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Local cuisine, Dessert, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
1.3 km from Victoria Harbour
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Chinese, Asian
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Cantonese sweets. Not “desserts” Cantonese have fruit as a palate cleanser after a meal. Sweet items are eaten as sweets. This type of sweet is one area I can claim to be an expert. Happy to report- perfection. All the acclaim is deserved.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2019 via mobile

Located in Jordan, michelin recommended restaurant, reasonable and yummy food, crowded, i like tangyuan very much, delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

Kai Kai Dessert is a casual eatery that specialises in traditional Cantonese desserts. They have both English and Cantonese menus, and the pictures make it easy for ordering. If you love ginger and yummy textures, you'll love their 'Sesame Seed Rice Ball with Ginger Sweet...Soup for $18 HK ($3.40 NZD). It is soft and chewy glutinous rice balls (tong yuen) filled with a smooth and velvety sesame paste in a hot ginger soup which is mild on the sugar but packs a punch with the ginger heat. It was the best thing I ate in Hong Kong, and I ended up eating it a few times while here at different spots, but Kai Kai was the best!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

If you know “Tong Shiite” (desserts soup), you’ll love Kai Kai. Every time we visit Hong Kong, we have to go for satisfying our sweet teeth. Everything is full of it’s genuine taste. Sesame, walnut, green bean, red bean, wheat and barley soaps are all...great. In the Summer, you can have it cold or try the Mango and Lychee drink made only for 3 months a year called “Yuen Zhi Kum Lo” Beware of the long line during after lunch and dinner. Or just take out to enjoy them in your hotel room! Sorry, no delivery! The 90 years old grandma still taking off the shells of the nut for you. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Don't have a sweet tooth but I do like my black sesame paste. Glad I decided to go across the subway underpass over to Parkes Street for a dessert nightcap. Didn't encounter the read-about long queue, got a seat within 10 minutes. Wished I had...gone with a bigger group - would've been able to try more of. Managed to try 5 desserts over the course of 3 consecutive nights instead. Had the hot black sesame paste on my first visit. Hit the spot. I forgot to ask if they grinded the black sesame from scratch but it tasted like it. (Never knew black sesame bean paste can be had cold too! Tried that on my third visit - still prefer the conventional hot version. ) Another standout dessert to try is the gingko with barley and bean curd (白果薏米腐竹). The bean curd was smooth and silky but more importantly, it was within the "acceptable sweet" limit. Had their black sesame dumpling in "ginger juice" to go and that was delightful too, thanks to the "ginger juice'. There were 8 mini dumplings. The joint was relatively quieter past midnight, and there was no queue. This is a cash-only joint. Desserts average around HKD$22-24, think it was a dollar more for takeaways. There are a few other dessert joints sprinkled around Parkes Street / Temple Street but I was obsessed with trying as many desserts as I could at 佳佳. p.s. They have English menus for tourists.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

Tasty but a tad too sweet...Think a good sesame paste should have a little bitter after taste to bring out the real taste of the black sesame ... At HKD22 a pop it's not exactly friendly price...

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019

After shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui, we walked to Kai Kai Dessert in Ning Po Street, Jordan for traditional Cantonese desserts. This is one of our dining routine whenever we visit Hong Kong. We cannot recommend it enough. Business was brisk and we shared a...table with customers. We ordered a bowl each of black sesame dessert and almond dessert. Both had the right balance of sweetness that did not overwhelm the delightful taste of sesame and almond pastes. The desserts offered us a nice break from our shopping.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

First time there and we tried a variety of desserts from the Ginger Sweet Potato Soup, Papaya Soup, Beancurd Barley, Steamed Egg, Black Sesame and surprisingly all were good !! The sesame was smooth and not too sweet. The Beancurd was creamy but not too...thick. Definitely worth a visit !More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 June 2019

We walked by and decided to give it a try without knowing its popularity. There was no line waiting. We ordered the hot black sesame dessert soup and the cold mango (smoothie like) soup. Both were delicious, intense natural flavor and not overly sweet. We...will definitely return.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

All the desserts are yumm .. they are not very sweet and be forewarned the place is always packed with customers ...

Date of visit: May 2019
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