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the house of mango delights

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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.


Written by joann

January 27, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Posted in chinese, dessert, hong kong, travels

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  1. fyi bolansa used to be a hui lau shan….but it was terrible. i think there’s still one in sf?


    January 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm

  2. really? how sad – where the mangoes not sweet enough? there is one in sf – it’s called creations. we’ll need to make a trek some time. we should venture over to bolansa and give them another shot sometime…


    January 28, 2008 at 11:44 pm

  3. I just came across your blog and I only wish you lived in Hong Kong! It was great to read all about the places you went to (I lovvvvve Australia Dairy Company). Hui Lau Shan’s one of my favourite places as well – I always get the bigass bowls of mango slush with fresh mango, glutinous rice balls and I ask them to swap the mango sherbet with coconut ice cream. Gorgeous.


    February 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

  4. I just saw YOUR blog and looooved the post on the eggs at ADC. I can’t explain what’s so good about them because they’re really just scrambled eggs but darn they’re so good. I have dreams of Hong Kong living with afternoons filled with mangos, glutinous rice balls, and red beans. Someday!


    February 13, 2008 at 10:14 pm

  5. Had an opportunity to try Hui Lau Shan at the Hong Kong airport in November – absolutely the best! Just loved the mango, glutinous rice balls and mango sorbet/ice cream plus mango puree. I was just starting to feel human after suffering with a miserable virus in Shen Zen and Hong Kong so this was a lovely last taste of Hong Kong before heading back to the States…


    May 18, 2008 at 10:58 am

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