Friday, August 30, 2013

Hong Kong Eats: Simple Eats

Whew!  Finally, I'm rounding off my Hong Kong posts.  But before I close off the series, let me share with you guys a couple of must-tries: some old, and some newly discovered ones.  Here it is!

Paul Lafayet's Praline Mille-Feuilles
"Chopped caramalised hazelnut, Gianduja cream and praline cream sandwiched between layers of crispy flaky pastry."

Just imagine biting into the crunchy outer shell with the cream oozing out.  It's the first time that I've tried a Mille-Feuille that wasn't already limp/soggy so it was a welcome change.

Hui Lau Shan's Mango and Coconut Milk with Aloe Jelly
If you happen to walk around Hong Kong in the afternoon and under the scorching sun (which is what happened to us!) then the welcoming sign of Hui Lau Shan will definitely urge you to go grab a drink (or some dessert!).  We had the Mango and Coconut Milk with Aloe Jelly which was absolutely refreshing!  It's a nice combination of sweet and creamy with some aloe jelly bits to chew on.  Yum!

Ikea's meatballs
Yes.  Meatballs.  I think what makes it special is the sauce.  It's a mix of gravy and cranberry sauce, so you get that perfect mix of sweet and salty.  They didn't include the cranberry sauce this time.  I wonder why?

La Maison du Chocolat's Maracuja Island
Look at that perfect dome.  Almost too pretty to eat.  But we must. (Scroll to next picture)

Cross section of the Maracuja Island
...and we did!  Attack would probably be the more precise word.  Look at the poor cake.  That's what happens when a fork is all you have.  We were too excited that we ate the cake right outside the store even if we told the cashier that we were having it to-go.  Haha!

Honestly, I just got it because it looked nice.  And after trying it out, I STILL don't know what it is.  All I can tell you is that it's really, really good.  (Further research tells me that it is banana, coconut, lime and passion fruit cream covered in rich, dark chocolate.  Oooooooh.)

So here it is, officially signing off on the Hong Kong food posts.  Hope you guys liked it!  Please do sound off at the comments section to let me know!

Paul Lafayet is at Shop 38, B2, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hui Lau Shan is at 58-60 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Ikea is at basement floor, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Road,Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
La Maison du Chocolat is at Shop 246, 2/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

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