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Hong Kong Food Tour: Sham Shui Po District
"In the morning meet your guide and small group at Sham Shui Po MTR Station located in one of Hong Kong's most intriguing neighborhoods. This old Kowloon district offers an abundance of popular spots for any foodie interested in trying out Hong Kong's beloved cuisine. Follow your guide on foot down a food trail off the beaten pa head to a soy specialty store and sip some of the freshest soymilk as you learn about the three different soy products sold at the shop. Afterward follow your guide to a Chinese pudding store for a taste of delicious sweet pudding made the traditional way at this sixty-year-old establishment.Next see how the Braised Goose Restaurant’s owner and chef adapts traditional Chiu Chow fare for Hong Kong tastes at this hidden gem. After a savory sampling your palette will be ready for two types of freshly baked cookies at a legendary Kowloon bakery. Finally
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Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
"After pickup from the Hong Kong airport by private vehicle your five-hour layover tour begins with a ride on the Victoria Peak tram for spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and its skyscrapers. Take an eight-minute funicular railway ride to the summit where your personal guide will point out Kowloon and the surrounding islands of Victoria Harbour.Next pass beautiful Repulse Bay en route to your next destination the famous fishing village of Aberdeen. Marvel at Hong Kong's floating community on Aberdeen Harbour and learn about this thriving village where fishermen and their families still reside aboard traditional junk boats. You'll have the option to board a your guide will accompany you to Stanley Market where goods are available at just a fraction of the price in town. Browse the small shops for great deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain shopping
From HKD1,567.00
 
Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour
"Hong Kong Island Morning Sightseeing Tour:After hotel pickup (select hotels only) your guide will take you aboard a funicular tram to Victoria Peak to start your morning tour of Hong Kong Island with amazing views from the top. Look out past Kowloon and the surrounding islands before you descend and then head past picturesque Repulse Bay on your way to Aberdeen. Learn about this floating community where fishermen still reside aboard junks and take an optional trip aboard a sampan (flat-bottomed wooden boat) around the fascinating harbor (at an additional cost).Next your guide will take you to Stanley Market a must-see destination in Hong Kong. Browse the little shops for fantastic deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain hunting head to your final destination – a famous jewelry factory where professional craftsmen make gorgeous works of art
From HKD713.00

Street Vendors Tips (15)

Street Vendors: Dai Pai Dongs

I am not particularly adventurous when eating foreign cuisine so the many international flavours of Hong Kong are a safe choice for me. However saying this, I was talked into having a meal at a licensed Dai Pai Dong after a friend explained the strict guidelines that street vendors must now adhere to.

Dai Pai Dong stalls used to be a common sight in Hong Kong but the introduction of stricter food regulations has seen most close down. Apparently food licences are no longer granted so the few stalls that have survived must adhere to health and hygiene guidelines. Good to know if you are contemplating a meal or snack.

Temple Street Night Market offers a great selection of "Dai Pai Dong" style kitchens though some of these would definitely not meet health and hygiene standards in my opinion. Despite this, they get really busy later in the evening when the frantic activity really adds to the atmosphere.

Choosing something to eat can be tricky. English is not really spoken or understood. I allowed my friend to order for me but non Cantonese speaking tourists may have to point to a meal and hope for the best! Most stalls serve only a handful of classic cantonese dishes anyway. Seafood and noodles are popular choices.

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swissfondue
Jun 01, 2012

Street Food - Boot Chai Go

Favorite Dish Boot Chai Go: a traditional desert made by sticky rice and red bean. Usually put in a ceramic bowl and serve with a wooden stick.

DIY Cooking:
Plain Flour ~ 320 grams
Brown sugar ~ 320 grams
Plain water ~ 3 cups
Red Bean ~ a little

1. Wash red beans
2. Boil red beans until soft
3. Boil brown sugar with water until melted. Put aside and let it cool down.
4. Mix plain flour into cooled cyrup.
5. Boil remaining water, slow add into the cyrup while adding flour.
6. Add red beans.
7. Put everything into a steamer, steam for 20 mins.
8. Get ready to eat!

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vigi
Apr 04, 2011

Street Vendors: Fantastic Roadside Stall

We passed by this samll little roadside stall while shopping at the Ladies' Market. The name of the stall is "Jia Ji Xiao Shi", and it sells fried octopus, fermented beancurd, yu dan (fishballs), pig's organs e.g. intestine etc. I've tried the fried octupus at this stall during my previous visit, and it was sooo GOOD! This time, I finally tried the fermented beancurd (deep fried). The verdict? It tasted delicious, and my students actually ordered more pieces... The food is cheap, the beancurd is HKD$6 a piece, and the fried octupus HKD$12 for a packet.

Favorite Dish The fermented beancurd. You must try it!

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chatterley
Dec 12, 2007

Street Vendors: Street Snacks

Yu Dan loosely translated as "fish egg" has got to be my favourite street snack. Made from flour, fish and etc and cooked by boiling it in some sort of gravy, it is chewy and a little spicy. Each stick cost HKD10 and can be found in any street side stalls.

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MizBlack
Apr 28, 2007
 
 
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stalls anywhere and everywhere..

stalls by the road.. stalls in the markets.. try everything.. even if not for the taste.. just for the experience.. you'll live to talk about it.. :)

Favorite Dish anything that looks different is worth a try.. :) you get everything from all the insides of a pig to snakes and others.. the limit is your imagintion.. oh, and smelly tofu!! if you think durian smells bad, this is a lot worse.. that's one thing that i couldn't bear to eat!

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eelaine
Dec 06, 2004

Street Vendors: Roadside snacks!

They are dotted everywhere along the streets of Mongkok (that's where my hotel is located), i found them in the streets of causeway bay as well!

i believe many other parts of Kowloon and HK has them.

Favorite Dish Smelly Toufu (i love this, it simply melts in my mouth)

Cripsy squids (with a dash of salt, it's so tasty)

Curry Fish eggs (yu dan)

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jerbelle
Nov 07, 2004

Street restaurants: Yikes!!!!

We were walking around Central when we saw this restaurant with cages of snakes and other animals outside. It actually serves a variety of snakes and other reptiles and many many more `delicacy`. They even have preserved snakes and rats in jars and bottles. They are actually snake and rat wines.

Favorite Dish We tried the snake rice and meat. Err.... snake meat isnt that bad actually. Taste like chicken : ) *hope those snakes arent protected species*

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diggingdeep
Jul 27, 2003

Street Vendors near Central Hong Kong's market: Yummy!

These are street vendors at the heart of a market. The place looks a little run down and seats are limited. Thus, this picture shows us(19 people) squeezing at some seats and tables at the back lane. As long as the food is nice, we wouldnt mind the uncomfy situation.

Favorite Dish We had some lovely noodles fried with beef at this little street vendor. Very very very tasty! and dont miss out on their sweet soup deserts too. you have options of red bean soup, blended black sesame or blended peanut. My favorite is the blended black sesame

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Jul 27, 2003

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Street food: Street food

It's pretty hard to find 'real' street food anymore. Most are relegated to little stalls or hole-in-the-walls. But they are still good none-the-less, and plus the fact that they are now physically anchored to a permanent location should give you, the tourist, more comfort in knowing that the food _should_ indeed be safe to consume. Note though that I have built up an immunity during childhood, so it is a risk I suppose. But the reward is great.. assuming of course that you like to eat. So many varieties of ingredients cooked in so many ways.. =D~~~

Therefore let this be a gauge of the level of risk tolerance/aversion. Do you dare buy a kabob full of curry fish balls?? ^.^

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VTShounen
Sep 12, 2002

While I was in Hong Kong I...

While I was in Hong Kong I stayed with my uncle and auntie so I ate with them, but I did however eat from some of the food stalls which was great. Now some travel agents might advise against doing this but it's up to you. I had no problem, I love my food and tasting food from another culture was an excellent experiance.
Well eating from the food stalls was unique obviously because the food was from a totally different culture to mine and therefore was something new for my taste buds.

Favorite Dish Well like I said, I stayed and ate at my uncle and aunties place so my favourite from there would have to be my aunties home made custard squares, they are absolutely delicious. You can't get any better I reckon.

krazy_kiwi69
Aug 24, 2002

The natural instinct of a...

The natural instinct of a Chinese is to try eating every kind of living thing (animals) whether totally unheard of or unseen. It is this very spirit of adventure that enables Chinese cuisine to be much revered in the gastronomic circle.

Favorite Dish Dim sum, Chinese petit fours served with tea over breakfast or lunch. It consists of dishes served in small portions.

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matt.foster
Aug 24, 2002

Chinese snacks

Dried shark's fin, snails, sea horses, lizzard's tails, and other "delicious stuff". It's a pity that I can't take smelly pictures...

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Eszter
Dec 02, 2003

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