The most travelled man on the planet is getting to the heart of Hong Kong. Everyone has followed well-known travel show host Ian Wright as he braved active volcanoes in Vanuatu to getting a bite out of culinary meccas around the world.
Now he’s exploring the famed foodie haven Hong Kong, joining chef extraordinaire Christian Yang on the latest season of A Taste of Hong Kong, made possible by TLC and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Ian recently flew to Manila to introduce the brand new season to Filipino viewers as HKTB held the A Taste of Hong Kong launch at Shangri-La Fort. Simon Wong, regional director, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Southeast Asia, spoke about the wonders of Hong Kong, while stars of the show, Ian and Christian, were both present to talk about the show and their experiences and thoughts on Hong Kong.
“Hong Kong is Asia for beginners. Everything’s brilliantly accessible; transport, food and more. You could be anywhere and within a five-minute radius, you could get the most amazing street foods for cheap, try some of the best high dining eats or simply stand at the ferry to enjoy the incredible view of the beautiful harbor. The contrasts are fantastic,” shared Ian.
Christian added, “Hong Kong is a culinary encyclopedia. The food is consistently of a high standard, especially since they’re produced with a lot of passion. It’s also so easily accessible and has something in store for everyone.”
Guests were treated to great food and super fun games that involved some good eats as well. These unique experiences actually took off from what Ian and Christian tried during the show’s filming, including the fish ball challenge where teams race to make the most fish balls in one minute, and the beer cap challenge where they worked hard to open a beer bottle with chopsticks.
Now on its third season, A Taste of Hong Kong continues to showcase the most amazing aspects of the city. Hong Kong is renowned for many things—its bustling art scene, modern architecture, wide array of shopping, and so much more. This time, the show will focus is on the rich and varied cuisines in “Asia’s World City.”
You can catch the food-ventures of Ian, along with local chef and foodie extraordinaire Christian, as they go around the city to uncover the very best dishes Hong Kong has to offer.
Christian wants to create pop-up food events to pay homage to his city’s wonderful sights and smells, but with so much to choose from he’s enlisted the help of the seasoned international traveler. The pair leaves no stone unturned as they jump from restaurant to restaurant in their search. In a city like Hong Kong, there’s never a shortage of delicious dining destinations.
Catch A Taste of Hong Kong Fridays at 7:35 p.m. on TLC.
Log on to DiscoverHongKong.com for more information.