Monday, July 24

Xi Yan Sweets, Hong Kong

1 G/F 8 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai
T. 2833 6299

Ok, this trip to Hong Kong was planned way too last minute for me to organize reservations for the renowned Xi Yan. Good thing is they opened a dessert store that serves food as well, and takes in walk-ins like me.

We ordered up quite a storm: spicy chicken salad with glass noddles – ok; carrot cake in xo sauce - ok; pomelo salad – rather Thai in taste; soybean skin salad – ordinary; beansprout salad – also ordinary; winter melon in broth – rather interesting and one of the better dishes; dan dan mian (noodle in meat sauce) – rather bland.

Desserts though were a different experience altogether. The dumpling in ginger soup was nice light and addictive. But what totally blew me away was the lychee ice-cream wrapped in a crepe. The lychee ice-cream was sooo amazing it tasted just like fresh lychee but only in ice-cream form. If anything, I will be back, not for the food but most certainly for the desserts. That lychee ice-cream!!!


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