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Cuisines of China

A Culinary Tour at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Indulge all your senses at Lan Su Chinese Garden with Cuisines of China, a celebration of China’s vast culinary experience. Feel the stones underfoot, see and smell the beauty of flowering blossoms, hear the rush of a waterfall and savor the flavors of local Chinese restaurants and food experts as they provide demonstrations and tastes of traditional Chinese dishes. With talks and tastes every Sunday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m., these 11 Chinese restaurants and Chinese food experts will guide your taste buds on a tour of Chinese delights. Topics include the history and art of dumplings, tea roasting, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, dim sum, marbled tea eggs and the history of “prickly ash” or Sichuan peppers. As an extra benefit, each restaurant will provide members of Lan Su a special discount on meals throughout the month (some restrictions do apply, see each restaurant for details). Test your chopstick “chops” each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. with the “Chopstick Challenge,” an opportunity to see how well you truly can do with a pair of chopsticks. For more information, including detailed talk and taste topics, visit Lan Su’s website at Food Talk Series Schedule: June 4, 2:30 p.m. — Art of Traditional Lanzhou-Style Noodle Pulling with Frank’s Noodle House June 6, 2:30 p.m. — The Art of Tea Roasting with The Tao of Tea June 7, 2:30 p.m. — The Delicacy of Cured Meats with EC Kitchen June 11, 2:30 p.m. — The Secrets of the Prickly Ash Peppers with Lucky Strike Restaurant June 13, 2:30 p.m. — General Tso’s Chicken with Dragonwell Bistro June 14, 2:30 p.m. — Chinese Food Expert BeeBee Tan June 18, 2:30 p.m. — Five Spices in Tea Eggs and Peanuts with Red Robe Teahouse & Cafe June 20, 2:30 p.m. — Watercress Soup with Pork Ribs with Mama Chow’s Kitchen June 21, 2:30 p.m. — The History of Dumplings with The Dump Truck Food Truck June 25, 2:30 p.m. — TBD June 27, 2:30 p.m. — Silken Tofu Dessert in Ginger Orange Syrup with Portland Culinary Workshop June 28, 2:30 p.m. — Dim Sum: Touch of the Heart with HK Cafe

Date & Time

Every Day!

06/01/2015 through 06/30/2015

10:00AM - 6:00PM

More Info

Event Website


Children 5 and under: Free, Student (6-18 or with college ID): $7, Senior (62+): $8.50, General: $9.50

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