What you'll do
When was the last time you had dim sum? Ok, when was the last time you had dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? You’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay and their impact on San Francisco. We will start at Portsmouth Square with stories of the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started from and try a pork roll, unique to the neighborhood. Our next taste is at a tightly packed local favorite for bubble tea. Then we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown and a church filled with pictures of the 1906 earthquake. We’ll journey down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how the sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. Then, we’ll check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! We will continue our adventure on the outskirts of Chinatown for a dumpling feast. To finish our experience, we’ll try four types of hot tea in a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine. I am happy to take groups on unscheduled hours. Please reach out via direct message.
I have always had a passion for cooking, trying new foods, and discovering new sites and tastes on a good food tour. After graduating from college, I ventured to culinary school, where I studied French Cuisine. Since then, I have racked up seven years of experience in the food industry. I began a career as a prep cook in restaurants before designing food for grocery stores as a bakery scientist. After eating one too many cookies, a 6-month history class with the public library and 6 years in the city I started my own food experience company called Stretchy Pants. Things to note: This tour can be hosted by Kara or Peter Abou Chacra her co-host. Stretchy Pants also has 3 other walks on Airbnb, so keep an eye out! Painted Ladies & Sweet Food Walk, North Beach Food Walk: Beer & Pizza, and Castro Food & Bar Crawl: Cocktails & Aphrodisiacs.
4+Types of Dim Sum. Chinese Dessert
4+ Types of Tea Tasting
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Where you'll be
Highlights! Taste 3 different types of dim sum Try both hot and cold local tea Visit the oldest temple in America Visit the very first fortune cookie factory See the vibrant alleyways of Chinatown
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests.
Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum