Hong Kong food is primarily Cantonese cuisine but with some small key differences which reflect the city's mixed British and Chinese heritage.
Start the day with a traditional Dim Sum breakfast in an old tea house. We find ourselves transported back to a bygone era as we sample the most authentic Dim Sum available in HK. This is the granddaddy of Dim Sum restaurants, its crowded, its noisy, it has an 85-year history in Hong Kong and the Dim Sum is still served via trolley service.
Our next stop is a family run Wonton Noodle shop that dates back to the 1960's and is recommended by the Michelin Guide. Wonton Noodles are a local food specialty, a simple dish but one that only a true master can perfect.
After our second food sampling we take a tea break and try a cup of Milk Tea, perhaps the most pervasive legacy of British rule. It's not everyone’s 'cup of tea' but it is a fascinating beverage that Hong Kongers love!
After our tea break we travel by Ding Ding (tram) to another family run restaurant, which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (pre 1900's) and is renowned for its Siu Mei, or in English, Roast Meat. Here we sample a mixture of roasted meats, all cooked in the traditional style, served with rice and homemade sauces.
We finish the Hong Kong Food Tour with an all time Hong Kong's favourite, egg tart, or in Cantonese, dan tat.
As well as trying the food we learn about the history of the food in Hong Kong as well as the history of the local restaurants we are eating in.
In addition, you will also visit a local Dried Seafood Shop to take a look at the ingredients that are traditionally used in soups, a Chinese Medicine Shop originating from 1946 and Hong Kong’s oldest Wet Market.
The areas you will visit are Sheung Wan, Central and Wan Chai.
STARTING POINT: Sheung Wan - directions sent upon booking.
FINISHING POINT: Wan Chai
This is a walking tour and you should expect to walk about 2.5km or 1 mile in total.
AVAILABILITY: Every Monday and Wednesday and some Saturdays (please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availabilities)
LENGTH: 3.5 - 4 hours
PRICE: HK$750 for adults. Anyone aged 12 or over is counted as an adult. Children who are 7 years and under are free. HK$500 for 8 to 11 year olds.
INCLUDED: All of the food is included in the price of the tour
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: All tours takes place as scheduled except under Red/Black storm warning or Typhoon #8 or above. For up to date information see the Hong Kong Observatory website.