Regional Chinese Food Tour: 5 Stops, 4 Parts of China


Hi all. I'm a local food writer specializing in Chinese food and I've done this tour in the past for the public and on television. My bio:

Last year, I was on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern and took him to ten of my favorite restaurants in the SGV in two days. I've also been recruited by CBS, the Associated Press and CCTV for interviews on Chinese food and culture.

How this tour is different from others: Each stop will feature a different region of China. I've published articles on all of these restaurants and will be explaining cool little factoids and regional nuances of particular dishes. For example, did you know the Sichuan peppercorn is not really a pepper? It's actually in the citrus family.

The itinerary:

• 10:30am: Meet at San Gabriel Square. 140 W Valley Blvd. 11:00am: Sichuan food @ Chengdu Taste -- water-boiled fish, toothpick beef, mung bean noodle, dan dan mian.

• 12:00pm: Taiwanese @ BeBe Fusion -- Stinkest tofu of Los Angeles, three cups squid

• 1:00pm: Xi'an @ Shaanxi Gourmet-- paomo, handmade noodles, the first hamburger ever invented

• 2:00pm: Taiwanese bakery rest stop @ Oh My Pan

• 2:30pm: Jiangsu @ Wang Xing Ji: massive soup dumpling, mini soup dumplings

Pricing: My original price is $65, but I'm giving LA Food Bloggers this tour for $55 (+$1.95 PayPal service fee). I'm cutting costs by not hiring a driver so we'll need to carpool. I can drive for sure. No worries, everything is really close together. The longest stretch is about 7 mins.

People: I can accommodate up to 14 people but we will split up into two tables.

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  • Ellen B.

    Such a great day! Now I know where to go for good food in the SGV! ;-)

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • ClarissaW

    Whoops the website is

    February 25, 2014

  • ClarissaW

    Hey guys! Thank you so much for coming! I finally got it together & established a formal food tour company for these sort of events.

    Would love it if you guys could write a review for me on Yelp!

    February 25, 2014

  • ClarissaW

    See you guys at 10:30am at San Gabriel Square in front of TEA STATION. (140 W Valley Blvd) Please call me at[masked] if you have any questions.

    1 · February 23, 2014

    • Ellen B.

      I'm about to leave, see you soon!

      February 23, 2014

  • ClarissaW

    Hi guys! I'll see you guys at 10:30am at San Gabriel Square in front of TEA STATION. Please call me at[masked] if you have any questions. Don't be late!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Sandra

    Can't wait to meet everyone and can't wait to have stinky tofu again :)

    2 · February 16, 2014

    • Christine

      I hope it's as good as you say it is! =) See you there!

      February 16, 2014

  • Ellen B.

    Yes! Decided to do this instead of the LA Cake Club ;-) Can't wait! I'll also ask around if anyone wants to join me since there are some spots available :)

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Christine

    I'm scared to try the stinkiest tofu in all of LA!!!

    2 · February 6, 2014

    • Ellen B.

      I don't think I ever had stinky tofu! :O

      February 7, 2014

    • Christine

      Oh, you would know if you've had it. The smell is unforgetable.

      February 7, 2014

  • Ellen B.

    This sounds like só much fun, I've always wanted a SGV tour but I've planned something else on the 23rd. Let's see if I can combine them!

    1 · February 5, 2014

    • Christine

      Hope you can make it Ellen! =D

      1 · February 6, 2014

    • ClarissaW

      Same! Hope to see you there!

      1 · February 7, 2014

  • ClarissaW­ changed the date and time from Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM to Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    February 2, 2014

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