Hanjuku Kobo 半熟工房, Hong Kong

Hanjuku Kobo is popular for cheese tart (芝士撻) and opened its first branch in 2015. Their first branch is located in Tsim Sha Tsui which is near to The One shopping mall.

The Japanese cheese tart was a big hit in Hong Kong during 2015. I was crazy enough to queue up with the locals to get my hand on some of these cheese tarts at Hanajuku Kobo, where each person are only allowed to buy a maximum of 6 tarts.

These tarts were freshly baked and was still warm when we bought them. They definitely need to be eaten while they are still warm, where you can can experience the light creamy centre.

Although they are cheese tarts, it was surprising that the taste of cheese was not strong which is definitely favourable to the Asian market.

Hanjuku Kobo 半熟工房

I also brought a box of Hanjuku Kobo Half baked cheesecake (芝士蛋糕). They were rich in taste that was smooth, light and fluffy.

Hanjuku Kobo 半熟工房

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Hanjuku Kobo 半熟工房
G/F, 6A Cameron Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀金馬倫道6A地下

http://www.hanjukukobo.com.hk

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Xiao Tian Gu (小甜谷) – Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Xiao Tian Gu (小甜谷) is a place for dessert in Hong Kong. It serves a variety of dessert including some of the tradition ones and also offering it with a modern twist.

Xiao Tian Gu 小甜谷 (TST)

Xiao Tian Gu 小甜谷 (TST)

One of the dessert that is popular at Xiao Tian Gu, is their flakey pastry filled with mango or durian and served with a scoop of ice of your choice (千層酥皮芒果卷配雪糕/千層酥皮榴槤卷配雪糕). We wanted to order one of each to try but was told that the durian filling was sold out and there was only one portion left of the mango version. This meant we had to share it between the six of us.

I could see why it was popular because it was divine. The filling was actually more than fresh mango, there was also a cake sponge. I would consider this dessert for sharing as it is filling to have it all by yourself.

Xiao Tian Gu 小甜谷 (TST)

There is a variety of soft-serve ice cream with three different flavour to choose – vanilla, green tea and sesame.

Xiao Tian Gu 小甜谷 (TST)

With a large variety on the menu, you will be spoilt for choice at Xiao Tian Gu. It is a dessert place that you can consider to visit in Hong Kong.

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Xiao Tian Gu (小甜谷) – Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop A & B, 89-96 Kimberley Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong

(尖沙咀金巴利道86-96號地下A及B舖)

https://www.facebook.com/xtgDessert

Oddies, Hong Kong

Note: Oddies has now moved from Wan Chai to Central, full address below.

This is a dessert shop which bring Cantonese dessert and upgrading them with Western inspiration. It is popular for their egg waffle ice-cream dessert and there are two to try – Night Wolf (HK$52) and The Mob(HK$55).

The dessert is like a sundae and can be shared between two. We ordered The Mob which was black sesame mochi eggettes served with Italian low-fat milk gelato, apple yuzu jelly, matcha ice cream, citrus crunchy flakes and drizzled with matcha sauce.

There were different texture and flavour from the different layers. But it worked as one dessert.

Oddies

It is a great concept to upgrade the traditional Hong Kong egg waffle to become a modern dessert. It bring back a dying street food to become popular again.

The Wan Chai shop is really small with no seating, so we had to eat on the street which is some thing typical in Hong Kong. Just shortly after my visit it closed their Wan Chai branch and moved to a new shop in Central which does have a limited number of bar seating.

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Oddies (Wan Chai) – now closed
Shop 1F, G/F, 149 Wan Chai Road,Wan Chai
灣仔灣仔道149號1F地舖

Oddies (Central)
G/F, 45 Gough Street, Central
中環歌賦街45號地舖

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Five Generations Dessert (五代同糖)

Having finished dinner at K11 Art Mall we decided to go somewhere for dessert and since we were close by we went to Five Generations Dessert (五代同糖). This was a place in Hong Kong I wanted to try and so maybe because everyone was thinking the same that when we arrive at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch there was a crowd of people on the street waiting for a table.

It is fairly small shop so it was no surprise that there would be a queue, especially when it was the time that many people like us had finish dinner and had decided to move somewhere else for dessert such as Five Generations Dessert. If you want to avoid the queue then as with any busy restaurants you need to go at a time when people are less likely to go.

We waited about half a hour before we got a table for two by the window. I thought it was a great view to see everyone outside waiting for a table, and at the same time they were looking at me eating my yummy desserts.

If I had a big enough stomach then I probably could have ordered almost everything on the menu to try since it all look so tasty. But since we only had a limited size stomach we choice to try some of their signature dishes.

Egg pudding (雞蛋布丁) which you have the choice to order one that comes in a glass cup or like us order a box of six which are served in egg-shell. It is an interesting and refreshing way of presenting this dessert.

The egg pudding is a cold dessert where the pudding seem to have been set in the egg-shells. You can see in the pudding what I believe is black specks from vanilla pods, which looks like black pepper. The pudding had a smooth texture with infused flavours of vanilla.

Although I did wonder maybe having six egg puddings between the two would have been too much, having also ordered a second dessert. But actually it was not the case, it was to my surprise a light dessert. Between us we had three each but I could have had the whole box to myself.

Our second dessert was another signature dish, which is the chocolate fondant (心太軟) served with a scoop of ice cream. You can choose the flavour of the ice cream and we had it with green tea ice cream, although the best combination I would suggest is to have it with vanilla flavoured ice cream.

Once I broke open the soft chocolate sponge, a flow of chocolate lava came out. This is so far my favourite chocolate fondant as it sweetness has pitched it just right, as it was sweet but not overly sweet that many chocolate fondant are. Some might prefer it bit more sweeter but to me it was just perfect.

The prices for the desserts are reasonable and is competitive with many other popular desserts restaurants in Hong Kong. I do hope that the next time I am in Hong Kong I will still get the chance to try more desserts that is being served at Five Generation Dessert.

The branch I visited is only just one out of the few branches that has opened in Hong Kong.

Five Generations Dessert (五代同糖)
Shop 8, G/F, BCC Buildling,
25-31 Carnarvon Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong

(尖沙咀加拿分道25-31號國際商業信貨銀行大廈地下8號舖)

Hui Lau Shan (許留山)

Hong Kong is a food heaven place, because there is just so many food to choose and dessert is no exception. I just love being in Hong Kong, is you can eat from day to night – have dinner and then move on to dessert somewhere else. As many dessert place are open until late.

One of my favourite place and well known in Hong Kong is Hui Lau Shan (許留山). They are all over in Hong Kong, some look more tradition and others are more modern to compete in the modern day and age. I usually go to the one in Mong Kok because it is open till late. But I suppose it is usually near where I be staying.

Hui Lau Shan (許留山), goes back a long time. I know it best for specialising in mango. So you will find loads of varieties of mango desserts to choose from. But if you are not a fan of mango  then there are also lots of other non-mango desserts to choose. I had a warm coconut milk with bird nest once, which was a special dessert at the time. That was yummy!

I had their Mango mix with bird nest. So it had mango pudding, fresh mangoes, mango ice cream and some bird nest. It was huge for me and maybe too much mango for me.

Bird Nest Mango Heaven

When I was there last autumn they did promotion, which was different on each day of the week. This was one of them, little bowl of different mango dessert. There some mango mochi and Chinese mango dessert….

Mango Heaven

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Häagen-Dazs (Hong Kong)

When I am in Hong Kong I always do make sure to check out what is on in Häagen-Dazs restaurant. The very one thing I am looking for is their high tea. That is one thing that you cannot get in London’s Häagen-Dazs. Well I remember seeing it for a period at the Leicester Square Häagen-Dazs but unfortunately never got to try it. Although the one that was on the menu in London was more a British style High Tea, with scones etc.

The high tea is a set for two which will include a drink of choice. As with most high tea, there is 3 levels to munch in to. In Hong Kong, the bottom level is variety of fruits, the middle level is variety of cakes (always my favourite bit) and the top level is the ice cream which you get to choose the flavours.

Häagen-Dazs 06 High TeaHäagen-Dazs High Tea

When I am in Hong Kong, we like to go for the green tea flavour because you do not get Häagen-Dazs’s green tea flavoured ice-cream in London.

They also do cakes that you can ordered for any special occasion. I have seen them in the fridge and they look so beautiful. I do wonder what they taste as well. Maybe one day someone will order one for me 🙂

There a few Häagen-Dazs restaurants, as well as just take-out shop in Hong Kong, unlike in London which I think we only have one restaurant.

Häagen-Dazs restaurant (Hong Kong)
G/F Star House,
3 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong

Shop No 12 (G/F and 1/F)
Hong Kong Pacific Centre,
28 Hankow Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong

Shop B209,
Times Square,
1 Matheson St,
Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong

http://www.haagen-dazs.com.hk