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3-Hour Private Night Tour: Beijing Foodie Experience

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in the lobby of your Beijing hotel at 5:30 p.m. and travel together by taxi (own expense) to the main market area. Stroll through the hutongs, or old alleyways, and learn about their history as you walk to your first eatery.

    Upon arrival at Xinjiang Taste Restaurant, sample 3-5 different types of kabobs accompanied by side dishes like eggplant, garlic, leeks, and beans. Then, try tanjianbing, a savory fried pancake popular among locals. Topped off with a sampling or Erguoto – a traditional Chinese white liquor.

    Continue walking down the same street to taste a number of other sweet and savoroy specialties, including sesame cakes, Sichuan kabobs, peanut milk, cold noodles, steamed rice cake, and more. Throughout the tour, learn about each dish’s ingredients and cultural significance from your guide.

    Next you'll stop at a local restaurant serving Yunnan Province's traditional cuisine. Delight in flower cakes, plum liquor and "Cross Bridge" rice noodles. Try their speciality, dish-fired bamboo worm (own expense).

    At the end of your tour, opt to stay and continue exploring the night markets or return to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 3rd ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
    Departure Time
    5:30 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Concludes at the Wangfujing area or returns to your hotel
    Inclusions
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    • Food tasting
    • Hotel pick up(But the transportation fee to the Hutong area is not included)
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Age under 4 is free to join
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a wonderful time on our food tour with Jimmy! We started at “donkey burger” which turned out to be thinly chopped donkey meat in a flaky, pastry like roll. Our guide said it tastes like corned beef and he was right, surprisingly tasty! Then the tour continued with hot pot
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    The food tour was one of the highlights of our trip to China! It was great to try lots of different things and be challenged to get out of our comfort zone. Becky's English is great and we had some really interesting conversations throughout the night about our different
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    We had an awesome time with Lucy tonight! Lucy took us to some great spots for delicious local food as well as a tour through some traditional neighborhoods in Beijing. She proved excellent information about historical, cultural, and culinary aspects of the city. Her English was
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    This is not the Hutong area to go with teenagers or if you are looking for a lively Hutong area. This is old backstreet Beijing looking at houses, and no fun shops to look at between food stops just houses and outdoor toilets. In regards to food we were looking for more fun
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    Response from ShuqingC2, Manager at 3-Hour Private Night Tour: Beijing Foodie Experience
    Responded 5 Aug 2019
    Dear Friend, thank you for your review. We are sorry that our food tour didn't match your satisfaction. Our guide already tried her best to accommodate your group. Maybe this is not the tour or your group. In the itinerary it says clearly: appease an appetite for authenticity as you sample 10-20 different types of local delicacy in one of the Beijing old neighborhood area - Dongsi Hutong . Gain fascinating insight into China’s rich culinary culture and traditions at night. Chinese food is very different, this food tour is to use your limited time to experience the diverse cuisine all over China. The essence of the food tour is to try, experience the food, Get to know the stories behind the food. And eat with the locals at the non tourists spots. You may not like the food, but it is Chinese eating culture, at least you have tried. The food tour take place in the local area, you are right, no shops for you to look at, fancy shops are in the Wangfujing area or other Morden shopping Zone. Hutong allays have its own culture and history. This food tour not only let you sample the food, also let you experience the history of the capital. It took place in the old backstreet ,locals who live there do use outdoor toilets, but they have over 600 years of history. This is the culture and heritage of the city. We are sorry that this tour is very different than your thoughts. But in the itinerary, it says clearly what you will experience during this tour , why don't you read them before book it? Your tour guide confirm the pick up time with you by massage the day before. Then you have send this massage to her : We have one person who is gluten free and no soy. Also we have someone who can eat only meat with light oils. There are 3 girls that are 15 years old. Maybe they can try some stick fruit with the sugar or other dessert. We just went on a dumpling tour yesterday and really don’t want dumplings. Is there a somewhere to try a small sample of Peking duck. I don’t think Anyone wants a full meal of duck! So our guide already prepared some special restaurant for your group. We let you tired the Peking duck, you all feel meat too rich too fat. We took you to Sichuan hot pot, ordered less spicy food for you, you don't like it. We also ordered the fruit on the stick as your request, no one like it either. We even offered the local home made draft beer and fruit juice for you. You don't like them either even feel them disgusting. We are sorry we already try our best to accommodate your group. This is the tour for people who really love to try and experience authentic Chinese cuisine, to learn the culture and stories behind them, who enjoys to do the off-the beaten path, and experience the real local culture ! Thank you
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    Lucy picked us up at our hotel, so it was easy just to follow here. It was a very good mix between Food little walks in the neighborhood to also lern something about Beijing. We tried around 5-6 different dishes and all were delicious. We also liked that we wer just our group
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