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Hong Kong Cuisine

By Viator, September 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, Hong Kong, null
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Hong Kong Sunset Cruise plus Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant

4 star rating: Recommended 2132 Reviews

Experience the magic of Hong Kong at night with an evening cruise on Hong Kong's dazzling Victoria Harbour, followed by an 8-course Chinese banquet at ...  Read more

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

From USD $156.49
Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour, Hong Kong, Night Cruises
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Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 216 Reviews

A small group food tour of Hong Kong island with 5 foodie stops in 4 hours. Try the authentic Hong Kong yum cha (dim sum), wonton noodle soup, traditionally ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.12
Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, Food Tours
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Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak

4 star rating: Recommended 2412 Reviews

Enjoy sweeping city views over a lovely meal at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, followed by a cruise on famous Victoria Harbour with unlimited drinks. This is ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.71
Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts, Hong Kong, Dining Experiences
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Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 853 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 $95.16
Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village, Hong Kong, Food Tours
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Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village

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Combine sightseeing and gourmet seafood on your evening out in Hong Kong. First, you'll take an evening cruise on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour aboard a ...  Read more

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

From USD $93.34
Kowloon Street Food Tour, Hong Kong, Night Cruises
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Kowloon Street Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 213 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
Hong Kong Island Food Tour, Hong Kong, Food Tours
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Hong Kong Island Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Enjoy local Hong Kong culture and cuisine on this fantastic 3.5 hour walking tour. Indulge in Goose, Dim Sum, Egg Waffles and more, whilst exploring local ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.94
City Sightseeing plus Jumbo Kingdom Lunch with Pickup from Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, Food Tours
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City Sightseeing plus Jumbo Kingdom Lunch with Pickup from Hong Kong Island

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Cantonese style Dim Sum food served in Jumbo Kingdom Floating restaurant is well known in Aberdeen Fishing Village, where you can gain a deeper insight of an ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.52
Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dining Experiences
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Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong

4 star rating: Recommended 63 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
Hong Kong Sightseeing plus Jumbo Kingdom Lunch with Pickup from Kowloon Area, Hong Kong, Cooking ... 
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Hong Kong Sightseeing plus Jumbo Kingdom Lunch with Pickup from Kowloon Area

You will firstly visit Man Mo Temple, a traditional Chinese temple built in 1847. Afterwards you will visit Victoria Peak where you'll be amazed by the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.52

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