Desserts at Hui Lau Shan 许留山, Jordan (Hong Kong)

The original plan was to head to the Australian Dairy Company (known for their scrambled eggs and steam milk desserts). However, once we alighted from Jordan MTR and made our way there, it was closed. Now don't forget, it was declared a typhoon warning T8 that day, so there was no guarantee what was really open. 

Taking it into our stride, we walked around the area to see what else was open. Most of the shops and eateries were closed, and it also started to rain pretty heavily so we sought refuge at Hui Lau Shan 许留山. Hui Lau Shan 许留山 is a dessert store that specializes in mango deserts, known particularly for its mango sago. Before it was famous in the 1960s, they were selling 龟苓膏 (Tortoise/Turtle Jelly), which was traditionally made from the powdered plastron (bottom shell) from the turtle. They became famous around the 1990s after they created mango sago. It has since branch out with multiple outlets in Hong Kong

So while we sought refuge from the downpour, we ordered some dessert and waited it out.  

Hui Lau Shan 许留山
Given the weather it was pretty empty inside the dessert cafe. 
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One of the menus

We ordered the Mango Romance Set (HK$62) which came with Mango Crisp, and a Coconut Hashima with Birds Nest (can't remember the price).

Hui Lau Shan 许留山
Mango Romance Set: This is perfect if you want to try a little bit of everything. The top right is mango pure with glutinous rice balls. On the top left is mango ice cream and the one at the bottom right is mochi filled with mango filling.

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The mango crisp which was basically mango ice-cream sandwiched between two 'crisps' and topped with mango cubes.
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Coconut Hashima with Birds Nest: Perfect if you love your  desserts warm and you can handle the thought of eating hashima (a dessert ingredient made from the dried fatty tissue found near the fallopian tubes of true frogs 😮). Of course, to the unsuspecting palate it would taste something like really chewy and crunchy jelly. Anyways, the broth was not to sweet and the coconut flavor was strong yet subtle on the taste buds, the coconut was also quite fresh.

Overall, the desserts were nice and the the servers at the particular branch we were at (Jordan) were also polite and friendly, evening recommending some of their more well-known items.

Recommended: If you love eating mangoes and/or desserts, it's worth giving this place a try. However, as Hui Lau Shan 许留山 has branches throughout Hong Kong, you will definitely see it when you are somehow randomly walking. So there is no need to specifically visit a particular branch unless you happen to be in the area.

Hui Lau Shan 许留山

Various Locations
24A-26 Jordan Road, Jincheng Building

Hong Kong
Tel No: 2314 9092

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