December 4, 2020

Chef Joseph Poon - Master Chef - Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA

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Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year

Ryan from West Chester sent us this note after he attended one of Chef Poon’s CNY events:

“The weather was cooperative, the festival was entertaining, and the food was spectacular. But Chef Joe’s affability and earnest engagement of the patrons stole the show.  Of course from my perspective, and the perspective  of my date, the opportunity to spend some moments with Chef Joe simply in his element out and about in Chinatown, treating us both as if we were age old friends despite the fact that we proved relative strangers, served as the most superlative facet of the event.  The experience reinforced the premise of which we were both already aware, that Chef Joseph Poon serves as not only a credit to the culinary community and Chinatown particularly, but more broadly as an irreplaceable asset and cultural ambassador to the city itself.”      

Thanks, Ryan.  We agree!                                                                     

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Year of the Metal Rat (2020)
Starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. It will be a Metal Rat year. In 2021, a year of the Ox will follow.Rats are quick-witted, resourceful, and smart but lack courage. With rich imaginations and sharp observations, they can take advantage of various opportunities well.In Chinese culture, rats represent working diligently and thriftiness, so people born in a Rat year are thought to be wealthy and prosperous.

Pig Years: Pig is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Pig include 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020





“Chinese New Year is a happy and colorful celebration each year.  I wish every one  a happy, healthy and prosperous year”.  —  Chef Poon