Trending in Hong Kong: This year’s movements and meals, according to Uber and Uber Eats

December 11, 2017 / Hong Kong

Here are Hong Kong’s stats for 2017

You can tell a lot about countries and cities by how they move: Where do people spend their weekends? Which dishes are most ordered and when? We’ve uncovered some interesting trends that have made 2017 yet another year to remember.

Timing is everything. 7:00 pm means a lot of things to different people in Hong Kong: getting home for some family time, grabbing a happy-hour drink with colleagues, or catching up with friends over dinner. Hongkongers took the most trips at this time of the day, suggesting that we knock off from work at 6:30 pm onwards before plotting a speedy escape.

But Friday is when things get really hectic, as we found. Hongkongers definitely know how to max out their weekends. This year, the most Ubers were taken on the 19th of May, which also happens to be the Affordable Art Fair — coincidence? We’ll let you decide.

Meanwhile, Uber Eats data showed how Hongkongers take their food seriously. The most ordered dish on Uber Eats was Sour and Spicy Mixian while the biggest date for food delivery orders was 13th of August – what an ultimate stay-in Sunday!

Wanderlust runs through a Hongkongers’ veins, with Uber being used in 588 cities in 80 countries. Around the world in 80 days? Scratch that – make it 80 countries! Popular countries to visit among Hong Kong Uber users include Singapore, UK, Thailand, Australia with USA coming out tops as the most popular holiday destination this year.

Hong Kong also celebrated being 1/156th of Uber’s 5 billionth ride globally in May. Adding to the backseat action, a baby named Raphael came into the world in April. She’s Uber’s youngest ever passenger in Hong Kong.

Want to know more about how you moved in 2017? Take a look back at your own #YearWithUber.


Hong Kong’s Year with Uber 2017

Most popular weekday

Most popular time
7:00 pm

Most popular date for Uber in 2017
May 19th

Top 5 travel destinations
USA, Singapore, UK, Thailand, Australia

Most popular date for Uber Eats orders in 2017
August 13th

Most popular cuisine

Most popular dish
Sour and Spicy Mixian

Top 5 dishes
Sour and Spicy Mixian
Pork Bone Soup
Cart Noodle
Spicy Numb
Iced Black Milk Tea with Pearls