Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hui Lau Shan 许留山 (Hong Kong)

After walking through Temple Street, there was no way we could continue trudging on without enjoying some cold dessert. Hui Lau Shan 许留山 is very well known for its mango desserts. It's been around since the 1960s selling 龟苓膏 but its reputation as a fresh fruits dessert stall only came by in the 1990s after it came up with Mango Sago. 

We were rather surprised to have a table to ourselves because it thought it would be rather crowded.

Here's the menu, splashed with different mango desserts! 

We settled on a Mango Sampler Platter (42 HKD) after rejecting the server's kind suggestion to upgrade to a more expensive sampler. It's a rather small portion, good for one. But we shared it between the two of us and felt that it was alright as long as you are not eating dessert to feel full. Also, the sampler is good for those who can't make up their mind on what they would like!

Starting from the top left (clockwise), it was Mango Ice Cream with Mango Cubes and Jelly. We really liked the ice cream because it didn't taste milky. There is also nothing to complain about the mango products here because they are good quality mangoes. I'm pretty neutral about the jelly though.

Then, it is the Mango Mochi with Mango. Coated in coconut shreds, the mango mochi is chewy but the skin was a little too thick. There's some mango puree in it, but it would have been better if the skin were thicker and there were more mango puree in it!

Lastly, it is Mango Cubes and Glutinous Rice Balls in Mango Juice. I like the fact that the glutinous rice balls were really small because it makes it easy to eat. It's plain but that goes well with the sweet mango juice and mango cubes.

I recommend  a visit to Hui Lau Shan if you love eating mangoes. However, according to my friend from Hong Kong, only the mango desserts are worth eating since this is what they are well known for anyway. Servers at the particular branch I was at (Jordan) were also polite and friendly.

Hui Lau Shan 许留山
Various Locations 
24A-26 Jordan Road, Jincheng Building
Tel No: 2314 9092
Hong Kong 


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