Food Discovery Tour

Discover the best places to eat and shop for fresh Asian food

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NEVER MISS EXPERIENCE

Taste and experience the unique flavours of Sunnybank

Sunnybank can be challenging to navigate, even for a local. The hugely diverse neighbourhood is home to Brisbane’s largest Asian population and sometimes you just need a little know-how when exploring the area’s vibrant eateries, supermarkets and food stores. For more than three hours, tour guide and professional chef Tony Ching, will show you the best places to eat and shop for fresh Asian food.

You will dive into the history, culture and the cuisine that makes up some of the world’s oldest cultures. Along the way he’ll give you loads of hints and tips about choosing the best produce and advice on the key ingredients needed in your favourite dishes.

Those booking for our lunch time tour will enjoy Yum Cha at our famous Landmark restaurant, while our afternoon tour will conclude with a progressive dinner visiting several of our vibrant restaurants. Plus each participant will also take home a bag of goodies valued at over $25. There are so many stories to be heard and incredible dishes to be devoured at Sunnybank Plaza.


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Date

Saturday 19 January
Saturday 23 February
Saturday 16 March

Times

Morning tour & lunch: 10.00am until 1.30pm
Afternoon tour & dinner: 3.30pm until 7.00pm

Location

Meet your host, Tony Ching, in the main mall in the seating area outside Kmart, Sunnybank Plaza.

$68 per person View special offers

Bonus: You will take home a bag of goodies valued at over $25!

MEET THE HOST

Meet Tony Ching, the fascinating tour guide and professional chef who leads visitors through the authentic, local tastes of Sunnybank. When Tony speaks, you can’t help but listen and be enthralled by his knowledge of food and the stories from his childhood.

As a child Tony Ching still remembers helping his mother in the kitchen, while his two older brothers played outside. Even at an early age he had a passion for cooking. It was a passion so strong, he’d later made a 34 year career out of it. These days, Tony splits his time between hosting Sunnybank Plaza’s Food Tours and Cooking School, teaching at a hospitality school, cooking at private functions and consulting.

When it comes down to it, I’m in this industry because I love it. I really enjoy what I do

Tony Ching

Tony said his parents were both very young when they moved from China to New Zealand where he was born. “My parents were a huge influence and really encouraged my love for cooking…”

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Experience and learn how to shop for authentic Asian groceries

On the tour, you will explore the bustling and vibrant fresh food supermarkets at Sunnybank Plaza. It is at these diverse grocers where Tony will help you expand your knowledge about the flavours, culture, and history of Chinese cooking. Great Asian food isn’t all about eating out, so Tony will give you the tools to make your favourite dishes at home.

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Choosing the freshest Asian produce for your home cooking

Know what a lotus root looks like? Tony will give you advice and tips about choosing fresh Asian produce from Sunnybank Plaza’s grocers. From crisp asian greens to unique root vegetables, you’ll discover how to pick the right vegetables for your cooking, while getting insight into traditional Chinese cuisine.

Easy Chinese Recipes

 

Stock up on the best traditional Asian ingredients on the food tour

To create authentic Asian food at home, you need the right ingredients. On the food tour, Tony guides you through Sunnybank Plaza’s colourful and buzzing supermarkets and help you uncover aisles of Asian staples and exotic products alike. From dried shiitake mushrooms to ready-made dumplings and traditional oils and sauces, there’s no shortage of incredibly diverse products and Tony will help you stock up on the very best ingredients so you can make your favourite Asian dishes at home.

 

Taste and experience the unique flavours of Chinese meats

On the tour, Tony guides you to Sunnybank Plaza’s butchers, where you can find unique and unusual meats. In the window, you’ll find glistening roast ducks and slabs of crunchy roast pork, while the fridges inside are brimming with whole chickens, gizzards, livers, spare ribs and much more. Tony introduces you to the different cuts of meat, gives advice on how to purchase and also organises free tastings of the butchers’ famous tender and juicy roast duck and roast pork.

Visit Sunrise BBQ & Butcher 

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Eat

Enjoy Yum Cha lunch at Brisbane’s beloved Landmark Restaurant

At the end of the tour, you can indulge in handmade dumplings, steaming pork buns, crispy skin duck and flowing jasmine tea at Landmark restaurant. Known across Brisbane for serving some of the city’s best Yum Cha, the Sunnybank institution is the perfect end to the tour.

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Once seated, you’ll see wait staff pushing carts filled with dim sum to each table – this is when Tony will help pick and choose the dishes that appeal to you and the group. We guarantee that your curiosity will peak whenever the bamboo lids are lifted. Must tries are the prawn dumplings, traditional Shanghai-style buns and chicken feet (they’re delicious – trust us). Finish your yum cha experience with Landmark’s famous egg tarts.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and, in fact, took [my partner] to dinner last night at a few of the places we visited on the tour. Tony is an excellent guide, and I’ve told everyone how great he and the tour are.

 

Tiffany

Make a booking

Those booking for our lunch time tour will enjoy Yum Cha at our famous Landmark restaurant, while our afternoon tour will conclude with a progressive dinner visiting several of our vibrant restaurants. Plus each participant will also take home a bag of goodies valued at over $25.

Special Offers

1. Food Discovery Tour plus Cooking School only $120 per ticket. Save $28. (Must be booked and paid for at the same time.)

2. Make a booking for 6 or more people for a Food Discovery Tour, and pay only $55 per ticket.

Make a booking for 6 or more people for our Cooking School, and receive 20% off per ticket.

*Offers valid until 30 June 2019.

Booking and Enquiry

For more information or to register a place, please call Sunnybank Plaza Centre Management

Call us on 3345 7500

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