If you love Asian food, but find yourself completely confused by the variety of unfamiliar ingredients in Chinese food markets, a new weekend experience in Boston might be exactly what yo are looking for.
Boston’s Chinatown Market tour features a guide that leads you through the popular Chinatown village in Massachusetts where you can learn the differences between all of the regional cuisines of the Far East.
– Discover a bakery that offers the best Chinese sweet treats and learn about the origin of moon cakes
– Visit a barbecue shop and taste traditional Cantonese roasted meats
– Walk into an authentic Chinese herbal pharmacy and understand the concept of Yin and Yang
– Learn about the Chinese philosophy of food as medicine and the healthy benefits of traditional Asian diets
– Get your fill of bubble tea
– Tour a market with exotic produce, fabulous seafood, and an endless array of spices
– Finish your tour with a Dim Sum lunch and learn everything about ordering from the roaming carts and stationary stalls
Michele Topor Inc., has offered culinary walking tours in Boston’s “Little Italy since 1994. In 2006, Jim Becker started working with Michele on the North end Market tour. Also trained as a professional chef, Jim speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese and developed the Asian component for a local professional Chef Degree Program.
Tours include a 2 and a half hour tour of the Chinatown markets, a dimsum lunch following the tour, tips on purchasing, cooking and storing foods and the tastings described above. At the end of the tour, a handout is distributed that describes the best stores and restaurants in the area.
Tours take place on Saturdays between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $69 per person plus tax and must be reserved in advance by e-mailing Michele at Michele@bostonfoodtours.com or by calling 617-523-6072.
More information is available at BostonFoodTours.com