If you're ever in Hong Kong for any reason at all, there is one place that you absolutely must go.
Don't be fooled by its appearance.
On the outside, this shop looks like some place you your grandmother buy Chinese medicine from. But I'm telling ya, I had better time in the shop than in Disneyland.
The name of the place is called
Chu Xu Liu Shan, probably named after a famous maiden from ancient China.
They serve mango puddings. Nothing else but mango puddings.
They've got mango puddings by itself, mango puddings with sago balls, mango puddings with fruits, mango puddings with ice cream, ... anything and every possible combination you could think of. And they are absolutely sensational.
I discovered it when I was at Causeway Bay (Hong Kong's main shopping area) and saw a sizable crowd forming by the shopfront. My instinct immediately tells me that one of the following must be true:
a) Some celebrity sighting
b) Someone fighting
c) Someone giving out something for free
Turns out none of the above was happening at all. The Chu Liu Shan outlet was just having one of their normal days.
Out of curiousity, I hopped into their almost-full shop and ordered their basic mango pudding. And I got THIS.
This is not an ordinary dessert dish at all. Their mango puddings are absolutely out of this world.
And It's not exactly cheap either you know. A bowl of mango pudding like that costs HK$26/RM13. That's the price of Starbucks! Yet business is still doing so well. That's how good they are.
It's not difficult to see why. One spoonful of their mango pudding and I'm already in seventh heaven. Their pudding is smooth and silky, their mango fresh and aromatic. I can't remember the last time I tasted something so... orgasmic before.
It's so good I came back the second day and ordered another dish. This time, mango pudding with glutinous rice balls and fruits. This one's even better than the basic variation.
It's so yummmy I'm gonna go for it again tomorrow before I leave for the airport. No doubt when I leave Hong Kong, this will be one of the things I miss most.
Dammit, someone quick go start a franchise in Malaysia already!