The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 15 September 2014

Desserts galore @ various places in Hong Kong

This is a dessert-centric post, of the sweets we ate on revisits to some of our favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.

French Toast with sliced banana, mixed berries, maple syrup and whipped cream, at Oolaa Petite. My friend Steph ordered this from the breakfast menu for dessert after her meal, and it was a bigger serving than expected. It was delicious, and I was happy to help her out!

Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream from Inaniwa Udon. Lovely matcha ice cream and adzuki beans wrapped within a sticky mochi skin:

Love in Belgium (classic chocolate ice cream, Belgian Chocolate ice cream and warm chocolate puffy cake) at Haagen-Dazs (phone camera):

An okay version of affogato, also at Haagen-Dazs (also phone camera):

Green Tea Tiramisu at IHEI Japanese. Heavy on matcha powder and lots of custard, and we quite liked it:

Mango Tofu Cake, also at IHEI. It was interesting, with each layer having pudding-like texture. It wasn't overly sweet nor rich, so it didn't sit heavy on the stomach after a carb-rich lunch of sushi and rice:

Berliner has become our favourite German restaurant in HK (though to be honest, we haven't tried any other!). Good sausages and pork knuckles, and their desserts are yummy!

On a visit last December, we tried the Pan-fried Vanilla Pancakes with ice cream and dark cherries (nuts and raisins are usually sprinkled on, but we requested them to be served separately as our son has nut allergies). Good, but very filling (especially after a hefty meal of sausages and pork knuckle):

The following two photos were taken on hubby's phone camera (significantly better quality than the photos taken with my phone!)

Two Sundays ago, it was Father's Day in Australia (which we celebrate in this household), and hubby liked my suggestion of German sausages for lunch. He decided to indulge in Berliner's Dessert Platter, featuring Berliner's Black Forest Cheesecake, Vanilla Pancakes and Apple Strudel. What he didn't expect was for all three to be full-serving sizes - good for sharing between four or five adults, not two!

The only dessert we hadn't yet tried was the Black Forest Cheesecake. Little sponge cake rolls with cream cheese filling and coated with chocolate flakes, served along with cubes of cherry jelly and a pot of vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries. This was the nut-free version, and I don't know if the usual version is any different:

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