Dining is a very important social activity for local residents.
There is a total population of 7.5 million in Hong Kong, with 30,000 eating places/restaurants employing some 300,000 people, a city of sizzling woks, tinkling wine glasses, cosy eateries, celebrated culinary festivals and trend-setting chefs, everywhere you turn there is the temptation to dig in and indulge.
Hong Kong offers a formidable variety of cuisines, international cuisines can be found all over the city but many such restaurants cluster in certain neighborhoods, each has its unique character, not to mention the world of choices in Old Town Central and the authentic working-class dining scene in Sham Shui Po.
The Hong Kong Great November Feast followed hot on the heels of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, building on the hype of the enthusiasm for fine food and delectable drinks. Throughout November, restaurants and bars across Hong Kong offered a wide range of food, drinks and themed events, demonstrating the unrivalled appeal of Asia’s food capital.
The four-day Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival offers delightful surprises to visitors every year in late October. The Festival showcases exciting spectrum of world-class food, wines and live entertainment next to the stunning Victoria Harbour. Aside from wine-pairing meals designed by master chefs and tasting classes by industry experts, there are over 400 booths to keep your palate refreshed.
Loosen your belt buckles for this indoor Food Expo in August. Hundreds of thousands of foodies squeeze in to sample gourmet treats from across the globe, as well as salivate over demonstrations by experts. As a true melting pot of gastronomic creations from the East and West, it gives a delicious insight into Hong Kong’s local dining scene.