Luk Lam Dessert 綠林甜品
English Address : 77-79 Un Chau Street Sham Shui Po
Chinese Address : 深水埗元州街77-79號地下
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Phone No. : 2361 4205
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Categories : Hong Kong Style | Dessert
Spending : Below $40
Overall Score : 3.6
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Opening Hours: 星期一至日: 15:00-01:30
Number of Seats: 50
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Perhaps the best sweet shop around!
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kenpapa (3 Review(s))
Two of us ordered the black sesame dumplings in ginger soup, the tofu pudding and the mango pudding. While the ginger soup was a bit thin and lacking punch, the sesame dumplings were great (freshly made too - a woman in the back of the store in front of a spotless kitchen was rolling the dumplings), the tofu pudding fantastic (great texture, not too soft, with almost a bit of a marshmallow texture, not too sweet) and the mango pudding great and loaded with lots of fresh mango. Although you would think three dishes for two would be more than enough, we enjoyed the desserts so much that we ordered two more: rice dumplings with crushed peanuts and the egg white and fresh milk pudding. The dumplings were a steal at 6HKD and - I'm sure I'm going to get lots of grief for saying this - the egg white and milk pudding was a heck of a lot better than what you get at Australia Dairy Company (and cheaper too!) Service was nice, the place was open, and they had good English menus. A first rate sweet shop!
Date of Visit: 2010-01-19
Spending per Head: HKD20 (Tea)
Rating : Taste5 Environment4 Service4 Hygiene4 Value for Money5
Fill me Up with Simple (yet Impressive) Desserts
FoodieWil (281 Review(s))
The benefit of joining a group for dinner is that you get to try different dishes in one sitting. There are occasions when we're so stuffed after these organized meals. This night's not one of them. A group of us made two other stops, and here, at 綠林, our final stop, we have felt the exhaustion of running around more so than the dissatisfaction of not having our appetites filled.
Sitting down, it took almost no time for us to place our orders. One of us ordered the Sweet Soup with Bean sheeets and gingko nuts (hot), while I opted for the Tapioca with Coconut milk. An order of the Crepes with mangoes was ordered, and at the end we're having a Tofu Pudding to share among us.
Sweet soup with Bean Sheets and Gingko Nuts is just about one of the simplest in the Chinese dessert repertoire. It requires only the right proportion of sugar and water, oh, and good bean sheets that softens into feathery light flakes suspending in the sweetened soup. Here the flakes were custardy yellow and were pillowy soft. The sweetness level is appropriate. Tapioca with Coconut Milk was surprisingly different in the looks. Here, instead of a coconut milk concoction with tapioca in it, ours is a thick concoction made with, and of tapioca pearls, with a drizzle of warm thickened coconut cream on top. The end-product is thicker, with a cloying resemblance of the Southeastern dessert of leaf-wrapped tapioca topped with coconut cream. Little chunks of taro root offered an alternative kind of texture to it.
Crepes with mangoes were among the popular choices. They were so swiftly "divided" among the battle of forks that no picture was taken other than what it looks like before the slaughtering begins. The cream filling was thick and not surprisingly excessive, but the mango chunks are ripe and sweet. The crepe though, could benefit with a little more flour for a sturdier texture. Tofu Pudding is one of those that jiggles when you shake the saucer slightly. Made with gelatin, the texture was soft and smooth, with a strong taste of soymilk and not loaded with sugar. I especially enjoy it chilled but not too hard that you can scoop it up by the spoonful.
Desserts may be what marks the end of every elaborate meal. I wouldn't consider having these every day, but just once in a while, perhaps on occasions where we need that sweet comfort from the bites that are made for this purpose, and with friends we get to recognize the "greedy" side of wanting more (kinds) with less (fewer bites of each).
Recommended Dish(es): Tofu Pudding, Tapioca with Coconut Milk
Spending per Head: HKD20 (Other)
Rating : Taste3 Environment2 Service3 Hygiene3 Value for Money3
favorite tong yuen (tangyuan)
howardtaft (11 Review(s))
This is my favorite dessert shop. I've come here 2-3 times a week for the last 8 months.
I have tried many other dessert shops in hong kong, and this place has my favorite tong yuen.
Recently they have been getting a little thicker, but they are still the best.
The grass jelly is good here too. They are generous with the mango juice when you order mango desserts. The fruit is fresh. The prices are cheap. And the old man is the nicest guy ever. (the others are nice as well). I think this place is way better then Chung Kee, which seems to be more popular with the younger generation. I guess they have more ice cream. but their tong yuen are pretty gross. they sweeten the dough, so it tastes really artificial.
I am leaving hong kong in 2 weeks, and i will definitely miss this place.
also, in the last 2 months they've had an english menu. i have only seen one other foreigner in this shop in the last 8 months, so sometimes i feel like it was made for me. i'm sure it wasn't, but i can pretend.
Rating : Taste5 Environment4 Service5 Hygiene4 Value for Money5
search for this shop after reading so many comments.
tried the renowned tofu pudding and the season recommendable chestnut sweet soup.
the tofu pudding has strong tofu taste and not overly sugary.
the chestnut sweet soup contains plenty of chestnuts. definitely a warming festive dessert in this cold weather.
Recommended Dish(es): tofu pudding, chestnut sweet soup
Spending per Head: HKD20 (Other)
Rating : Taste5 Environment5 Service4 Hygiene4 Value for Money3
Just as good as last time!
ET for Food (189 Review(s))
The last time I had its tofu pudding was nearly a year ago, so despite all the weight I was carrying after a shopping spree in the area, I stopped by and bought the pudding to go. The pudding is just as flavorful and perfect as the one I had. Smooth with strong tofu flavor without being overly sweet. No wonder this little dessert place is so popular!
Spending per Head: HKD12 (Other)
Rating : Taste5 Environment3 Service4 Hygiene3 Value for Money4
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