Kowloon Food Safari - Half Day Tour

Activity Bell House, Medilink Square, 525-543A Nathan Road, Hong Kong Published on: 06-06-2016

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
First-time visit
3 hour
Yau Ma Tei MTR station Exit A1
Highlight of the city
Half day Tour
8.40 USD

Kowloon Food Safari - Half Day Tour is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids No
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Don’t know your dim sum from your wonton? Become an expert in Cantonese cuisine with this Hong Kong food tour that explores Kowloon’s most authentic restaurants, markets, and food stalls. Be warned: this safari takes you far off the tourist trail, to locals’ favourite haunts in Hong Kong’s working class community. Sit elbow-to-elbow with locals, learn about the history and traditions of Chinese food, and put your chopsticks to work.

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Why Kowloon Food Safari - Half Day Tour is special ?

Eat your way through Kowloon the way the locals do, sampling the neighbourhood’s most beloved dishes

Sit side-by-side with locals at family-run diners, street food stalls, and food centres, and learn how to order your dishes in Cantonese

Visit the century-old Fruit Wholesale Market and its shophouses, and check out the countless restaurants in the vicinity of Temple Street Night Market

Visit an open-air produce market and see the after-work crowd shopping for their families’ dinners

Tour style:Local culture, Food Walking, Local neighbourhood

What to explore at Kowloon Food Safari - Half Day Tour?

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point:

Yau Ma Tei MTR station Exit A1

Starting time: 6.00 PM

Ending point:

Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station

Part foodie adventure, part culinary lesson, this Hong Kong food tour will tell you everything you wanted to know about the city’s food culture. You’ll head to Kowloon’s vibrant Jordan District, a working class area that’s a local favourite for its authentic and inexpensive restaurants and food stalls.

The entire time, you’ll be eating and drinking like the locals do, stopping at Hong Kong-style cafés (known locally as cha chaan tengs) and open-air food stalls (known as dai pai dongs). Be warned, this is a tour for true food adventurers. We’re steering clear of 5-star restaurants and heading to family-run greasy spoons and chaotic food courts where tourists rarely venture. Sit elbow-to-elbow with locals, learn how to order in Cantonese, and experience the city’s authentic, no-nonsense culinary scene.

You’ll check out Hong Kong’s wet and dry markets where vendors sell fresh and processed produce, and taste treats at a mix of independent diners, street stalls, and food courts with one thing in common: they’ve set the standard for traditional dishes in the city. You’ll taste locals’ favourites, from snacks, to mains, to Chinese desserts — sweet or savoury, authentic and tasty! Many of the restaurants you’ll visit will be family-run businesses where the owner is also the head chef and the vibe is deliciously authentic. These neighbourhood eateries are considered hidden gems by even locals.

Along the way, you’ll learn plenty of facts about the Hong Kong food scene. Like, did you know Hong Kong has one of world’s highest per capita concentrations of cafés and restaurants? Or that Hong Kongers’ seafood consumption is four times that of the global average? Or that some specialities are listed as part of the city’s official cultural heritage? (Sorry, no spoilers here — you’ll have to take the tour to find out the full stories!)

And don’t worry if you have any food allergies or aversions — your Hong Kong tour guide will help you pick dishes that match your tastes. Our tour is designed so that you pay for your own food along the way, so you won’t have to worry about wasting money on food you don’t want or like, or contributing to any food waste.

After all the food and drinks, and if you are up for it, we can follow Hong Kong tradition and take an after-dinner stroll in the beautiful and tranquil Kowloon Park, which serves as an urban oasis for the dense Kowloon peninsula. And if sleeping early is not your thing, your guide will gladly point out great places to have a few drinks nearby, whether your tastes are local dive bars or glamorous rooftop lounges that offer breathtaking Victoria Harbour views.

We promise it will be an authentic Hong Kong culinary experience. So, ready to eat like a local?

Note: Kowloon Food Safari is unique in that it’s about 50% cheaper than the average Hong Kong food tours but does not include in it the cost of food. You pay the restaurants directly only for the food that you want to try, at the quantity that you like. Whether you are a carnivore or a vegetarian, eat a lot or not that much, feel adventurous or prefer to stay more on the safe side, you won’t be wasting money on food that you don’t want or causing food wastage.

Addtional information

Additional Information: This tour is subject to weather; if there are rain, thunderstorm, or typhoon warnings, please contact Hong Kong Urban Adventures to discuss arrangements.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.


Local culture, Food Walking, Local neighbourhood


Local, English-speaking guide

1 day shop, food and culture in Hong Kong

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42.74 USD
Total travel distance
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Bell House, Medilink Square, 525-543A Nathan Road, Hong Kong

Meeting point

Yau Ma Tei MTR station Exit A1

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