The kind you hire to be shown around. There seem to be many of these “food guides” around, especially in Asia. It can be local food bloggers or a food tour business.
Have you ever hired one? Food programmes’ researchers often hire these guides, you must have noticed it surely. I have not hired one but would not rule it out either. The main reason being I enjoy researching things myself and exploring at my own pace alone (food tours are sometimes done in a group setting).
A few years back I saw Dunlop’s food tour’s details and price and thought about my trips to China. There’s no way I would pay 5k* for such a tour but the Americans seemed to love the experience. (*if I remember correctly that was the price)
Tour/guide or not?