January 20, 2017

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

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Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of the Rooster – Events

Special public CNY dinners with Chef Poon on Sunday, January 29th at 5:00 PM and Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 PM.

A special Chinese New Year tour and lunch available for the public on Sunday, February 5th from 10:30 – 1:30 PM.

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Chinese New Year & Chef Joseph Poon

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In 2017- Chef Poon will arrange a private Chinese New Year banquet/dinner for your group of 10 or more guests.  Call to make arrangements. 215-928-9333 or send us an email via the “contact us” page of this website.
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Year of the Rooster Papercut

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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  The Year of the Dragon

Chef Poon’s Year of the Dragon CNY Banquet was highlighted in Kimberly Cambra’s Local Living Magazine in 2012. View the digital version here.  Click arrows to see Wok ‘N Walk on the Wild Side of Chinatown on pages 43 & 44!

Year of the Rooster

The rooster is the dawn announcer waking people up on time in the morning. Since the ancient times, it has been thought to have the ability of divining the future. Also in Greek mythology, it is said that the rooster can feel what will happen in the future. So, it is regarded as the god’s ambassador. The people born in the year of the rooster also have the ability to discern what is coming. They like to think more and have a good plan when dealing with things. Also, they usually use ways others could never have imagined to solve problems.

The people under the Rooster sign are warm, generous, diligent, sociable and very capable speakers. They have quick wit and think fast. So sometimes they are impatient. When talking, they may stammer as their mouth couldn’t catch up with the brain. To change this, they need to think slowly. The men born in the year of the rooster usually pay great attention to their appearance. They dress well no matter in casual clothes or suit. The women also are beautifully dressed with a variety of colors. As they attach great importance to the attire, they look upon with disapproval  those who dress casually and don’t like to communicate with them. Therefore, they usually leave an impression of coldness to others. Read more.
Rooster Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.





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