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Humid with a Chance of Fishballs Tours

Hong Kong, China
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About Humid with a Chance of Fishballs Tours
If you like our name, you'll like us and what we have to offer. Hah. Avid travellers ourselves, we know exactly what you look for when exploring a new city. We offer authentic & off-the-eaten-path (and beaten) adventures for those seeking a more unique experience that even Google can't take you to. Oh and yes, we speak English. Canadian English that is. Oh hungry? Oh Canada! Eat your way through Hong Kong like a local with us. We only do real Hong Kong. We get it, you want to see more photos and do more research before deciding. Please visit our website for more details & hope to see you soon =)
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hill666 wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China53 contributions59 helpful votes
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We saw a YouTube video with Anthony Bourdain eating typhoon shelter crab on a sempan, then we found Humid with a chance of fishballs so took the chance of booking. It was a really amazing experience! You start at Causeway Bay where the great guide Virginia took us to the tram via a shoe bashing ritual under the bridge. We have never seen that before and it was fun. We hopped on the tram then a short trip later were walking to Victoria Harbour typhoon shelter. The water taxi came and we were sitting on our private sampan where we were served a multi course feast. Seriously the best typhoon shelter crab, and the other dishes were amazing too. Virginia was great, she asked if we wanted privacy but she is great company and we were happy for her to give us the history of each dish, and of the people who used o live on boats in this harbour (some still do). Virginia is great and we were so fortunate to have her guide us through a wonderful dinner. I really recommend Virginia and Humid With A Chance Of Fishballs, to both tourists and locals who want to explore the inside of our city!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Ron W wrote a review Jan 2020
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We met Virginia outside of a subway exit this morning to begin our dim sum guided luncheon. She was on time with a big smile on her face and excited to help us experience what is considered by many a classic dim sum lunch. Since Virginia is Canadian born Chinese her English is impeccable which helped us in our conversations as we learned more about each other and about many of the cultural traditions in Hong Kong. The restaurant was a short walk from our meeting point. I somehow felt transported back in time as I looked around the dining area with the servers pushing their dim sum carts up and down the isles, stopping at the tables, and dropping off their delicious wares with their patrons. Virginia told us all about the traditional customary dim sum lunch and explained the various dishes available. She showed us how to wash our cups, bowls, chopsticks and spoon are using hot water provided at our table in a traditional manner. She explained how to steep the tea properly and how to serve it to one another, thanking the pourer with an age old tradition of tapping two fingers on the table. Once bowls and chopsticks were clean and ready and our cups of tea were poured we begin to explore the wonderful world of dim sum! Frankly, I cannot recall precisely the names of the various dishes we were served, but they were all so very, very delicious! The dumplings were rich and flavorful with filings made from pork and chicken and shrimp and other delicious stuffings. Virginia guided us through the various offerings each step of the way with an explanation of what we were enjoying. She also pointed out intricacies about our surroundings telling us about the locals who traditionally enjoy their dim sum lunch and how the entire process works. For someone only familiar with traditional American restaurants this was quite an eye-opener for us and a marvelous learning experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Virginia and her guided dim sum lunch experience! The food was phenomenal, the ambience memorable, and Virginia made the whole thing simply spectacular! In fact, I would endorse any tour which Virginia provides because she is a fun, professional and engaging hostess!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jeanette K wrote a review Jan 2020
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With our day with Virginia we saw sights and experienced the great cuisine. Virginia was very accommodating and adventurous. She checked in with us often to make sure we were happy. The highlights of our day together included: Victoria Peak & Peak Tram Dimsum at a 1920's traditional teahouse parlor (what a highlight of the day!), We had the ha gow (prawn dumplings), siu mai (pork and shrimp dumplings), quail egg dumplings, sticky rice and malay cake. While walking around downtown we had an opportunity to savor Egg tarts (inspired by the quiche) & milk tea. Among the various sights during our day was the Man Mo temple, Star Ferry excursion, down back to the MTR and to Sham Shui Po. Another local favorite was Snake penis and gecko wine (for male virility!) Virginia also walked us through one of the many interesting Wet Markets. The day wrapped up with more food.... YEAH! ...Rice rolls sauced with peanut sesame, soy sauce, hoisin and toasted sesame seeds with the locals in a sketchy alley.... BBQ pork and char siu, at a roasted meats place. We highly recommend Virginia and can't say enough great things about her and the quality of the time we spent together. This was the best tour we had out of all! You must connect with her.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Michael Z wrote a review Jan 2020
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We did the night tour with Virginia and Jojo, the food choices were great and the history behind each place was interesting. We also had a tour and history lesson about the Old Koowloon City. Virginia is such a vibrant person, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dan Blair wrote a review Jan 2020
Lebanon, Ohio21 contributions25 helpful votes
Virginia was a vibrant and personable guide that made our day in Hong Kong fun and memorable. She allowed us to enjoy a flexible tour that catered to our specific wants, and we had a nice variety of cultural experiences. I personally loved the tranquil and beautiful gardens of the ___ monestary, juxtaposed against the city skyline, and the one of a kind view from Victoria’s Peak. The dim sum restaurant was just too cool.... very much a local hang-out, where Virginia is known personally and able to introduce us to some of the family working there. The food was quite delicious, and I loved learning the dim sum traditions and tea pouring ritual. My husband’s favorites were the Star Ferry Promenade, with its city views from the harbor, the funicular ride down from the Peak, and comparing the MTR to subways in other cities... Hong Kong’s is much easier! He enjoyed the stop for egg waffles, a local street food; he chose the chocolate chip and found it very tasty. I personally loved the boba tea! Virginia is English speaking, and speaks flawless Cantonese with the locals to communicate on our behalf, thus the best of both worlds. She is a wonderful conversationalist, and we had a delightful day all around. Thank you Virginia!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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