Hongkongers are known for liking sweet (but not overly sweet) desserts, so it’s a no-brainer that matcha is so popular. Originating from Japan, matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves. The slightly bitter, tea-infused flavour made an appearance in everything from the basic ice-cream cone like the one from Via Tokyo, to creative inventions such as Little Bao’s Matcha Ice Cream Bao and Tell Camellia’s matcha cocktail. Doughnuts and cupcakes have got nothing on the matcha craze.
As we make our list of 2020 resolutions and gear up for the New Year’s countdown, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to bid farewell to some of the most scrumptious food trends that have been popular in Hong Kong in the past decade. From new flavours to innovative cuisines and snacks, here are 10 of the top food trends that stole the spotlight in Hong Kong this decade. By Doris Lam