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Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island

From $113.67
  • Private Hong Kong food walking tour
  • Discover the history of the local food scene, from Cantonese to British influences
  • Visit highly local restaurants where you’re likely to be the only tourists
Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island
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Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island
From $113.67
Learn about the culinary culture of Hong Kong on a private food tour with a knowledgeable guide. Primarily Cantonese Chinese, the local cuisine features small differences that reflect the city’s combination of Chinese and British history. Across five stops, you’ll sample dishes such as dim sum, wonton noodle soup, milk tea and an egg tart. As you eat, you’ll also learn about the history of food in Hong Kong, from traditional Guangzhou to Western influences.
What to Expect
Your tour starts by meeting your private guide in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island. Head to an old tea house for your first dish, a traditional dim sum breakfast (yum cha) served by trolley, which you’ll enjoy amid the restaurant’s atmosphere—lively and popular with a history that dates back nearly 100 years.

Next, visit a family-run shop from the 1960s, recommended in the Michelin Guide, for wonton noodles, a local specialty that may be simple but can only be perfected by a master. Then continue with a cup of milk tea, one of the most ever-present pieces of Hong Kong’s culinary scene left over from the days of British rule.

Hop on the Hong Kong tramway, aka Ding Ding (own expense), for the ride to another family-run restaurant, which dates back to the Qing dynasty (pre-20th century) and is known for English roast meat (char siu). Sample a mixture of traditional roasted meats served with homemade sauces and rice. Finally, finish up with an egg tart (dan tat in Cantonese), another Chinese take on an English treat, the custard tart. You’ll enjoy it at a local bakery with a 60-year history—a personal favorite of a former Hong Kong governor.

Throughout your tour, learn about Hong Kong’s food heritage, plus visit other culinary venues like a dried seafood shop, a Chinese medicine shop and the city’s oldest wet market. Areas you’ll visit include Central and Wan Chai.
Reviews (36)
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile
Food tour of Hong Kong Island

Mel was fantastic! He was so helpful and informative. We loved this tour. Amazing food, great guide..Excellent! Highly recommended!

Thank HappyinMendoza
Reviewed October 31, 2018

What a delicious and informative food tour. It was great that it was a small group so we all felt very special. Karen is an amazing guide! Not only did she share the delicious food info, but she gave background on the history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pheniece J
Reviewed October 20, 2018
Smiles for miles

Our small group met our guide Karen for a relaxed and enjoyable food tour. We went to all the prescribed stops and she also helped us understand more about the city not just the food culture. Right from the very start she made us feel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed October 19, 2018
Just as good second time around

This was the second time we've done the Hello Hong Kong food tour and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time! There were some slight differences and some old favourites. This time, our guide introduced us to some local candies and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynsie F
Reviewed September 16, 2018
Absolutely Fantastic!

An absolutely fantastic tour that I would recomed to all my friends and family. We hit the street of Hong Kong and were shown little local spots that didnt apear on any blog or tourist guide. We got a taste of everything a little local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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