HONG KONG: My List of Best Souvenirs or "Pasalubong" to Bring Home

February 9, 2015

HONG KONG: My List of Best Souvenirs 
or "Pasalubong" to Bring Home





SWEETS HOUSE CHA CHA CREAM PUFFS


Why buy in Hong Kong:

You can only find stores serving this delicious cream puffs in Hong Kong.


My tips:


1. Make sure to taste one immediately after you buy it. Nothing beats the experience of tasting it, while the top is slightly crunchy. You lose the crunch on top if you wait till you get home or return to your hotel to eat it.

2. If you plan to bring it home as "pasalubong" or gifts to loved ones when you return to your home country, make sure to buy it on the day of your departure. By experience, the cream puffs last only 3 days at most. The cream becomes slightly sour on the 3rd day.

3. My number 1 favorite is the classic custard cream puff.




The other cream puffs I like:

Matcha cream puff

Chocolate cream puff




Packaging:


Each box can store 6 cream puffs. 


This is the assorted box of cream puffs.

The Store:




Where to Find:
3rd Floor, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
On the same floor as City Super
Beside Cooked Deli, the fast food of City Super
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


This is the 3rd floor of Harbour City

Cha Cha Cream Puffs is beside City Super





Check out Harbour City Floor plan HERE  for location.





Price List

Choices of Cream Puffs



 CHEWY PEANUT CANDY WITH BLACK SESAME BY PASTILERIA KO KEI


Why buy in Hong Kong:

Their products are only available in Macau, Hong Kong and Singapore.

My tip:

Buy at least 4 large packs to get a discount


One large pack is 63 HK$
If you buy four packs, each pack is just 57 HK$, or 6 HK$ off each pack.

Packaging:

The large pack (480g) contains around 20 individually wrapped peanut candies. 

The small pack (280g) contains 4 individually wrapped peanut candies.


This is the large pack

This is what's inside the pack

This is what the black sesame peanut candy looks like

The Store:










Where to Find:

Shop A, Ground Floor, Howard Building
44 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong





View Hong Kong Stationery & Nice Shops in a larger map





MACAU RESTAURANT PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS


My tips:


1. Make sure you eat the egg tart immediately after you buy it. It's the best time to eat it while it's hot. The puff pastry is crunchy and the egg cream in the center is so creamy and soft. When you eat it cold, it still tastes great but the pastry is no longer crunchy and not as creamy.



2. This is great to bring home as gifts for people at home. It lasts long and can be reheated in the toaster to make the pastry crunchy.



Price:

9 HK$

Packaging:


Each box can store 6 egg tarts.



The Store:


Note: There are 2 branches of Macau Restaurant in the same road almost across each other. The bigger restaurant have more egg tarts available.


Where to Find:

The bigger restaurant:
25-27 Lock Road, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong

This is the front of the bigger restaurant along Lock Road


There are usually more egg tarts available in the bigger restaurant



The smaller restaurant:
UG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion
40-46 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


You go down the basement to get to the smaller restaurant

This is the front of the smaller restaurant



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LADUREE MACARONS



Why buy in Hong Kong:

Only few countries in Asia sell Laduree macarons, and one of them is China in Hong Kong. Laduree french bakery is known to be the inventor of the double decker French macaron.





Where to Find:

Shop 3224, Level 3, Gateway Arcade,
Harbour City, Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Check out Harbour City Floor plan HERE  for location.






THE MAP BELOW SHOWS THE SUGGESTED ROUTE
IF YOU PLAN TO BUY THE SOUVENIRS I MENTIONED ABOVE


Start at Macau Restaurant at Lock Road to buy the PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS, then walk to Hankow Road to buy the BLACK SESAME PEANUT CANDY, then walk further to Harbour City where you can buy both the Sweets House CHA CHA CREAM PUFFS and LADUREE MACARONS.


5 comments:

Make It Simple said...

Thanks for sharing this. Trying to figure out what to ask my sister to bring back for me and this helped.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this very helpful post.

Mariel Mariano said...

Hi, how much are the egg tarts? Is it okay to bring inside the airplane as hand-carry? Thanks

Mariel Mariano said...

Hi, how much are the egg tarts? Is it okay to bring inside airplane as hand-carry?

Meanne said...

Hi Mariel. Egg tart is 9 hk $. It's ok to bring it inside the plane as handcarry.