Footsteps of an Authentic Hong Kong Foodie (Wine & Dine Festival 2018)

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Shanghai

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1. Making your own egg tart and “silk-stocking” milk tea 2. Tradition Wonton noodles is included in the tour fee 3. Explore the backstreet of Kowloon City for dried seafood and liqourice 4. Take spectacular photos of tram through the market 5. Enjoy world-class food, drinks and entertainment in the Wine and Dine Festival 6. Admission tickets of Wine and Dine Festival with food and wine tokens are included in the tour fee
Meet your experienced local guide at Holiday Inn Golden Mile, your tasty afternoon tour begins with a cooking class. In Hong Kong, a nice piece of freshly baked egg-tart, together with a cup of “silk-stocking” milk tea (絲襪奶茶) is the best afternoon high-tea moment for the locals. Egg tart is a western-influenced Cantonese dessert, commonly to be found at local bakeries and “CHA CHANN TENG” all over the city since 1940s. “Silk stocking” milk tea is a very unique Hong Kong way to brew the black tea. It is a complicated process that involves exact temperatures and “pulling the tea” through a silk stocking a few times to enhance its flavour and colour. In this afternoon we organize a special intense class for you to learn making your own tart and milk tea.  After challenging your cooking skill, you will be served a bowl of Wonton Noodles at a traditional Chiu Chow noodles shop. They serve not only wontons but they are also popular with cuttlefish balls and pork balls that are freshly made every day. After lunch, we walk along the backstreets of Kowloon City and explore different kinds of grocery stores. One of the highlights is a 60 years old “dried-seafood” store, which is a very common ingredient in Chinese cooking and traditional tonics. The wisdom in drying and preserving the precious seafood such as abalone and fish maw is simply amazing. You will pass through a list of other shops selling some interesting food and cooking ingredients such as sausages and ham from Shanghai, bubble tea from Taiwan, coconuts from Thailand etc. We will make a highlight stop at an old store since 1950s, expertize in liqourice fruits and exotic sauces. Our tour guide will challenge your taste buds with the shop’s wonderful and colourful selections of sweet, salty, bitter and spicy liqourice fruit candies. You can also pick some sauces as souvenir for your family and friends. Crossing the Harbour Tunnel from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, on the way to Central we want to show you one extra stop. We will be arriving Chun Yeung Street, a wet market with tram line running through the middle of it. Fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood are to be found here. Some spectacular photos are definitely expected at this market. The Wine and Dine Festival in Central Hong Kong will be the final stop of this tour. Admission ticket with wine and food tokens will be given to you to enjoy the world-class food, drinks and entertainment by the stunning Victoria Harbour skyline. Our guiding service will end here, do enjoy the evening at the festival and please make your own way back to residing hotels.

What’s included

  • One-way designated hotel pick-up service
  • English speaking guide service
  • Egg tart and milk tea cooking class
  • Wonton noodles lunch
  • Wine and Dine admission ticket with a smart card loaded with four wine tokens and two food tokens, and a 10th Year Limited Edition Stölzle Wine Glass (Value up to HKD180)

What’s not included

  • Hotel drop-off