Monday, January 9, 2012

Hong Kong: Desserts in Tai Kok Tsui

Tai Kok Tsui is gentrifying (I never fully understood why gentrification would be a bad thing) and there's a bunch of new restaurants and dessert place that are opening at a fast pace.

Mega Eight Dessert
Right by Mini-bus stop #3 on Chung Wui Street
Decent and inexpensive Chinese desserts. It won't blow your mind but it won't empty your wallet.

Warm almond soup. True to form.

Mango sago in mango juice. Can't go wrong.

Fifty Fifty Dessert House
Shop B, G/F, Tai Fu Building, 20 Tai Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui
Again here, inexpensive and not bad at all. A notch above Mega Eight.
Chinese and western style desserts. May tells me the coffee was terrible though (better at McDonalds)

Bread-pudding HKD $32. Was OK, nothing earth shattering .

Pumkin creme brulee HKD $28. Was quite decent.

Black and White
Unit B&D, 88-102 Ivy Street, Tai Kok Tsui
Certainly pricey, with most dessert being in the $55-$70 range. However, this is "la creme de la creme" of dessert place. Probably some of the best desserts I have had in Hong Kong. I sure hope they attract a following outside the area because I can't imagine the surrounding areas paying the price of a full meal for dessert quite yet. It would be said if they had to move. Wishing them the best. We were certainly happy customers! So, please go!

Da place!
Latte, May approved. HKD $28

Chocolate world frozen yogurt, with a happy tummy in the back.
Smooth, with an actual yogurt taste. Decadent chocolate topping. HKD $48

Iced Tiramisu. The coffee is separate and in shaved ice form.
However, the chocolate is overpowering the rest. HKD $68

Straberry lemon tart. Ever so slight tartness and pleasing  berry and lemon flavors .
Very, very nice. HKD $68

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