Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island


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From $235.57

52 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

This private food tour of Hong Kong with a private guide includes five foodie stops where you'll sample authentic Cantonese cuisine. Taste dim sum, wonton noodle soup, traditionally roasted meat, milk tea, and an egg tart, all eaten at local restaurants. Learn about the city's mix of British and Chinese heritage, from Guangzhou influences to Western favorites.


What's Included

Drink: Traditional milk tea

Food on the tour include: variety of dim sum, milk tea, wonton noodle, BBQ meat and Egg tart

Professional guide

Tasting assorted candies and local snacks

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (unless booked a 5 hour with pick up included)

Please note that if you book a hotel pick-up, it is still a walking tour, not a car tour which means that you will be travelling around using the excellent public transport system.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Do not eat breakfast before the tour, bring your appetite!
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please bring a camera
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Upon booking you will be sent easy-to-follow directions on how to get to the meeting point in the Sheung Wan district
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 5
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with seafood allergies

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.


What To Expect

Sheung Wan
Come and experience the elegant, exotic and hip, the old neighbourhood of Sheung Wan, it is an eclectic blend of shopping experiences dominated by traditional Chinese beliefs and businesses.

Sheung Wan will be the first stop of the food tour, which will take you to an authentic decades-old dim sum teahouse, a recipient of Michelin Guide for many years until 2020. Don't let its modest interior fool you, the place is always packed with locals. Find yourself transported back to a bygone era as you sample authentic and tasty dumplings that are served out of the traditional dim sum trolley. You will not leave unsatisfied.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Seafood Street
Dried seafood is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking and traditional tonics, and in Hong Kong, this trade is clustered around a section of Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan, commonly known as Dried Seafood Street. Come explore and learn about the medicinal properties of the dried seafood used in soups and visit a Chinese medicine shop originating from 1940s.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kai Fat Tea
Tucked away in a narrow road in Sheung Wan area, Kai Fat Tea shop selling tea, assorted candies and other mouth-watering Chinese sweets made from fruits and other natural ingredients, has been around for more than 30 years. Kai Fat Tea means Tea Inspired House, might be small but it has now become one of the tea and other of its products' suppliers to many restaurants and shops in Hong Kong and overseas. Have a taste of delicious candies and sweets offered by the shop on this tour.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Graham Street Market
With more than a century’s history, Graham Street Market is a great place to experience life as a local. The sloped street is flanked by food stalls on either side, selling everything from fresh vegetables to live seafood. Along the market, you’ll also find traditional shops selling items that make for great souvenirs. For example, founded in 1917, the Kowloon Soy Company on Graham Street is renowned for its soy sauce made with traditional techniques.

• Admission Ticket Free

Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours
Right on the cusp of what used to be the home of Hong Kong Island’s European and Chinese communities, Gough Street’s sleepy pace, colonial-style chic, hip boutiques and fashionable restaurants have baited a good mix of designer homewares stores, with funky retailers contributing to one of Hong Kong’s most eclectic neighbourhoods.

• Admission Ticket Free

Central
One of the oldest yet also most dynamic districts in the city, Central and Western District – encompassing the sloped streets and small alleys – encapsulates Hong Kong’s rich and diverse spirit. A place where century-old temples share the same streets as fashion-forward concept stores, or where authentic tea houses coexist with modern art galleries, this colourful neighbourhood is at once old and new while also being proudly local and unmistakably global.

Immensely walkable and brimming with attractions, this neighbourhood is perfect to experience on foot. There’s plenty to discover here, from heritage buildings and art institutions to local eats and fun souvenirs. Whatever your interests are, your guide will lead you to some of the best things that Central has to offer.

Stop and satisfy your palate with one of Hong Kong's best Wonton Noodles at a family-run, recommended by Michelin Guide restaurant, that has been running for 3rd generation since World War II. Its founder had served this dish to the former president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mid-levels Escalator
Experience Mid-Levels Escalator, the longest outdoor escalator in the world. Enjoy and observe the vibrant city life while you take on a 15 minutes ride on the escalator. It is 800 meters in distance and elevates 135 meters up to the hilly areas that end in Conduit Road.

Here you will hop off the escalator and stop at a modest-looking milk tea place. It’s more than 52 years old and that’s down to one simple thing: the pantyhose. The secret to Lan Fong Yuen’s signature milk tea has been straining the brew through, you guessed it, a pair of pantyhose for an extra smooth taste.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts
Tai Kwun presents a wide range of heritage, contemporary art, performing arts and lifestyle experiences in the restored and revitalised Central Police Station compound, which comprises three Declared Monuments, the former Central Police Station, the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. It is the recipient of the Award of Excellence in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2019.

• Admission Ticket Free

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
Board and enjoy the ride of Hong Kong's electric tram system. It is one of the oldest public transports in the city, first operated in 1904 under British rule and it owns the world's largest operational double-decker tram fleet. The system, being very affordable, is also one of the most environmentally friendly ways of travelling in the city. Learn about notable buildings that you pass by.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wan Chai
Explore one of the city’s coolest, most dynamic areas, with a heady mix of old and new, and East meets West, and where hip bars and happening restaurants mix with old tenement buildings and hidden temples among the district’s towering skyscrapers.

Best explored on foot, Wan Chai District offers a wealth of heritage hideaways and modern hot spots — be they nightlife, dining, shopping or cultural — that make it an essential stop for any visitor.

Here our food tour stops at another family-run, Michelin Guide recommended restaurant, which dates back to the pre-20th century Qing Dynasty and is renowned for its Char Siu Fan (BBQ pork rice). It is a must-stop for everyone who claimed themselves as foodies. Try the Char Siu Fan, the pork is just the right amount of meat, fat and sauce, the contents of which they keep a closely guarded secret. This is the late Anthony Bourdain's favourite. You will leave with a smile and a happy belly.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hong Kong Hennessy Road
Here we will proceed to a well-established bakery, a personal favorite of a former Hong Kong governor. Get your hands on some of the famous Egg Tart, or Dan Tat in Cantonese, a Chinese version of an English pastry — the custard tart. 

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Southorn Playground
Packed with spectators, sportsmen, and people who want to get away for a quick break from the office and have a bite to eat while watching the crowd goes by, the sports and recreational ground in Wan Chai is the perfect place to end the tour, accompanied with a bite of a nice and creamy egg tart from the bakery. A sweet ending of a food tour indeed.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Best food tour in HK
angeliqueh725, 06-11-2021
We had the most incredible tour and will definitely be doing it again soon!!! Thank you very much for the wonderful experience. When things open up and our friends and families can come over we will be booking this tour for each of them!
Exceeded Expectations!
CanAusHK, 29-09-2021
This tour exceeded expectations! Our guide Mel was extremely knowledgeable and not only well-versed in the food portion of the tour, but also about the various sites and other points of interest discussed on the tour. He was engaging and enthusiastic - a real pleasure to spend a half day with!

We've lived here for more than 7 years and yet we learned a lot about Hong Kong Island's food history and character, as well as its unique and interesting backstreets and areas of historical significance. The food was fabulous - make sure you come hungry!
Tried foods I never thought I would
Asker134, 31-12-2019
Saw and tried foods that I never thought I'd eat in Hong Kong! It was my first time their with my girlfriend and we ate SO much food. Definitely come hungry. Highly recommend.
Great tour
Klolly86, 31-12-2019
Mel was great taking us around Hong Kong showing us and sharing with us about Hong Kong we enjoyed the walking tour and the places we went to eat and went
Back to a couple of places during our stay.
Highlight of our trip!!
927lisas927, 29-12-2019
We absolutely LOVED our food tour with MEL in mid-December. We started at 9:30AM and since all of the protests have scared off tourists, it ended up being a private tour. We met MEL outside a Starbucks in the main downtown area on HKI and then he started with a brief history of China’s food culture. I loved that he continued to reference this overview throughout the tour. Our first stop was a traditional dim sum restaurant and proved to be our favorite spot! Mel took care of ordering, based on our preferences, and showed us customary traditions for eating and helped us with some chopstick basics :) we then went through some of the fried seafood markets and Mel told us a lot about Chinese medicine traditions. We stopped at a local candy shop and had a tea ceremony - if you go here, buy some tea! We regretted not doing so later...the tea was SO good! Then we visited Mak’s noodle and really enjoyed hearing about the Mak family and their restaurants around the island. The soup was not our favorite, but enjoyed the ambiance and history. We then went through some of the mid-level elevators to get ‘lady’s stocking tea’ and egg tarts! Really enjoyed both and learning about the Hong Kong history of each snack! Mel then took us through some traditional markets which were amazing. All of the fruits and vegetables looked incredible. We then ended with some BBQ pork in Wan Chai - this place was incredibly authentic and we stuck out like a sore thumb, but I loved being there. A place we wouldn’t have tried without Mel, but we’re so glad to experience it. I would absolutely recommend this experience while in Hong Kong as it is something we’re still talking about weeks after our trip!!!




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