Wok ‘N Walk Tour of Chinatown
Join Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon’s team on a walking tour of Philadelphia Chinatown
On the 2-1/2 to 3 hour tour, students learn how fortunes are added to fortune cookies, see live fish at an authentic Asian fish market, hear about the community’s history and walk through the Chinese Friendship Gate.
The tour, including lunch, costs $28+ per elementary aged student for the tour and kid-sized lunch; and $33+ per high school aged student for the full-sized lunch. Adult chaperones $35+ for tour and full adult-sized lunches. (All fees plus 10% gratuity) Tax is included.
To arrange a tour please call 215.928.9333
Hands-On Dim Sum Making Class & Walk to Fortune Cookie Factory
Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon invites students to join him for a hands-on dim sum-making class. Chef Poon will have the students laughing and smiling while they learn to make dim sum.
Dim sum is Cantonese for “heart’s delight” and includes a variety of small, mouth-watering dishes, which can be served any time of the day and are standard fare in teahouses.
Each student will get the ingredients and different wrappers to make his/her own dim sum.
Students will learn how to wrap three different types of wontons (American, Shanghai and Hong Kong ) and to make shi mai, quail egg shi mai and a variety of dumplings.
After learning to make dim sum, the students can sit and savor their creations. Then, Chef Poon takes the group to a Fortune Cookie Factory for a look and taste!
The event takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours including the class, meal and visit to the Fortune Cookie Factory.
Lunch is spring mix salad, the dim sum the students made, dessert and Chinese tea.
Your group can schedule a class on a weekday or weekend at Chef Kitchen in Philadelphia Chinatown. The class and meal costs $35+ per student; $40+ per chaperone. (All fees plus 10% gratuity) Includes tax.
Call 215.928.9333 to schedule a class for your group
Your group can do a combined mini tour of Chinatown, hands on dim sum making class and meal for a discounted rate of $40 per student/$45 per chaperone.
Call 215.928.9333 for more information
“Chef Poon is a wonderful tour guide! My students were fascinated, educated and entertained. It was great to see them having so much fun and to hear the positive messages Chef Poon emphasized throughout the tour. Plus, making the arrangements was easy and lunch was delicious.”
– A. Bender, teacher, Northwest Lehigh High School
“WOW!! What a truly fabulous, spectacular time we all had!! The scouts ate every speck on their plates and really enjoyed every special place Joe took us. We could have stayed with him for a few more hours. He is certainly one special soul!”
– C. Gosser, Troop Leader #3454
“I think this might have been truly life altering for my students, most of whom rarely meet someone outside their culture and religion and who rarely, if ever, have ventured to Center City, much less Chinatown. Parents were saying that this was a once in a lifetime experience.”
– L. Leff, teacher, Souderton Charter School
“The tour was fantastic! I was energized by Chef Poon’s uplifting personality and couldn’t wait to tell my family and friends about it. We would definitely recommend it to everyone.”
– M. Ebner, mom of scout, Philadelphia, PA