Monday 25 April 2016

Kai Kai Dessert 佳佳甜品 - Jordan - Kowloon, Hong Kong

Located in Jordan in the area of Yau Ma Tei, Kai Kai Dessert is a casual eatery that specialises in traditional Cantonese desserts. Having opened more than 40 years ago, it's super popular with both locals and tourists. It has also been featured in the Michelin Guide recently, resulting in an increase in customers. Lucky for us, there was no queue when we went after having dinner close by.

I find that Hong Kong desserts are not too heavy and lighter on the palate compared to Western desserts.

Don't expect too much from their service as they get very busy, so you take a seat, order and the pay at the end.

There are a number of options to choose from at affordable prices that won't break your budget.

The great thing about their menu is it's in both English and Chinese, and there are pictures which makes ordering very easy.

The 'Sesame Seed Rice Ball with Ginger Sweet Soup (HKD 18.00)' is my dessert of choice.

Soft and chewy glutinous rice balls (tong yuen) filled with a smooth and velvety sesame paste is a match made in heaven. Pure bliss. The accompanying ginger soup was not too sweet and had a nice ginger hit. I do love the spiciness of ginger but some may find it overwhelming.

'Black Sesame Soup (zhi ma hu) (HKD 18.00)' is fragrant when eaten and is usually served warm. It's an old fashioned dessert that is viscous but ultra silky without the grittiness and lumps. They grind their black sesame seeds from scratch, no wonder it's so good.

My absolute favourite dessert house in Hong Kong is easily Kai Kai Dessert hands down. We actually went twice and if we were there for more days we would have went more times.These bowls of hearty Cantonese desserts are definitely worth trying. I wouldn't mind having a bowl right now.

29 Ningpo St
Jordan, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Phone no: +85 2 2384 3862

Opening Hours
7 Days a Week
12:00pm - 4:00am


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