August 20, 2018

Every year I plan at least one Chinese banquet for my friends in Philadelphia's Chinatown. We always set one up for the Chinese New Year, usually Cantonese style. I like to pre-order so the food just pours out of the kitchen upon arrival. I make sure we get a bit of ev...

June 6, 2018

 When I am leading my Chinatown food tours, I am always on the look out for new spots. Hidden Gem popped up a few months ago. I stopped in and got to chat with the owner and found out she used to own Empress Garden, a Taiwanese restaurant a few storefronts down that I...

May 15, 2017

Shanghai You had been on my list for a while because I wanted to try the giant xiao long bao- the soup dumplings you slurp with a straw. I haven't had these since visiting Shanghai with my family a few years back, they really didn't exist in the states until about a ye...

March 15, 2017

Philly's food scene rocks at a lot of things, in recent years it has because something we can brag about. But it does not totally rock at a few things, Thai food is certainly one of them and dim sum is another.  A few newer additions to the dim sum scene has us moving...

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