From fruit based delights to decadent chocolate indulgences, dig in to the best Hong Kong desserts the city has to offer
Whether you are a fan of healthy eating or indulging at luxury restaurants, we feel like desserts are always a good idea! No matter what neighborhood you’re in, there’s a cheesecake, tiramisu or matcha delight with your name on it around every corner of the city. Eat these Hong Kong desserts now!
Hong Kong desserts that are not to be missed
1. Hong Kong Style Lemon Tea at 65 Peel
Instead of drinking lemon tea, you can now eat it as a sweet treat. 65 Peel makes their tasty Hong Kong Style Lemon Tea with lemon curd strong tea gelee and sea salt crumble. It’s a unique reinvention of one of our favourite drinks and it’s guaranteed to be good.
65 Peel, G/F, 65-65A Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2342 2224, 中環蘇豪卑利街65-65A號地舖
2. Kacinkoa at Amber, Landmark Oriental
What’s not to love about a refreshingly minty dessert! Pastry Chef Michael Pretet shares, “I wanted to create something more fresh and with bitter dark chocolate. The Kacinkoa 85% chocolate from Weiss matched perfectly with the flavor of the ice mint. And after a few trials the Kacinkoa dessert was born.”
The dessert includes a yummy coating of crispy cacao crumble with caramelised cocoa nibs. Though it may look simple, when eaten together, it creates an explosion of flavors, something perfect to finish your meal at Amber, or perhaps the reason to go in the first place…
Amber, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 中環皇后大道中15號置地文華東方酒店7樓
3. Cassis Plum at Cobo House by 2am:dessertbar
Inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossom, Chef Janice Wong is the creator of the spectacular Cassis Plum, which most notably featured on MasterChef Australia during the contestant pressure test.
The sphere is made with aerated blackcurrant and white chocolate filled with elderflower choya shiso foam, and sits on a bed of choya shiso granita with kochi yuzu pearls and blackcurrant pastel forming a balance of sourness and sweet finish.
With an amazing array of textures, it has become one of the most popular desserts of the menu, with many tourists from around the world coming to Hong Kong just to have a taste of it!
Cobo House by 2am:dessertbar, 8/12 South Lane, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2656 3088, 西環石塘咀南里8-12號地下及1樓
4. Angelini-styled Tiramisu at Angelini
For this, one of the most decadent Hong Kong desserts, Chef Alessandro Angelini has made some exciting and interesting twists on a traditional tiramisu. Crispy caramelised biscuit is sprinkled with crumbled hazelnut instead of the traditional savoiardi sponge fingers, and -if that doesn’t tempt you enough – he plays with mascarpone foam instead of the traditional big dollop of whipped cream. We also love his playful take on coffee jelly to replace the coffee powder.
All this with a serving of soft amaretti ice-cream, which you’ll never find with a regular tiramisu, and it’s right here at Kowloon Shangri-La.
Angelini, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2733 8750, 尖沙咀麼地道64號九龍香格里拉大酒店閣樓
5. Raviolo Nutella E Banana at Ciao Chow
Everyone loves Nutella! So does Pastry Chef Yoshi Yamada and he believes mixing it with banana is a real heavenly combination. To make the dessert even more delectable, high quality dough – similar to the type used when making traditional-style pizzas – is incorporates, which really compliments the Nutella flavour.
When served to the tables, the dough is warm and you’ll find the Nutella melt, making every bite an unforgettable experience. It’s a classic Italian dish brought to Ciao Chow, smack in the centre of the Hong Kong – what more can we ask for?
Ciao Chow has mutliple locations in Hong Kong.
6. Lapis Surabaya at Kaum
Interestingly enough, Lapis is a layered cake with lemon curd, caramelised pineapple & mango passion fruit sorbet, which came about during the Dutch colonial times
Lapis Surabaya is a three-layered cake which is commonly found throughout Indonesia and flavoured with a mixture of regional spices. At Kaum, these awesome cakes are all handmade in the kitchen by Executive Chef Antoine Audran and his passionate team.
7. Green Tea Cheesecake at 22 Ships
Chef Aaron Gillespie likes to use a mixture of regional and local ingredients when creating tapas at 22 Ships, and he made no exception when creating the amazing Green Tea Cheesecake. This dessert is a delightful mix of green tea flavour and traditional cheesecake texture, served up with yoghurt and lime ice-cream. We love the way it is presented too.
A flight to Japan is no longer necessary as the green tea dessert craze has come to us here in the 852.
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2555 0722, 灣仔船街22號地下
This roadside takeaway dessert corner is slightly hidden in an alley but not impossible to find. Once you’re there it’s like you’ve hit the jacket and, for sugar fiends, you really have – this is one of the best souffle pancakes in Hong Kong! Served with ice-cream, the combination is deadly in all the best ways. We personally recommend the original souffle and we can’t get enough of it.
am.pm, Shop B, G/F, Grand Place, 560 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong. p. 2725 4318
9. Twist and Buckle
Churros, churros, and more churros! This takeaway eatery makes some of the best churros in town in a variety of flavours. The photogenic dessert comes either solo and glazed or in a sundae. Twist and Buckle combines the perfect crunch with all our favourite flavours; cookies and cream, banoffee, PBJ, and more!
Twist and Buckle has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Yau Ma Tei.
Chocolate, Mint, Marshmallow at Rhoda (CLOSED)
Looking for a dessert that it totally drool-worthy? Chef Nate Green’s chocolate dessert topped with refreshing mint and marshmallows is one you won’t want to miss!
Every spoonful is a luscious mix of interesting textures: chocolate powder, crisp, chocolate bites, chocolate ice-cream, chocolate mousse, plus the right amount of mint crème and roasted marshmallow. Share this with someone special and it may just take your relationship to a whole other level too!
Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong p. 2177 5050, 西環西營盤德輔道西345號維港峰地下
We definitely think that diving into these amazing Hong Kong desserts is worth the calories!