There is always room for dessert …

Posted Sunday 12 June 2011 and filed under: Hong Kong,I Like Pullips and Blythes

Oh the food in Hong Kong. I must admit I’ve had some amazing food adventures in Hong Kong so far from Michelin-star restaurants to hawker-style establishments. Perhaps I will blog about some of them in the future but for now, I wanted to share the crazy-good desserts I’ve had because at the end of the day I am one, giant, walking, sweet tooth.

There are so many shops here that are purely serving dessert menus. Here are my favourites:

  • If I’m looking for a ‘healthy’ dessert (meaning that there’s actually some fruit instead of just pure sugary goodness), I quickly duck into the nearest Hui Lau Shan. They do a lot of desserts and drinks around mango – so I’m a sucker for their mango mochi, mango pudding and anything with mango and glutinous rice balls! Follow Me Foodie has a really good review of some of the mango dishes here.
  • Honeymoon Dessert is another dessert chain. As a family we’ve enjoyed a few of the dishes here. My fave are the glutinous rice balls in sesame seeds and crushed peanuts, with a little bit of sweet syrup.
  • Chung Kee Dessert is yet another dessert chain – I told you we were quite spoiled for choice here :-) This chain is a little different in that they serve a range of shaved ice desserts but also serve many fruit-based desserts. My fave without a doubt is ‘Six Fortune Rice Dumplings‘: glutinous rice balls in ginger soup, with fillings such as egg custard, green tea, red bean, sesame, peanut paste and purple sticky rice. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I even instagram’d it!
  • One dessert that I wish I could have again and again is the super indulgent “Oreo” that I had from the Mandarin Grill + Bar. They make this right in front of you and basically it’s made up of ice-cream; a thick, rich chocolate cream; and crushed chocolate cookies. I know it sounds really simple but it is SO, SO GOOD! I will add that the dinner I had at the Mandarin Grill and Bar was also unbelievable – a visual and gastronomical delight. You can see photos of what we enjoyed over here: Dinner at Mandarin Grill + Bar by MrGadget.

P.S. Freya up there says hi! :-)

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4 Responses to “There is always room for dessert …”

  1. ittybittyandpretty Says:

    hello my little sweet pea..or should that be sweet tooth?~_~
    how lovely to pop in to your blog (i have been a bit MIA lately) and catch up on a few posts about your adventures in HK. love the previous post about the buildings, must investigate the instagram thingy you linked to.
    hope the girls are enjoying themselves and you are looking after yourself.


    jhoanna Reply:

    Thanks Rosey! Finally catching up on my blog comments. Good to hear from you! Hope you and the family are well!


  2. Inkiemama Says:

    I LOVE that you’re in Hong Kong now! It’s one of my favourite places in the world (been there about six times now) You make me want to pack my bags and go!


    jhoanna Reply:

    Hope you get a chance to visit HK soon :-)


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