Hong Kong’s diverse gastronomy is something not to miss out on. With British, Cantonese and Chinese cultures heavily influencing the region’s contemporary cuisine, delicacies can range from roast goose to sweet egg tarts. The eclectic mix of food on offer here has made it a famous foodie paradise; an ideal location for any hungry traveller.
A great way to learn about the local and national gastronomy is by taking a food tour. Below we’ve selected five of the best taking into account itinerary, value for money and previous guest reviews.
FROM: £102/per person
Meet your fellow foodies and guide to explore Hong Kong’s delicious markets, local eateries and street food stalls, eating your way through new foods and ingredients. Your local guide can personalise this experience to your tastes, so you discover the origins and flavours of foods that suit you! You’ll learn about the neighbourhoods via their food culture, selecting six to eight street dishes to sample during this four-hour tour.
From £126/ per person
This four-hour night tour takes place in mainland Kowloon, a region famous for its night markets with incredible views of Hong Kong’s dazzling skyline. Your guide will blend well-known streets and markets with some of the lesser-known places and insights as you navigate side streets and the famous night markets in Mong Kok. After exploring a little, you’ll sample six to eight dishes at night markets, street food stalls, and late-night cafes, discovering the unique tastes and specialities of the region.
From £87/ per person
Foodies will be introduced to Hong Kong’s Central and Sheung Wan neighbourhoods on this four-hour tour that guides participants through the history, dishes and flavours of Asia. Surrounded by colonial architecture, this tour will unearth Hong Kong’s past whilst sampling by a mix of dishes, such as traditional dim sum, noodles and sweet desserts. Groups are kept to a maximum of up 12 people to help ensure a personalised experience, something that is essential when learning about food.
From £87/ per person
Chinese and British heritage take centre stage on this tour as food lovers explore cuisine influenced by Hong Kong’s past. From traditional Guangzhou to Western influences of the 1950s, the menu for this four-hour tour is an exciting mix of flavours and includes dim sum, wonton noodle soup, milk tea, roasted meat, and an egg tart. For seafood lovers, or just those interested in the source of ingredients, this experience also includes a stop at a local seafood shop where you’ll learn about ingredients used in the city’s famous soups.
From £86/ per person
This food trail takes guests off the tourist trail to Tin Hau, where you’ll get your teeth into the city’s street food and authentic dishes, including the likes of beef brisket, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, roast goose and egg tarts. Along the way, stop at temples and traditional shops to learn about Hong Kong’s gastronomy, culture and history. This tour includes eight dishes, as well as accompaniments such as Chinese tea and water to wash them down with. Limited to just ten people per group, your local guide will give a personalised experience, alongside local tips and insights on how to make the most your of your trip to Hong Kong.