Hong Kong Street Food | Get Your Lucky Gecko As a Hong Kong foodie, you will want to try all the delicious goodness that the Hong Kong culinary tours have to offer. We believe when you are on a Hong Kong street food tour with us, you should also see what there is to see in the Hong Kong streets and alleys! So when you are on any Hong Kong food tour, we will not only take you through the yummiest restaurants but will also tell you everything about food and anything food-related. Your Hong Kong tour guide will make sure that you learn why people dry the strangest things. Maybe you get a similar expression when your Hong Kong food guide takes you around to show you traditional Chinese medicine and medicinal food… #gecko #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #food #tcm #happy #getinmybelly #eathongkong #bbctravel #foodie #foodadventure #hongkong #china #hk #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #lonelyplanet #travelstoke #hellohongkongtours #hongkongtour #hkfoodie #foodtour #privatetour #personaltour #personalguide #homekong #funny #whygeckos #traditionalchinesemedicineRead More
SMALL GROUP FOOD TOUR: AN INTRODUCTION TO HONG KONG’S FOOD CULTURE
Eat like a local on a food tour and discover why Hong Kong is one of the food capitals of the world!
If you book onto our small group food tour of Hong Kong you will join a mixed group of other guests. We take a maximum of 9 people on the small group version of the tour. A Private tour is also available.
Small group food tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and start at 9:30am in the Sheung Wan area of Hong Kong Island. Full details on the meeting point is provided upon booking. Tours last 4 hours and finish at 1.30pm in Wan Chai.
This food tour is a perfect introduction to Hong Kong’s food. It is ideal for people who want to enjoy delicious, high quality local food in local eateries. There is nothing weird and wonderful on this tour (apart from the chickens feet)! If you are a more adventurous eater please book a Private Food Tour and ask us for a Kowloon food tour focused on street food.
Over the course of the food tour we will undertake an exploration of Hong Kong’s food culture. 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.
We 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 90-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 the best Char Siu (BBQ Pork) in Hong Kong, cooked in the traditional style, served with rice and homemade sauces. This is another Michelin recommendation and a favourite of the renowned chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain.
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 and is a personal favourite of former HK Governor Chris Patten.
Throughout the tour you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that we eat, as well as the restaurants that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to ‘eat like a local’ in Hong Kong.
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 the districts that we journey through and 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 3km or 1.5 miles in total. Our walking tour includes hills and stairs. You will also need to be able to get yourself on and off a local tram (trolly). You will need to be able to walk at a reasonable pace in a group environment. If you have walking difficulties please book a Private Food Tour so that we can be flexible with the pace and route.
The price includes all of the food and speciality drinks consumed during the tour. Prices listed do not include the costs of transport to get to and from the start and end points of the tour. They do include the costs of public transport used during the tours. On certain days some of the food stops might be closed. In these cases we substitute in a very similar replacement.
WHEN: Small group food tours run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
TIME: Food tours last 4 hours and start at 09:30am.
PRICING: Small group food tours cost HK$750 per adult (anyone aged 12 years old and over) and HK$500 for children (anyone aged 6 to 11 years of age). We encourage those with young children to book private tours.
WHATS INCLUDED: The tour price includes all of the food and the speciality drinks consumed during the tour. Soft drinks are not included and you are advised to bring at least one litre of water with you to stay hydrated.
STARTING POINT: Outside the first food stop which is in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island. Directions, maps and pictures for the meeting point are sent upon booking.
END POINT: Wan Chai (instructions on how to get back to your hotel or to your next activity will be provided by your guide).
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: There is a lot of meat (mostly pork) and seafood (shrimp) in this tour. If you are unable to consume meat and seafood then we suggest that you take a customised tour rather than a food tour. We have taken people on the tour who have not been able to eat many of the foods and they have still enjoyed the tour as there is a lot of cultural and historical information but we would suggest that a non food tour would be a better option. We CAN accomodate gluten free guests. Please CLICK HERE to find out how well we can accomodate your specific dietary requirements.
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 Hong Kong Observatory website.
HONG KONG FOOD TOUR BLOG
Hong Kong Food | Not Your Everyday Noodle Soup Anybody who has ever been on Hong Kong culinary tours knows that no Hong Kong tour is complete without a decent noodle soup! How lucky that we can take you to one of the best ones on our Hong Kong foodie tasting tours! Mak’s noodles were introduced to Hong Kong originally in the 1940ies as street food. The original restaurant was set up in Guangzhou. The restaurant on our Hong Kong food tour is in the third generation with a twist… If you are curious to find out what the twist is and why the spoon is placed on the bottom of the bowl or why you should eat the soup fast, ask your Hong Kong food guide! #maksnoodle #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #food #instagood #happy #getinmybelly #eathongkong #bbctravel #foodie #foodadventure #hongkong #china #hk #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #lonelyplanet #travelstoke #hellohongkongtours #hongkongtour #hkfoodie #foodtour #privatetour #personaltour #personalguide #homekont #wonton #noodlesoup #storywithatwist #thirdgeneration #michelinstarRead More
Hong Kong Food Tour | Yuenyeung Feeling hot and didn’t even have a coffee yet? Give this delicious beverage a try on your Hong Kong street food tour! Yuenyeung is a Hong Kong-style milk tea with a twist! It actually is coffee with tea and condensed milk. A “MUST TRY” for any serious Hong Kong foodie! Your Hong Kong food guide will get you the best one in Mid-Levels. Of course, this is just one of the many delicious things to try on Hong Kong foodie tasting tours. After some delicious Hong Kong food, try the Yuenyeung on your Hong Kong food tour! #getinmybelly #goodeats #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #love #food #foodporn #instagood #instafood #eathongkong #foodie #foodadventure #hk #tourism #travelbug #hellohongkongtours #hkfoodieRead More
Hong Kong Street Food | Làcháng Saucisson? Salami? Bratwurst? Evidence suggests that sausages were already popular both among the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Chinese sausage làcháng, was first mentioned in 589 BC. The picture below was taken on one of our Hong Kong Foodie tasting tours. Our Hong Kong food guide Mel is a big fan. Mel says that the làcháng is a very useful ingredient in the daily cantonese cooking. Our guests love to learn about it on our Hong Kong food tour. Be warned though, you can not eat it ‘raw’ like a Salami – it HAS to be cooked or else it will make you sick. Let our Hong Hong tour guides show you the ins and outs of local food! #getinmybelly #goodeats #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #love #hongkongfood #foodporn #eathongkong #foodie #foodadventure #hk #tourism #travelbug #hellohongkongtours #hkfoodie #hongkongstreetfoodRead More
THISGIRLABROAD reviews our Hong Kong Food Tour THISGIRLABROAD describes herself as ‘An expat in Hong Kong who loves to travel and eat. Preferably together’. Our Hong Kong food tour then was the perfect choice for her! In addition to her excellent website which is packed full of great articles on all things travel and food THISGIRLABROAD also writes for The HK Hub and foodie magazine We are thrilled with the wonderful write up of her experience with our Hong Kong food guide Mel. You can read all about it HERE. Be sure to check out the rest of her Hong Kong food blog for more great tips on where to find the best Hong Kong food. #instafood #travel #traveloften #wanderlust #discoverhongkong #food #instagood #happy #getinmybelly #eathongkong #bbctravel #foodie #foodadventure #hongkong #china #hk #instatravel #adventure #welltraveled #tourism #travelbug #lonelyplanet #travelstoke #hellohongkongtours #hongkongtour #hkfoodie #foodtour #privatetour #personaltour #personalguideRead More
Hong Kong Food Guide | The More The Merrier! When we take you on a Hong Kong food tour, we want to introduce you to Hong Kong’s most delicious local food. We think it is much nicer to share the food with friends than eating alone! The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) came with us on a tour! We had a fun crowd of 30 students in total and plenty of food to share! Because most of the Michelin star restaurants that we take you too on our Hong Kong foodie tasting tour are small family restaurants, we ended up having a part of the restaurants just for ourselves. We then visited the local wet market and the students were quick to buy some fresh fruits for themselves.Read More