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Chiu Chow Hop Shing Dessert – Famous Chinese Style Dessert

June 2, 2021

Name (English): Chiu Chow Hop Shing Dessert
Name (Chinese): 潮州合成糖水
Category: Food & Beverages
Phone Number: +852 2383 3026
Address (English): G/F, 9 Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Address (Chinese): 九龍城龍崗道9號地下
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/778KcUjfuQeubrAX9
Address longitude and latitude: 22.32841775394686, 114.19026534663767
Nearest MTR Station: Sung Wong Toi Station Exit B2
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/tqYpVCG2Gxyd5msP9
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.328082253455168, 114.18983711019251
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 2-minute walk from Sung Wong Toi MTR Exit B2
Opening Hours:
MON 15:00 – 01:00
TUE 15:00 – 01:00
WED 15:00 – 01:00
THU 15:00 – 01:00
FRI 15:00 – 01:00
SAT 15:00 – 01:00
SUN 15:00 – 01:00
Budget (per person): HKD30-50
Recommended Food/Drinks: Black sesame dumplings, water chestnut sweet soup, green bean sweet soup
Recommended Time to Visit: 16:00
Accessibility Note: Easy access

A visit to this renowned dessert shop is a must whenever you’re in Kowloon City. Established in 1955, Hop Shing is an institution in Kowloon City and one of the few dessert places in Hong Kong specialising in Chiu Chow (Teochew) desserts. 

The entrance

Serving up delicious, soul-warming sweet soups for more than 60 years, Hop Shing now offers more than 90 types of desserts, including both traditional and modernised items that allow you to mix and match based on your preference of ingredients. 

Their signatures are lotus seed and something called “clear heart balls”(清心丸), which is best described as small dessert jelly cubes that has a slippery and gelatinous texture (it may or may not be every foreigner’s cup of tea). Yet, the homemade goodies are said to be the best in Hong Kong. 

Since there are so many ingredients to mix and match which can be a bit dazzling, If you are willing to give it a try the jelly cubes, go with lotus seed and barley in green bean soup or sweet tofu soup.

“clear heart balls”(清心丸)in green bean soup

Other signature desserts include black sesame dumplings, water chestnut sweet soup and green bean soup.

Glutinous Rice Balls with Peanuts (糖不甩)

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to witness the insane ability of the shop’s daughters being able to rattle off the dessert names by rote memory corresponding to the numbers on the menu. There are 90 desserts in total — you do the math. 

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