Dim Sum Experience

Enjoy an authentic Cantonese cultural experience at a local Chinatown restaurant!

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll discover the various cultural and culinary aspects of Cantonese dim sum, from tea selection to social etiquette, traditions and language, and typical dishes that range from ha gao (shrimp dumplings) to chicken feet in chili sauce. It’s a wonderful way to get a taste of Cantonese gastronomic culture and some of the most delicious intangible heritage of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Dim sum refers to the Cantonese teahouse and food culture tradition of southern China, which dates back to the teahouses of the Tang and Song dynasties. While these teahouses originally served only tea, they began to introduce small snacks to the table over time. These eventually developed into the varied food items we know today, which include dumplings, egg tarts, and radish cakes.

$50/person for groups of two individuals
$40/person for groups of three or more individuals

Rates include an adult day ticket to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance, for a minimum of two participants.

Please contact communications@vancouverchinesegarden.com for more information and to make a booking request. For groups of 10 or more, see our Private Group Programs.

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