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Hong Kong Cuisine

By Viator, October 2016

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With influences from around Asia and the rest of the world (thanks to the British), Hong Kong's culinary scene is truly a melting pot. While the creative possibilities are endless, Hong Kong has developed its own distinctive food culture, with some 11,000 restaurants and several iconic dishes every visitor should try. Here are a few favorite foods and activities you won't want to miss.

Must-Try Dishes
If you only eat one thing in Hong Kong, make it dim sum, a Cantonese-style meal comprised of several small dishes like dumplings and other steamed or fried items (Did you know the world's least expensive Michelin-rated restaurant is a dim sum joint in Hong Kong?).

Walk the city streets, and you're sure to see another famous dish hanging in windows: roasted duck. The Canton region has its own barbecue style—a must-try for meat-loving visitors. Seafood and noodles, often served together, are also ubiquitous in Hong Kong.

Have a sweet tooth? Don't leave without sampling an egg tart, a small custard-filled pastry derived from a similar Portuguese dessert. Smooth and slightly sweet milk custard is another popular (and inexpensive) treat.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Take a street food tour of the Temple Street Night Market to get a taste of one of the world's best street food scenes and sample a lot of dishes without blowing your budget.
  • Get off the beaten path and eat like a local with a guided food tour of the Sham Shui Po, Mongkok or Sheung Wan neighborhood.
  • Try a dim sum or Cantonese cooking class to equip yourself to recreate your favorite dishes back home.
  • Hop aboard a sunset cruise of Victoria Harbour for a memorable night in the city, followed by a seafood feast at Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

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Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

4 star rating: Recommended 200 Reviews

Experience the magic of Hong Kong at night with an evening cruise on Hong Kong's dazzling Victoria Harbour, followed by an 7-course Chinese banquet at ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $156.50
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Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Meander through the Central and Sheung Wan neighborhoods of Hong Kong’s business district on a fantastic food-tasting adventure! This four-hour culinary ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.17
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Kowloon Street Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Become an expert in Cantonese cuisine on a Hong Kong food tour that explores Kowloon’s most authentic restaurants, markets and food stalls. Led by an ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.00
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Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

While in Hong Kong, learn to make delicious dim sum staples such as bite-sized dumplings, spring rolls and desserts. An expert chef unveils secret recipes and ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.54
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Dim Sum Food Tour in Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Dig into an array of dim sum during this 2-hour guided culinary experience in Kowloon. Taste authentic Hong Kong dumplings and other small bites — served ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.44

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