Adventures in Chinatown

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:30 PM

Have you ever wondered about all foods and herbs lining the shelves in the shops of Chinatown? Curious about Chinese jade? Join a small group (limited to 8) for a personalized, guided afternoon in San Francisco's Chinatown.

After beginning with dim sum at the Great Eastern Restaurant, we will have a personalized tour of the Fong Seng Company exotic shop, with sample tasting. We'll then continue the tailored tour of Chinatown by stopping in at the Golden Gate Fortune Cooking Factory, the first fortune cookie factory in America. We'll get more luck and gain a deeper understanding of Chinese jade and its history at Jing Ying Gift Shop before cruising through Chinatown seeing other key attractions and ending the day at the Dragon Gate.

Our guide, Feng Grace Wu, is a dear friend of the event organizer, and is offering this cultural and educational opportunity to gain insights into the lives of Chinese Americans in San Francisco, especially those who do not speak English. Grace was born in China, educated in San Francisco public schools after moving to the United States with her family, and, after stints at Berkeley & Columbia,  works as an actuary with Deloitte. Grace knows two of the Chinatown shops especially well, as they are owned by her siblings and she has helped out there over the years. 


Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:30 PM  Meet for dim sum 
Great Eastern Restaurant, 649 Jackson, San Francisco
2PM  Personalized tour of Chinatown
5PM  Say goodbye at the Dragon Gate/Chinatown Gate
$10 for HCSF member (plus 1 guest at same price)
$15 for non-member, additional guests
Plus an equal share of the group's dim sum lunch to be paid in person at restaurant

Organizer: Jodie Smith, HKS ’98

Note: Tickets for this event are sold out--add yourself to the wait list in case tickets become available.