No visit to Kowloon City is complete without popping into Chiu Chow Hop Shing for a post-meal dessert. The 50-years-old institution dishes out traditional sweet soups from Chiu Chow. It can be dizzying for first-timers deciding what to get from the exhaustive dessert menu, but you can’t go wrong with the signature lotus seed and dried persimmon sweet soup or the bean curd sheet and water-chestnut soup with egg (pictured).
Like many other cultures, it’s a tradition in Hong Kong cuisine to finish your meal with dessert. But rather than a slice of cake or a cup of coffee, traditional Hong Kong desserts are often served in the form of sweet soups. This type of dessert is particularly popular as a winter warmer come colder months, especially as many versions, such as stewed papaya and mulberry mistletoe tea, have medicinal benefits as well. There are tons of speciality sweet soup joints scattered across the city including historic restaurants like Chiu Chow Hop Shing Dessert as well as Michelin-recommended ones like Gai Gai Dessert. Serving everything from classic black sesame soup, filling sweet potato soup or just plain tong yuen rice dumplings, these are the seven best spots in Hong Kong to enjoy your sweet soups.
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