the house of mango delights
Hong Kong is a mango lover’s dream. You wouldn’t think it but WOW. If you love mango you are going to be a happy camper here. I present to you… Hui Lau Shan.
There are a bunch of these shops all over Hong Kong and they specialize in a range of tasty desserts ranging from HKD20-40 depending on what you order. They have everything from herbal teas and jellies, bird’s nest soups with sides of radish cakes, and fruit platters. BUT their real specialty is the mango. Who knew that mango could be served so many ways. We’re talking drinks and desserts with a combination of: mango, mango puree, coconut ice cream, mango ice cream, coconut milk, sago, glutinous rice balls, sweetened red beans, red rice, and aloe jelly. I now know what Bolansa was going for.
Here’s my fave of the pack – mango, mango puree, big ass sweet red bean, and coconut milk. If not for my freakin asthma (which hates lots of cold stuff) I would probably eat this every day. You can always count on the mangos to be sweet at Hui Lau Shan (sweet, of course, like most things from the Philippines hahahahha).
Our HLS was the one right across the street from the Times Square Center. Take the MTR to Causeway Bay, exit A. Swing a right after the escalators and cross the street. You can’t miss the red topped, gold lettered shrine to mango. Order at the counter for take out or tell them how many folks are in your party and your name and they’ll give you a token. When they call your party, hand in your token. If you can read Chinese, http://www.hkhls.com for you.
Sigh, I miss Hong Kong.