Enter the Dragon: Chinatown Culinary Tour

What to expect
  • Tour Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood
  • Learn about Chinese history, architecture, and culture
  • Enjoy a variety of Chinese entrees, teas, and dim sum
  • Explore various cooking techniques, and how to use common equipment
Have you ever considered traveling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture? If so, you’re in luck! Chicago has a strong Chinese community, and now you can eat your way through the Chinatown neighborhood, while learning about the area’s fascinating history and architecture. On this culinary tour, you will learn about the many varieties of tea and its importance in Chinese culture. You’ll also discuss woks and other necessary equipment for Chinese cooking, techniques, and tips on how to stock a Chinese pantry at home. Along the way, discover the many diverse regional traditions of Chinese cooking over lunch, as you indulge in Chinese food and drink. This sure beats anything you’ll learn from takeout and fortune cookies.
Key Highlights
Price $50.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2.5 hours
# Sessions 1
Joelen Tan is a Chicago area private caterer and former restaurant chef. She has been recognized in both local and national media and has worked with celebrity chefs including Rick Bayless, Spike Mendelsohn, and Marcela Valladolid. Since 2007, she has been teaching culinary classes, hosting culinary events in Chicagoland and does recipe development work with major food brands.
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