- A sharing plate at each of the dumpling houses
- Tasting guidance through each menu
- Guided historical walk through Melbourne
- Learn about the Asian influence in Melbourne
- Beer, wine and soft drinks
- Hotel transfers
- Trams in central Melbourne are free
WHAT TO EXPECT
Join a delicious tour of dumpling treasures in Melbourne. Learn all about how dumplings are made from our local guide and get some tips on how to eat these little parcels of delight. A definite trip for dumpling lovers!
You'll spend the evening exploring the history and flavours of Chinatown on a 3-hour walking food tour. Meet your guide in central Melbourne and head to the Chinatown gates and be sure to bring your appetite!
There's nothing Melbourne locals like more than a plate of yummy dumplings! But where to go? There's so much choice! This tour will give you a taste of several dumpling houses, that can be found throughout the city and each of them have their own special character... after which, you should be able to pick your favourite!
Visit 4 dumpling houses
On this 3 hour tour, you will visit 4 venues in the central city that serve delicious dumplings. Get ready to discover a range of different dumplings at Melbourne's most authentic places. As a bonus, you will learn all about Melbourne’s history, architecture and the strong influence the Chinese community has had since the gold rush days. This tour involves walking a distance of about 1.5 km.
An expert guide
Your expert guide will introduce you to a collection of different dumplings at some of Melbourne's most authentic restaurants. They will teach you about where dumplings originate from, how they are made and how best to eat them, It is a very local experience and we believe the tour includes some of the best dumplings in town. Your taste buds will not regret it!
Melbourne and Chinese immigration
Melbourne is home to a large Chinese community. The Chinese settlers began immigrating in the 1850s during the gold rush era in Victoria. Ships sailed from Hong Kong to Australia, all in the hope of reaching the "New Gold Mountain". From there Chinatown (on Little Bourke Street) grew and has made Melbourne's Asian cuisine what it is today!
Chinatown is a distinctive and well known area in Melbourne. It is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a network of small alleyways filled with hidden treasure that connect Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street.
- Departure point: Corner Flinders Lane & Elisabeth St, Melbourne (outside the Persian Grill).
- Fixed departure time: 6 pm
- Tour duration: 3 hours
- Walking distance: 2 km