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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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