Friday, May 9, 2014

Leaf Dessert - Dai pai dong sweet treats

I depend a lot on openrice.com and other online reviews for recommendations on where to eat when I plan my trips to Hong Kong. Most of the time, I enjoy the recommendations. But occasionally, I meet with disappointment.

Leaf Dessert has a pretty good reputation online - both for their desserts and for the fact that they are one of the few remaining dai pai dongs in Hong Kong.

 
Their simple dessert menu.


We ordered one of their most popular items - 糖不甩 (tong but laat, rice balls with sugar, coconut and sesame). It was...ok, not very special.

The sago with coconut was another average item.


The sesame paste similarly did not wow us.


We left feeling underwhelmed, given the rave reviews. I suppose it would be ok to give it a go if you happen to be in the area, but I wouldn't go in search of it. Personally, I will not be back.

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Leaf Dessert (玉葉甜品)
http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=7951
Add: 2 Elgin Street, SOHO, Central
中環蘇豪伊利近街2號
Tel: 2544 3795

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