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By Michelle Chan | September 4th, 2023

For when the typhoon season breezes simply aren’t enough to alleviate Hong Kong’s infamous “humid heat”. Scroll down to discover 6 Chinese dessert spots in the Greater Bay Area that will give you a tasty cool down.

Hong Kong: Meet Fresh
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One of Hong Kong’s most beloved Taiwanese dessert places, Meet Fresh keeps customers going back with quality and affordable prices. From syrup-infused shave ice and grass jelly combos to taro ball soups and seasonal offerings, there’s something for everyone.

Multiple locations including Shop1, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, +852 2566 1318

Hong Kong: Kai Kai Dessert
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Michelin-recommended Kai Kai Dessert has been part of the Jordan neighborhood for four decades, for good reason of course. Explore their extensive menu of local classics such as sago soup, glutinous rice balls, sweet potato soup and way more.

G/F, 29 Ning Po Street, Jordan, +852 2384 3862

Macau: Loja de Doces Hang Heong Un
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Opened in 1965, Loja de Doces Hang Heong Un has a poetic Chinese name (杏香園, almond fragrance garden) announcing its crown jewel offering: home grinded almond desserts. Next time you visit Macau, stop by and savor a spoonful of nostalgia.

G/F, 13 Travessa do Matadouro, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, +853 2857 2701

Shenzhen: 囍兒甜糖水鋪
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Who can say no to fruits on shave ice? Especially when they are filled right to the brim. Shenzhen’s hottest (or coolest) spot is 囍兒甜糖水鋪 (Xi’ertian Desserts), well known for their colorful and extremely Instagrammable dessert selections.

Shop 101, 46 Niuxiangfang, Futiancun, Shenzhen, 13342980147

Shenzhen: 十六小糖水鋪
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If you’re in the mood for more traditional Chinese desserts, don’t miss Shenzhen’s 十六小糖水鋪 (Shiliuxiao Desserts). Try the signature panyan balls with adlay, water chestnut and rich coconut milk to combat the summer heat.

147 Chuang Ye Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 18682337793

Guangzhou: 芬芳甜品
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Shining on the radar of Guangzhou locals, 芬芳甜品 (Fenfang Desserts) is best recognized for its peanut-coated glutinous rice balls (糖不甩), a traditional Cantonese treat not found in many places today. Don’t have quite the sweet tooth? Try their savory dishes such as pan-fried dumplings.

619 Tongfu East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, +86 20 8449 4843

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