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Time to get downright foodie in a slightly gratuitous recount post of what I ate after hours in Hong Kong. While chatting with a couple of the gals at work last week, I quickly worked out that the in-thing in Hong Kong, after hours, is not a glass of wine, a chic cocktail or even a sip of cider. Come the twilight minutes, the streets come alive with residents old and young hot footing it to their favourite dessert parlours. Let me introduce you to the 糖水 (Tong Sui) trend, along with some gratuitous city snaps...

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Top to bottom, left to right: Black glutinous rice balls with coconut milk, coffee Swiss roll, Matcha green tea latte, Mong Kok by night, Victoria Peak, tofu fa, little egg desserts, Tsim Sa Tsui, honeydew melon sago, Tsim Sa Tsui streets by night, Red bean and coconut milk drink topped with green tea ice cream.

As a British Born Chinese growing up in a very foodie family (we run a smallish chain of restaurants and takeaways), I've always known that a family meal is usually followed by a good helping of 糖水. Anything sweet typically falls under this category and I love it. Love. It. Kate mentioned that she'd like to hear more about the delectable treats that I was consuming and Instagramming whilst in HK, so here ya go, some of my faves, edited into squared photos for consistency (or something like that). Most of my local haunts are independent street markets but I noted that Honeymoon Dessert has a website, if you're interested in starting a must-eat list. 

18 comments

  1. Yet another reason why I need to jump on a flight to Hong Kong!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. I love finishing a night out with a dessert! We have Meet Fresh here for Asian desserts, but I'm not really a fan of black bean things so I just get the mango ice, haha.

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  3. so tasty im jealous

    that red bean & coconut milk with green tea ice cream looks divine

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  4. Mhmm Asian desserts are the best c:
    Realy in a mood for some 'flower
    tofu' xx

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  5. Always disappointed that there's no late night desert place open in the UK. Whenever I'm in HK, my Aunt fires up the car after dinner and we get mango sago or red bean desert. So tasty! ^_^

    xx

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  6. Wow it all looks so yummy!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.com/

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  7. Mmmm that all looks delicious, I love how everything is presented so gorgeously.

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  8. i miss hk :( loooove honeymoon dessert! and hui lau shan too XD *drooools*

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  9. I like the idea of this post mish! the foods we have over there probably seem so different/bizarre!
    I am even more excited to go after reading this!

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  10. This looks amazing. YUM!
    xx

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  11. Love desserts! I want to visit Hong Kong!


    -Trina
    trinawears.blogspot.com | bloglovin

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  12. Where I live, southern part of the United States, we have a plethora of late night sweet restaurants. I'd have to say all places are a fusion of Asian delicacies.

    Your tasty treats look devine!

    <3 Carolyn

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  13. the mango dessert place is my all time fav! everything mango flavoured or has mango in it - yum! x

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  14. I've always preferred savoury Asian food, but it does look interesting, if ever I go to Hong Kong, I'll definitely give it go!xx

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  15. I miss HK desserts :( Mango sago <3

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  16. Can't wait until Summer! I really want coconut sago with black sesame ice cream. Aiiiyaaaa.

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  17. I loved the blog, it is very beautiful. I'll always be here (:

    ontendency.blogspot.com

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  18. I've always wanted to go to Hong Kong! These photos are gorge, as always!

    www.megabeauty.blogspot.com

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