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The most Instagram-worthy desserts in Hong Kong

Feast your eyes on the most Instagrammable desserts in Hong Kong that’ll keep both your camera and your sweet tooth happy

By Time Out Hong Kong |

Hong Kong is a city full of fab photo ops, from Instagrammable locations to photogenic cocktails and delightful looking desserts. Plus, with new sweet treats popping up left, right and centre, you needn’t venture too far to score a drool-inducing shot. Here are Hong Kong’s best looking puddings, whether you’re into kakigori shaved ice, egg waffles, ice cream or cakes. By Serena Coady and Holly Graham

Most Instagram-worthy desserts in Hong Kong


Custard buns at Yum Cha

Sheung Wan


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Yum Cha is perfect for Instagramming big kids. OK, nai wong bao aren’t technically a dessert but they’re a sweet treat nonetheless. The buns with eyes spew custard from their mouths when prodded with a chopstick, making for a great Boomerang.

Restaurants, Ice-cream parlours

Ice pops at I See I See

Causeway Bay

Honey and fig popsicle :) #hongkong

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Give your Instagram (and tummy) an icy treat. I See I See’s delicate fruit-filled and tea-infused pops are a surefire way to keep the palate happy and the Insta-likes amassing. 

Restaurants, Ice-cream parlours

Night Wolf at Oddies

Sheung Wan

It’d be an act of treason if egg waffles weren’t on this list. Oddies egg waffle concoctions have taken Instagram by storm. Their menu is bursting with unique combinations like red velvet and cream cheese gelato, but it’s the Night Wolf – egg waffles smothered in gelato and sauce – that are the real eye candy here.

Restaurants, Scandinavian

Smoked ice cream at Frantzén’s Kitchen

Sheung Wan

This Scando treat of smoked ice cream with toasted nuts, tar syrup and salted fudge with cloves comes served in a golden sphere. Get your camera ready for when the waiter pours the hot fudge over it, causing the sphere to give way to the ice cream – it’s a fab little Insta video, guaranteed.

Restaurants, American

Giant cookie skillet at Lily & Bloom

Lan Kwai Fong

The secret is out. Lily & Bloom’s regular cookie skillet with ice cream may be awesome, but you can order a special 15-inch version in advance. Looking like an explosion in a sweet shop, the crumbly warm cookie is smothered with gummy bears, Oreos, chocolate bars, M&Ms and various other sugary treats.

Restaurants, Pâtisseries

Mille crepes cake at Lady M

Causeway Bay

Lady M...uh...not like expected but also nice #crapcakes#harbourcity#ladyM#hongkong

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All of the delicate creations at Lady M are photogenic in their own right but their famous signature mille-crêpes cakes – earl grey is our favourite – are the prettiest. Delicate layers of crepe are piled on top of each other, creating a cake that’s a beauty when sliced up.

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