EAT LIKE A LOCAL
OFF THE EATEN PATH FOOD TOUR
Ready to eat like a local? With that, we will whisk you away from the main tourist hot spots (ahem, Mong Kok) and take you to a neighbourhood that no tourist has gone before for an off-the-beaten path experience. We’re going to places you can’t find on Google.
In this quaint, charming and grassroots residential part of town where old Hong Kong occupations and shops are still in existence, you’ll be able to experience a neighbourhood full of local flair and authenticity. The foods and stops along the way have been carefully curated and arranged in an order to give you a full flavour of the neighbourhood and of all the 5 flavours of Cantonese cuisine from sweet, spicy, salty, bitter and sour. Don’t worry, we start with bitter and end with sweet. =)
Adults: $688 HKD (aged 13+). Kiddos: $458 HKD (aged 5-12; age at time of event).
We will meat (pun intended) you, geographically speaking, smack in the centre of Hong Kong in an area called Whampoa, 20 mins of a MTR ride from Central, Hong Kong. Whampoa is the stop at the end of the green line, and only 3 stops & 10 mins from Mong Kok.
We will meet at the C2 exit of Whampoa MTR Station. Look for the human with the moose antlers.
Monday & Thursday from 4pm-8pm. Please note that there is a maximum of 10 guests per event. Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be sent to you as a guarantee of your spot. WOOHOO!
WHAT TO EAT IN HONG KONG?
We will go to 6 different tasting locations and sample over 10 different foods located in mostly hole-in-the-wall locations, so eat light before this food tour.
- Learn about the neighbourhood & the issue with housing in Hong Kong
- Romp around the wet market to see where the locals buy fresh produce
- Learn about our inner “qi” & shoot some herbal tea and turtle jelly to help cool down our inner “qi”
- Queue in line amid all the locals to purchase the most common street food trio in Hong Kong. Its popularity is akin to $1 pizza in NYC.
- Explore the most famous Guan Yin temple in Hong Kong & learn how to borrow money from the Guan Yin.
- Taste some Hong Kong style skewers – the shop is a favourite with the university students in the area.
- Devour a Hong Kong style crepe that is only available in this neighbourhood. It’s time to try pork floss & peanut butter together.
- Sample some of that infamous beef offal – a true example of using every part of the animal! The daikon radish always steals the show in this one.
- Finish everything off with a refreshing dessert that’s as fun to eat as it is to take photos of.
VEGETARIAN & PESCATARIAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE
The tasting menu can be adapted for vegetarians & pescatarians. Please let me know at the time of booking.
IF, due to an extenuating circumstance, such as extremely inclement weather (view bad weather policy) or some other unforeseeable reason, that would lead to an event cancellation, an email will be sent to you and you will be refunded in full. It will also be posted on our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages no later than 1 hour prior to the event start time. We would highly recommend you to follow us and to check the status of the event 1 hour prior to its start time for good practice.
BITTER. SPICY. SALTY. SOUR. SWEET.
TRY IT ALL.
FOOD ADVENTUROUS RATING
3.5 - GIVE ME THAT CHICKEN FEET
Rated 3.5 due to the perceived exoticness of some animal parts & for some new cultural experiences. Some foods can be swapped to change the rating to a 2 if needed.
What TripAdvisor Reviewers are saying:
Eat your way through Kowloon!
“I can’t recommend walking-and-talking Whampoa with Virginia highly enough! Not only did she allow us to gain insight into a side of Kowloon we might never have seen, but she made us feel like welcome old friends visiting her in her neighborhood, despite our just having met. Not only did we leave having tasted from bitter to sweet, we learned just enough Hong Kong history and culture to appreciate a fuller experience than anything a 2-D guidebook could provide. I particularly appreciated Virginia’s looking out for a vegetarian, not always easy when traveling internationally.”
~ tbl-travel | March 2017