Eat Hong Kong Typhoon Shelter Crab on a Sampan Boat (4Hrs)

Tour Number

Activity Level

318592


Categories

After Dark, Food and Wine, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids 5 years old and under at the time of booking are free of charge. Kids 10 years and under will get a discounted price.

Please let me know ahead of time so I can make appropriate arrangements.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Cantonese (advanced), Japanese (basic), Korean (basic), Mandarin (advanced)

Eat a 5+ course seafood dinner on a sampan boat


Anybody that is looking for the ultimate off-the-beaten path experience in Hong Kong needs to do this. Dine like the Boat Dwellers and Hongkongers when floating restaurants were all the rage in the 60's to 70's. Participate in an old HK traditional ceremony to scare of evil spirits and drink yourselves silly with some Chinese Hua Diao Wine.

This unique adventure will be around 3 hours in duration. We will walk 500m-1km in distance to get to the various points of interest; therefore, please dress and prepare accordingly. Comfortable, flat heeled shoes are recommended as we will be embarking onto a sampan boat.

If you're an Anthony Bourdain fan, you will 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 Anthony Bourdain couldn't stop raving about.

Itinerary

We will first experience an ancient Chinese Folk Ritual known as "Villain Hitting" by professional & government licensed Granny Chiu using her shoe.

We will get to experience firsthand what it's like to dine on a sampan. The chefs here, past and current generations, are all Boat Dwellers, one of the earliest ethnic groups of Hong Kong, who worked and lived on a sampan fishing boat. This is now one of the only restaurants in Hong Kong that still serves their seafood on sampans. If you're looking to eat seafood in Hong Kong, this is the restaurant to do so!

After being freed of evil spirits by Granny Chiu, we will embark on the sampan at the typhoon shelter for a scrumptious and fresh, full on 5+ courses of seafood for dinner paired with a Chinese Wine.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will be meeting at a MTR exit at Causeway Bay.

End location: Causeway Bay area.

Duration: 4 hours

There are variables that might affect the duration such as weather, traffic, speed of the restaurant and where the mutually agreed upon pickup/drop-off locations are.

Transportation

Public transportation or taxi if necessary.

What’s Included

- A Villain Hitting Ceremony conducted by government licensed Granny Chiu
- A 5+ course seafood dinner on a sampan boat - typically includes prawns, razor clams, Typhoon Shelter Crab, noodles with crab meat, clams in black bean sauce, etc.
- A Chinese Wine that is classically paired with seafood dishes
- A bottle of water for each guest

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 2 people are needed to run this tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 HKD - $200 HKD per person will be more than enough to cover for transportation & any extra beverage needs.

What’s Extra

Any extra beverages that are available for purchase at the Sampan Restaurant.

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 2 people are needed to run this tour.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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