Cover Here's where to find the most unique eats in Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Dream Cruises)

Bored of the same old neighbourhood eats? Explore these unique dining experiences over the holiday season in Hong Kong

There’s no shortage of good food in Hong Kong. From Michelin-starred restaurants to authentic hole-in-the-wall spots, the city is a dining paradise filled with eateries from every cuisine imaginable.

Since Covid-19, however, many of us have scoured high and low for the latest happenings in the city. If you feel like you’ve exhausted all your dining options during this time––look no further as we’ve found the most unique dining experiences you can try in Hong Kong.

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Sampan Seafood Dinner

How does eating an authentic Cantonese dinner on a traditional sampan boat sound? One of the last remaining floating restaurants can be found at the typhoon shelter just off Causeway Bay. Previously featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, the chef spoke highly about the spicy typhoon shelter crab, however, expect other seafood dishes such as shrimp and clams during the six-course dinner.

If you’re looking for an authentic experience, Humid with a Chance of Fishballs holds guided tours to Causeway Bay’s typhoon shelter, while Saffron Cruises organise fine-dining Sampan tours for a three-course meal that starts from the Aberdeen Boat Club. 

Learn more about Humid with a Chance of Fishballs and Saffron Cruises  

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Dinner in the Dark

What does food taste like in complete darkness? Research has shown that our sense of sight is so strong that it can sometimes completely overpower our taste buds, affecting how a dish is perceived even before it reaches our mouth.

Dialogue In The Dark Foundation is a charitable organisation in Hong Kong that aims to educate the public on how people with disabilities live on a daily basis. One of the activities they offer—dinner in the dark—brings participants together for a meal in pitch-black darkness, allowing the sighted to discover how food tastes when sight isn’t involved. 

Learn more about Dinner in the Dark

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Dim Sum Bus with Crystal Bus

Bedazzled with over 100,000 Swarovski crystals inside, Crystal Bus’ double-decker rides are equipped with sofa seats and tables. Offering lunch and dinner tours that last about 2.5 hours, the bus will drive past over 20 local attractions—all while you enjoy a Michelin awarded dim sum meal onboard. 

Learn more about Crystal Bus

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Savour Cinema

If you’re a big fan of movies, keep your eye on Savour Cinema, a small Instagram account that hosts film-inspired culinary experiences delivered straight to your door. A full multi-course menu with drinks is delivered, with all courses inspired from the chosen movie each time.

Previously, they hosted experiences based on movies including Spirited Away, Jumanji, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman. Events are not regularly hosted, so be sure to stay updated by checking on their Instagram account regularly. 

Learn more about Savour Cinema

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Fine-Dining at Home

From restaurant-level meals to top-notch service, Jia Group’s Chefs At Home catering experience brings fine-dining into your home. Guests will be able to choose from Jia Group’s portfolio of menus  and chefs including chef Agustin Balbi of Ando, chef Ricardo Chaneton of Mono, chef Chang and Narisara of Chachawan, and chef Franckelie Laloum of Louise.

After sorting out the details with the Jia team, the chef and kitchen team will arrive in advance on the day to prepare the dinner—all you’ll have to do is bring an appetite. 

Learn more about Jia Group’s Chefs At Home

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Hot Pot on a Cruise

Imagine the view of the infinite blue sea and equally blue skies—all while you enjoy an outdoor session of warming hot pot. Dream Cruises have numerous restaurants onboard, but the hot pot restaurant is perfect for the cold winter months since the bubbling hot pot will undoubtedly keep you warm throughout the evening. 

Learn more about Dream Cruises

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Afternoon Tea on Aqua Luna

What’s better than taking in Hong Kong’s harbour view during golden hour? Being on a traditional Chinese junk boat while savouring afternoon tea treats during golden hour. Aqua Luna hosts afternoon tea cruises on their signature red sail junks every day from 3:30pm to 5pm. On the menu, expect ten yum cha favourites such as black truffle har gau, siu mai, egg tart, as well as other desserts including cheesecake, tiramisu and lemon tartlet. 

Learn more about Aqua Luna


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