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
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Emack and Bolio's vast selection of innoative ice cream flavours range from cookie monster to salted caramel chocolate pretzel. There’s also a whole host of quirky cones that come encrusted with rice krispies, marshmallows, fruit loops or coco pops. Choose your cone, load it with scoops and snap away.
Buttery Factory doughnuts come in flavours like matcha, Oreo, Kit Kat, and they even concocted a seaweed-flavoured doughnut one time. Head here if you want to fill your IG feed with funky textures, dimensions and all round #foodporn.
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.
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Owl Choux owes its cult status to its ever-changing flavour combos and of course, the influx of snap-happy diners. The eatery features choux pastry buns filled with every ice cream flavour under the sun. So basically, a neat and tasty treat in an impeccable golden-brown ball.
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.
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.
This tiny little shop tucked away in Tai Hang serves an array of icy treats, including rainbow shaved ice. It doesn’t taste as whacky as it looks but it’ll cool you down and add a dash of colour to your Insta feed.
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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.
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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.
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.