On Sunday mornings, Hong Kong’s typically bustling pace slows down a bit; streets are quieter, and local eateries are more relaxed, making it the ideal time for a food tour.
With your guide, slip into a local café, pull up a stool and sample an authentic food or beverage. Throughout this 2.5- to 3-hour food tour, you’ll meander through alleys and granite-paved back roads, passing by off-the-beaten-path sights like a secret garden behind a temple. Share space with locals over a typical Chinese breakfast of buns, milk tea and egg and pork sandwiches, which you’ll enjoy at an old-school cha chaan teng coffee shop. Then take in the activities and aromas of an open-air food market.
Try a Hong Kong home medicinal remedy—herbal tea prepared by a Chinese medicinal practitioner; visit a Chinese temple off the guidebook route to witness traditional beliefs in action; sample an egg custard tart, and learn about the different varieties; observe life in the city in a culturally rich district; and ask your guide any questions you have about where to go, what to eat and what to do in Hong Kong.
This is also a great tour for expat residents who are still familiarizing themselves with Hong Kong.