Hong Kong Market Tour and Cantonese Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Destination: China, China, Hong Kong SAR

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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Sandy is a professional chef and baker and a graduate from a prestigious New York culinary school. She taught culinary classes at NYU and Institute of Culinary Education for 12 years. In the years she has been teaching, she has covered a lot of territory: from vegetarian, Asian, Jewish, Latin American, European, seafood, baking bread and pastry, to chocolate and candy! Sandy moved with her husband from New York City to Hong Kong. She may not be a Hong Kong local, but her knowledge about the culture and food is as if she had lived there all her life!

Sandy lives with her husband and small dog in an upscale apartment complex. Her apartment is very modern with a minimalist tone. At her dining table, Sandy will introduce you to traditional Hong Kong cuisine; Cantonese food influenced by British colonization.

This is a private market, cooking and meal experience. Visit a local neighbourhood market to buy ingredients with Sandy,  then learn how to cook a traditional Cantonese meal, and then join her at the dinning table to enjoy a meal you helped prepare.

You will meet Sandy at her home and then walk around the traditional neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun to see all of the dried seafood and mushrooms for sale, some of it still drying right on the sidewalk. Then onto a local wet market where fresh produce, live fish and unique seafood are sold. She will point out her favorite produce and meat stands and where you can purchase fresh chicken. Peek in back if you want to see the live chickens! While walking around the neighborhood with Sandy, you will learn a lot about how the locals of Hong Kong live and some unique religious traditions that are incorporated into their daily lives. Sandy will take you to all her favorite shops to buy ingredients for your cooking class. Later walk back to Sandy’s apartment for your cooking class.

In your hands-on cooking class learn how to cook Cantonese cuisine in Sandy’s small kitchen. You will learn an extensive array of skills and before you use an ingredient, Sandy will explain the ingredients and how they are used in the cooking process. She loves to use fresh, local produce and sources it from the local markets down the street. In your 2-3 hours class, you will learn to make a variety of dishes, using classic cooking techniques including steaming and stir-fry.

A few of the dishes that you might try are lettuce with oyster sauce, Chinese steamed water eggs, dumplings, steamed spare ribs with black beans, prawns with salted egg yolk, stir-fried seasonal greens, smashed chili cucumber, and steamed rice with Chinese sausage. You may end your meal with Chinese New Year’s traditional peanut and sesame brittle and seasonal fruit.

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Sandy
  • Lunch
  • Alcohol
  • Bottled water
  • Local host
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian, vegan, kosher-style, and gluten free meals is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Sandy has a small dog
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Meet Sandy at her home.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 to 4 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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