Three Hong Kong desserts that locals love and recommend

Hong Kong desserts. Photo: Supplied by Daniel Food Diary.

Forget about the Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong! For the locals, it is all about the dessert platter afterwards. These desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without making you feel like you have eaten a bag of sugar and dollops of heavy cream. 

Sweet tofu pudding (豆腐花)

Sweet tofu pudding. Photo: Supplied by RunAwayRice

There is no better argument for the flexibility of tofu than having it for both your meal and dessert. This tofu pudding is usually served from large steaming barrels and topped with sweetened ginger syrup.



Mango pomelo sago (楊枝甘露)

Mango pomelo sago. Photo: Supplied by YouTube

At yum cha, the mango pomelo sago is the typical dessert that parents would order for their child. Served chilled, this mango dessert contains sago, evaporated milk, creamy coconut milk and bursting citrusy pulps of pomelo. This is the dish to try for mango dessert lovers!


Glutinous rice balls (湯圓)

Tang yuan. Photo: Supplied by KCET

Traditionally served at a family table to symbolise union and togetherness, these chewy little dumplings can come plain (and in cute colours like pastel green and pink), or filled with flavours like red bean, peanut and black sesame!



Have you ever tried any of these Asian desserts? Comment down below and tell me your favourite dish!


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I am Vanessa Chan and I am an international student from Hong Kong. I am in my third year of my Journalism degree at Deakin University and I want to get in radio broadcasting after graduating. I completed my high school at Victoria College Belfast which is a grammar school in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After completing high school, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a little bit so I decided to do my Bachelor degree in Melbourne where I had never been to and no friends and relatives. Thankfully, I have met a lot of good people in Melbourne and now I am in love with this place. Studying Journalism at Deakin University gives me the academic and professional capabilities needed for a career in Journalism. I have also learnt how to work across all media platforms which can help me to pursue my dream to work in radio broadcasting.


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