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Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in Hong Kong’s culinary culture during a food tour with your knowledgeable guide. Mainly Cantonese, Hong Kong cuisine features small differences that reflect the city’s mixture of Chinese and British heritage. During five stops, sample dim sum, wonton noodle soup, milk tea, roasted meat, and an egg tart. As you eat, learn about the history of food in Hong Kong, from traditional Guangzhou to Western influences from the 1950s.
  • Learn about the city’s culinary history, from Cantonese to British influences
  • Visit local restaurants where you’re likely to be the only tourists
  • Sample four authentic foods plus milk tea
  • Stop by a seafood shop to learn about ingredients used in soups

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Dim Sum / Yum Cha Experience
  • Wonton Noodle Soup
  • Hong Kong Milk Tea
  • Egg Tart
  • Traditional dried fruit sweets
  • Ding Ding (Tram) ride
  • Char Siu (BBQ Pork)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 28 Des Voeux Rd W
    28 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

    Outside the main entrance to the IBIS Hotel. 28 Des Voeux Road WEST, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island. (Not Des Voeux Road Central).

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Wan Chai
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong

What To Expect

Begin your guided tour by meeting in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island, and make your way to an old tea house for your first dish, a breakfast of yum cha (dim sum) served by trolley. Let your senses absorb while taking in the restaurant’s atmosphere—lively and crowded with a history that dates back almost 100 years.

Then head to a family-run business from the 1960s, recommended by the Michelin Guide, for wonton noodles, a Hong Kong specialty that, while simple, can only be perfected by a local master. Continue your tour with a cup of milk tea, one of the most pervasive pieces of the city’s food culture that remains from the days of British rule.

Next, take a ride on the Ding Ding (the Hong Kong tramway; own expense) to another family-run restaurant, which dates back to the Qing dynasty (pre-20th century) and is renowned for its English char siu (roast meat). Taste a mixture of traditional roasted meats served with rice and homemade sauces before ending your foodie adventure with a dan tat (egg tart), another Chinese take on an English dish, the custard tart. Take pleasure in the 60-year history of this local bakery, a favorite of one former Hong Kong governor.

Throughout the tour, hear about Hong Kong’s food history, and make stops at a local tea shop to try preserved "candies," a family-run soy sauce producer, a dried seafood shop, a Chinese medicine shop from the 1940s, and the city’s oldest wet market.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Arrive hungry; it is recommended that you do not eat breakfast before the tour
  • Please bring a camera
  • Upon booking you will be sent easy-to-follow directions on how to get to the meeting point in the Sheung Wan district
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with seafood allergies
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children under 12 years of age.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). There are no refunds if you cancel less than 48 hours' notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Well worth the time, be sure to bring an appetite as there will be plenty of food.
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Excellent Guide made the walking food trip a memorable one
Rajkumar_M, Jan 2020
Guide was knowledgeable, friendly and great. He was well prepared and ensured our food restrictions were taken care of while still ensuring we tried various things. He also was patient and willing to stop and entertain all our questions enroute
Hong Kong Foods
821arnoldm, Dec 2019
Great tour with sampling of different foods at restaurants where locals were eating. Our guide, Sinclair, was wonderful.
A great experience!
Kevin_F, Oct 2019
Sinclair was one of the best tour guide that I have had in all the years of my travel. My wife and I and son and joyed his tour as well as his understanding of all things food and the surrounding areas. We were involved with part of the disturbance while in Hong Kong and Sinclair was able to get us out of harms way and safe. I would recommend him again in an instant!
Awesome
Melanie_P, Sep 2019
The tour was great, Jane had much knowledge about the food (which was awesome) and Hong Kong. Highly recommend this tour!
Best food tour I have experienced yet
Laura_M, Aug 2019
I have done food tours all across Asia and this by far is the best one. It was well coordinated, our guide was very knowledgeable, well spoken, and fun. The food was amazing and he took us to Michelin Star places you would never find on your own. I highly recommend this tour.
Hong Kong Walking Food Tour
Todd_K, Aug 2019
Sinclair led great tour that enabled us to taste a cross section of Hong Kong food and drinks. In addition, he did an excellent job adding in cultural, historical, and local facts that made the tour that much more educational - and he engaged with all members of the tour. Well worth the time, be sure to bring an appetite as there will be plenty of food.
Great experience
Avraham_P, Aug 2018
The tour is amazing. Terrific guidance, delicious food, fun and reveals special places one would never visit on his own (with Michalin stars!). Very recommend.
Highly recommend this tour...
Mary_M, Apr 2018
Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value and you are provided with authentic Cantonese cuisine.
It's been a while back. But it was a...
Willem T, Mar 2018
It's been a while back. But it was a great tour. I especially remeber the wonton soup and the char sui. I would do this tour again when i am in Hongkong.
This was a great tour with an easy...
Gary M, Feb 2018
This was a great tour with an easy pace. We got to enjoy many different types of food with the local folks It was great! The guide made sure we had plenty of food to try and it was all good. Which I had more time to try different establishments food, Highly recommend this tour. With the small group, when we all arrived, we started early instead of waiting for the right time to leave, The tour guide could answer all of the questions the group asked.
Nicole was a great tour guide and it...
Alaina J, Jan 2018
Nicole was a great tour guide and it was great she chatted to everyone in the group and gave different recommendations for what to see, do and try. For a small group food tour I actually thought the group was too big which made it hard to hear what she was saying at times. The tour also felt slightly too rushed and thought we would have had more food for the price that we paid.
I had the best time during this food...
Jade F, Dec 2017
I had the best time during this food tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting -- or even living in -- HK. I was lucky to have Mel, a Hong Kong native, as my guide. He was extremely informative, both about the food we sampled and the culture and history of Hong Kong. We had more than enough great things to eat, ranging from savory to sweet, over the course of the day. This included delicious dim sum, noodles, egg tarts, milk tea, and barbecued pork. I've been on food tours in the U.S. where you're given just a tiny taste of each item, but this wasn't the case here: we got full-sized portions at each stop! While that might seem like a lot, there was also plenty of walking over the course of the four hours, so I was never uncomfortably full. I have already recommended this to friends and loved ones who will be in town, and I would recommend it to anyone else with a strong appetite and a hunger for knowledge forgive the pun! I'll also note that my boyfriend couldn't join me for the tour, but it actually worked out great, as everyone in the group that day was flying solo. This is something you could definitely do with a friend/partner or on your own.
This was such great and I truly got to...
Brother L, Nov 2017
This was such great and I truly got to see how Hong Kong was from a local perspective.
This was an awesome tour! The...
victoriajones84, Nov 2017
This was an awesome tour! The information we were sent after booking gave all the details we needed in order to meet our guide. Our guide was Nicole and our group was a great size at just 9 of us. Nicole made the tour really fun, giving us lots of information on the areas we visited, local culture and of course the food we tried. Talking of food, it was delicious!! The info pack recommends not to eat breakfast, which is good advice as we got to eat so much!! There is some walking involved, up some short hills and steps so make sure you're comfortable with walking prior to booking. But the walking part is great as you get to walk through various markets and look at local shops. Having completed the tour, we found we had more confidence to chose to eat at local places and try new foods.
Excellent time visiting various...
Mitchell L, Oct 2017
Excellent time visiting various restaurants and food stalls on Hong Kong Island with Jess. Well-organized and excellent food. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting Hong Kong.
The tour was very informative and a...
Deborah C, Oct 2017
The tour was very informative and a highlight of my trip to Hong Kong. I thought the tour would be somewhat longer as it was scheduled for 4 hours.
Been to HK couple of times and...
Von Ryan Q, Aug 2017
Been to HK couple of times and always going to the touristy places. Booked the group tour since I have a morning to kill and it turns out to be the highlight of my visit. The Tour was informative and filling to its literal sense because the foods are amazing Sure, I can buy Dim Sums, Wonton Noodle Soup, Milk Tea, Char Siu and Egg Tart elsewhere but the place that we've been to are authenticly Hong Kong. Above it all, Nicole is fantastic. She is well informed, cheerful and easy to talk to. I will book another tour with the company when I go back and will recommend it to friends that are visiting HK.
Lots of walking, but incredible...
troyx2, Jun 2017
Lots of walking, but incredible experience. There is no way you could find these gems in Hong Kong without an expert guide.
This was a fun tour around the...
John H, May 2017
This was a fun tour around the western district of Hong Kong Island. Our guide, Nicole, provided a running commentary on everything from food to Chinese medicine and local history while we walked or rode the double decker tram to various restaurants where the locals eat. Great experience!
My husband and I really enjoyed this...
Cathie M, May 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Ben was a passionate and knowledgeable guide with lots of helpful tips. We started with breakfast of Yum Cha. Not only was the food delicious but it was a great way to start the tour as we got to talk to the others in the group around the round table. We ate at places we would never have found ourselves and where the locals ate. We particularly enjoyed the experience of the restaurant serving the Char Sui. The food was tasty but it was the frenetic atmosphere of the restaurant that is not to be missed. A most enjoyable few hours, and as the food was plentiful, make sure you bring your appetite.
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