This half-day food tour of Hong Kong makes five stops where you 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 from your guide about the city's mix of British and Chinese heritage, from Guangzhou influences to Western favorites. A maximum of 8 people only makes this the most immersive food tour available in Hong Kong.
Meet your guide in the morning in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island and follow on foot to a nearby restaurant. Arrive hungry, as you start the day with a traditional
yum cha (dim sum) breakfast in a decades-old teahouse with lively atmosphere. Find yourself transported back to a bygone era as you sample authentic dumplings still served via trolley.
Head to a family-run restaurant for your next stop to savor wonton noodle soup, established in the 1960s and recommended by the Michelin Guide. Bite into this local specialty, a dish that only a true master can perfect. Have time for a cup of milk tea, perhaps the most pervasive legacy of Hong Kong's former British rule.
Next, travel aboard the Ding Ding (the Hong Kong tramway; own expense) to another family-run restaurant, which dates back to the pre-20th century Qing Dynasty and is renowned for its
char siu (roast BBQ pork). You're served the best BBQ pork in Hong Kong, cooked in the traditional style and served with rice and house-made sauces.
Finish at a well-established bakery, a personal favorite of a former Hong Kong governor. Sink your teeth into an egg tart, or
dan tat in Cantonese, another Chinese version of an English pastry — the custard tart.
In between visits to these eateries in Sheung Wan, Central, and Wan Chai, stop by a dried seafood shop for a look at ingredients traditionally used in soups, a Chinese medicine shop originating from 1940s, and Hong Kong’s oldest wet market. At the end of your food tour, your guide will explain how to get back to your hotel or give recommendations and directions to another point of interest.