Tis the season for over indulging, so make the most of the excuse this Chinese New Year and discover a delectable range of the most moreish desserts on offer in the Fragrant Harbour. To celebrate the beginning of the year of the Rooster, some of our favourite Hong Kong eateries have developed delicious variations of the traditional Niangao – as well as other sweet treats – and we’ve pulled together our pick of the best.
Four Seasons serves up a quartet of treats
From Chinese executive chef Chan Yan Tak comes a menu of four sweet treats that are bound to impress your family and friends. Choose from Lunar New Year pudding with chrysanthemum and honey; water chestnut pudding with red dates and lotus root; abalone turnip pudding with conpoy; or taro pudding with air-dried meat. Priced separately, each of these taste-bud-tingling creations will give you another reason to celebrate.
Go mod with Ms B’s CAKERY
Choose Ms B’s Cakery for a delicious alternative to the signature Niangao dessert. The Rooster Taster is a picture-perfect rework of the bestselling beetroot red velvet cake, dusted with 24-carat edible gold. For an even more impressive option, the Bloom cake is resplendent in deep red, topped with a sensational handcrafted sugar art peony. Make it your sweet centerpiece or send it as a thoughtful (and tasty!) gift.
Say yes to Lady M
You’ll make a grand statement with Lady M’s impressive double-tiered candy chest. Stocked with a selection of 8 distinct sweets – including raspberry and Marc de Champagne-flavoured truffles, milk, rose and green tea nougat, and a roasted almond covered in molten gold – this is a premium gift to share with family, friends and business partners alike. The ornate packaging, as well as the gifts inside, is beautifully bewitching.