide to Montreal, the city with the most restaurants per capita in North America, with Amie Watson, the Gazette's dining out correspondent, and we are happy to offer it as a courtesy to our guests. You may get her or myself as a guide. We both guide in French and English
My name is Mélissa Simard. I have been running a food tour company called 'Round Table Tours since 2012. I want to show you the hidden stuff in Chinatown's basements, malls and places you would never think to look for great food and enchanting places. I actually first became acquainted with Chinatown when I worked in a seedy bar as a student. I got to know alot of people and my interest and knowledge of the food places grew! I have a background in: Canadian Studies, Professional cooking and I a…
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Where you'll be

-A square with alot of history
-A Chinese hotel's water garden
-The gates of Chinatown
-An underground Market
-A Bahn-Mi counter
-A historic place
-Murals
-A Chinese barbecue counter in a mall
-The oldest dim sum place also hidden in the mall
-A delicious and very authentic restaurant in a basement
-A stand where handmade candy is made
-A cantonese bakery and bubble tea counter
-Where the oldest business in Chinatown is
-A tea shop

1 review

Audrey
September 2019
Don't hesitate to take this tour! It's a great time and amazing food.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We walk on this tour although the distances are short. Please dress for the weather. The tour runs in any and all weather. Come hungry, but not starving. We eat alot but not right away.

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing and footwear

A reusable water bottle