EAT TYPHOON SHELTER CRAB ON A SAMPAN FISHING BOAT IN HONG KONG
GUIDED DINNER EXPERIENCE
OUR MOST AUTHENTIC OLD HONG KONG EXPERIENCE
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.
FOOD TOUR DETAILS AT A GLANCE
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
< 5 years are free to join! 5+: $888 HKD
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.
Causeway Bay MTR station. Please note that getting on/off may be a problem for those with mobility issues. Ask us first.
Not recommended for those with dietary restrictions. Our Off-the-Eaten-Path Street Food tour is good for those with dietary restrictions.
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.