What you'll do
The first Chinese immigrants settled at Dundas & Elizabeth streets; the Ward. This historic area was teeming with immigrants, and their cultures contributed to the multicultural fabric of Toronto today. On our walk, we will explore those early sites, which are now populated by new waves of Asian influences, bringing innovative foods, as well as giving homage to the pioneers. We will walk on Dundas Street & explore the 2nd & 3rd wave immigrants along Spadina Ave/Kensington Market. Local & Authentic we will dine (full meals) 7 + types of savory & sweet foods, including b-b-que meats,Lamian- hand pulled noodles, regional dishes and innovative side dishes: traditional desserts such as mochi, creamy egg tarts, red bean. Extras-Plus sampling Japanese & Vietnamese street foods en-route. You'll discover how traditional Chinese food shaped our tastes beyond Americanized Chinese Food such as sweet and sour chicken balls—into a fusion of cuisines. I promise you will not go away hungry- read reviews. Don't eat breakfast! Bonus at the end, those interested can come on a shopping tour of local food market & create your own inspired dishes. Vegetarians accommodated
Let Us Feast Together! Join me in my love for Toronto & the most food of any tour. Heritage food+ walking tour+ foodie tour + food coma + food + more food. We will eat Street food enroute plus traditional barbecue, bone broth, steamed buns, hand pulled noodles, meat prepared with spices,seafood, desserts.... I am a chef, food lover & tea sommelier who grew up in Toronto's original Chinatown in my grandfather's rooming house, where we ate from-farm-to-table, including raising live chickens in the basement. I am a world traveler- from Afghanistan to the Yucatan- using inspirations from my Canadian-Chinese roots, I fuse the flavors of both East and West in my culinary adventures. I have been featured at supper clubs & chef talks.I have written a series of e-cookbooks and a magazine celebrating tea and culinary foods- the theloveofteamag.com
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Where you'll be
We will meet at the Toronto Coach Terminal, at the heart of the original Ward district. We will walk towards University Avenue on Dundas Street—the site of the original Chinatown in the 1880s, which was relocated in the 1960s for the construction of the new City Hall. At the start of our outing, we will pick up egg custard tarts to fuel our taste buds for our secret tastings. Who says dessert needs to be enjoyed last?
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 12 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather, including hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas. Bring a water bottle if needed. Please note that I can accommodate vegetarians. Participants…
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Bring your curiosity, appetite, & walking shoes. Minimum 2 person booking. Join an existing group to experience the most varied menu possible. Option to visit herbalist & market to buy supplies to recreate dishes. Instagram @teaartistry Taxes incl.
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