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We’re always on the look out for a Bay Area equivalent to mango sago. So far we’ve been unsuccessful, but Hello Desserts does bring us one step closer.

If you’re familiar with the South Bay, Hello Desserts is in the Ranch 99 complex in San Jose right off of Hostetter near the side that has the Goldilocks. Do you like how I give directions based on important landmarks like Ranch 99s?

We ended up here after we were moted trying to see Forbidden Kingdom a few weeks ago (it was sold out). The place is super cute inside and smells of waffle cones a la Coldstone’s Creamery.

Remember. We’re looking for mango sago. The willow dew is the closest thing they have and it’s sago (good), mango smoothie (good), fresh mango (firm, good, but not enough!), and a lil’ pomelo (so small they could have just left it out). Kind of a bummer that there are only 4 or 5 big pieces of mango in there. I had to ration it out so as not to finish all the mango before I was done with the sago.

I also got us some cream puffs that were filled with vanilla ice cream and vanilla custard. They were good but it’s always more fun to eat a cream puff when the custard has been piped in so that it kinda squishes out when you bite into it. Served this way, it was a bit hard to fully enjoy.

Julia had some amazing fruity delight thing with lychee or tropical jelly that was gooood. I’ll have to get that one next time. This is not super cheap and the cream puff plus mango dessert will cost you about $8 which is about how much I paid for dinner the same night. Buuuut, if you love Chinese desserts this is a good option for you.

Hello Desserts: 1698 Hostetter Road #1, San Jose, California 95131


Written by joann

April 27, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Posted in bay area, chinese, dessert

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  1. im giving myself a shoutout + props for finding this place on yelp 😉 nvm that i haven’t tried it yet 😛


    April 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm

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