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The Dogfather!

We are happy to announce that we are a proud sponsor of Hong Kong Dog Rescue‘s upcoming Dogfather event. After the huge success of last year’s “Viva Paws Vegas” (HKDR’s very first fund raising gala dinner), Hong Kong Dog Rescue will be hosting its Gala Event “Dogfather”, with the theme being the “Growling 20’s”. The event will take place on Saturday, 28 September 2013 at the Aberdeen Marina Club from 6pm till late, including a dogtail session, 3 course dinner and entertainment including “Bellissima String Quartet” and “ZZ Brothers Hand to Hand Balance” from Venetian Macau, and we anticipate another full house after last year’s sell-out success. “Dogfather” will be an unforgettable evening of “Moonshine and Music” with all proceeds, of ...

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Winter Melon Soup in the Summertime!

It is so hot in Hong Kong these days! What else is better to help relief some of the heat other than having some winter melon!  Winter melon soup is one of the favorite soups for Hong Kong’s summertime. What is winter melon?  Winter melon is a type of gourd typically grown in hot climates.  This giant gourd typically weighs more than 10 kg. Ironically, winter melon is usually eaten in the summer time when the weather is hot. Its mild sweet taste makes it very appetizing in the summer. It is often used as a main ingredient in soups. Chinese’s belief in yin and yang carries through to its food.  Winter melon is believed to have a cooling element. ...

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Hong Kong Foodie team is hiring!

Are you passionate about Hong Kong? Do you love all the different types of food our city has to offer? Are you a great story-teller and can manage a group?  Consider joining Hong Kong Foodie team.  Hong Kong Foodie is currently seeking energetic and engaging foodies who have a great sense of humor to join our growing team of Foodie Guides. You must be passionate about Hong Kong and its food and are eager to share this passion with visitors from around the world. You are also a strong leader with exceptional English communication skills. Leading a Foodie Tour with Hong Kong Foodie is fun and rewarding. If this sounds like you, WE WANT YOU! Founded in 2011, Hong Kong Foodie is the first licensed ...

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TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence

Hong Kong Foodie is excited to announce that we are proud recipients of TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence as one of the top 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor! Thank you all for your tremendous support, especially our Foodie participants who wrote such fantastic reviews as well as our Foodie Guides who share their passion for Hong Kong and its cuisine, rain or shine. We strive to provide the best food tour experience with you in Hong Kong and will continue to bring you more fun-filled and food-filled Foodie tours. Check out TripAdvisor Hong Kong for things to do, places to stay and, of course, fantastic reviews of our tour. Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours

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A Foodie Excursion to Hong Kong’s New Territories

We recently wrote a guest blog for The Food Travel Company.  Follow us on foodie excursion to explore Hong Kong’s New Territories and to taste some delicious treats. Hong Kong is renowned for its stunningly beautiful skyline, its shopping and, of course, it is also known as a foodie heaven. Many people who come on to our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour ask us where else they should go, or what other off-the-beaten path activities they should do during their stay. For those who would like to experience the real Hong Kong, we’d highly recommend a one-day adventure in the New Territories to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Hong Kong. The hike out of the city centre is worth it as ...

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Bye, Bye, Year of the Dragon!

Tonight is New Year’s Eve of the Year of the Dragon when families gather together for a Chinese New Year reunion dinner. As Foodies, we look forward to this scrumptious meal but the best part is the dessert, glutinous rice balls, tang yuan (湯圓). Many Chinese dishes have names with homophones that signify prosperity. In Chinese, glutinous rice balls sound like reunion. The round shape of the balls and the round bowls in which they are served also represent unity of the family. Glutinous rice balls often have peanut or sesame fillings. Tonight, we are having ones with peanut fillings. They are boiled and served in sugar water. Here’s to a healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake!

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What Is This Green Peel?

Do you know what are the green things that are hung?  They are fresh tangerine peel hung outdoors to dry, eventually turning brown in color. Like many good wines, the dried tangerine peel’s flavor intensifies as it ages.  The better it becomes, the more expensive it is as well. Dried tangerine peel is often used as seasoning or Chinese medicine. What is your favorite dish that contains dried tangerine peel?

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Moon Cakes & Mid-Autumn Festival

An ancient harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular Chinese festivals. On this day, the moon is the fullest and roundest of the year. In our culture, the full moon symbolizes “tuan yuan” or reunion. As with many Chinese festivals, we gather together with our family on mid-Autumn festival and celebrate with delicious food such as moon cakes, sweet glutinous rice dumplings (tong yuan), star fruits, persimmon and pomelos. If you joined our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour last week, you would have had the chance to try the most popular kind of Mid-Autumn Festival food — moon cake. ...

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Tuen Ng Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival

Tuen Ng Festival (also known as Dragon Boat Festival) is on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Festival is to commemorate a well-known Chinese poet named Qu Yuan who lived over 2000 years ago. Disenchanted by the corruption during his era, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Mi Luo River as a sign of protest against corruptive rulers.  Since Qu Yuan was a good swimmer, he even tied heavy weights to himself to make sure he wouldn’t float.  After the incident, in an attempt to preserve Qu Yuan’s body from being fish’s bait, inearby residents beat drums on boats with dragon heads to try to scare the fish away.  They ...

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