Leaf Dessert 玉葉甜品 @ Central, Hong Kong

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Tucked away on the sloppy Elgin Street, Leaf Dessert is a 100 years old premise that serves traditional Chinese desserts. It is also one of the few dai pai dongs (only 28 left!) situated around the Hong Kong island and Kowloon.
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The dai pai dong which is now in its fourth generation is so well known among the locals and tourists that one needs to exercise some patience and wait!. We were there on a relatively quiet morning so the owner (I presume) instructed us to just grabbed a stool and sit down. Apart from their sweet specialties such as Red Bean Soup, Green Bean Soup, Seaweed with Green Beans, Black Sesame Soup, Sago with Coconut, and Glutinous Rice Balls with Sugar, Coconut and Sesame; we spotted the locals indulging in some other noodles dishes.
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We ordered the famous Rice Ball with Sugar Coconut Sesame (糖不甩 HK$8) which looks a lot like our mua chi. However, the rice balls were being served differently from mua chi – it was hot, soft and chewy with a generous amount of shredded coconut+sugar+sesame sprinkles. It’s a winning combination, just like apples simmered with cinnamons, or warm brownies with vanilla ice cream. Must try!
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The Green Bean Soup (HKD 8) too, is very different from our version. It is flavoured with stinky grass 臭草, a type of Chinese herb which despite the name is not stinky at all. It can release excessive toxic heat and clears up acnes. The soup is served together with barley and seaweed as well. Very refreshing, and healthy too!
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Not too far off from Leaf Dessert is where Sing Heung Yuen is situated. It is one of the most highly rated dai pai dong in HK that serves up simple and wholesome local fare such as beef noodles with tomato soup and toasts.
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However, the queue was so long that it will take at least an hour for us to get a seat. Maybe next time? :(

Leaf Dessert
2 Elgin Street, SOHO, Central
中環蘇豪伊利近街2號
Opens daily from 12:30pm – 00:30am
Tel: +852-2544 3795
Openrice Page here

Sing Heung Yuen
2 Mee Lun St (near Gough St), Central,
Opens daily from 8am-5:30pm.
Tel: +852 2544 8368
Openrice Page here

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  1. ai wei says:

    like the 糖不甩 and green bean soup. very very different from what we used to have :)
    aiksss, the queue was too long. if not, will wan to try out the salty 7-up something
    next time ya, we come here earlier
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..Sumptuous Desserts @ The Gardens =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    yum yum!! yeah lo wat a waste

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  2. Choi Yen says:

    The green bean dessert look like some vegetables soup hor… :P
    .-= Choi Yen´s last blog ..Brussels Beer Cafe =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    but very bou and nice le :)

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  3. I went to Sing Heung Yuen and I didn’t have to wait at all.

    lol…look at the queues!
    .-= Apple Foodees´s last blog ..Cockles, Clams and Escargots at Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    wow lucky you!!

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  4. J2Kfm says:

    The trick is to go during odd hours I guess. I almost thought that bowl of soup was seaweed soup or something. yeah … the craving for HK food all over again.

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  5. eiling says:

    are those people lining up for the food?!! wah….

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    yeah and its longer than you c in the pic. scary

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  6. 追食富地 says:

    哇!吃一顿小食要排这么长的队…..汗流 =o
    .-= 追食富地´s last blog ..Soon Heong Hak Kah Nyon Tau Fu @ Kepong Baru =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    ya lo, so kua zheong

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  7. taufulou says:

    wah lau!! so long queue.. *faint ah..guess its worth it i don mind actually . .. :D

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