Sunday, July 19, 2009

Neighborhood Taste Tour: Chinatown

Each summer, Chicago's Chinatown transforms their main thoroughfare into a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds for their Chinatown Summer Festival. Today I took friends to Chinatown to learn more about the Chinese culture through food. Here are pictures of the tour I hosted, along with the various stops we made.

The Phoenix Restaurant's traditional Dim Sum brunch

Chinatown Market's various Chinese ingredients

Chinatown Summer Festival at the Chinatown entryway

Tai Fok Hong Co for herbs and teas

(2155-A S. China Place)

AJ Housewares & Gifts
(2125-A S. China Place)

Sweet House Candy Shop
(2143A S. China Place)

Joy Yee's for their famous Bubble Teas

(2139-A S. China Place)

Saint Anne's Bakery & Cafe

(2158-A S. China Place)