Story of Kowloon in 6 Tasty Dishes Tour

  • DATE / TIME
    Apr 28 2017 (Fri), May 26 2017 (Fri); 11am - 3pm
  • LOCATION
    Wong Tai Sin, Lok Fu, Kowloon City
  • MEETING POINT
    Wong Tai Sin MTR Station Exit C2 ground level
    (near entrance to Temple Mall)
  • DURATION
    4 hours
  • FEE
    Adult HKD 520
    Child HKD 260
  • LANGUAGE
    English
  • TOUR DETAILS
    Dive into Hong Kong the food paradise and taste the best that Cantonese, Shanghainese, Teochew and Hong Kong local cuisines have to offer. Our lovingly curated food tastings will not only take you on a journey of the five senses with behind-the-scenes access, each comes with a special story to tell about our city’s past and the curiously charming local ways of life too – a thrilling and compact adventure in Kowloon!
     
    Your expert guide born-and-bred in the hood will also take you to where once the legendary Kowloon Walled City stood, a lawless state squeezed between giant antagonists. And what better way to know the city than by venturing into the public housing estates and observe how the locals carry on their daily lives in the fresh market!

    This 4-hour walking tour takes you deep into the off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods of Wong Tai Sin, Lok Fu and Kowloon City. The leisurely pace of the tour ensures you have plenty of time to enjoy the delicious food, plus to digest in between tastings. Throughout the tour you will be entertained with neighborhood stories as told by local characters, personal tales from your guide, as well as amusing trivia about Hong Kong. So, are you ready for the adventure?

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    << 6 Tasty Dishes >>
     
    1. Egg tarts - Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten’s favorite street snack. Enjoy exclusive access to this beloved local bakery’s kitchen in Lok Fu Place and witness how egg tarts are made and taste them fresh off the oven.

    2. Enjoy an assortment of dim sum inside the Temple Mall, where you can go behind-the-scene for a demonstration of dim sum making by the master chefs.

    3. Forget the artificial fish balls sold at roadside shops. Follow us to a well-kept secret for the most juicy and bouncy fish balls in town by the Lam Family! Their legendary fish ball shop once resided in the Kowloon Walled City.

    4. Hear the contributions of the Shanghainese to Hong Kong as you enjoy a delicious bowl of Shanghainese noodle.

    5. Home to a big population of Teochew descent, there’s no shortage of Teochew food in the area. Rejoice in the marinated goose slices of this no-frill mom-and-pop shop in the Lok Fu Market.

    6. Mystery dish - to be revealed on the tour!

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    << Refreshing Beverage>>
     
    Teochew Gong Fu tea and other tea tasting - admire the tea master’s skills and knowledge as he performs the tea ceremony for you, whose family business has grown from a little village shop over 50 years ago to the tea oasis in Lok Fu Place today

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    <<Guest Testimonials >>

    "My family and I went on the 5 hour Story of Kowloon in 6 Tasty Dishes Tour, and the time flew by. We learned so much and were able to taste so much delicious food - some highlights were the dan tat (egg tart) and the 1000 year old eggs (surprisingly delicious)!! Overall, had a great time and would definitely recommend for groups who love food and learning!!"

    https://en.tripadvisor.com.hk/ShowUserReviews-g294217-d4799715-r440619738-Walk_in_Hong_Kong_Day_Tour-Hong_Kong.html#

    "From a dingy, but fabulous dai pai dong, to an amazing Shanghainese restaurant, my tummy was very satisfied and enlivened. Weaved within the food elements was a surprising number of opportunities to understand more of Hong Kong culture, either over tea, egg tarts or incense sticks, as the guide explained more than I knew (and I've been in HK 10+ years) about Hong Kong and its modern (and ancient) history."

    https://en.tripadvisor.com.hk/ShowUserReviews-g294217-d4799715-r446400314-Walk_in_Hong_Kong_Day_Tour-Hong_Kong.html#