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

Highlights

  • Hong Kong food walking tour
  • 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
  • Enjoy commentary from an insider guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour

Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour

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 other culinary venues like the dried seafood shop and Chinese medicine shops from the 1940s, including the city’s oldest wet market. Take favor in your visit to Central and Wan Chai.

Customer Reviews

Mary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value and you are provided with authentic Cantonese cuisine.

Pamela F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This half day tour far exceeded our expectations both in the information we learned and the food and places we visited. It was a wonderful fast paced tour with never a dull moment. We loved the three different restaurants we went to as they epitomized Hong Kong food in three very different ways. All the food was delicious and the experience at each place was different and amazing. In addition, as we walked from place to place our guide, Richard, explained a lot about the area, Chinese medicine and herbs and the different exotic things we saw in each window. This was one of the best tours we have taken in Hong Kong. We highly recommend it. Don't miss it!

Willem T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Gary M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Jade F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Brother L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was such great and I truly got to see how Hong Kong was from a local perspective.

victoriajones84

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Mitchell L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Von Ryan Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

troyx2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Lots of walking, but incredible experience. There is no way you could find these gems in Hong Kong without an expert guide.

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