Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is possibly Hong Kong’s most visible dessert store, known for their ‘kwai ling ko’ and mango treats.
This used to be the first thing I eat in Hong Kong for several of my trips (because it was located at the airport), especially the cold Mango Sago Pomelo, with coconut milk topped with a big scoop of ice cream.
Now… the good news is Hui Lau Shan is making its return back to Singapore.
The millennials may not remember that the brand was once at Orchard Road, located at International Building (was it 2009 or something?)
However, the lack of demand, high pricing and disparity with the Hong Kong standard caused it to make a rather quick exit.
Some background: Hui Lau Shan is a dessert specialist founded in Hong Kong since 1960s, known to sell Chinese herbal tea.
After they created the trendy Mango Sago, it became a popular dessert in Hong Kong, and continues to remain as its most iconic item.
The brand is best known for its Mango series made from Carabao Mangoes, with a huge range of mango puddings, mango sago, mango jellies, mango glutinous balls and drinks.
The drinks come in layers of coconut, hashima jelly aloe, aloe vera, red bean, ice cream or fruit puree depending on your selection.
Colourful, delectable and will send thrills as you enjoy a drink with fresh fruit bits of mango and strawberry.
But they have been known to be pricey, and there is much competition from similar mango dessert stores.