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The best crème brûlée in Hong Kong

Scratch beneath the surface to find the cream of the crop

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Sam Evans
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There are so many great eateries in the city that do fantastic desserts. From ice cream to cakes, to croissants, there's something in this city to please just about every sweet tooth. The decadent crusty and creamy crème brûlée is a sweet treat that various places around town are doing wonderfully, so read on as we scratch the surface to find the cream of the crop.

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The best crème brûlée in Hong Kong

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Admiralty

This Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant serves up a must-try caramelised pineapple crème brûlée ($98), for dine-in only. Served with vanilla ice cream and sweet and sour glazed pineapple, it gives a zesty burst of tropical flavour to contrast with the creamy brûlée core that makes for a decadent dessert highlight on Ammo’s menu. 

  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

This Hong Kong-French patisserie opened its doors in 2009 and is especially known for its crème brûlée ($50), and it’s no wonder. The sugary crust gives way to a custard that’s savoury on the nose but then develops into something divinely sweet as it goes down. It's so tasty that you'll be scraping every last morsel of custard from the side of the ramekin it comes in.

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  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
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This Tsim Sha Tsui local favourite specialises in homemade puffs and their twist on the classic crème brûlée sees their signature puff married with creamy custard. This crème brûlée puff ($34) is a sweet and custardy treat with a complex texture. The best part is, you can also eat the vessel that contains the custard! 

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Wan Chai

Although specialising in bread, Passion by Gerard Dubois also bakes up a mean crème brûlée ($46). The thick custard creation is probably the most voluminous on this list, served in a deliciously deep rectangular ramekin. Add a thin square of chocolate that gradually melts from the heat of the crust as you tuck in further and further, and you have a crème brûlée experience that you will never forget.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Opened in Hong Kong in 2010, Maison Eric Kayser is an artisanal baker and creator of desserts. Their crème brûlée ($35) is truly exquisite, with a pronounced vanilla flavour that permeates the thick, wobbly custard. It is smaller than most of the others on this list, but it makes up for this in its concentration of flavour.

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