5 Sweet Eats in Hong Kong

Pigging out on popular sweet treats in Hong Kong and loving it!

I’ll admit. I was much more excited to taste Hong Kong rather than catch the popular skyline view. In fact, we never did quite make it to Victoria Peak. Shame on us. But what we did not get to see we well made up for in what we ate.

Besides, Gerard’s been itching to curve his sweet tooth craving and I hear Hong Kong could very well be the cure so off to Hong Kong we went and here’s what we ate!

Pineapple Buns

Also known as boh loh baau, something Gerard thoroughly enjoyed saying over and over with his best Cantonese accent, is traditional served with butter. Simple with a crust is how I would describe this dish. Overall the bun itself with butter was meh.

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The place to try this is at Kam Wah Cafe. We also had it served as a sandwich with a piece of pork chop, lettuce, tomato and mayo. The pork chop was peppery and tender with a hint of honey-glazed. The bun is moist and buttery. It’s both sweet and savory, tasty and filling.

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Egg Tarts

The perfect treat after yum cha, or dim sum as it’s popularly known in the US and UK, is an egg tart from Tai Cheong Bakery. They really have the recipe down to a science. The consistency, taste and texture is perfection – not too eggy nor too creamy, but light, airy and subtly sweet.

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You don’t have to take a day trip to Macau to get Portuguese egg tarts. The famous Lord Stow’s Portuguese egg tarts is available inside the Excelsior Hotel at EXpresso Café.

It’s different than the traditional egg tart. A Portuguese egg tart has the consistency of creme brulee caramelized in a puff pastry case. At $9HK a pop, it’s one ridiculously expensive bite of sugary deliciousness.

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Butter Buns with Condensed Milk

Butter buns with condensed milk was by far the most popular response our Facebook followers suggested we eat. Toasted buns slathered with butter and condensed milk – what’s not to love about that?! In fact, this was one of G’s favorite breakfast bites growing up.

In case the Portuguese egg tarts wasn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, Tsui Wah Restaurant is a short 5 minutes walk from Excelsior Hotel where they serve up these sinfully carb-0-licious treats.

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Milk Tea

Lan Fong Yuen is known for their panty hose method of silkening their milk tea. The panty hose is used as a filter to strain the tea leaves, then evaporated milk is added making one smooth drink. Not too sweet and by far Gerard’s favorite milk tea.

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French Toast

Hong Kong has their own style of french toast filled with.. butter! I’m starting to see a recurring theme here. They even dab a little more on top in case it’s not buttery enough. Can also be filled with peanut butter if you wish.

This was just OK. A tad on the mushy and greasy side for us. If you are Paula Dean or like butter, this is for you. We wouldn’t go out of our way to have it again. This french toast was from Lan Fong Yuen also.

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There you have it. Feel that cavity coming on yet? The Honkies love their sweets and we don’t blame them. We might have to pay a visit to the dentist sooner rather than later after our short 4 days of sugar and carboloading but it was well worth it.

What’s your favorite sweet treat in Hong Kong?

 

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  • http://travelideas.org.uk/ Ross

    I ate some of that toast stuff at the airport in Hong Kong when I was leaving. was quite tasty!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      It wasn’t bad! I think I just had high expectations coming into it because it was labeled Hong Kong French Toast. =P

  • http://travelideas.org.uk/ Ross

    I ate some of that toast stuff at the airport in Hong Kong when I was leaving. was quite tasty!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      It wasn’t bad! I think I just had high expectations coming into it because it was labeled Hong Kong French Toast. =P

  • http://debbzie.blogspot.com/ DebbZie

    Did you try the famous mango puding in Hui Lau Shan ? My fav sweet treat in Hong Kong are egg tart and egg waffle 😀

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We tried mango pomelo. But not at Hui Lau Shan. Didn’t hear about it! I’m sad now cause I love mango! Oh well. Next time!

  • http://www.debbzie.com DebbZie Leksono

    Did you try the famous mango puding in Hui Lau Shan ? My fav sweet treat in Hong Kong are egg tart and egg waffle 😀

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We tried mango pomelo. But not at Hui Lau Shan. Didn’t hear about it! I’m sad now cause I love mango! Oh well. Next time!

  • http://mslistologist.com Annette | Bucket List Journey

    I’d be willing to gain a few pounds to try the french toast 😉

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Hahaha. I definitely needed a pair of fat pants after that French toast! Lol.

  • http://bucketlistjourney.net/ Annette

    I’d be willing to gain a few pounds to try the french toast 😉

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Hahaha. I definitely needed a pair of fat pants after that French toast! Lol.

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    Best french toast I’ve ever had was in HK!!!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Really?! Ah man maybe we got it from the wrong place. Will have to give it another try when we go back.

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    Best french toast I’ve ever had was in HK!!!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Really?! Ah man maybe we got it from the wrong place. Will have to give it another try when we go back.

  • http://www.tanamatales.com/ Ruth (Tanama Tales)

    I will try everything in here but I think the Portuguse tarts will be my favorite (even though they are expensive).

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      I’m totally with you Ruth. Creamy and delicious, if they weren’t so bloody expensive, I would have bought a dozen! Haha

  • http://www.tanamatales.com/ Ruth (Tanama Tales)

    I will try everything in here but I think the Portuguse tarts will be my favorite (even though they are expensive).

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I’m totally with you Ruth. Creamy and delicious, if they weren’t so bloody expensive, I would have bought a dozen! Haha

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    You forgot about all the great mango desserts you can get in HK. They are famous there!
    I did not see the pineapple buns before. I will definitely look and taste those next time.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We did try mango pomelo w/ sago from a stand, but it didn’t taste right. I need to go to a proper place next time for sure!

  • http://www.scenewithahart.com/ Fidel

    You forgot about all the great mango desserts you can get in HK. They are famous there!
    I did not see the pineapple buns before. I will definitely look and taste those next time.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      We did try mango pomelo w/ sago from a stand, but it didn’t taste right. I need to go to a proper place next time for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/Ayngelina Ayngelina

    I am not a fan of the egg tart at all but I love pineapple buns.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      I like the pineapple bun w/ pork better than by itself with butter. I think it helps to cut a bit of the sweetness :) How’s Hawaii treating you?

  • Ayngelina

    I am not a fan of the egg tart at all but I love pineapple buns.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I like the pineapple bun w/ pork better than by itself with butter. I think it helps to cut a bit of the sweetness :) How’s Hawaii treating you?

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    Egg tarts and milk tea are the way to my heart. The ones in Macau are especially delicious, if you head back you have to make the trip over!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      We got lazy. LOL. Next time for sure. 😉

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    Egg tarts and milk tea are the way to my heart. The ones in Macau are especially delicious, if you head back you have to make the trip over!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      We got lazy. LOL. Next time for sure. 😉

  • http://twitter.com/L_e_a_h Leah Travels

    I’d weigh 648 pounds if I traveled with y’all. But, oh, it would be worth it!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Lol.. And Gerard will be there with his camera to capture every pound! Haha.. But yes, well worth it! 😉

  • Leah Travels

    I’d weigh 648 pounds if I traveled with y’all. But, oh, it would be worth it!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Lol.. And Gerard will be there with his camera to capture every pound! Haha.. But yes, well worth it! 😉

  • http://lilpink.info/ Kai Darul

    these look delicious so much.
    i wanna go to hongkong and eat them all. <3

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You should! The food is worth the trip. 😀

  • http://lilpink.info/ Lilpink

    these look delicious so much.
    i wanna go to hongkong and eat them all. <3

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You should! The food is worth the trip. 😀

  • http://www.mycruisetravelpictures.com/ Sunish Sebastian

    The french toast looks just yummy. Never seen such a perfect golden color one.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s the butta! LOL

  • http://sunishsebastian.tumblr.com/ Sunish Sebastian

    The french toast looks just yummy. Never seen such a perfect golden color one.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      It’s the butta! LOL

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