China & Northeast Asia
Food is a gateway into the culture of a nation, and in China, where every province has its own style of cooking, spicing and ingredients, this is particularly poignant. For the adventurous eater who’ll taste anything there are plenty of exciting delicacies to keep you taste buds tingling. This quick itinerary, themed for those who love their food, features some of our foodie highlights and gives you an idea of the places to visit in each destination:
These highlights have been specially picked for this themed itinerary:
Breakfast Tour, Shanghai Wander through the colourful Shanghai concessions, stopping at street stalls and popular local spots to breakfast on typical morning treats, such as pancakes, fried bread sticks, steamed buns and tofu. Yum!
Muslim Quarter Food Tour, Xian The combination of Chinese elements with the spices and flavours of the Middle East that arrived via the Silk Route equals a taste sensation! Choose to try dishes such as rose and osmanthus rice cakes, tahini noodle salad and sweet and salty pastries.
Cooking Class, Sichuan Spend a day learning the secrets of Sichuan’s most delicious delicacies, using fresh, local produce and typical ingredients to achieve that intense, pungent fieriness. The best part? You get to eat it all at the end!
Dim Sum, Hong Kong Dim sum is a Hong Kong culinary institution! Choose from a packed menu of steamed, pan fried, deep fried and baked bites, such as steamed buns and dumpling, all washed down with rounds of fragrant tea.
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