Hong Kong Travel Tips

If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, don’t miss out on these Hong Kong travel tips! As Hong Kong locals, we’ve put together all the secrets and hacks we know, so that you can get around the city just like the locals do. 1. Get an Octopus card The Octopus card will get you far in Hong Kong. The equivalent of London’s Oyster card or Tokyo’s Pasmo or Suica card, the Octopus card can be used to pay for the MTR (Hong Kong’s extremely clean and efficient subway), buses and minibuses, ferries, and even supermarkets and restaurants. MTR fares paid with the Octopus card are slightly cheaper than single-ride ticket prices, and you also get to look like a ...

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Temple Street Night Foodie Tour’s First Anniversary!

Today, we celebrate Temple Street Night Foodie Tour’s first birthday! Take advantage of our flash sale! Grab your tickets to the Temple Street Night Foodie Tour now and get 10% discount! Temple Street Night Market is one of the top Hong Kong tourist attractions. Besides bargaining and shopping at the night market, tasting local food is a must-do! If you prefer to avoid tourist traps, our Temple Street Night Foodie Tour brings you to authentic, local hidden gems to taste the most delicious Hong Kong-styled street food and fresh seafood. As our first evening tour, Temple Street Night Foodie Tour is especially well loved by business travellers to Hong Kong for meetings and conferences. This evening experience also makes the ...

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Hong Kong Arts Month 2019

We’ve been indulging our love of the arts with Hong Kong Arts Month, which kicks off on March 1st. Here’s a roundup of just some of what’s on. The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival Overlapping with Hong Kong Arts Month, running until March 23rd, is the Hong Kong Arts Festival. The event stages a whopping 166 performances, covering opera, theatre, dance and music – truly something for everyone. This year, the theme is “At Every Stage”. There are fifteen brand new productions and sixteen premieres, including the world premiere of Gangsters of Hong Kong at the Chinese Theatre and the Asian premiere of Matsuev and Friends Play Jazz. If you’re inspired to improve your own skills, then you’ll love the Festival ...

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Spring Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival celebrates the first full moon of the lunar new year. It's also known as Chinese Valentine's Day. See how and where we celebrate this Yuan Xiao festival in Hong Kong.

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Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (Tuen Neen Fan)

Imagine plates teeming with food and completely covering the dining table, small children running around the tiny, cramped apartment, adults huddled around the television, trying to block out the piercing voices of their sugar-high children– these are the essentials that make up a Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner. Also known as Tuen Neen Fan (團年飯) or reunion dinner, this feast is eaten the night before the first day of the Chinese New Year, and is when the entire family gathers to conclude the year together before a new beginning. The Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner plays a significant role in Chinese culture, and is one of the traditional events Chinese communities worldwide look forward to most. Besides chicken, fish, and ...

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New Things to Do in Hong Kong in 2019

Kick your new year off the right way with new things to do in Hong Kong! Whether you’re new to the city, planning a trip here or a long-time Hong Konger just looking for something fresh to do, we have it listed here. Check out our list of up-and-coming exhibitions, activities and cultural spots for 2019. 1. Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival If you’re looking for Instagram spots in Hong Kong, then you will not be disappointed with the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, a spectacle of neon lights, glowing sculptures, and interactive installations. Set against the iconic Victoria Harbor skyline, these light-art pieces look all the more amazing among brilliantly lit skyscrapers. As Hong Kong’s largest open-air light festival, ...

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19 Must-eat Foods in Hong Kong

One of the best cities in Asia for foodies, Hong Kong offers a crazy 15,000 restaurants and has the highest density of restaurants in the world. The city’s cuisine is mostly Cantonese-based, but offers glimpses of its colonial past with its East-meets-West offerings. Check out our list of the 19 must-eat foods in Hong Kong. 1. Pineapple Buns Kicking off this list, we have the quintessential Hong Kong classic. Mostly served in bakeries and cha chaan tengs, the pineapple bun is a soft, fluffy roll blanketed in a crumbly, sweet craquelin-esque top. Sink your teeth into one and you will be greeted with a glorious medley of textures– think crunchy bursts of lightly caramelized sugar crust between bites of warm, ...

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Nine Things to Do In Hong Kong During Chinese New Year 2019

The Year of the Pig will be upon us soon! Chinese New Year is a very special time of year and if you are looking for things to do in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion. Many of the family-run eateries are closed for the holidays to celebrate the new year and also to take a much-needed rest. As such, our Foodie Tours will also be closed, resuming on February 15th. Do not despair, however, if you will be visiting Hong Kong during this time of the year. There are lots of activities for you to experience Hong Kong and our culture with us during this fun time of the year. Here ...

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Hong Kong Food Tour — Brand Champion of 2018

2018 has been an exciting and eventful year for us at Hong Kong Foodie. This year, our Hong Kong food tours helped thousands of foodies from around the world create fond memories of Hong Kong’s favorite foods. Through wonderful stories of the neighborhoods and our 30+ eatery partners’ history, participants also got to learn about Hong Kong’s multi-faceted culture. We launched Temple Street Night Foodie Tour, our fourth route featuring Hong Kong street food to seafood. Our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour celebrated its fifth birthday. Besides doing tours, we also filmed various TV shows, received much press coverage, including being named as one of the world’s best food experiences in 2018, and many more… Perhaps the most meaningful moment ...

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Winter Solstice Dinner: A Chinese Celebration

On December 22, countless Chinese families will gather for a hearty winter solstice dinner which serves up many delicious dishes, each bearing a different lucky meaning to its name. The winter solstice is the shortest day, or the longest night of the year. Falling in the 11th month of the lunar calendar, either on December 21, 22 or 23 of the Gregorian calendar depending on the year, this day marks one of the most significant festivals among Chinese communities worldwide. Since the Han dynasty, winter solstice has been celebrated by the Chinese with a festival named 冬至 (dungzi in Cantonese, dongzhi in Mandarin), which literally translates into “winter’s peak”. Traditionally, the winter solstice festival signified the time when farmers and ...

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