February 25, 2017

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

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Media Coverage

Chef Joseph Poon appears regularly on national and local TV shows. His warmth and exuberance earned him appearances on The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, TV Food Network’s The Best Of…, Christina Cooks, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 You can see Chef Poon on appearances around the country this year doing his amazing produce carving and sculpture demos for national and local stores, The National Watermelon Promotion Board and many watermelon growers and farms in the US.

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Chef Poon has appeared on the following TV and radio shows:

  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • WHYY-FM
  • Good Day Philadelphia on FOX-TV News
  • Your Morning on CN-8
  • WCAU-TV News
  • KYW-TV News
  • WPVI-TV News
  • WTXF-TV News
  • Marco Polo TV (Italy)
  • The Radnor Table on Radnor Cable
  • Home Matters on the Discovery Channel
  • ABC-TV 6
  • Talk Philly – CBS 3
  • The Chef’s Table on PBS-TV
  • Get Fresh with the Chef on WYBE-TV
  • Q102 FM
  • Talk with the Chef on WNJC-AM
  • Christina Cooks on PBS-TV
  • Food Network’s The Best of…
  • The Dating Story
  • The Makeover Story on The Learning Channel
  • WCAU-TV’s “10”
  • WYBE-TV’s annual fundraising campaign
  • WTHR – TV 13
  • CW Wakeup News
  • PBS Kids Sprout TV
  • KTLA – TV 3, Los Angeles
  • Food(ography) on The Cooking Channel

Chef Joseph Poon Consultant and National Culinary Spokesperson for the National Watermelon Promotion Board


What food writers are saying about Chef Joseph Poon

Food Network Magazine – “…turning melons into roses, dragons, turtles and whatever else the watermelon bigwigs need him to make. You can see him work his magic at this year’s Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival.”

Jennifer Goldblatt of the New York Times…
In the last three decades, the 55-year-old Mr. Poon has risen from impoverished immigrant to national culinary fame, known for his Asian fusion fare, his ability to carve bulbous watermelons and pumpkins into delicate swans, and his role in opening the center of the region’s Asian community to the outside world.”

Kimberly Cambra, Fork, Local Living Magazine “If you’ve ever imagined what an exclamation mark might look like as a person it would certainly be Master Chef Joseph Poon, known for his Asian Fusion Cuisine in the heart of Philadelphia’s Chinatown.”

Betty Xie, Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Restaurant News…

Headline: Chinese Restaurant News Names Joseph Poon Asian Fusion Restaurant to the list of Top Chinese Restaurants “The list truly celebrates how Americans all over enjoy Chinese food, as well as how each region mixes local tastes and ingredients with traditional Chinese fare,”

Len Lear of the Chestnut Hill Local…
“One of the great things about being a newspaper reporter is that you get to meet and interview lots of fascinating individuals whom you would otherwise never even know about. One of the best examples for me is Joseph Poon, whom I would certainly categorize as one of the five or six most remarkable individuals I’ve met in 33 years of interviews.”

Diane Stoneback, food editor of the Allentown Morning Call…
“He throws himself into cooking with the same fervor he displays when he’s guiding the tour around his neighborhood. He can deliver superb renditions of traditional Chinese dishes…but it would be a shame not to try his international combinations, which are fascinating and delicious.”

Todd Pitock of Hemispheres
“Poon brings a chef’s expertise and innovation to his offerings. And the $10 business-lunch menu, including soup, entrée and dessert, shows a refreshing awareness of value.”

Joseph Ball, of the Advertising/Communications Times
“To eat at ‘Joseph Poon,’ an Asian Fusion Restaurant…is an adventure, an education, a wonderful food experience – an opportunity to meet a Philadelphia personality: the proprietor, ‘Uncle Joe’ Poon.”

James Zeleniak of Where Philadelphia
“Poon hosts a fun and insightful walking tour of the neighborhood that expounds on the wealth of culture and history within these streets…Poon says his goals are simple – to serve healthful dishes with interesting flavor combinations; and to have a hand in exposing the cultural wealth of Chinatown. Poon’s insatiable penchant for base one-liners keeps you in stitches…”

 



Articles about Chef Joseph Poon have appeared in the following local and national publications

International & National Magazines

  • Hemispheres (United Airlines)
  • Car & Travel
  • Essentially America Magazine
  • Popular Photography
  • Essentially America Magazine
  • Alleurs
  • Disney Family Fun Magazine
  • Everday with Rachel Ray

Trade Magazines

  • Restaurants & Institutions
  • Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Restaurant Hospitality
  • Seafood Business
  • The Restaurant Report
  • Solo Dining Savvy
  • Server Pennsylvania
  • Commercial Realty Review
  • Advertising Communications Times
  • Cuizine
  • The Packer
  • Group Tour Magazine
  • Group Tour Leader
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Physicians Travel & Meeting Guide Magazine
  • Asian Restaurant News
  • Food Arts Magazine
  • Fine Food and Fun
  • Food Network Magazine

Regional Magazines

  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • Philadelphia Style
  • WHERE Philadelphia
  • Elegant Wedding
  • Prime Time
  • MidAtlantic Events Magazine
  • District Home Philadelphia

Other

  • The Republican National Convention Media and Delegate Guide
  • The James Beard Foundation Newsletter
  • Ritz Filmbill
  • The Loop online newsletter
  • CBS3.com
  • HearPhilly.com
  • and more…

Newspapers

  • The New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Washington Post
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Lancaster Newspapers
  • New Orleans Times – Picayune
  • Ft. Worth Star Telegram
  • St. Louis Times Dispatch
  • The (Vancouver) Columbian
  • Chattanooga Times
  • Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Gloucester County Times
  • Today’s Sunbeam
  • Bridgeton News
  • Allentown Morning Call
  • Parent’s Express
  • South Philadelphia Review
  • Montgomery Newspapers
  • Philadelphia Business Journal
  • New Castle News
  • Philadelphia Daily News
  • Philadelphia Weekly
  • City Paper
  • Wilmington News Journal
  • City Line News
  • Bergen County Record
  • Chestnut Hill Local
  • Jewish Exponent
  • Jewish Journal
  • Bucks County Courier TImes
  • Main Line Life
  • Princeton Packet
  • Harrisburg Patriot News
  • Delaware County Daily Times
  • Metro
  • Daily Pennsylvanian
  • Philadelphia Public Record
  • Suburban Wayne Times
  • Philadelphia Gay News