Three Hong Kong desserts that locals love and recommend

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. 

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

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!



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