Go to the places locals love — let culinary authority Liam Mayclem take you to the city’s best dim sum, hand-pulled noodles, and chef hangouts in Chinatown.
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An Insider's Guide to San Francisco Chinatown with an Emmy-Winning Broadcaster
Discover the treasured culture and cuisine of San Francisco’s famous Chinatown during this curated culinary tour led by the “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem. You’ll start your day in the heart of the city with a stop at City View for a traditional dim sum lunch followed by an educational tea tasting at Vital Tea Leaf. Learn to differentiate between the hundreds of loose leaf teas on hand (from traditional white and green to the more exotic oolong and pu-erh) before you make a stop for the town’s best pork buns. Liam knows exactly where to go.
Next, you'll find yourself at a beloved San Francisco landmark: the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. The birthplace of modern day fortune cookies, you’re in for a treat during the cookie-making demo and tasting. Finally, venture from the traditional to the modern with a stop at celebrity chef Martin Yan’s M.Y. China for a noodle pulling demonstration and tasting and Yuet Lee to eat a favorite among San Francisco's best chefs.
There is no local insider more qualified to show you around than Liam Mayclem. The Emmy award-winner is the host and producer of KCBS’ “Foodie Chap,” which celebrates Bay Area chefs and winemakers and takes viewers inside the best kitchens on the West Coast.
- Chinatown culinary tour with Liam Mayclem in San Francisco
- Stops include:
- City View
- Vital Tea Leaf
- Eastern Bakery
- Fortune Cookie Factory
- Yuet Lee
- M.Y. China
- Per person price includes lunch and bites along the tour
- This experience must be booked 1 week in advance
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
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