鸿福堂 @ Hong Kong (CNY Edition)


Usually I don’t write twice about a place but because of the upcoming Chinese New Year, and since I’m gonna miss it in my home country Singapore, I’ve decided to write about traditional new year cakes eaten in HK and some can be found in Singapore as well.

I was served a big slice each of each cake for me to try at the shop at Lok Ma Chau MTR Station and I dug in! 🙂

Carrot Cake or Lor Pak Kou... This carrot cake typically in HK is always filled with loads of white radish, dried shrimps, chinese sausage and dried scallops. This was served steamed but if served pan fried with XO sauce, it would be nicer. 🙂
Yam Cake or Wu Tao Kou. The ones in HK has a lot of yam and the same ingredients as those of the carrot cake. This one is yammy yummy.
New Year Cake Or Nin Kou. The difference between HK and SG ones are that HK ones have some coconut flavouring inside. It gives it a nicer aroma definitely. Not very sweet this one and is nice, soft and chewy.
Water Chestnut Cake or Ma Tai Gou. Nice soft and refreshing. I didn't really like it cos I still prefer it cold. This was served hot.
Mango Pomelo Dessert Cake or Yong Chi Kam Lou Kou. A famous dessert made into a pudding cake. I still prefer their drink version instead of this although this cost more than the 4 items above.
Takeaway pack which was made in a hard container which you can recycle for keeping food. Not a bad idea after all.

Rating: 4.5/5. Service is tops!

Taste: Overall pretty good! Love the use of ingredients and loads of it. Of course the prices comes with it as well. 😉

Portion: Average.

Price: They sell in  slabs. HKD$65 for all except the Mango Dessert which cost HKD$85 or soemthing like that. Other than the bpx……..xzXC

RTE: Only good for CNY period so I bought 3 slabs of yam and carrot ones for personal consumption. 🙂

Location: Lok Ma Chau MTR station, Hong Kong.

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泛后甜品@Yuen Long, NT Hong Kong


Ok it reads Fan How Tim Ban in Cantonese or in English, it means desserts after rice… or meals… It’s just opposite the famous B仔凉粉 but I heard the latter’s standards have dropped. So I tried this stall which is renown for their Durian Pancakes, super crowded and they occupy like so many shop houses along the road and behind… amazing business they have!

See how crowded the place is? Wah lau... business damn good...
Inside the shop... the guys inside the kitchen area were working non-stop and keeps churning out bowls and bowls of dessert!
Mixed Fruits Jelly (杂果凉粉) - Very refreshing. Basically it's just fresh fruits and jelly at the bottom. But it's nice lah. 🙂
Braised mid section wings... nice snack!
Chee Cheong Fun with fishballs... in curry sauce, sweet bean sauce and sesame sauce. Love this.
Durian Pancakes!!! The skin is super soft, the durian taste is power! Tasted like D24 inside! Love it! It was so good I ta pao 2 more packets. Each pack is HKD$28.
Fresh cream with durian paste... superb formula to gain weight but the taste is just so irresistible!!!
Address of the place from my takeaway bag...

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Most of the stuff we tried were good. Will try other stuff on my next trip there.

Portion: Average

Price: Total bill about HKD$100… including 3 packets of durian pancake for takeaway.

RTE: Yup!

Location: See last picture.