I love reading all the comments you guys leave me :) but its particularly nice when people tell me, they’ve learnt something from reading my blog ~ because even though I’m an advocate for French patisserie it is my life time goal to explore and try desserts from all countries and cultures!
That’s why today, I wanted to continue introducing you to local Hong Kong desserts at Kai Kee Dessert (佳記甜品) in Yuen Long. Even though HK is minuscule compared to most places lol they still have their ‘non-urban’ areas too which is called New Territories. But unlike Australia you only need to travel half an hour or so and you’re alway from the CBD :)
Kai Kee Dessert is well-known locally as a place to visit whenever they go to Yuen Long usually on weekends ~ they’re particularly famous for their B Boy Grass Jelly (B仔涼粉) – which is a massive boal of grass jelly covered in all types of fresh and canned fruit. I’ve had this before and it’s really refreshing with all the fruit and the grass jelly, perfect summer dessert!
Unfortunately, my parents and anonymous Sis didn’t want the grass jelly… and there was NO way I could finish it myself, I swear it’s so big that it’ll serve at least 4 people! Just before I forget to explain, for those who hasn’t heard or had grass jelly before, it’s a very common jelly made from a plant very closely related to mint used in many Asian desserts. As for the flavour… it’s quite unique and I think like licorice…you either like it or not :)
But I still got to have the grass jelly and ordered a mini version of the B Boy Grass jelly :) Still just as nice and refreshing as before!
Mum and Dad both got the Sweet Potato Sweet Soup, basically a ginger sugar syrup soup with sweet potatoes very traditional Hong Kong dessert ~ I tried it and thought it was quite nice but I’m a ginger-freak and would’ve liked a stronger ginger taste.
Anonymous Sis got the Bubor Chacha basically a sweet soup with red bean, taro, sago and coconut milk (ingredients varies depending where you go). She seemed to like it, but complained there was too much coconut milk and that it was too rich and filling… she’s a whinger :P I tried it and thought it was quite nice…nothing something I’d order though.
We’ve heard good things about the Cheung Fun (腸粉) so we decided to share it, so so so nice! It was the silkiest cheung fun I’ve had since coming here :) Rice Noodle Roll basically a huge piece of rice noodled rolled up and then sesame sauce, soy sauce, chilli sauce and hoisin sauce is poured over it. This is a breakfast and afternoon tea staple for people here, so cheap and so delicious!
Overall, I recommend anyone going to Yuen Long to definitely try Kai Kee Dessert, don’t expect anything too fancy but for local desserts and street food it’s definitely the best place go!
PS. So sorry about photo quality again, I didn’t know we were going and left my camera and home and had to borrow Anonymous Sis’s one :(