Must Try Desserts in Hong Kong

With the count of 25.7 million travellers, Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world according to Euromonitor International Release. Well-known as the shopping Mecca Hong Kong is also famous for its lip-smacking desserts.

And as the saying goes "stressed is desserts spelled backwards" it is a dream come true for people looking for a chance to get away from their stressed lives. If you are a sweet tooth and want to experience the rich and traditional deserts of China than hurry up pack your bags and visit this "Pearl of the Orient".

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Below are some sweet recommendations of the desserts you must try on your next trip to Hong Kong.

Egg Waffles (Gai Daan Jai)

The Gai Daan Jai is a fascinating street sweet which has been the locals favourite for a long time. The egg-rich batter is fried in a skillet with spherical cells. The crispy waffles are also available in a variety of flavours like green tea, ginger, and chocolate. There is no specific time to eat the waffles they can be eaten at any time of the day.

Mango Pomelo Sago

Mango Pomelo Sago is the best dessert to relieve Hong Kong's searing summer heat. Cool, creamy puree nestled with a bed of creamy mango chunks the desserts also has a citrusy aroma due to the juicy pomelo. The sago adds satisfying sponginess which makes one addicted to this lip-smacking dessert.

Red Bean Soup (Hong Dou Tang)

One of the most unique kinds of deserts in the world, the classic sweet red bean soup is the soup you got to try. The dessert is made of red adzuki beans and can be eaten hot or cold. Dry tangerine peels are added to the dish to provide a citrusy flavour to the dish. With so many flavours packed in a single dish the red bean soup has a fine sweetness with a tangy citrusy taste. All the flavours make it a perfect rounding off dish after a good meal.

Glutinous Rice Balls (Tang Yuan)

Tang yuan are small, round and fluffy white dumplings that are stuffed with different sweet pastes that include black sesame, fruit preserves, red bean and peanuts. The traditional period to eat the dessert is during the Chinese New Year and mid-autumn festival. Rice balls are cooked by mixing the minimal amount of sticky rice flour with water and then are filled with sugary paste and formed in shape of balls. These balls are then prepared and served in sweet syrup or hot water.

Tofu Pudding (Dau Fu Fa)

The Dau Fu Fa is a classic dessert in Hong Kong. It is made of soft tofu and is served in sugary syrup. It's delicious, and silk-like texture melts in the mouth as soon as you take a bite. To enjoy it to perfection pair it up with red bean or sweet ginger soup.

Egg Tart

Outer crust filled with egg custard and inside like a pastry the Hong Kong egg tart is a blend of both British custard tart and Portuguese egg tart pastry. The egg tarts are smooth and mesmerising delicacies and taste best when accompanied by tea. There are several variations of flavours available such as chocolate flavour, green-tea flavour.

Moon Cakes

These sweet delicacies are mainly eaten during the festivals in Hong Kong. The mooncake contains yolks of duck egg enclosed in a lotus seed paste and sweet pastry. There are many more fillings available for you to choose such as coconut paste, ice cream and red bean paste.

Now that you know about these fantastic, lip-smacking and savouring delicacies, there should be no second thought on putting Honk Kong on your travel bucket list. And if you are already in the mood to book a trip, score the cheapest flights for Hong Kong from Delhi for a great vacation.

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May 1, 2018

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