Although known for their desserts, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert also serves typical Hong Kong food items like Dim Sum, Noodles and Rice. However, they are slightly towards the higher price points as the portions here are bigger than typical hawkers, and of course, you get the comfort of an air-conditioned place.
One of the noodle mains I got to try was the HK Dumpling Noodle Dry but it was pretty normal to me. The noodles used here are the alkaline noodles, not the egg noodle type, which was thin and crunchy. I do prefer the egg noodles more so this wasn’t my favourite dish but I did like the dumplings as they were really juicy and substantial.
This dish isn’t for the faint-hearted and neither do I recommend this for those who can’t eat spicy food because the Spicy Seafood Noodle was just chokingly spicy that it wasn’t really enjoyable (at least for me). However, if you’re up for a challenge, maybe this can be the next spicy noodle challenge?Price: $8.90
The Dim Sums here they really nailed like the ever so popular Beancurd Skin Roll. The skin was so thin and crisp, and underneath that was the juiciest filling ever. This has gotta be my favourite dim sum created on earth like am drooling while looking at this picture.
Price: $4.90/ 3pcs
Of course, they do have the typical Mini Char Siew Pau which was one of the better char siew paus I’ve had. They are super affordable too, probably because it’s fun size, which is great for a breakfast or tea break snack.
Price: $2.90/ 3 pcs
A signature at Sheng Kee is the Egg Yolky Custard Pau which I don’t really know how to describe except that the custard filling is warm and perfect. The pau was also so soft and fluffy, you have to try it.
Price: $2.90/ 3 pcs
Although known for their desserts, here are some of the recommended dishes you should try.
For the cold dessert, give the SK Mango Pomelo Sago a go as I love how hands on this dessert is! You can add your desired amount of mango cubes, pomelo and sago pearls into your ice cold bowl of mango dessert. For me, I dumped everything in because I loved everything together. The pearl was also quite an interesting touch to the dish as it had the looks of a bubble tea pearl but the texture of a sago.
If you’re not feeling a cold dessert that day, you will probably love this Yuan Yang Paste as much as I did. This combination of sesame and almond paste was quite complex as I could taste the 2 separate elements even after mixing them together. For me, I would actually have preferred to have them separately, but no harm trying something new!