Musings of a bon vivant in Hong Kong

Dessert Hideaway


My friend MZ and I just discovered another pudding place and frankly, I’m astonished no-one I know, knows about it.

Having said that, it is in a “blink and you’ll miss it” location, and I’m slightly gutted I didn’t find it earlier as I could have eaten a mountain of my favourite desserts by now. I could be selfish and keep the location to myself but I like to spread food love so here it is: Cōng Sǎo ( ) dessert, under the Holiday Inn Express behind Times Square.

Cōng Sǎo was packed when we went at 10pm and the friendly manager told us the favourites were the special Coconut dragon eye (longan) ice and the Durian crystal seeds.

I couldn’t work out from the picture what Durian crystal seeds meant but I thought I would try that next time as I wanted to have one of the mango puddings.

Cōng Sǎo is meant to specialise in all things mango and judging from their extensive menu, I have a long way to go before I finish sampling them all. MZ went for the coconut dragon eye ice and I ordered the ‘mango milkshake milk clot’ which isn’t the most appealing dessert name. Name aside, the mango milkshake was scrumptious: rich in mango flavour and coating a generous bowl of cold steamed milk pudding and slices of sweet, juicy mangoes. The milk pudding or ‘clot’ isn’t in the same league as the Yee Shun milk company’s but the combination was still great.

The coconut dragon eye ice was good, the shaved ice was an almost overpowering longan taste but very refreshing.

So, if you’re looking for a new pudding place, go and investigate Cong Sao for a change of scenery and a new twist on some of the traditional Chinese desserts.

Chopstixfix rating: 3.5/5

Cōng Sǎo (聰 嫂), Ground Floor, Holiday Inn Express, Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2278 2622 (Branches also in Po Lam and Hang Hau on Tseung Kwan O Line)



Author: chopstixfix

Michelle Ng is a Brit born Chinese-Malaysian who has loved food since time immemorial. She is a firm believer in "Live to Eat, not Eat to Live".

2 thoughts on “Dessert Hideaway

  1. This place had a queue around the block… like 30 people at any given time from 2pm til midnight. so on our last day, we tried it out… it was only 1pm.. everyone was still having lunch, and we found it empty. so we gave it a try. Deelish!!! Will try to make some at home soon!

    • Hi C.D.! Thanks very much for your comment, so glad you managed to check it out, it’s a great little place isn’t it? 🙂 Enjoy recreating it at home and keep reading the blog! 😀

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