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Chinatown Lunch and Walking Tour, Philadelphia

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  • Watch an astonishing display of skill in carving fruit and veg into decorative shapes
  • As seen on ‘′The Tonight Show′ ′ The Ellen DeGeneres Show′ & TV Food Network′s ′The Best of…′
  • Discover the magic of Philadelphia′s Chinatown with celebrity Chef Joseph Poon
  • Tuck into a delectable five-course meal of Asian fusion food

Celebrity chef Joseph Poon loves to show people around his neighborhood of Chinatown in Philadelphia!

Join one of his popular walking tours and get a privileged insiders’ view of this vibrant ethnic community. Among other treats, you’ll visit a fortune cookie factory, a Chinese bakery and an herbal medicine shop. Plus you’ll see bustling markets, a Tai Chi demonstration, a Chinese place of worship and much more.

Back at the chef’s own restaurant you’ll not only enjoy a mouth-watering five-course banquet of fabulous Asian fusion food, you will also be treated to demonstration of Joseph Poon’s legendary skill at carving fruit and veg into exquisite shapes.

If you have time to spare in Philadelphia, don’t miss this unique tour.


Discover the history, culture and food of a fascinating neighborhood on the Chinatown Lunch and Walking Tour. You should make your own way to the starting point at Chef Joseph Poon's Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.
There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up or on the Internet.

Your tour is led by celebrity Chef Joseph Poon who will delight you with his cheerful personality and give you an insider’s view of the many different aspects of Chinatown. You will enjoy a 2 to 3 hour walking tour visiting venues within a 3 to 4 block radius of the starting point.

The tour includes visits to several local Asian businesses and locations including:

• A fortune cookie factory
• A Chinese herbal medicine shop
• A Chinese place of worship
• A Chinese bakery
• An Asian grocery store
• An Asian fish market
• A Tai Chi demonstration
• A book store and more

After the tour, you will be served a delicious meal at Chef Poon's Kitchen and you can also enjoy a unique Chinese fruit and vegetable carving lesson.

Chef Poon is famous for his Asian Fusion Cuisine. Your five-course lunch will include the following:

Soup: Phillip's Kennett Square Mushrooms with Hong Kong Shrimp Pork Wonton in Chicken Ginger Consommé
Salad: Spring Mixed Salad with Red Capers and Ginger Sesame Dressing
Appetizers: Thai Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewer in Peanut Sauce; Shang Hai Crispy Mini Vegetarian Spring Roll
Entrée: Chef Poon's Famous Healthy General Joe Chicken in Tangy Chili and Fresh Ginger Essence served with Stir Fried Fresh Garden Vegetables and Asian Fusion Rice
Dessert: Ginger Carrot Cake or Oreo Cookie Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit
Healthy Green Tea

Dietary restrictions can be catered for if requested at the time of booking.

Your lunch will take about an hour. The tour ends at Chef Joseph Poon's Kitchen and you should make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours in advance to confirm your reservation.

Your voucher is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. On the day of your tour, you can redeem your voucher by handing it to Chef Joseph Poon at Chef Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor

Tours will continue to go out during moderate rain or snow. In the event of severe rain or snow storms, the tour may have to be rescheduled for a later date.

Chef Poon is a trained nutritionist. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, let Chef Poon know at the time of booking and your lunch menu can be adjusted accordingly
  • Walking tour with English-speaking celebrity chef
  • 5-course lunch at Chef Poon restaurant in Chinatown (Asian fusion food) (Dietary restrictions can be catered for)
  • Special discount on an autographed copy of Chef Poon's book, ‘Life is Short: Cooking is Fun’
  • Complimentary gifts from many of the tour stops along the route
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Approximately 3 hours
Start time
Around 10:30am but please confirm the start time with the activity operator when you reserve the tour
Meeting point
You should make your own way to the starting point at Chef Joseph Poon's Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.
There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up or on the Internet.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at Chef Joseph Poon's Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Your tour leader, Master Chef Joseph Poon, is known for his Asian Fusion Cuisine. He prepares fresh meals with simple elegance and a dash of adventure. From his contemporary and quirky venue in Philadelphia Chinatown, he hosts private events, conducts tours of Philadelphia Chinatown and teaches cooking classes. In addition, he leads trips to China and participates in dozens of philanthropic events each year. He recently published the inspirational, autobiographical cookbook, ‘Life is Short...Cooking is Fun’.
Chef Poon is no stranger to the media. In addition to the TV Food Network, ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ he has appeared on national television shows including PBS-TV's cooking show ‘Christina Cooks’ as well as ‘The Makeover Story’ and ‘The Dating Story’ on the Learning Channel and ‘Home Matters’ on the Discovery Channel. He is regularly seen on ‘10! At 10’, a popular news magazine show on NBC-10 and on many additional TV and radio shows. He has also been featured in Nation's Restaurant News and many consumer magazines, as well as in newspapers from Philadelphia to New Orleans
Dos & Don'ts
Wear comfortable walking shoes for the walking tour and dress appropriately for the weather

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