Chock full of fascinating history, architecture, shopping, and delicious food, Chicago’s Chinatown attracts guests from all over the world. On this food tour, you will receive a one-of-a-kind look into the shops and eats in Chinatown. The tour begins at a classic Chinese bakery famous for its char siu bao buns where you’ll sample buns, Hong Kong milk tea, and learn about the history of dim sum. From there, discuss the rich history of the neighborhood while admiring the architecture and significant historical landmarks. You will stop at a tea shop, wok shop, typical market, and tempting candy shop before finishing with a Szechuan meal. All the while, you’ll cover groceries and necessary equipment, learning about Chinese cooking techniques and tricks to create delicious dishes at home. Get ready to feast on some of the best cuisine in the city and be inspired to get cooking in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Note: Plentiful tastings are included in the ticket price. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. Tours are held rain or shine.
What to expect
- Taste the authentic flavors of Chinatown through foods like char siu bao buns, Hong Kong milk tea, and a Szechuan meal
- Learn about Chinatown’s architectural gems and Al Capone’s connection to Chinatown
- Peruse local markets and learn how to stock a Chinese pantry at home
About this Activity
|Price||$85.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3.5 hours|
About the Teacher
Rebecca was a board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food Chicago chapter, where she lead hands-on food and nutrition education for middle school children as the Days of Taste Co-Chair. She was a personal chef for three years, which gave her inspiration for new recipes and classes. In addition to classes at Williams-Sonoma and World Kitchen, she taught at the Marshall Fields Culinary Studio for two years and is currently a staff instructor of ten years at The Wooden Spoon.
Tickets are nonrefundable. Rescheduling your tour date is available with at least seven days notice, subject to availability.