Raging Sweet Teeth

So I’m pretty sure anyone who’s read a couple of my posts kinda figured out I have a raging sweet tooth. Actually, I should probably say sweet teeth, since I love sweets so much. And Hong Kong is no exception. I probably eat more sweets here than I actually do back home.

Good thing I consider fruits to be sweets because they satisfy my sweet cravings and are aplenty here.

Gold Kiwi

Jackfruit

But nothing makes me happier than a whole box of delicious sweet treats

Pastries from Tony Wong

Mixed-berry Napoleons, Mango Napoleon, Blueberry Cheesecake, Fig tart, Mango Delight, Pinky – aka Almond cake with raspberry jam, and Hazelnut & Chocolate Crunchy Cake

The fig tart was so pretty!

and lastly, a cuppa goodness – a Mango Parfait.


I love how pastries here are usually super light and less sweet. I don’t ever get that sickening feeling from too much sugar.

Tony Wong also has beautiful full sized cakes you can specially order.


They’re shaped like roses! I wish I had a better photo…but aren’t they gorgeous?? My birthdays just around the corner and I’m hoping to be blowing out candles on one of these. Just kidding. That’d be pretty darn awesome though!

I’m proud to say I had a taste ofΒ every single one of those pastries in that box πŸ™‚ That should be plenty, but I didn’t stop there…

I’ve also been eating mooncakes!

Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is sometime during the end of September or early November, depending on when the moon is at its fullest.

People celebrate in different ways, but lighting lanterns and sending floating lanterns to the sky is what I remember the most. Technically these mooncakes are eaten while admiring the full mid-autum moon with friends and family, but they’re sold months in advance, so we can practically eat them almost all year round.

A mooncake is actually a little hard to describe. It’s basically a pastry-type sweet that has a tender crust surrounding a dense sweet lotus paste that may or may not contain up to three salted eggs yolks in the center. The egg yolks symbolize the full moon. It’s kinda got that sweet and salty thing goin on, which I love.

I highly doubt my description was all that enticing, but I promise they areΒ absolutely delicious. If you don’t eat eggs, there are mooncakes with no egg yolks and just lotus paste. Those are delicious too πŸ˜› Β The most important aspect though is that you have to buy the RIGHT brand of mooncakes. Otherwise, it’s it’s not so delicious…

So mooncakes and pastries should be enough, right? Wrong.

It’s so hard to pass up sweets here. Just this evening when I was walking home from dinner, I just had to stop at a food stand to buy this.

In that bag is…Egg waffles!

These puffs are warm and crunchy on the outside and hollow on the inside with the slightest chew. If you like waffles, you will LOVE these. There should actually be another row or two of puffs, but I kinda ate them before I got a chance to take this picture.

These have to be one of my absolute favorite foods here in Hong Kong. I’ve eaten them since I was little and they never get old. They’re sold on the streets and there are good ones and bad ones, but thank goodness I live close to a good stand πŸ™‚ I can never pass it up when I walk by because I can smell it a block away.

They actually started selling the egg waffle maker at William Sonoma this year along with an egg waffle mix.

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I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, so I’m not sure how it compares to the ones in Hong Kong, but I’d love to find out!

I could probably go on and on about all the desserts and sweets I’ve been eating, but think I’ll just stick with my favorites so I don’t bore you all to death or give any of you a toothache…;)

What’re some of your favorite sweets?Β 

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19 Comments on “Raging Sweet Teeth”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I’ve recently started following your blog and have to say that your trip looks AMAZING! The food, the sites- wow! The way you share your experiences on your blog gives your readers a mini vacation too! Looking forward to reading more!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh and I really think I am going to have to get over to Williams Sonoma for one of those egg waffle makers:-)

  3. I have sweet teeth too! I love that, going to start using it haha. If I could replace every meal with dessert, no repecutions, I totally would. Chocolate anything is an instant favorite, but I don’t discriminate πŸ™‚

  4. Ohhh I’m definitely feelin’ you on the sweet teeth, girl. I’ve been loving me some sugar lately, whether it comes in the form of sweet fruit or decadent desserts. And seriously, I think you just made my cravings worse with all of these fabulous pictures – I almost swooned when looking at all those pastries! I was in Poland a few years ago for the summer, and I remember the most AMAZING desserts there. I have no idea what they were called, but just… oooo. None of this North American stuff comes close. But I do manage to get by with plenty of chocolate, sweet fruit, pudding, and vanilla ice cream πŸ˜€

    • kris says:

      I have a weakness for foreign desserts πŸ™‚ I can only imagine how delicious those sweets in Poland were! In fact, I just looked up polish desserts, and ohmygosh is all I can say. YUM.

  5. Kalli says:

    these are such beautiful pastries! the waffle thing looks so awesome. what is a jackfruit? so many fun things!

    • kris says:

      Jackfruit is a tree fruit that comes in a huge hard shell that you have to break open to get the fruit. It has a sweet taste and many people say it taste similar to a banana.

  6. All of the sweets look so good! And those cakes are just plain gorgeous.

    I love how fruit seems to be in such abundance there, and such unique varieties, too!

  7. Lenna (veganlenna) says:

    Wow, all those pastries look divine!!! I usually tame my sweet tooth by eating huge amounts of fruit, I find this to be the tastiest option πŸ™‚ What does jackfruit taste like? I have never seen such a fruit here…

    • kris says:

      I’m not really sure how to describe the taste of jackfruit, but I’ve heard many people say it has a similar taste to a banana. It has a very sweet taste and smells very sweet at the same time.

  8. whoa! Jackfruit sounds interesting~~what is it? πŸ™‚ And I think asian stores have some of THHEEEE most beautimous cakes! The decorations, flavors, textures, everything! Today I made PB cookies and I’d been craving ’em for like, a month πŸ˜›

    • kris says:

      Jackfruit is a tree fruit native to southeastern asia. It has a very sweet flavor. I think you can actually sometimes find them in Asian supermarkets in the US!
      I saw your pb cookies and I’m pretty sure I was drooling over them just a bit. hehe πŸ˜‰

  9. I have more of a savory tooth than a sweet tooth! Burger with cheese > cake any day πŸ™‚

  10. […] how I mentioned how much I loved the pastries from Tony Wong?…Someone must’ve read my blog because look what I found in the fridge two […]


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