Taste Asia on a range of Intrepid’s Asian Food Tours
Your Asian food tours won’t just teach you to make delicious rice and noodle dishes, but also give you exciting overnights in homestay accommodation and take you to some of the magnificent wonders of the Asian world. You’ll try street food and national dishes, as well as enjoy some fascinating local family inspired experiences, that you simply wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else.
Are you ready to experience a variety of flavours from Hanoi’s famous street food stalls and take culinary lessons in Vietnam’s best cookery schools? You’ll enjoy a class and a cycling tour of Hoi An and discover home cooking secrets from a Vietnamese family in the kitchen of a homestay on the Mekong Delta. Highlights of your holiday will include a boat trip around Halong Bay and a tour of the town of Hue, on the back of a motorbike. Must try foods here are mung beans and fried onions with sticky rice, as well as pho buncha with golden yellow xoi xeo.
Get a taste for sesame chicken, omelettes stuffed with oysters, delicately spiced beef noodle soup and the nationally loved dish of fried taro balls. As for the cooking experiences you’ll have, you can look forward to rolling your own Xiao Long Bao, a steamed bun served in a bamboo basket.
A huge highlight of your trip will be sampling the steamed soup dumplings of Taoyuan and you’ll see food being grown when you visit a spring onion farm and tea plantation, where you’ll enjoy a cup of very fresh tea.
During your visit to Taiwan, you’ll be taken to some fantastic restaurants; Ding Fung and Shin Yeh, known for serving local delicacies, take a bike tour of Sun Moon Lake, enjoy a walking tour of Taipei and even help single mothers sell yams in the marketplace.
Known for attention to detail when it comes to presentation, food artistry is extremely important in Japanese culture. You’ll learn how to make your meals look and taste beautiful, when you make your own soba noodles. You’ll visit the Tsukiji fish market to try fresh sashimi straight off the boat, sample a traditional obanzai meal in a Kyoto home and eat vegetarian shoji ryori food with the monks in a kayasan.
The street food of Osaka, an overnight stay in a traditional ryokan in Takayama, where you’ll try delicious Hida beef and the chance of glimpsing a Geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto will all be very memorable occasions.
You probably think you’re quite familiar with Chinese cuisine, given its ubiquity in the UK, however, in China, you’re going to taste the local version of it. Discover the peppery tastes of Sichuan Province and the famous Peking duck of Beijing. In Shanghai, the country’s dumpling capital, you’ll learn how to make these tasty parcels and everywhere you go you’ll find the street food is exquisite.
The incredible sights you’ll see include the Terracotta Warrior of Xi’an, the Great Wall of China just outside the capital, along with Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the night markets of Donghuamen.
Cambodian cuisine is influenced by French and Thai cookery and uses pepper in its recipes to spice them up, rather than chillis. Seafood is very popular here. You’ll enjoy a trip to a pepper plantation in Kampot, choose your own crab to eat at the Gulf of Thailand and experience family cooking at a homestay in Banteay Chhmar in the north west of the country.
South Korean cuisine has its own very unique tastes which differ from other Asian food tours and you’ll have the opportunity to try a huge range of food; from green onion pancakes to the Korean version of sushi, known as Kimbap, glass noodles and of course, kimchi. BBQ meats and fried chicken are served alongside sauces, garnishes and pickles. A highlight of the trip will be an overnight stay in a monastery in Seoul.
Learn more about Intrepid’s Asian food tours and what culinary discoveries you can make. Get in touch via 0845 528 0096 for more information