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Manila Food Tour: Chinatown Dimsum Experience provided by Explore Manila Tours

Manila Food Tour: Chinatown Dimsum Experience

Manila Food Tour: Chinatown Dimsum Experience
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from £56.26 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Dim sum is a southern Chinese term that can be translated to mean snack. In this experience we will be trying out iconic dim sum as well as some other snacks beloved by the locals. A generous selection of sweet and savory dishes with both Chinese and Filipino flavors. For those who love food, this experience will be right up your alley! We will be visiting what CNN Travel has called the oldest Chinatown in the world, Manila City's Binondo Chinatown. Here, we will be exploring the side streets and alleyways to find hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall restaurants and beloved local food.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
We'll meet up at the Binondo Church and learn a brief history of the area. Then make our way towards our first stop where we'll be sampling some baked savory filled pastries reminiscent of an empanada. We then make our way to a hole-in-the-wall dumpling place and try out some fresh hand made dumplings. Next, we walk along the main street of Chinatown as we take in the different sights and sounds before making our way to our next stop and try some fluffy meat buns stuffed with sweet and savory pork. Soon after, we'll squeeze our way through the long lines and try out some dimsum classics such as Crystal Shrimp Dumplings and Beancurd Rolls washed down with iced milk tea. We'll continue our walk deeper into Chinatown and try a different kind of bun, filled with a meatball. Then top off our experience with sweet treats from 2 different bakeries.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 168126P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
8 different food items ranging from sweet, savory and everything in between! • Soft drinks, Tea and Water • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Private transportation
Duration
3h
Departure details
Minor Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz - Binondo Church, Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines We will meet up at the lobby (near Candles Area) of the Binondo Church, also known as the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz. Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz Binondo, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines
Inclusions
8 different food items ranging from sweet, savory and everything in between! • Soft drinks, Tea and Water • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Private transportation
Departure details
Minor Basilica and National Shrine of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz - Binondo Church, Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines We will meet up at the lobby (near Candles Area) of the Binondo Church, also known as the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz. Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz Binondo, Binondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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laura18652020
1 contribution
Amazing Tour
Jan 2020 • Family
This tour was very informative and well put together with an amazing tour guide. I hope to be returning to Manila in the future and will definitely sign up for another guided tour.
Written 10 April 2020
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Narain M
Detroit, MI1 contribution
Great Inside view of Binondo
Did the tour with Jian, who is super knowledgeable about the history of the area, as well as the hidden gems where locals eat the best food. Super delicious and informative, would definitely book with them again.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review Narain!! We're glad that you had fun. If you're ever back in the Philippines, we would love to share more experiences with you. Happy and safe travels!
Written 12 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travelers521
1 contribution
Wonderful tour!
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed the walk through Chinatown. The guide was knowledgeable and able to organize the group while keeping a good pace. Foods were great to try and experience. Definitely recommend
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review! We're glad that you had fun. If you're ever back in the Philippines, we would love to share more experiences with you. Happy and safe travels!
Written 12 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sara Elise T
7 contributions
Delicious & Informative Tour!
Jan 2020
Great tour! Really happy this company accommodates solo travelers, as I was in Manila for a short time and was a little nervous exploring on my own. Jian was a great guide, with lots of gems to share about Filipino food, history and culture. Wide variety of foods to enjoy and everything was delicious! The only troublesome thing at all was timing, as Manila traffic is so unpredictable. Highly recommend!
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review! We're glad that you had fun. If you're ever back in the Philippines, we would love to share more experiences with you. Happy and safe travels!
Written 12 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samyoung8
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Perfect way to find hidden gems in china town!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Great way to try really busy restaurants that have been in Chinatown for generations. The food was delicious and fresh. To top it all off a wonderful guide to share the experience!
Written 19 November 2019
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ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review Sam! We are glad that you had fun! Happy Travels!
Written 12 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

meganmsquared
Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
Excellent food tour!
Nov 2019 • Solo
After booking the history tour and the street food tour with Jian, I decided to finish up my first trip to the Philippines with a tour of the oldest China town outside of China. I was really glad I booked this tour rather than try to attempt this on my own. Jian took us to places that as a first-time tourist in the Philippines, I never would have thought to venture into. Each location we went to were experts in a specific type of food- lumpia, dumplings, soup, etc. Bring your appetite because this is definitely a lot of food!
Written 14 November 2019
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ExploreManilaTours
Megan!! I hope our 3 experiences together helped shaped a great image of Manila and of the Philippines. I'm glad that you had fun. Hope to see you and your hubby back in this archipelago one of these days. Happy and safe travels!
Written 17 November 2019
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KJB
2 contributions
Fun Tour!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Our tour with Jian was really fun. He was very accommodating, as we were late due to traffic. He took us to lots of places we would have never gone ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and ensured that we had a true sense of the Filipino culture and history! Great way to explore Manila's Chinatown!
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Many thanks for the review! We're glad that we were able to create a fun and awesome experience for you. Happy and safe travels!
Written 17 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jonathan
2 contributions
Great food and interesting insights
Oct 2019 • Business
This tour is worth your time as the Chinatown in Manila can be overwhelming and hectic. Jian is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgable about the food and the area. My only thought is that it seemed priced slightly high for the costs in Manila, but we ended up with a private tour (we were the only people signed up), so ended up working out.
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed our informative Chinatown food tour. Manila is an endlessly fascinating city and we love revealing her delights to first timers and old-hands alike.
Written 3 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chloinkydink
Bayombong, Philippines1 contribution
Food and History combined
Aug 2019 • Friends
This so far was the best food tour I've ever been to. The foods were delicious and the history of the place was so educational. What else would one want to compliment history with great food right? Not to mention the tour guide was AMAZING! He knew the place by heart and full of humour. There wasn't a dull moment through out the while tour. We enjoyed so much, learned lots and laughed out loud. I recommend him for anyone, be it tourists or locals, who are looking for an enjoyable tour around this location book Jian as their food guide. I assure you, you won't regret your decision 😉
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
Many thanks for your wonderful review! We are so glad that we were able to bring you around the city of Manila! Happy and safe travels to you always!
Written 31 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Taan98
Nueva Vizcaya Province, Philippines1 contribution
Taan
Aug 2019 • Friends
He took us to a great place. It's really cool, I did a new experience; I ate a chicken feet at 1st time.
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
ExploreManilaTours
It was fun showing you around Manila's Chinatown! Your enthusiasm and curiosity was great! Have a fun and awesome stay in the Philippines!
Written 31 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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