Luk Lam Dessert, 77-79 Un Chau St., Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Area:Sham Shui Po
Nearest Train:Sham Shui Po
Opening Hours:daily 3pm-1am
Before commenting on the food, let us tell you a story about this Chinese-style dessert shop with a green and white Chinese signboard at the front. When you walk into the shop, you will see a lady and a man, both around 70 years old, working very hard and fetching dishes for their customers. A closer look at their faces will reveal a strong family resemblance, because they are in fact siblings.
The duo started their business back in the day with a simple trolley toting two big tanks of dessert: one for red bean soup and the other for green bean. To date, they’ve been in business for more than forty years and have expanded to offer over 50 different types of desserts at their Sham Shui Po shop.
If you are a fan of durian, durian pancakes are on the menu. And if your kidney is in need of a boost, the chestnut sweet soup is supposed to be a good one to have. We ordered the black sesame dumplings in ginger soup, and liked the texture of the dumplings: they were not too soft and not too sweet, the taste was just right. The mango pancake was another great dessert, especially to share among friends. It’s packed full of cream and fresh mangoes.
We’d advise you to leave the tofu pudding alone. While it isn’t necessarily horrible, it isn’t great either. But the rest are all delish and deserve all four stars.