• 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

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.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

Cathie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

cmjpasqua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was the highlight of our visit to Hong Kong. Our guide, Richard was knowledgeable, interesting, and just plain nice! We had amazing food in local places that we never would have found on our own. Thank you, Richard.

Mandie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

A great tour with Matt as our guide who was exceptional, found new places and tried food we hadn't before along with lots of other info about the local area and Hong Kong, a great way to spend 4 hours, highly recommended

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