Hong Kong is a food paradise with some of the best restaurants in Central, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok. Representing almost every type of cuisine, Hong Kong’s food scene is unmissable for foodies. Only adding to this vibe are the many mouthwatering desserts in Hong Kong. With dessert shops on every corner of every street, deciding where to head after a meal can be a tall order. That’s why we have rounded up our picks for some of the best desserts in Hong Kong where you can satisfy your sweet tooth.
Famous for its elegant presentation, Lady M is a high-end cake boutique which offers a wide range of exquisite cakes and other pastries. One of the most celebrated patisseries in New York City, Lady M came to Hong Kong a few years back and has been a crowd-pleaser ever since.
The boutique has eight branches in Hong Kong in places like Causeway Bay, Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. Lady M’s signature paper-thin mille crepes come in different flavors including Earl Grey, rose, green tea and even popcorn. Other exclusive confections to try include the Mandarin Chamomile Tart, Strawberry Shortcake and the classic Red Velvet Cake.
The Cheesecake Factory
Finding the perfect cheesecake can be a hard nut to crack, but The Cheesecake Factory never disappoints with their irresistible variety. Their cheesecakes come in a multitude of flavors including the original Famous Creamy Cheesecake with sour cream topping, the Strawberry Cheesecake topped with fresh glazed strawberries, the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, Caramel Apple Cheesecake and many more flavors you didn’t know existed. Due to its popularity, the place is almost always full – so it is recommended to book a table beforehand if you want to check out their cheesecakes.
Hui Lau Shan
Hui Lau Shan is a Hong Kong-style dessert shop which is popular for its mango-based desserts and drinks. It has its branches all over the city. For any mango-lover, Hui Lau Shan will impress with its range of handmade mango desserts including the much-loved Mango Sago, Mango Pancake and Mango Mochi.
Other than being famed for mango dishes, Hui Lan Shaan offers other nourishing desserts with ingredients like taro, black glutinous rice, lotus seeds and milk stewed egg white. If you are just looking for a refreshing drink, check out their Mango and Coconut Juice which you can pair up with aloe vera, chewy balls, red bean or Chinese herbal jelly.
Soul Good Bakery
Offering Hong Kong’s first CBD-infused Basque-Burnt Cheesecake, Soul Good Bakery is an online bakery which recently established a pop-up store in K11 Musea. The bakery’s melt-in-your-mouth lava-filled cheesecakes come in different flavors like Keto Burnt Cheesecake, matcha, Oreo, strawberry and grape. These creamy and cheesy handmade cakes are truly a delight if you’re looking for tasty desserts in Hong Kong.
Matcha-desserts are the new craze in Hong Kong and Via Tokyo is a must-go for matcha fans. Located in Causeway Bay, this small dessert shop offers different matcha desserts and pastries made with Kyoto matcha powder and Hokkaido milk. Their menu features a Matcha Rolled Cake, Okinawa Black Sugar Drip with Shirotama balls and Matcha Warabi Mochi, custard and matcha-filled buttery puff pastries as well as the crowd favorite, Houjicha Parfait.
Don’t forget about sweet soups
Having dessert after dinner is a common dining practice across many cultures, and Hong Kongers often go for “sweet soup” – a sweet, warm soup or custard served as dessert after meals. There are countless Cantonese sweet soup shops in the city to choose from.
Some of the most well-known sweet soup places are Yuen Kee Dessert (32 Centre St, Sai Wan) and Kai Kai Dessert (29 Ning Po St, Jordan) which both have a rich history. The go-to “sweet soups” are the classic black sesame soup, sweet ginger soup with glutinous rice balls, sweet potato soup, mango sago and red bean soup.
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