Chinatown Food Festival

Until the end of November you can hop on the train to Yokohama Chinatown to sample everything Chinese cuisine has to offer – with a festive twist.

Although a promenade through Chinatown on any given day guarantees a feast on all kinds of delicious dishes, the Yokohama Chinatown Food Festival promises even more tasty fare than usual, with participating restaurants and shops going all out for a duration of twenty days.

The largest Chinatown in all of Asia has been dishing out its mouthwatering dishes for the past 150 years. There is a high concentration of 250 restaurants and shops which all focus around a dense centre of just 300 square meters, making a trip to eat various kinds of regional Chinese cuisines pretty hectic.

This month the streets will have extra stalls, night-time illuminations and activities for kids such as face-painting and for grown-ups who are into cooking classes. Whether you’re a dim sum fiend or Peking duck devotee, come here on an empty stomach and learn something new (perhaps) about the vast extent of Chinese food.

Yokohama Chinatown Food Festival

When: Nov. 11-30

Where: Yokohama Chinatown (closest station: Motomachi-Chukagai on Tokyu Minatomirai line, see map)

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Main image: Carles Tomás Martí on Flickr

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