Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island | La Vacanza Travel

Private Food Tour: Hong Kong Island

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR
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  • 4 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

This private food tour of Hong Kong with a private guide includes five foodie stops where you'll 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 about the city's mix of British and Chinese heritage, from Guangzhou influences to Western favorites.

Meet your private 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'll start the day with a traditional dim sum (yum cha) breakfast in a decades-old teahouse with a lively atmosphere. Find yourself transported back to a bygone era as you sample authentic dumplings still served via trolley.

Your next stop is a family-run wonton noodle shop, established in the 1960s and recommended by the Michelin Guide. Bite into this local specialty, a dish that only a true master can perfect. Then it's 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. You're served a mixture of roasted meats, cooked in the traditional style and served with rice and homemade 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.

Hotel pick-ups can be arranged.

Inclusions
  • Food on the tour include: variety of dim sum, milk tea, wonton noodle, BBQ meat and Egg tart
  • Professional guide
  • Drink: Traditional milk tea
  • Tasting assorted candies and local snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong Hennessy Road

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please note that if you book a hotel pick-up, it is still a walking tour, not a car tour which means that you will be travelling around using the excellent public transport system.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (unless booked a 5 hour with pick up included)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Do not eat breakfast before the tour, bring your appetite!
  • Please bring a camera
  • Stroller accessible
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with seafood allergies
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Upon booking you will be sent easy-to-follow directions on how to get to the meeting point in the Sheung Wan district
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). There are no refunds if you cancel less than 48 hours' notice.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

28 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from ALL hotels in Hong Kong. A surcharge applies for airport pick up (layover tour), pick up from airport Hotels/ Disney Hotel/ New Territories including Shatin. Please contact us for details and payment.


Airports

  • Hong Kong Intl Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong China


Ports

  • Kai Tak
  • Ocean Terminal @ Harbour City


Return Details

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours


User's Reviews

maxsO6380VD

27 Feb, 2024

An incredibly good tour, you get to places you would never have found, with restaurants without any tourists, you only see locals. Our guide, a nice lady, spoke perfect English and gave us a lot of background information.

Fearless13250689999

31 Jan, 2024

Sinclair was great. Had a fantastic time. You will be very full at the end of this tour. Dont have breakfast before this tour.

DayTrip24028183832

30 Jan, 2024

Had a great time eating in HK with my guide "Mel" He was knowledgeable not only about the food but also the culture and history of HK. More importantly he took me to places I would have never known about.

Carole1313

03 Jan, 2024

We had a fantastic tour with Simon. Wonderful commentary and conversation. We would love to explore with him again. Now let's talk about the food. Wonderful, authentic, and lots of different bites. I say bites but really it's a lot of food. We could not finish all the plates. Simon made sure that we all had things to try depending upon our tastes. Great trip

vjaceslavsk2020

16 Nov, 2023

Our recent private food tour in Hong Kong with the fantastic guide Ivy was extraordinary! From the first moment we met, Ivy's friendliness and passion for her city's culinary delights were palpable, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. Ivy, a true local with extensive knowledge of Hong Kong's food scene, took us on an enlightening and incredibly delicious gastronomic journey. She effortlessly navigated the bustling streets, leading us (a couple) to hidden gems and authentic eateries that we would never have discovered on our own. Ivy's insights into each dish's history and cultural significance added an extra layer of depth to the experience. Evidently, she took pride in sharing her heritage, weaving stories that made the food come alive. As we savored each bite, Ivy's anecdotes enhanced our understanding and appreciation of Hong Kong's rich culinary heritage. Beyond her expertise, Ivy's infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for her city made the tour an absolute joy. Her friendly demeanor and willingness to answer our myriad questions created an atmosphere of camaraderie, turning what could have been a typical tour into an engaging conversation with a knowledgeable friend. The pacing of the tour was perfect, allowing us to savor each dish without feeling rushed. Ivy's thoughtful arrangements ensured a seamless experience, from navigating crowded markets to finding the best seats in tiny local eateries. Her attention to detail and commitment to providing a top-notch experience were evident at every turn. In conclusion, if you're looking for a private food tour beyond the ordinary, look no further than Ivy in Hong Kong. Her expertise, warmth, and genuine passion for sharing the culinary wonders of her city create an unparalleled experience that will leave you with a newfound love for Hong Kong's food scene. This tour was a highlight of our trip, and we can't recommend Ivy highly enough. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a culinary adventure with this fantastic guide!

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Highlight of our trip!!

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