United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Ideas for New York
  2. 2 Suggestions for a Week in Portland
  3. 3 Going to L.A. dec18-25; Road trip to D.V. and on rt66
  4. 4 Christmas shopping in Sante Fe
  5. 5 CAJUN region, plus NEW ORLEANS
  6. 6 9 days in Olympic NP and Seattle area
  7. 7 Road trip
  8. 8 What's your favorite "after theatre" place to eat in NYC??
  9. 9 Driving from Providence to Ohio in an '82 Volvo with a cat, but...
  10. 10 Getting married to a French man
  11. 11 3-week one-way cross country trip in June
  12. 12 Florida beach recommendation, please
  13. 13 Cable Cars/Trolleys
  14. 14 Maine-Portland/Bar Harbor/Moosehead Lake
  15. 15 Staying outside DC
  16. 16 Phantom Ranch and....
  17. 17 Where to stay in Carmel area?
  18. 18 Where to visit
  19. 19 Trip Report A Few Days in Asheville
  20. 20 10 Day California Trip - Itinirary Help
  21. 21 Miami to Ft Lauderdale
  22. 22 Great OR beach house locations?
  23. 23 Lower Manhattan Late Night Eats
  24. 24 Driving from San Diego CA to Great lakes IL in FEB
  25. 25 New York in December
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Foodie Tour in Boston!

Jump to last reply

We signed up for the Chinatown Food tour with http://www.bostonfoodtours.com/

They offer a North End Tour as well - I grew up outside of Boston and felt that I knew the North End a little bit but knew nothing of Chinatown since the surrounding area was a bit dangerous (30+ years ago) when I was a teen. So I picked the Chinatown tour for something different....

It was fabulous! Our tour guide was Jackie, she is half Japanese and is married to a man that is half Chinese. She lives right in the area. She was bubbly, knowledgable and entertaining! We got a history of Chinatown while sitting in a beautiful park at the beginning of the Boston Greenway (including some tidbits about the Chinatown gate). We sampled pork, pasteries & bubble tea at different places; visited a pharmacy and grocery store and ended with a Dim Sum lunch (included).

I never had Dim Sum and I have to say it was a great experience (Jackie did all the ordering). My husband has spent quite a bit of time in Asia and said he felt it was so authentic that we could have been in Singapore.

Jackie gave us a printout of all the places that we visited , a list of restaurant for our return visit (and their specialties) and answered all of our questions. She has a blog which includes a recipe for a homemade nut/spice mixture that she brought for us to try (really yummy) - http://jacquelinechurch.com/nuts-to-you-pin-this-recipe-for-chinese-five-spice-nuts/

I won't give away any of the details, but this is a really, really great tour! We will probably try the North End tour in the future as well....

We then walked back along the Greenway. Boston has done a great job transforming this space. It was a busy end of summer Saturday and there were food trucks everywhere! If we hadn't just eaten, I would have snacked at a few. I guess I didn't realize how big these have become in Boston! One had a line of at least 30 people!

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement