Foodies get a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine

Tony Ching
Tony Ching is hosting food tours as part of Chinese New Year in Bundaberg.

Discover the best places to buy fresh produce and key ingredients for your favourite Asian dishes as part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s celebrations for Chinese New Year.

In February, you can take part in an exclusive food tour conducted by former head chef of P & O Resorts, Tony Ching.

Community and Cultural Service portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the tour was one of many fantastic activities promoting the Year of the Pig and would be a favourite among food enthusiasts.

“This is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to gain further insight into Chinese and Asian culture with a hands-on cooking class where you can sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour,” Cr Peters said.

Foodies can also participate in A Taste of China which is on the menu on Friday 15 February.

“Expect a range of Chinese nibbles and beer accompanied by lion and dragon dancing performed by Bundaberg’s own PCYC Blazers for this event,” Cr Peters said. “Then, enjoy a short performance from Nanning artists plus a free movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Cr Peters said Chinese New Year celebrations were always a highlight on Council’s calendar.

“It’s a fantastic time of year, celebrating culture and community and I urge everyone to get involved in all of these events,” Cr Peters said.

The Chinese Food Discovery Tours and Cooking Class will commence from Bundy Asian Supermarket on McLean Street at 5.15pm on Wednesday 13 February, Thursday 14 February and Friday 15 February, with an additional tour at 10.30am on Friday 15 February. Cost is $59 per person and bookings are essential.

Tickets for A Taste of China, to be held at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, cost $15. Bookings for both events can be made online at or by phoning 4130 4100.