Hong Kong Desserts
Hi all, doing some scouting for an upcoming HK trip and am hoping to learn something about typical Hong Kong desserts.
We've had many 'HK dessert' places open up recently in Chengdu. There are student-budget places that sell little bowls of double-skin milk, herb jelly, and occasionally water chestnut cake, and also higher end places that sell elaborate confections made from things like sticky rice, fruit, coconut milk, tapioca, and ice cream.
I wanted to get an idea of a benchmark, so did an openrice search which poppep up Lok Lam (綠林甜品) and Cheng Kee dessert (松記糖水) for highly rated HK desserts. The pictures and descriptions from Lok Lam look really interesting, and those from Cheng Kee better resemble the higher end 'HK style' desserts I've seen in my area so far. I hope I can try two places on my trip, but will only be in town for a couple of days and may not have the time to go to both.
So would the locals recommend these places for a typical Hong Kong dessert experience? Any other suggestions?
It is late but thanks for the reply. I ended up being kind of confined to downtown during the trip so visited two other dessert shops. One was Auntie Sweet near Tin Hau, which had a recent entry on chaxiubao's blog. It was fantastic. I stayed long enough to eat two desserts, the strawberry yogurt tapioca and the durian doufu hua. I happen to adore durian but wouldn't send anyone who doesn't to that place, you can smell it as soon as you walk in the door. I also tried a small dessert shop called 一品齋甜品屋, a short walk from the Causeway Bay station. Ate the 腐竹銀杏, sorry no idea how to translate, a milky kind of soup with ginkgo and some kind of grain. Was unexpectedly asked if I wanted an egg in it, but decided to give it a try. It was kind of odd with the hot egg in the cold soup, but otherwise refreshing and pretty delicious. I enjoyed the desserts at both places far more than the egg tarts I ate on the same trip.