In typical Japanese fashion, both of Shari Shari’s small branches in Causeway Bay and Central are aesthetically minimal spaces. Within this simplicity, however, lies true deliciousness. The menu serves up a range of desserts, including kakigori made from Japanese imported ice. The superior quality of this water makes for clean tasting and silky smooth ice – perfect when piled with cream, syrup, fruits and mochi. Our favourite hojicha and kinako cream kakigori is simultaneously fresh, rich, and creamy, while the matcha cream special features a strong tea flavour as well as a hidden surprise of crushed cookies buried within. Certainly, a match-a made in heaven.
Summer is fast approaching, and if the heat doesn’t get you then the humidity definitely will. But it’s not all bad news. As well as beautiful beaches to bask in the sun and awesome rooftop bars to chill at once the sun’s gone down, you can also find shaved ice desserts that'll help you keep your cool. Be it a Japanese kakigori, Taiwanese baobing or Korean bingsu, Hong Kong has it all and here are some of the very best.