Recently named by Saveur magazine as ‘Best Large Culinary Destination 2014’, Hong Kong offers an incredibly broad variety of dishes and meals, spanning an array of international and regional cuisines. With venues to suit every budget, this cosmopolitan city boasts more than 11,000 licenced eateries for you to choose from, but how to select from this dizzying selection and really make the most of your time there? Reviews can be helpful, but trawling through opinions of varying reliability, many of which will quickly be out-of-date, can be a chore.
Instead, consider taking a food tour, which will take you through the best of Hong Kong’s cuisine and dining culture. With the help of someone in the know, you can truly eat like a local and discover otherwise hidden gems. Restaurants, cafes and street stalls of course, but fresh food markets and speciality ingredient producers as well.
With the language barrier being an issue for many, this invaluable assistance will also help you decipher menus and learn what best to order once you have. These tours also offer tailored guides to take away with you – covering both restaurants and commonly found dishes – so you can continue your explorations after the tour, with much greater confidence.
But there is much more to Hong Kong food culture than simply what and where to eat. The city has undergone enormous change over the decades, with eating habits adapting along with the skyline. A knowledgeable food guide can take you through the significance of this transformation and how Hong Kong’s development, architecture and history have impacted on the culinary landscape.
Many of the individual eateries you will visit have their own interesting histories, which would otherwise remain a mystery to the casual visitor. Hear these unique stories while you explore their kitchens and see these families of cooks in action. Learn how the different generations of Hong Kong residents have left their mark on this remarkable food culture.
Although there are many different kinds of food tours available, of varying quality, Hong Kong Foodie Tours is the most reliable choice, being the only organisation licenced by the Hong Kong Travel Agents Registry. All the tour guides who work for this company have grown up eating Hong Kong and Cantonese foods and have all gained a Tourist Guide Pass qualification. You can be sure these tours are extensively researched for the most rewarding and authentic experience and feel assured that their recommendations and advice are trustworthy and authoritative.