Sweet Tooth: Restaurants across Hong Kong have granted contemporary twists to classic Cantonese fare. Now, Eat Darling Eat brings a quirky, innovative take to Chinese desserts — with a delicious savory menu to boot — at Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay.
Look & Feel: The 1,300sqft space is bright and fun, with chairs upholstered in lemon yellow and graphic stickers and food snapshots decorating the washed grey walls.
On the Menu: There’re several sections to the dessert menu, including tong sui (Chinese sweet soups, although the Eat Darling Eat versions sees them plated instead), icy treats, sorbets, and cakes and pastries. Expect creative renditions of local favorites, such as the pineapple bun stuffed with pineapple sorbet and custard ($68) and the sweet potato soup that’s paired with chocolate cake and icy taro ($68, pictured above). The savory menu includes light bites and main courses such as sweet ‘n’ sour pork nachos with wonton chips ($58) and chicken neck rice ($98, pictured). A selection of cocktails, teas and coffees round out the menu.
Meet the Chef: Executive chef Jason Luk specializes in all things dessert and has honed his skills at the famed Zuma in Bangkok.
Great For: Satisfying that need for sugar.
FYI: The restaurant’s range of coffees — including single origins, hand-dripped, and Hong Kong-inspired creations like Hong Kong milk coffee and chestnut cappuccino (both $58) — are crafted with a state-of-the-art Astoria coffee machine.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.