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My Friends Refuse to Eat in Chinatown Due to Coronavirus — and They’re Not the Only Ones

I was supposed to go to dinner in Philly’s Chinatown with a group of 10 tonight. But now that’s not happening. Why? You can blame […]


Where to Eat in Chinatown: The Ultimate Guide

If Fishtown is the city’s culinary laboratory and Old City its historic and most public face, then Chinatown is Philadelphia’s id. It is where we go when […]

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Eat Here Now: Hakka Beef House

We here at Foobooz are always interested in what Philly’s best chefs are eating. So when Ange Branca, chef-owner at South Philly’s Saté Kampar, posted about Hakka […]


Living in Chinatown: A Neighborhood Guide

We know exactly when Philadelphia’s Chinatown was born. The year was 1871, when an immigrant named Lee Fong opened a laundry at 913 Race St. […]


A Room With A View: Dae Bak Reviewed

On a steamy Wednesday afternoon, I eat steamed mandoo dumplings with metal chopsticks and pork soondubu with a raw egg bobbing in the center, poaching […]


Dae Bak Is the Korean Restaurant Chinatown Needs Right Now

Chinatown Square opened on Race Street with an ambitious collection of food vendors, some of which gave city diners easier access to things like Cambodian grilled meats […]


Developers Duel for Right to Build on Chinatown Block

Two of Philly’s local development heavyweights, Pennrose Properties and Parkway Corporation, are duking it out for the right to develop a parcel of land the […]


I Ate My Way Through Chinatown Square. Here’s Everything You Should Know.

Chinatown is perfect the way it is, a shining example of a neighborhood fully bloomed, firing on all cylinders, brimming with energy and excitment. And […]

Things to Do

5 Chinese New Year Celebrations in Philly

Lunar New Year Celebration @ International House Philadelphia | Friday, January 27 The open-to-the-public celebration at I-House starts off with samples of Chinese cuisine in the […]


Drink This Now: The Yin & Yang from Hop Sing Laundromat

Last week I visited Hop Sing Laundromat for happy hour where North Korea’s biggest fanboy, Lê poured me a cocktail he had been working on. […]


Chinatown Hosts Its Own Night Market

On Thursday October 13th, over 60 local Chinatown restaurants, businesses and food trucks will participate in Yè Shì Night Market. The Ye Shi night market […]


First-Time Find: A Budget-Friendly Banquet in Chinatown

Want to wake up to the rising sun? Love good food but don’t want to cook all the time? Are you the type that wants […]


Chinese Cultural Center Prepares for A New Future

A 185-year-old landmark in the heart of Chinatown is getting ready for a possible new lease on life once the legal hurdles are cleared. While […]

City Life

City Wants Development With ‘Social Impact’ At 8th and Race

The surface parking lot on Race Street between 8th and 9th is one of the biggest empty spaces remaining in Center City, and the Philadelphia […]


Out-of-Town Developer Wants to Build Philly’s Biggest Nightclub in Chinatown

Philly’s nightclub scene is about to be lit. There’s a 24-year-old “developer” from out of town with his eyes set on Chinatown, the neighborhood that […]