Hong Kong food is primarily Cantonese cuisine but with some small key differences which reflect the city’s mixed British and Chinese heritage. On this tour we learn about the history of food in Hong Kong, from the traditional fare from Guangzhou to the interesting western crossover cuisine that started popping up in the 1950’s as local chefs tried to produce cheap versions of British and Western favourites.

The Hong Kong Food Tour starts 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 a Hello Hong Kong favourite, an egg tart, or in Cantonese, dan tat. This is another Chinese take on an English specialty- the custard tart. Like our other restaurants the bakery we visit has a long history in Hong Kong (60 years) and is a personal favourite of former HK Governor Chris Patten.

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 to the restaurants listed above we 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. During our travels between eating points we also discuss some buildings of key historical importance.

The areas we visit are Sheung Wan, Central and Wan Chai.

This is a walking tour and you should expect to walk about 2.5km or 1 mile in total.


the pricing for the hello hong kong food tour in hong kong

All prices listed are in Hong Kong $ and are the TOTAL price for the night tour and NOT the price per person. Pricing includes all food and drinks consumed during the tour as per the description. Prices listed do not include the costs of transport to get to and from the start and end points of the tour but do include public transport used during the tour. For numbers over 9 people please add HK$400 per person. Our maximum group size for private food tours is 12 people. There is a small surcharge of HK$200 for anyone aged between 7 and 11 years old. Anyone aged 6 and under is free of charge.




“I visited Hong Kong alone in January and booked this tour on the strength of the reviews here and I must say I wasn’t disappointed. The tour takes you to a number of places that you wouldn’t notice as a tourist and all the food is wonderful as well as varied. My guide was brilliant and as a solo traveller made me feel extremely welcome. The tour also walks through a number of areas where the local history was explained. I never felt rushed and it was like having a good friend showing me around their town. This was the best thing I did in HK and I have been raving about it to friends since so don’t miss out!”

Keira, Canada

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“Add us to the list of satisfied tourists. This was one of the best food tours we have ever been on and we have taken many. Not only was there a great selection of food, but our guide also provided a wealth of historical and anecdotal information. Bravo Hello Hong Kong on a great program!”

Mark, USA

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