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Enjoy a Private Food Tour in Hong Kong!

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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, you will 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 favorites. Our 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 Dim Sum restaurant is crowded, noisy, and has an 85-year history in Hong Kong. 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 will 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 will 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 Roast Meat, in English. Here, we will sample a mixture of roasted meats, all cooked in traditional style, served with rice and homemade sauces. We finish the Hong Kong Food Tour with a Hong Kong favorite, an egg tart, or in Cantonese, dan tat. This is another Chinese dish taking on an English specialty- the custard tart. Like with our other restaurants, the bakery we will be visiting has a long history in Hong Kong (60 years) and is a personal favorite of former HK Governor, Chris Patten. As well as trying the food, you will learn about the history of the food in Hong Kong and the history of the local restaurants we are eating in. In addition to the restaurants listed above, we will also visit a local Dried Seafood Shop to take a look at the ingredients that are traditionally used in soups. We will also visit a Chinese Medicine Shop originating from 1946 and Hong Kong’s oldest Wet Market. During our travels between eating points we will also discuss some buildings of key historical importance. The areas we will be visiting are in 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 tour starts in Sheung Wan and upon booking you will be sent an email with instructions on how to get to the meeting point. Please come wearing comfortable clothing and shoes! We look forward to exploring Hong Kong with you!

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, you will 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 favorites. Our 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 Dim Sum restaurant is crowded, noisy, and has an 85-year history in Hong Kong. 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 will 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 will 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 Roast Meat, in English. Here, we will sample a mixture of roasted meats, all cooked in traditional style, served with rice and homemade sauces. We finish the Hong Kong Food Tour with a Hong Kong favorite, an egg tart, or in Cantonese, dan tat. This is another Chinese dish taking on an English specialty- the custard tart. Like with our other restaurants, the bakery we will be visiting has a long history in Hong Kong (60 years) and is a personal favorite of former HK Governor, Chris Patten. As well as trying the food, you will learn about the history of the food in Hong Kong and the history of the local restaurants we are eating in. In addition to the restaurants listed above, we will also visit a local Dried Seafood Shop to take a look at the ingredients that are traditionally used in soups. We will also visit a Chinese Medicine Shop originating from 1946 and Hong Kong’s oldest Wet Market. During our travels between eating points we will also discuss some buildings of key historical importance. The areas we will be visiting are in 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 tour starts in Sheung Wan and upon booking you will be sent an email with instructions on how to get to the meeting point. Please come wearing comfortable clothing and shoes! We look forward to exploring Hong Kong with you!