All About Chinatown | Culinary Tours
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Culinary Tours

DO YOU LOVE CHINESE FOOD?

Join us on our two hour Chinatown culinary tour, offered on Saturdays at 2pm.

This isn’t just another tasting tour. We’ve incorporated our knowledge of Chinatown to provide you with the best way to learn about history, culture, and food in one ultimate food and cultural experience.

On our Chinatown culinary walk, you’ll learn why Chinese restaurants became popular with Gold Rush miners and wealthy San Franciscans looking for exotic meals.

Ever wonder where the term chop suey came from? We’ll highlight the history of Chinese American food.

We’ll demystify China’s regional cuisines and explain why each area has a distinct style of cooking. Do you know the difference between Cantonese, Shanghainese, Hunanese, Northern and Halal food?

We’ll start with a Mai Tai cocktail in one of Chinatown’s oldest restaurants famous for private booths.

Hear about how the mooncake was invented in the Shang Dynasty and sample this famous treat, even served to a U.S. President at this bakery.

Instead of sitting down for a formal dim sum meal, we’ll visit a hole in the wall location famous for take out dim sum to enjoy a delectable shrimp and chive dumpling.

Enjoy seasonal fruits from the Stockton St. food markets. We’ll stroll through the markets to admire greens, fresh seafood and meats, and even foods some might consider pets.

If you love to cook, we’ll stop in at a Chinese utensils store where you can look over the woks, chopsticks, and more.

We’ll visit an herbal pharmacy to explore medicinal foods for energy, pains, dietary supplements, aphrodisiacs, and more. We will sample two kinds of candies: Chinese candy, and “Chinese” candies.

Visit the fortune cookie factory and sample these wise crackers. You are also welcome to write your own message to be placed in a folded cookie for a fee.

Savor an egg custard tart at a popular bakery.

Every country has holiday foods, but we’ll still be able to show you which foods are considered traditional to eat during Chinese New Year, the Autumn Festival, the Feasts of the Ghosts, and more.

We’ll conclude our two hour walk with a stop at the Vital Tea Leaf for some refreshing and fragrant teas.