The Wong Tai Sin Food Festival will be held for the first time in four years from June 22-26, in support of the Happy Hong Kong campaign to give the city’s residents and visitors diverse recreational experiences in the coming year. The free-to-enter event, which was last held in 2019, will be at the Wong Tai Sin Square and open from 10am-8.30pm.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Quality, Affordability and Health’, and there will be around 60 stalls selling a variety of local brands or speciality foods, such as Chinese tonic delicacies, dried seafood, sweets, bakery products, special snacks, condiments, and preserved fruits. There will also be non-food attractions on offer, like a butchery demonstration, singing and stage acts, and Tai Chi performances.

The government also organised a series of Gourmet Marketplaces as part of the Happy Hong Kong initiative. The first event at Wan Chai was a celebration of global cuisines, Chinese cuisines, and Hong Kong flavours. The next marketplace at Sha Tin focused on traditional Chinese food, while the most recent event at Kwun Tong put the spotlight on fine dining and Asian cuisines.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan, who announced the Happy Hong Kong campaign when he unveiled the 2023-2024 budget, recently revealed that more Gourmet Marketplaces are planned for the second half of the year.

Header image credits: The Hong Kong Food Council via Facebook

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