Attention mango lovers! The famous HK dessert chain Hui Lau Shan will be opening at 1 Utama Shopping Centre soon. For those who haven’t been to Hong Kong before, just let me just say that it is a very common dessert shop over there – even more common than Old Town White Coffee in Malaysia. So you could say it is one of the must ‘eats’ when visiting Hong Kong.
When I was in Hong Kong last year I already went to the some of their branches at Mongkok, Wong Tai Sin and the Chek Lap Kok international airport. Their everything-mango dessert menu is seriously extensive with a lot of varities like ice cream, milkshake, fruit platter, mochi and even herbal jellies.
Seasonal items are featured frequently at Hui Lau Shan too, like this Double-Boiled Hasma with Bird Nest in Coconut. Not only it was very delicious (to be honest, even better than the mango based ones) the ingredients are good for your skin and complexion too! Even the presentation is top notch as well as you can see the coconut sits on a bed of ice cubes to keep it cool.
My most memorable dessert from Hui Lau Shan would be the Mango Fiesta, primarily because it looked great. It is a platter of three best selling mango desserts, usually consisting of mochi, ice cream and pearls – perfect for those who want to have a little of everything. During our visit we were given the Mango Mousse instead.
Even though the desserts are not cheap by Malaysian standards, they are obviously a lot better than what our local dessert shops could make. Once you try it, you won’t fancy the Kei Tak Sek‘s version anymore. Compared to Lucky Dessert, I am more excited about Hui Lau Shan opening in Malaysia and am anticipating for the day to come. I just hope they will maintain the standards and ensure the desserts taste as good as those in Hong Kong.