HONG KONG’S BEST SUMMER DESERTS

Cheesecakes, chocolates, cakes and more! Top restaurants in Hong Kong are going all out this summer to give us a sensational range of cooling desserts. Here are our top five that are sure to cheer you up and cool you down on a hot summer’s day.

Tivo, the neighbourhood hang-out in K-Town, has recently launched their new Superfood menu making healthy eating and drinking cool this summer. The Kumpquat infused Brandy snaps with a white chocolate mousse and a passion fruit coulis are not only fresh and light, but drop dead delicious and should definitely be top of your summer craving list.
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For a summer sexy Superfood smoothies, take a Skinny Dip (HK$68) and go au naturel with a mix of fresh beetroot, orange, carrot juice, and banana. Cheeky Beach Bum (HK$68) blends blackberry, blueberry and raspberry puree with layers of yogurt, topped with fresh raspberry coulis. Get into position with – Downward Facing Dog (HK$68) set for Superfood stardom combining fresh avocado, yogurt, honey and guava.

Tivo
Location: 33 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong (Reservations: 2543-1238)

Mercato, the newly opened restaurant by three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, specialises in casual, contemporary Italian cuisine. Mercato’s Toasted Almond Panna cotta with Peach, Cherry and Apricot Sorbet, combines fresh, zingy fruit with a refreshingly light panna cotta for the ultimate summer dessert. Another must-try is Chef Jean-Georges take on the classic Italian Tiramisu!

Mercato
Location: 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street,Lan
Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
(Reservations: 3706-8567)

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CÉ LA VI is one of the hottest places to hang out in town. Located in the heart of LKF, this rooftop bar, restaurant and club, serves modern Asian cuisine and desserts created by Award winning Iron Chef, Jason Licker. Sweet lovers with a sophisticated palate can challenge their taste buds with The White Chocolate-Junmai Saké Cream ($118), which has a melodic mix of sweet berries and acidic yuzu, completed with a smooth Japanese saké finish.

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CÉ LA VI
Location: 25/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
(Reservations: 3700-2300)
Morton’s of Chicago is well-known for their fine quality dining, service and elegance. This classic, American-style steakhouse offers a range of traditional American comfort desserts, including Fresh strawberries or mixed berries ($130), a zingy Key Lime Pie ($130) or Homemade New York Style Cheesecake ($125), what could be better than rounding up your dinner with a home-made dessert?

Morton’s of Chicago The Steakhouse
Location: The Sheraton Hong Kong, Hotel & Towers
Fourth Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Reservations: 2732-2343)
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For the ultimate summer cool down, Ayutthaya located in Central, is now offering unique and exotic Thai ice cream flavours to beat the heat, including exotic and Thai-inspired flavours like Strawberry & basil, Tom Yum, Mango Sticky Rice, Tangerine & Rambutan and Lemongrass. Each scope is priced at HK$65 each.

Ayutthaya
Location: 35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong (Reservations: 3105-5055)