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Darely Newman Food Guide: Culinary Delights
From outdoor markets to top restaurants, Darely Newman of “Travels with Darley” guides you through Hong Kong’s most authentic and influential food experiences.
Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts
Meander through the Central and Sheung Wan neighborhoods of Hong Kong’s business district on a fantastic food-tasting adventure! This four-hour culinary walking tour takes you off the beaten path to six hidden gems, where you’ll savor delicious dim sum, noodle dishes, drinks and dessert. As you explore back alleys and stroll through an open market, admire the colonial architecture and learn about Hong Kong’s historical figures from your entertaining guide. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group of like-minded food lovers.
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Meet your guide and small group in the afternoon at a designated place on Queen’s Road Central, located in Hong Kong’s thriving business district. Then follow your guide on a foodie adventure through the alleyways of Central and its neighbor Sheung Wan, visiting six family-run hot spots – from a noodle shop to a local bakery – for tastings both savory and sweet! (Please note: All food venues are subject to change.)
Begin your culinary walking tour with a stop at a wonton noodle shop, an award-winning family restaurant started by the grandfather of a brother-sister team. Savor delicious wontons with noodles and intensely flavored broth before moving on to a restaurant specializing in roasted meat. Here, taste a bowl of succulent roast meat rice and learn how the owner of more than 30 years has perfected the juicy meat. Continue to one of the neighborhood’s oldest shops to gulp a refreshing glass of juice, containing elements that balance the delightful flavors on your food tour.
Next, follow your guide to one of Hong Kong’s greatest hidden treasures – a private tea house, set in a Chinese courtyard. Sip a handpicked selection of high-quality cha (tea), meant to aid with digestion. As you meander with your guide from one tasting location to another, walk through an open market, where you can watch how the locals bargain over fresh fish.
At Dim Sum corner, where you’ll find siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews all helping out with the family-run business, sample a selection of dim sum and you’ll want to come back for more. Finally, your guide will lead your small group down a side alley to check out a little bakery where you can relish your dessert – freshly baked tarts still hot from the oven – yum!
Throughout your culinary and cultural tour, your local guide – a food connoisseur – will lead you past beautiful colonial architecture in the business district, and share interesting facts and anecdotes about Central and Sheung Wan. Learn about Hong Kong’s food culture and food industry, as well as its cultural heritage, living conditions and history of development.
After visiting several hidden gems of this commercial area – far from the busy shopping malls and typical sightseeing spots – you’ll gain new insight into Hong Kong. At the end of your tour, your guide will help you with directions to get back to the starting location or point you to the Sheung Wan MTR station.