Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is a household brand name very famous in Hong Kong globally known for their 200+ innovative dessert creations and refreshments using Philippine carabao mangoes.
It first started as a traditional herbal tea shop in the early ’60s, selling herbal jelly and a variety of herbal teas, which are believed to provide Chinese medical health benefits. But with the desire for innovation, they made a product breakthrough by adding the mango sago in the ’90s that has catapulted Hui Lau Shan the title of Hong Kong’s Fresh Fruit Dessert Pioneer.
With over 300+ stores internationally – China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Canada, Taiwan, Paris, Vietnam and, Melbourne. It only made sense that the Philippines will soon be part of the growing chain.
Find the first Hui Lau Shan store in the Philippines on its debut in February 2019 at SM Megamall, thanks to Josiah’s Catering through the Fat Daddy’s Group, in taking Pinoy pride back home as it seals the deal to bring Hui Lau Shan to the Philippines!
When I visit Hong Kong, it seems like almost every street corner has a Hui Lau Shan mango dessert location. Especially the touristy spots!
Why use Philippine Mangoes?
“Mango is a very attractive fruit, anyone who tries it would love it! The aroma of the Philippine mango is the best, and the flavor is unforgettable.”
I heard the mangoes they use come from Guimaras and Davao depending on the season. But with almost everything in their menu having mangoes, it might be hard to decide what to order. Here’s my personal Top 5 favorites, to help you narrow down your list…
For the beverage, order the “B3” made of aloe jelly, mango juice, and coconut milk.
Tip: By mango juice, they mean mango slushie in HK.
The frosty mango beverage is topped with a generous layer of slushie coconut milky goodness, aloe jelly (pandan), and juicy, sweet mango chunks. You can taste the enhanced fragrant and flavor of the drink because of the coconut.
Mmmm… I will look forward to this every time I visit HK!
2. Mango Chewy Ball
My favorite dessert items are the glutinous rice balls in mango juice with extra mango chunks.
The mango slushie dessert comes with mini glutinous rice balls, cubes of fresh mango, topped with yummy egg-free mango ice cream! It’s definitely a mango lover’s dream!!
3. Mango Mochi
Hui Lau Shan makes the best mango mochi dessert that I always crave for!
A squishy rice flour dessert, covered with sweet shredded coconut and stuffed full of real mango chunks inside! There was so much mango inside that you can really taste the fruit in each bite!
I heard they sell hundreds of boxes every day. A must order!
4. Mango Romance
Mango romance is a combo of the three signature desserts. It’s perfect for those who are having trouble making up their mind.
5. Mango Pudding
For pasalubong, I super love their mango pudding! There’s 35% mangoes added in, where you can actually taste the fresh mangoes.
Congratulations Josiah’s Catering of Fat Daddy’s Group, for bringing Hui Lau Shan to the Philippines! I’m excited to hear that my favorite mango dessert place is finally going to open in Manila!
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of Hui Lau Shan Philippines. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. You’ll also be happy to know you can adjust the level of sugar, I like mine 20% only! 🙂