Hong Kong Tour Guide - Spotlight On Jess

Last week we started our new series to get you more familiar with the Hello Hong Kong Team. We talked about Niya. This week we would like to introduce you Jess! Jess was the third guide to join our team after Laura set the company up. She has been working is tourism since 2008 and has many stories to tell.  She has a great passion for history, Asian culture and food. If you book a food tour with us, chances are high that your guide will be Jess. We had a quick chat with Jess and asked her some questions. Here is what she had to say:

** What was the funniest thing that ever happened on a tour?

-> It’s not one specific moment, but often on private tours when we go for dim sum we share a table with locals. I’ve had great chats with them and they love showing off their favourite foods to our guests (and maybe having a sneaky laugh at the lack of chopstick skills).

** What is your favourite place in Hong Kong?

-> Sai Ying Pun and the Western District. This is where we start our food tours and also my local neighbourhood. I love the mix of old and new here but also that there is a lively bustling community so close to the centre of the city.

** What's your favourite Cantonese word and why?

-> Momontie (no idea on spelling), because it’s the closest thing to the Aussie “no worries"

** What's your favourite Chinese food?

-> Everything dim sum! I love the variety that you get at dim sum, but especially char sui chong fun (flat rice noodle with BBQ pork), hargow (prawn dumplings) and sui mai (pork and prawn dumplings with mushroom).

So, come book your public or private tour with Jess and ask her about Dim Sum and Asian Culture!


Jess doing beer tasting research for our night tour Jess enjoying a local craft beer in Mongkok.

Private tour guide Jess tries the stinky tofu during one of her night tours in Kowloon. The big question is, did she like it!?

This is Jess trying Stinky Tofu - she didn't like it!