Eat Hong Kong Sweets at Cong Sao Star Dessert
Why are we going through this creepy alleyway?
It’s fine, it only goes to the next street where all the cool people are.
Cong Sao Star Dessert 聰嫂星級甜品 tl;dr
- Late Night Dessert
- Beautifying Properties?
- Lots of Fruits Mixed with Chinese Desserts
In Hong Kong there’s a slew of dessert shops that are adding fruits to desserts to add a new dimension to more traditional preparations.
Where Is It
In Causeway Bay, there’s a small dessert shop tucked in a narrow street on an adjacent street behind the hotel. Down this street of other food and desserts you’ll find a simple, dare I call it spartan shop called Cong Sao Star Dessert. I want to say that there’s less distractions, making room for all the big flavors that are being served.
What to Eat
Seriously, this is one of those places where I think you’ll have a hard time of finding a dessert that you won’t like. Sure, there are some listings that sound like I wouldn’t like, but after tasting have grown quite infatuated with them. Just goes to show that tastes develop overtime.
Heck, while growing up I didn’t like lobster. LOOK AT ME NOW!
What’s not to like? From the ripe, sweet fruit blending with the cooling ice creams or bursting rice balls complimented by their ginger broth; there’s something for everyone. You’d literally would have to be that one guy who doesn’t like tasty. I’m sure I’ll a find a place for you to enjoy one day.
Otherwise, there will be some things that sound sweet and amazing to you on the list. Start with those. I did, and this is what it got me:
- Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Balls with Ginger Soup
- Durian Sorbet with Crystal Seeds
- Mango in Sorbet
- Mango in Coconut Milk
The play on sweetness levels, textures and contrasts has my mouth salivating right now just thinking about it.
Chinese Desserts FTW
Honestly, I go to Cong Sau every chance I get. And I’ll keep going every time hence forth, God willing, into the far future. I’m going to keep going back to try everything on the menu to find something for that one guy out there who doesn’t like tasty things….
I hope I fail.
What’s your favorite Chinese dessert?