///Guided Dim Sum Lunch Food Tour in Hong Kong
Guided Dim Sum Lunch Food Tour in Hong Kong2019-02-18T16:41:54+08:00

GUIDED DIM SUM LUNCH FOOD TOUR IN HONG KONG

GUIDED LUNCH EXPERIENCE

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A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH A 1920’S DIM SUM TEA PARLOUR

PRICE

$278HKD

DAY

WED & SAT

TIME

11AM-1PM

WALKING

<0.5 KM

LEVEL*

1-2

Our dim sum guided lunch is not exactly for the faint of heart. Think old-school, bird cages, spittoons and waitstaff who look like they’re still time frozen in the 60’s. Dysfunctionally functional, which is our favourite kind of functional.

In fact, this 1920’s dim sum parlour is so infamous that a Timeout HK article has listed it as one of the top Hong Kong Chinese Restaurants in HK to try; going so far to say that “if you’re going to have dim sum only once during your stay in Hong Kong, this is the place. A decades-old parlour in Hong Kong’s Central District, they make no concessions to modernity or to English speakers, so be prepared for pantomime or go with a Cantonese-speaking friend.”

So, what is dim sum? Think of dim sum as Chinese tapas, small dishes meant to be shared around the table. The epitome of Hong Kong food, dim sum is a must eat when you’re in Hong Kong & we are going super old-school. You’re going to learn how to look for your own seat & wash your own dishes, learn what tea is paired with dim sum and how to survive (I mean, get food) in a dim sum parlour, delve into the history, origins, traditions and culture of dim sum & experience pouring tea from a traditional teapot (it’s harder than you think!).

* Please see our Fishballs’ Food Adventurous Scale to see why this tour has been rated a 1-2.

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FOOD TOUR DETAILS AT A GLANCE

TOUR INCLUSIONS

At least 6 different dimsum dishes to try. Dimsum is plucked from the rolling trolleys so the exact menu cannot be guaranteed due to availability, but you will be fed, happy and full after the lunch.

1 awesome & fun English speaking guide

Dimsum etiquette, history & traditions are taught throughout the entire lunch. We’ll teach you “how to successfully fight for dimsum” 😉

Bottomless tea & hot water are provided. Cold beverages can be purchased at an additional cost.

TOUR DETAILS

KID’S PRICING

< 5 years are free to join! 5- 12 years of age at time of event: $228 HKD 

MEETING POINT

Sheung Wan MTR station, outside of Exit E2. Please look for the human with the moose antlers.

ENDING POINT

You have the option to be guided back to the original meeting location or to the Central MTR station.

DIETARY REQUESTS

Not recommended for those with dietary restrictions. Try our Off-the-Eaten-Path Street Food tour instead.

SMALL-GROUPS

2 guests minimum to run the tour. 12 guests maximum.

FOOD TASTINGS & TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

WELCOME TO THE MODERN DAY HUNGER GAMES

You’ll be able to try at least 6 of the different varieties of dim sum pictured below. The menu for your particular tour will be set by the guide and will depend on the availability of dim sum & the aggressiveness of the other guests on that particular day. Your guide will try their hardest to get the tastiest dim sum for you, but sometimes the other guests are hardcore AF.

PLEASE NOTE: Below is an example of the different dishes you may be trying.

DIM SUM ETIQUETTE

How do you get food?

TRADITIONS

Wash those dishes & learn about dim sum’s history

TEA EDUCATION

Why & how do we drink Pu-Er tea?

HAR GOW

Shrimp dumplings

SHU MAI

Shrimp and pork dumpling

CHAR SIU BAO

BBQ pork bun

STICKY RICE WRAP

Glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf

CHICKEN FEET

steamed in black bean sauce

MALAY CAKE

Brown sugar & egg sponge cake

QUAIL EGG DUMPLING

on top with a shu mai bottom as base

CHINESE MEATBALLS

with water chestnut, cilantro, & Chinese celery

EGG CUSTARD BUN

steamed white bun with creamy egg custard inside

FISHBALLS’ FOOD ADVENTUROUS SCALE

THIS TOUR HAS A 1-2 RATING

The Guided Dimsum Lunch Food Tour has been rated a 1-2 on our Fishballs’ Food Adventurous Scale due to its incredibly chaotic and madhouse-like atmosphere.  In fact, we’ve had a guest leave early because the atmosphere give them too much anxiety. Yes it’s at the Insta-famous Lin Heung Teahouse. Trying chicken feet is optional, but other than that, all other dishes are generally quite normal and is the perfect tour to start your Hong Kong trip.

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MAKE IT A PRIVATE TOUR

You’re interested in a “Discover the Best of Hong Kong Sights & Sounds” private tour & want to add the dimsum lunch into the itinerary?  Not a problem. Just let us know and we’ll work it in.

BOOK IT NOW!

YES! That’s what we like to hear. We tend to sell out a few weeks’ in advance so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

GIVE IT AS A GIFT

Think you’ve found the perfect gift? We think so too. Gift them this specific tour or a specific dollar value to put towards a tour. They’ll think it’s the most fabulous gift ever, and it took you all of 30 secs. It really is that easy and who doesn’t love the gift of delicious food?

THE FINER DETAILS OF THE FOOD TOUR

GETTING THERE

TAXI

The address for the Starbucks across from the Sheung Wan MTR station, Exit E2 is 1 Rumsey St, Sheung Wan . Please show your taxi driver the Chinese address:

星巴克 -上環林士街1號.

Always get a receipt as it has the taxi’s info in case you forget something in the taxi.

MTR

The most convenient way. The Sheung Wan MTR station is just 1 stop away from Central and is located on the Hong Kong Island (blue) line. Exit E2 is the opposite direction from Exit A-D and you must choose the correct exit on the train platform level as the concourse level for Exit E is not connected to the other exits.

TRAM

There’s a tram that moves west & eastward on Hong Kong Island. It’s slow moving so we don’t recommend taking the tram unless you’re only about 1-2 MTR stops away from Sheung Wan and want the scenic route.

TOUR CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

REQUIRED MINIMUM NUMBERS

We require a minimum of 2 guests to run the tour. If min. numbers are not met 48 hours prior to the tour, you’ll be notified via email, and the full refund and final confirmation will be sent via email to you 24 hours prior to the tour date and time.

REFUND POLICY

Sometimes plans change – we get it. We also have a minimum numbers requirement in place so our refund policy is as flexible and fair as we can make it without disrupting our vendors and other guests due to refunds. Please be considerate and let us know as soon as you can if you won’t be making it to the tour. Please view our Refund Policy here.

BAD WEATHER POLICY

We go rain or shine… when it’s physically safe for us to do so. We have a Bad Weather policy in place in case of situations such as when Rainstorm and/or Typhoon signals are hoisted. Please read our Bad Weather Policy here.

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HAVE A LOOK AT OUR TOUR REVIEWS…

WE HAVE A 99% 5* STAR REVIEW RATING. THAT’S HOW WE WOK ‘N’ ROLL!

TOP RATED FOOD TOUR IN HONG KONG 

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This tour was so much fun. Our guide took us to local places that we would not have tried or known about. The tour was a great mix of food and cultural information and Whampoa was a lovely neighbourhood to do this in! Our guide was a fantastic guide, was very helpful, chatty and answered all of our additional questions. She’s a hit with the locals as well – I loved to see her bantering with them all.

Would definitely recommend this tour, get yourself to Whampoa with Humid with a Chance of Fishballs!

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FUN & KNOWLEDGEABLE ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES!

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If you love food and you want to get off the well-worn tourist trails, then Humid with a Chance of Fishballs should be your first choice.  My husband had his ‘villains hit’ by one of the infamous ‘cursing grannies’, before we boarded a tram and travelled to our Sampan boat for delicious shellfish, including the re-nowed ‘Typhoon Shelter Crab’. The next day our guide guided us to one of the oldest dim sum restaurants in town, taught us how to get a seat – no, really, you’ve never done this before, I promise you! No easy feat, I can assure you!

I can highly recommend Humid With a Chance of Fishballs!

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UNIQUE & AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES!

After a quick introduction we turned a few corners and found ourselves in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the back alleys of Hong Kong. Amidst a myriad of different food options she seems to be able to find the ones that offer that little bit extra.

Our guide seemed to have a genuinely great rapport with the hawkers and food stall owners we visited. If you’re looking for a genuine, authentic urban experience, we can definitely recommend going on this food tour. All we suggest is you bring an open mind and a healthy appetite; there’s going to be plenty of food and some of it will have you talking about it till late in the evening.

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FIND SOMEONE THAT LOOKS AT YOU LIKE THE WAY WE LOOK AT DIMSUM <3