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Cooling Down with 7 Sweet Treats in Hong Kong

When the sun is scorching, it’s time to cool down with some of the hottest cold dishes in town. From soft serves ice cream to mixed layer gelato, these are 7 icy sweet treats to keep you cool during summer time in Hong Kong.

Mobile Softee

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Mobile Softee is an ice cream truck company that has been operating for over 40 years in Hong Kong. They serve 4 different items; the original soft serve in a waffle cone, a nutty drumstick, soft serve in a cup and orange flavored sherbet. The orange sherbet is perfect to beat the heat during summer as well as their original. You can find the trucks at the densely populated areas and tourist spots all over Hong Kong, such as Star Ferry in Tsim Tsa Tsui, the Mong Kok Flower Street and Stanley Market.

Oddies Foodies

45 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong.

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Oddies Foodies is a Cantonese and Western style dessert shop. Here, you can get the iconic Hong Kong eggette and gelato. They also have Frozen Jar-Leto, the mixed layers of gelato served in a jar. You can select a series of artisan gelato including their best-selling flavour, Dark Matter, and their new flavour, Interstellar.

i Cremeria

Harbour City, Langham Place and 3 other locations.

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As an authentic dessert parlour with Japanese and Western flare, i Cremeria serves desserts with picturesque presentation and unique sweet flavours. One of their popular desserts is the creamy soft ice cream withJapanese melon. Their Frutta Crema also combines the signature Hokkaido fresh milk ice cream with Japanese fruits. Don’t miss to try the Giapponese cream collection, uji matcha ice cream topped with Japanese sweets such as dorayaki, anmitsu (jelly) and red bean. You may find this Japanese Premium Sweets in 5 different locations in Hong Kong including Harbour City and Langham Place.

ATUM Desserant

16F The L.Square O’brien Rd, 459-461 Lockhart Rd, Bowrington.

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ATUM Desserant brings dessert to another level in Hong Kong. Using a modern technique, molecular gastronomy, along with the artistic plating and table theatre, they introduce innovative contemporary desserts using flavours that are familiar to Chinese palates.

ATUM Desserant constantly experiments with diverse ingredients to serve up unexpected flavours that will surprise the customers, such as bamboo charcoal, corn, beetroot, truffle and foie gras.

Emack & Bolio’s

GF, 26 Cochrane Street, Central.

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Hailing from Boston, United States, Emack & Bolio’s has everything from ice cream and sorbets to milkshakes and ice cream cakes. The wide dessert variety makes it the perfect place to go for a sweet summer treat. This classic American ice cream shop has been widely recognised for its colourful ice creams plus funky cones since 1975 and have won multiple awards. All of their ice cream flavours are indulgent flavours, such as Cookie Monster, Stoney’s Dreams with Fudge Swirl, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel. Try to mix the ice cream with their funky cones that come encrusted with Rice Krispies, marshmallow, or Fruit Loops for an amazing crunch.

Fook Yuen/Fuyuan Tangyuan

G/F, 7 Fook Yuen Street, North Point.

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When the humidity is rising in the evening, Fook Yuen is the quintessential place to go. This cafe serves an array of Chinese desserts. One of the hot favourites on the menu is the glutinous rice ball dumpling with black sesame filling. As for the soup, you can choose from red bean soup, sesame soup and walnut soup to accompany the glutinous rice ball dumplings.

Cong Sao Star Dessert

21-23 Tai Wong St E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

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Popular since 2004, Cong Sao Star Dessert serves Cantonese-style desserts. It’s known for its large variety of dessert choices and the quality of ingredients that are used for making desserts. Their mango desserts are the highlights on the menu. You may visit 1 of 8 branches which are spreading all over the city.

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