EAT TYPHOON SHELTER CRAB ON A SAMPAN FISHING BOAT IN HONG KONG

GUIDED DINNER EXPERIENCE

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OUR MOST AUTHENTIC OLD HONG KONG EXPERIENCE

PRICE

$888HKD

DAY

TUE

TIME

7-10PM

WALKING

<1 KM

LEVEL*

2-3

Floating restaurants were all the rage in the 60’s and 70’s and they’ve slowly dwindled down to just 1 now (Jumbo does not count). Come with us to visit and experience the last floating restaurant in Hong Kong. This is the Real Hong Kong that is quickly disappearing due to gentrification so make sure to try this before it’s too late.

You will first experience an ancient Chinese Folk Ritual known as “Villain Hitting” by government licensed Granny Chiu using her shoe. After being freed of evil spirits by Granny Chiu, it’s a quick trip on the tram before we experience firsthand what it’s like to dine on a moored sampan. On the only sampan floating restaurant left in Hong Kong. The owner and chef are Tanka/Boat Dwellers, one of the earliest ethnic groups of Hong Kong, who used to work and live on a sampan boats exclusively.

 If you’re an Anthony Bourdain fan, you’ll know that this is the experience he tried on his No Reservations show when he visited Hong Kong. We will of course try the infamous traditional Spicy Typhoon Shelter Crab that even he couldn’t stop raving about. If you’re looking for a delectable, authentic, and delicious evening full of tradition, history, seafood, & Chinese culture aboard a fishing boat, then look no further. This will most definitely be the off-the-beaten path experience you’ve been looking for.

* Please see our Fishballs’ Food Adventurous Scale to see why this tour has been rated a 2-3.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

6 course dinner with 5 courses of seafood minimum

1 awesome & fun English speaking guide

1 viewing of the Villain Hitting Ceremony with Granny Chiu

1 bottle of water each & 1 bottle of Chinese Hua Diao (wine) shared amongst the group

TOUR DETAILS

KID’S PRICING

< 5 years are free to join! 5+: $888 HKD

MEETING POINT

Causeway MTR station, outside of Exit A at Times Square. There’s a huge overhead TV in front of Lane Crawford. Please look for the human with the moose antlers. Meeting point photo.

ENDING POINT

Causeway Bay MTR station. Please note that getting on/off may be a problem for those with mobility issues. Ask us first.

DIETARY REQUESTS

Not recommended for those with dietary restrictions. Our Off-the-Eaten-Path Street Food tour is good for those with dietary restrictions.

SMALL-GROUPS

2 guests minimum to run the tour. 12 guests maximum.

WHAT TO BRING

$2.60 HKD for the tram ride. Coins or Octopus card is accepted.

Dress appropriately and in layers. You’ll be on a covered moored boat on the waters.

Flat shoes as you’ll have to embark and disembark from a water taxi to the moored sampan floating restaurant. Please let us know prior if you have mobility issues to see how we can be of assistance.

BYOB. We start you off with a bottle of water, but if you want more drinks, please feel free to bring your own (wine opener available).

A love for seafood! This is a seafood lover’s delight.

FOOD TASTINGS & TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

EXPERIENCE REAL HONG KONG

This is a minimum 6 course dinner paired with Chinese Hua Diao wine. Additional dishes will be added to the menu as appropriate in accordance to the group size that we have that particular evening.

PLEASE NOTE: Some dishes may change without prior notice due to availability of the seafood.

Villain hitting in Hong Kong

VILLAIN HITTING

View an ancient traditional folklore ceremony

Riding the Hong Kong Island trams

TRAM (DING DING)

Ride the iconic trams from 1904

Chinese hua diao wine on our seafood sampan tour

CHINESE WINE

Hua diao wine with preserved plum

PRAWNS

blanched and dipped in light soy sauce with chilis

Blanched prawns with soy sauce on seafood sampan tour

CLAMS

stir-fried in black bean sauce

Stir fry clams in black bean sauce on sampan seafood tour

RAZOR CLAMS

with enoki mushrooms & green bean glass noodles.

Razor clams with enoki mushrooms, glass noodles and scallions on the seafood sampan tour
Typhoon shelter crab on the seafood sampan tour

CRAB

Spicy Typhoon Shelter crab

Chinese veggies with soy sauce o seafood sampan tour

CHINESE VEGGIES

Chinese kale or broccoli in soy sauce

Crab oil stir fried noodles on the seafood sampan tour