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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Quick Guide to Hong Kong: Ice Cream

Hong Kong is a destination where you'd never be lacking in amazing food, drinks, shopping, sightseeing, culture, and basically anything you'd ever want under the sun. A "quick guide" to Hong Kong is impossible as the city is inexhaustible. I lived there for part of my life and have visited annually for the past decade, and each time I feel like I'm only scraping the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, I'm just going to compose a quick guide to the ice cream in Hong Kong for this edition.

1. Little Bao (Central)
Deep fried bao with green tea ice cream and condensed milk. While Little Bao has delicious cocktails and a solid dinner menu, this dessert is really the star!

2. Lab Made (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Hong Kong's specialty egg custard buns ice cream, instantly made by liquid nitrogen. The texture is so smooth and rich, and plus, watching the process is interesting!

3. Softree (Causeway Bay)
This is an ice cream chain in Korea but my first time trying it. Left: honeycomb milk ice cream - I love honey and the organic milk ice cream is a flavorful complement. Right: caramel cookie crumb ice cream - fine crumb texture paired nicely with the buttery ice cream.

4. I Cremeria (Causeway Bay)
I wanted to try Via Tokyo but it was closed, so I came to I Cremeria. Green tea anything is amazing. The green tea ice cream is soft and creamy and comes with delicious mochi and red bean.

5. Oddies Foodies (Wan Chai)
Left: Night Wolf - chocolate chip egglet waffle with chocolate and milk ice cream, passionfruit panna cotta, and cookie crumbs. Right: Dr. Oddies - chrysanthemum poached pears, ginger oat crumbs, honey ginger ice cream, honey jelly, butter crumbs, and a citrus caramel sauce syringe. These creative, novelty desserts are fun and definitely worth a try!

If you have additional questions about the city, feel free to ask me in the comments! Check out my other quick guides: Las Vegas and Maui.


  1. Food looks amazing


  2. Wow - I lived in Hong Kong for two years and never tried anything like any of these. I usually just went to XTC Gelato for my fix. (Of course, some of these places could be new, I lived there about three years ago.)

  3. Oddies Foodies ones look like OMG.

  4. My eyes are as big as my mouth right now! Yum...

  5. Looks so delicious <3

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  6. I will be in Hong Kong in a few months, so this post is definitely much-needed haha! These ice creams all look so delicious.. I'll have to try them all! Thanks for the tips :)


    Looks by Lau

  7. Food looks delicious! :)

  8. I've never heard of green tea ice cream before, oh my gosh that sounds delicious! Having said that, the final creation shown in this post is so innovative and unusual - novelty ice creams get a big thumbs up from me! ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  9. Egg waffles are so yummy! I wonder if there's anywhere in Seattle that makes them? I always get them when we visit Vancouver BC. :D

  10. Liquid nitrogen ice cream is really trendy in California these days, from SoCal to NorCal. The Little Bao looks delicious!

    Jemily Life

  11. The honeycomb ice cream is to die for! And the green tea one too! So want to try them. :P

    Mandy |

  12. All of these desserts are my favorite! Every weekend I go to my local asian market and pick up a box of mochi ice cream! Red bean is my jam!

  13. Seriously! You really gotta add Via Tokyo to the list! :)


  14. Omg why must you torture me so?! Seriously, so envious!!
    Enclothed Cognition

  15. I love ice cream and all this look so good!:)
    Happy weekend!

  16. Yummy!! This all looks delicious! You can never go wrong with ice cream!

  17. This looks delicious!

  18. YUUUMMMM~ I'm seriously craving ice cream now, especially the green tea one *drooling*


  19. My jaw DROPPED when I saw the photos <3 Especially for the first one!! I love ice cream so much and you have no idea how much I love and appreciate this post


  20. We just got a Softee's in Vancouver!

  21. Mm you're making my mouth water. I wish I had a guide like this when I visited back in September!

  22. I need to get to Hong Kong asap! This looks awesome!

  23. Loved the post ! The pictures turned out great and it looks like you had a lot of fun

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