For HK Residents: Hong Kong Street Food
Grab the best bites and see Hong Kong's most lively outdoor market in this two and a half hour blast!
Sample all the best Hong Kong street food while exploring an old city neighborhood rich with local culture
It's easy to get here--just hop on a bus or the convenient MTR train to discover a delicious hidden corner of Hong Kong
Our MINI Street Food Tour can be booked by your private group of up to 5 persons
Our MINI Food Tour starts at 2 or 2:30pm. Because it's private, it's flexible too.
Shau Kei Wan is only 20 minutes from Central HK. We meet right outside the MTR station exit--we'll send details and a map when you book
Your expert host, and 4-5 tasting stops from the rotating menu: dim sum, fish ball, beef or wonton noodles, cha chaan teng, herbal tea, street waffles, roast pork, egg tart, pineapple bun
Shau Kei Wan is the kind of special 'secret' place that you can't believe still exists in Hong Kong. Here you'll find a half dozen old Chinese temples, banners fluttering in the breeze--along with a main street chockablock with great Hong Kong street food restaurants and stalls.
Tucked away at the far eastern end of Hong Kong island, Shau Kei Wan existed as a fishing village long before there was a Hong Kong. Because of its distance from the center of the city, Shau Kei Wan remained a working class area with lower rents than other areas of Hong Kong. It’s remained a thriving center for street food and great old-fashioned Hong Kong snack and coffee shop culture. Thankfully, it has not made the tourist map yet, and this is where Hong Kong people flock on the weekends to enjoy the comfort foods they remember from 20 and 30 years ago.
Shau Kei Wan’s amazing outdoor wet market takes up an entire outdoor city block, and is absolutely our favorite market in Hong Kong. In between eating stops, we will take advantage of the variety and spaciousness of this local treasure to introduce you to the key ingredients and guiding philosophy behind our Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine. You’ll learn about the “four treasures” of Cantonese dried seafood, get an introduction to the Cantonese flavor profile of super fresh foods combined with preserved, fermented and pickled ingredients (the “flavor bombs” of our cooking). You’ll also see how our local Hong Kong produce is becoming popular with consumers at the street level, and learn why.
Like our other MINI tours, the Hong Kong Street Food Mini runs about 2.5-3 hours.
Reasons to book the MINI STREET FOOD TOUR:
You’ll be making four to five stops for Hong Kong local foods and snacks typically eaten in the afternoon. The menu changes with each tour but typically will include some of the following: fish ball or beef brisket noodles, buns and egg tarts, iced or hot milk tea or “coffee-tea”, Hong Kong style “little chicken egg” waffles (gai daan jai), street-side old school dim sum and herbal medicinal tea.
You host will be a chef or local journalist
Vegetarians who are ok with eggs and dairy will be ok with most of the food on our MINI Private Food Tour. If you can also do fish or fish broth, even better! We can adapt to halal-friendly pork-free guests. Allergies to shellfish can be accommodated too. If you have a question please note that in your request and we’ll let you know!
Gluten-avoiding guests we can work around–you will have rice noodle and rice dumpling options, and meat and egg options.
Unfortunately we can’t adapt the MINI Private Street Food Tour for the following dietary restrictions: Celiac disease, Vegans, Peanut Allergies. If that applies to you or one of your guests, please contact us about a fully-customizable Won-ton-a-thon private food tour
PRICING: THE MINI PRIVATE FOODIE TASTING TOUR
ONE or 2 persons: 380 USD (or 2980 HKD)
3 persons: 475 USD (or 3730 HKD)
4 persons: 575 USD (or 4535 HKD)
5 persons 660 USD (or 5200 HKD)
(price INCLUDES 4-5 scheduled food and drink tastings)
Pricing is per GROUP, not per person. All MINI WALKS are CASH ONLY
Hong Kong’s fabulous MTR train system means Shau Kei Wan is super easy to access from just about anywhere in Hong Kong. It’s only about 20 minutes away from the center of Hong Kong island. We meet right outside the station entrance so you won’t have any trouble finding us. We will send you a map with detailed directions.