Kowloon Foodie Safari - Small Group Hong Kong Food Tour

So fun. The food was delicious! Got to try some food at scruffy looking places that we wouldn't have been brave enough to try on our own. Catherine P., United Kingdom – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Channel your inner foodie and become an expert in Cantonese cuisine as you explore Kowloon's most authentic restaurants, markets, and food stalls. Venture far off the tourist trail to the favorite haunts of Hong Kong's working class community. Sit elbow-to-elbow with locals, learn about the history and traditions of Chinese food, and put your chopsticks to work.

Highlights

  • Eat your way through Kowloon the way the locals do and sample the neighborhood’s most beloved dishes

  • Sit with locals at family-run diners and street food stalls and learn how to order your dishes in Cantonese

  • Visit the century-old Fruit Wholesale Market and its shophouses

  • Check out the restaurants in the vicinity of Temple Street Night Market

  • Visit an open-air produce market and see the local after-work crowd shopping for dinner

  • A must for true foodies who are adventurous enough for family-run greasy spoons and chaotic food courts where tourists rarely venture

Specifications

Type:
Food Tours in Hong Kong
Departs From:
Hong-Kong
Meeting Point:
Yau Ma Tei MTR station
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 6:00 PM
Product Code:
15053
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Featured On:
Kowloon PeninsulaTemple Street Night MarketAvenue of StarsHong-Kong City Tours & SightseeingHong-Kong Food, Wine & GastronomyCity Tours & SightseeingFood, Wine & Gastronomy

Description

Head to Kowloon's vibrant Jordan District, a working class area that's a local favourite for its authentic and inexpensive restaurants and food stalls.Eat and drink like the locals do - at Hong Kong-style cafés (known locally as cha chaan tengs) and open-air food stalls (known as dai pai dongs). Be warned, this is a tour for true food adventurers. We're steering clear of 5-star restaurants and heading to family-run greasy spoons and chaotic food courts where tourists rarely venture.

Sit elbow-to-elbow with locals, learn how to order in Cantonese, and experience the city's authentic, no-nonsense culinary scene. You'll check out Hong Kong's wet and dry markets where vendors sell fresh and processed produce, and taste treats at a mix of independent diners, street stalls, and food courts with one thing in common: they've set the standard for traditional dishes in the city. You'll taste locals' favorites, from snacks, to mains, to Chinese desserts - sweet or savoury, authentic and tasty! Many of the restaurants you'll visit will be family-run businesses where the owner is also the head chef and the vibe is deliciously authentic. These neighbourhood eateries are considered hidden gems by even locals.

Don't know your dim sum from your wonton? You'll learn plenty of facts about the Hong Kong food scene. Like, did you know Hong Kong has one of world's highest per capita concentrations of cafés and restaurants? Or that Hong Kongers' seafood consumption is four times that of the global average? Or that some specialities are listed as part of the city's official cultural heritage? (Sorry, no spoilers here - you'll have to take the tour to find out the full stories!)

You don't have to worry if you have any food allergies or aversions - your Hong Kong tour guide will help you pick dishes that match your tastes. Our tour is designed so that you pay for your own food along the way, so you won't have to worry about wasting money on food you don't want or like, or contributing to any food waste. If you're still eager for more Hong Kong after all that food, your guide will gladly point out great places to grab a few drinks nearby - no matter whether your tastes are local dive bars or glamorous rooftop lounges that offer breathtaking Victoria Harbour views. We promise it will be an authentic Hong Kong culinary experience.

So...ready to eat like a local?

Includes

  • English speaking guide

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks costs*

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *Kowloon Food Safari is unique in that it's about 50% cheaper than the average Hong Kong food tours - but cost of food is not included in the tour price. Guests pay the restaurants directly only for the food that they want to try. Whether you are a carnivore or a vegetarian, eat a lot or not that much, feel adventurous or prefer to stay more on the safe side, you won't be wasting money on food that you don't want.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour ends at the Jordan MTR station.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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