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Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours: Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour – Hong Kong

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Savor the Local Flavor

Follow us on a food trail to explore one of Hong Kong’s most fascinating neighborhoods — Sham Shui Po. This old Kowloon district houses a plethora of foodie hot spots, from decades-old eateries serving Hong Kong’s most beloved dishes, to specialty food stores with delicacies that give Cantonese food its subtle yet rich flavors, to a hidden heaven that lights up the eyes of professional and home chefs alike.

History, Architecture & Culture

Having escaped much of recent urban redevelopment, Sham Shui Po has retained much of its history, tradition and charm from Hong Kong’s yesteryears. Immerse in this neighborhood to experience a vibrant working-class community coming to life in the morning. In between tastings, stop by at iconic cultural remnants that offer a blast to the past and learn about the changes seen by this area.

Who Should Take This Foodie Tour

Our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour is designed for those who want to go a bit further to explore Hong Kong’s culinary culture. If you are looking to try something different, join us on this food tour in Kowloon. Whether this is your first time to Hong Kong, a frequent visitor or even a local, this tour will show you Hong Kong with a different lens and provide lots of food not just for your belly, but for thought.

What’s Included: Selected food and drinks tastings at 6 locations

Duration: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: Maximum 8 participants

When: Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:15 am

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Also from Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours: Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour and Tai Po Market Foodie Tour

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Off The Eaten Track: Downtown Food Carts Tour – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, the city of glass, is known for its beautiful harbour, rambunctious hockey fans, outrageous real estate, and of course world-class dining. Come with us to explore the popular food cart scene in the downtown core that is the largest in Canada. From Gastown to Granville Street, we will take you to the best street eating this city has to offer.

In the mood for some traditional Indian naan? How about some Hong Kong dim sum? Or authentic Mexican tacos? This tour is a fantastic way to sample 6 different food carts with an array of flavours. Organic cold-pressed smoothies, crispy spring rolls, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, and melt in your mouth bacon-bourbon brownies are just a few of the delicious treats you can expect to sample on this tour. We’ve mixed some veteran carts with a few new ones to create a great food cart experience that we know will leave you full and happy.

This tour has a vegetarian option and substitutions can be made for the following allergies: dairy & shellfish. The food carts typically prepare their food in a communal commissary and therefore cross contamination of ingredients can occur. This tour is not suitable for those with serious allergies. There are no alcoholic beverages on this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • 10 + samples at 6 different food carts
  • Learn about the history and culture of the largest food cart scene in Canada
  • Visit historic city landmarks including Gastown, Canada Place, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Meet the owners and chefs of the city’s most
    delicious carts

Capacity: Maximum 12 guests
Walking Distance: 2.5km/1.5miles, total walking time approximately 45 minutes
Price includes: All food & beverage tastings, expert tour guide
Weather: Tour runs regardless of weather

Days: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 1:00pm
Length: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Corner of Abbot and Water
Cost: $45 (includes tax)
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Hong Kong Foodie: Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour – Hong Kong, China

Taste your way through the old neighborhoods of Central and Sheung Wan. Along the 3.5-hour food tour, discover some of Hong Kong’s favorite food as you stroll along Hong Kong’s side streets and learn about how this area evolved from a fishing village to the colonial administration district to today’s international financial center. There will be six tasting locations and all food will be included in the ticket price of HK$600.

Savor the Food — Our journey will take us to six family-run tasting locations in the Central and Sheung Wan neighborhoods.  Each eatery has been specially selected not only to represent the best examples of Hong Kong cuisine but also for the unique and interesting stories behind them.  Samples of Hong Kong food and drinks are included in the ticket price.  We recommend that you eat a hearty breakfast or a light, early lunch before the food tour.  If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, please indicate when you purchase your tickets.  Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience at our tasting locations:

Wonton Noodle Shop:  Mouth-watering wontons with fresh shrimp and noodles, served in soup prepared for hours from a family recipe will be the highlight of our first stop.  You will learn about what makes the wonton and the soup so special.

Roast Meat Restaurant:  Taste some succulent barbecued pork rice and find out how the owner can roast such juicy meat.

Fresh Juice:  Feeling a little tired? Sample some refreshing juice before continuing on our walk. Discover how the elements of this juice help balance the other tastings on the tour. We will share with you all the steps it takes to make this fresh juice. You might even catch a glimpse of the juicing process as well.

Tea House:  To help digestion, we will try a selection of “cha” (tea) at a private tea house set in a Chinese courtyard.  Learn about the different types of teas and how to prepare and serve them in the proper way practiced over centuries.

Dim Sum Corner:  Look for Hong Kong people’s favorites at this unique neighborhood dim sum house.  Savor a selection of dim sum, both steamed and fried, and check out others you could try when you return.

Local Bakery:  For dessert, taste one of the tarts hot out of the oven at this local bakery. They also serve a large variety of traditional Hong Kong baked goods.

Experience History, Architecture & Culture — Along our food tour, your local Foodie guide will share stories behind Hong Kong’s development, introduce you to important historical figures, and lead you to beautiful colonial architecture that still remains.  We will also tell you fun facts about Central & Sheung Wan and help you uncover an interesting, little shop hidden in the neighborhood that even most locals miss.  As we meander from one tasting location to another, we will also walk through an open market, watch how locals buy fresh fish and if you’re lucky, you might be able to take a peek of a cage of snakes in front of a shop selling snake soup and wine.

Who should take this Foodie Tour?

Our food tour is perfect for those who do not know what to try at a local restaurant but want to taste some of the best Hong Kong food.  Even if you know what to order, we will take you to some unique gems in Hong Kong that even many locals do not know about.  In addition, if you are curious about how some of these restaurants evolved and remained popular among locals for the last 60 years, our Foodie guides will show you a different side of this commercial area away from the busy shopping malls and typical sightseeing spots.

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Artisans of Leisure: Cooking Tour of China

(11 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong KongThis private luxury tour combines exclusive culinary experiences and in-depth cultural touring in China’s three greatest cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Highlights include:

  • Private cooking classes in each city
  • Experiencing distinct regional cuisines
  • Dining in a variety of venues, including private clubs, gourmet restaurants and private homes
  • Accommodation in top rooms at China’s finest luxury hotels
  • Private transfers to and from restaurants each evening
  • Touring important cultural attractions and exclusive shopping districts with a private guide and driver
  • Visiting a remote section of the Great Wall
  • Browsing local markets for unique Chinese ingredients and cookware
  • Learning about traditional Chinese healing and its relationship to Chinese cooking and cuisine

Begin in Beijing. Enjoy private cooking classes at a prestigious culinary institution. Also tour imperial sites, the hutongs of a traditional residential neighborhood, a variety of markets, and shopping and art districts. Dine on traditional specialties at favorite family-run restaurants, and enjoy reservations at private clubs and Beijing’s most acclaimed restaurants. One day, take an excursion to the Great Wall of China. While there, you may wish to have lunch at Commune by the Great Wall to see the “villas” designed by twelve of Asia’s leading modernist architects.

Next, visit Shanghai. Learn to prepare regional specialties in a private home one day and at a local restaurant the next day. Tour the riverfront Bund, the chic French Concession, the excellent Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Garden and interesting shops and galleries. During free time, enjoy Shanghai’s many acclaimed restaurants.

Continue to Hong Kong. Tour local food and herb markets, and take a private cooking class that highlights the unique aspects of Hong Kong-style cuisine and how it varies from cooking styles elsewhere in China. Also enjoy private touring of the best of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. During free time, enjoy Hong Kong’s endless restaurants, museums, teahouses and galleries.,

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Beijing
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights. Afternoon private city tour, including visit to local home
Day 2 Beijing
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 3 Beijing
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 4 Great Wall
Private excursion to Great Wall of China
Day 5 Beijing – Shanghai
Private transfer and flight to Shanghai for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Day 6 Shanghai
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 7 Shanghai
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 8 Shanghai – Hong Kong
Private transfer and flight to Hong Kong for 3 nights. Private afternoon city tour
Day 9 Hong Kong
Private morning cooking class. Afternoon city tour
Day 10 Hong Kong
Morning private shopping or touring
Day 11 Depart Hong Kong
Private airport transfer
Hotels
Beijing: Raffles Beijing, The Peninsula Beijing
or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies)
Shanghai: Peninsula Shanghai
Hong Kong: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong or The Peninsula Hong Kong
Cost
$10,860 Per person (double occupancy)
$3,930 Single Supplement

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