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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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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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11 Best Outdoor Bars in Hong Kong 2019

When it comes to outdoor bars in Hong Kong, you are spoiled for choice. Whether you are searching for a fabulous view or a convenient place to meet friends before dinner, we know just the place. Here are our picks for the 11 best outdoor bars in Hong Kong. 1. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, Wan Chai Wooloomooloo Wan Chai does steak well, of course, but it does outdoor space even better. This contemporary dining space also features a sleek outdoor terrace and from it, you will find one of the best views in Hong Kong. From your lofty vantage point 31 floors up, you will have a bird’s eye view of Happy Valley racecourse and the city skyscrapers beyond. Popular for after ...

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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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Five Great Hong Kong Gifts for Holiday Season 2018

Christmas is almost upon us and if, like us, you are stuck for present ideas, help is at hand. If you are searching for the perfect foodie gift for someone based in Hong Kong or for someone who is planning to visit soon, then try these ideas. We are confident these Hong Kong gifts for foodies are just the ticket. 1. Purchase a Hong Kong Foodie Gift Card We are sure the first of our five great Hong Kong Christmas gift suggestions will be well received because that is the feedback we receive from our guests. Our Foodie Tours cover an eclectic mix of Hong Kong neighborhoods, from vibrant Sham Shui Po to bustling Central. Our Hong Kong Foodie Gift ...

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Black Friday 2018 — For Food Tour Lovers

Black Friday 2018 is here! Book your tickets now during our annual Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale since 2013. The promotion will end on Tuesday. Act fast! Enjoy 20% off our signature Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour. If you are a Hong Kong Foodie Fan, you will know that this Foodie Tour featuring iconic Hong Kong foods and drinks is rarely on sale as it is usually fully booked! To thank all Hong Kong Foodies for your support in the last 6+ years, our all-time best-seller, Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour has been chosen for this fantastic sale! Here’s a little tip for our Foodie Fans… if you are planning a trip to Hong Kong in 2019 and hoping ...

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Five Hong Kong Hikes to do Winter 2018/2019

As mercury drops in Hong Kong and you suddenly realize you’re shivering in your thin t-shirt and beach shorts, it might occur to you that the best thing to do in the coming few weeks is to cuddle up in bed with a nice, steaming mug of hot chocolate. However, we think the best thing to do before cuffing season (besides eating clay pot rice, of course) is to go on one of Hong Kong’s gorgeous hikes. Check out our roundup of our favorite Hong Kong hikes to do this winter, because the more you exercise, the more you can eat! 1. Ng Tong Chai Waterfalls Treat yourself to four sparkling clean waterfalls before the weather gets too cold for ...

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16 Fun Things to Do in Sham Shui Po

This working class neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po is scruffy and gritty, but it is proud of its rough edges and revels in its position of unique haven for shoppers and foodies. Those seeking to venture beyond the smart retail districts and glitz of the glass and steel skyscrapers will be pleased with what they find. There are many exciting things to do in Sham Shui Po. Discover this neighbourhood’s charms for yourself with one or more of our picks and discover the authentic, local Hong Kong. 1. Learn about Hong Kong’s public housing at Mei Ho Lau Mei Ho House once formed part of Hong Kong’s oldest public housing estate, called the Shek Kip Mei Housing Estate. Where flimsy ...

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Top Ten Things to Do at Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018

Time flies and we almost cannot believe that it is time for the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival once again. This popular event, hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, is a must for foodies and wine enthusiasts. This event, which marks its tenth anniversary this year, takes place from the 25th to the 28th October at the Central Harbourfront Event Space. Here are ten things you need to do while you are at the festival. 1. Taste fine wines at Grand Wine Pavilion At any wine and dine event, tasting delicious wine is a must-do. Hong Kong’s top wine merchants bring festival visitors only the very best bottles. Top critics including James Suckling and Robert Parker will be ...

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