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5 Hong Kong Food Tours That Will Satisfy The Foodie In You

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Part of the reason why Hong Kong is such a popular destination is largely because it is also a foodie’s paradise! Your taste buds are in for an adventure in Hong Kong. But planning a trip and where to eat can be fun or torturous – depending on who you ask. If you fall into the latter, local Hong Kong food tours will take the planning from you so you can just indulge in eating your way around. 

Tummy rumbling yet? We’ve put together a list of Hong Kong food tours that will take you to experience the city’s local food scene, culture, and history all together! From street food to dim sum to fine dining restaurants, get ready for a food coma because these Hong Kong food tours will show you how the city eats.

Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour

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Go on a food trail to explore one of Hong Kong’s most fascinating neighborhoods! Sham Shui Po houses a plethora of food gems, from decades-old eateries to specialty food stores. With stops at six different eateries, you’ll be savouring everything from handmade noodles to dumplings, rice rolls and freshly baked cookies. 

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In between tastings, you will also stop by iconic cultural remnants that offer a blast to the past and learn about the changes seen by this area. If you’re looking for something different and go a bit further to explore Hong Kong’s culinary culture, this tour will show you Hong Kong through a different lens. It will provide you with lots of food, not just for your belly, but also for thought!

Tai Po Market Foodie Tour

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Venture to the New Territories to explore another foodie hotspot in Tai Po Market. Get ready to eat like a local, because you’ll be visiting six family-run eateries serving up lip-smacking local dishes. The most adventurous stop is a local snake house, where participants will try snake soup. Learn what makes it a local favourite and why it is a nutritious treat in winter!

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Tai Po Market still retains its village community charm, making this food tour perfect if you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s urban areas. If you’re a curious foodie who’s not afraid to try new things and less familiar local fare, then this food tour will fill your belly with food and your mind with new knowledge.

Sampan Boat Seafood Feast

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Floating restaurants used to be all the rage in the 60’s and 70’s, but they’ve dwindled down to just one now! Visit and dine at the last floating restaurant in Hong Kong before it’s too late. On this fun food tour, you will first experience something that doesn’t have anything to do with food: an ancient Chinese folk ritual known as “villain hitting”. For those versed in Mandarin, you’ll know this as “打小人”!

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After you’ve purged yourself of bad spirits, you will proceed to the moored sampan for dinner. Get ready to enjoy a seafood feast with six courses paired with Chinese Hua Diao wine! If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain, you’ll know he also visited this place on his No Reservations show and trip to Hong Kong. Look forward to trying the famous Spicy Typhoon Shelter Crab that he couldn’t stop raving about!

Covid-19 update: Only private tours are available at the moment.

Hong Kong Food Tour

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Eat like a local on this food tour and learn why Hong Kong is one of the food capitals of the world! You will start early in the day with a traditional dim sum breakfast in an old tea house, where the food is still served via trolley service. You will also make a few stops at Michelin-recommended places, such as a wonton noodle shop that dates back to the 1960s, and a family-run siu mei (roast meat) restaurant that originates from the Qing Dynasty!

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In addition, you will also take a tea break and have some Hong Kong milk tea, and visit heritage stores such as a soy sauce producer, dried seafood shop, and Chinese medicine store! Between each point, you will also learn about the districts that you journey through, and its historical and cultural importance.

Hong Kong’s VIP Gourmet Star Food Tour

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On this private food tour, you’ll be eating at three Michelin-starred restaurants in the heart of the city. On the menu is a sophisticated starter, traditional main, and a delightful dessert. First up, a tasting at a famous Chinese restaurant where you’ll try four distinctive dishes. A deliciously poached duck egg, salted steamed fish, abalone in liquor, and an exquisite foie gras.

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Your next exclusive visit is a local restaurant that specializes in roast geese. The secret family recipe is so well known that even the late Anthony Bourdain came all the way to taste it! You will finish off at a sleek and sophisticated French tea room that is the brainchild of Joël Robuchon. Here, you will satiate your sweet tooth with a selection of delicious French-inspired desserts. Have other requests for this private tour? Your local host can 100% personalize the tour for you!

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