Monday, March 26, 2018

Revisiting Hui Lau Shan Desserts in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Despite the gnawing chill that day, the fambam braved the 11 degrees Celsius temp to visit my fave desserts bar, Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts. It might be ironic, to say the least, but the best way to beat the cold weather is by eating cool stuff as well.

I have to credit my dear Gyu Hye Sun who portrayed Geum Jandi in Boys Over Flowers for that nugget of wisdom. While filming one of my all-time fave K-Dramas, she was asked how she dealt with the freezing temperature and she answered matter-of-factly, "By eating ice." 

                                       Second Time's a Charm @ Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

That rather interesting "nugget of wisdom" led us to improvise a little by pairing the proverbial ice with fruit royalty such as mango in all its glorious forms- pureed, sliced, and even frozen.  

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Jumbo Mango Chewy Ball (Below HKD 75)

Here's the dessert "that launched a thousand ships" so to speak. Transcendent in a pool of delectably sweet mango puree, my fave dessert is dotted with chewy rice balls, mango slices and topped with mango ice cream. Believe me, this is simply glorious! I'm not exaggerating if I told you that I even heard Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus' at first bite; well, technically, it's my 2nd for I had this same dessert 8 years ago.

NO matter how many times I have this variant, it NEVER gets old!

                                                                                                                     Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

See? Even my dear fambam gave the thumbs up! 

Stewed Milk in Coconut with Oats (Between HKD 69 and HKD 86)

Another way to combat the cold weather is to take in something hot. A couple of the fambam did just that by ordering oats in coconut milk served in a creatively reproduced coconut husk.

                                                                                                          Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

This particular dessert variant was highly recommended by the staff as a natural insulator against the persistent cold weather. Tutapel all bundled up is living proof to the chill, man! 

                                                                                                         Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

NO matter the weather, I found the desserts at Hui Lau Shan incredibly refreshing and comforting. For me, there's no better dessert than something with mango as the "Lead Actor for a Mini-Series or Television Film"! 

                                                                                                            Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

It's worth mentioning that we came back a couple more times to Hui Lau Shan just to satiate my mango craving.

                                                                                                                Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

Double Mango (HKD 39)

We turned to their refreshing drinks on these occasions and developed a penchant for their Double Mango Drink without any add-ons just so we could enjoy the star fruit even more.

                                                                                                    Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Hong Kong

Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts Additional Menu:

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In all honesty, I feel that a trip to Hong Kong won't be complete without stopping by this popular dessert bar. From someone who is raised and born in a country like the Philippines, known to have one of the best if not "the best" mango produce in the world, I guess, I know a little something whether the mango in question is drop-dead amaaaazing or not. 

Hui Lau Shan Healthy Desserts
Shop C, G/F, 49 Carnarvon Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone:  2366-8025


I used Fujifilm X-A2 for this particular blog post.

Photo of Fujifilm X-A2

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