Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Desserts in K-Town

A sweet treat in the form of chocolate and banana waffle!
Near where I live there is a small dessert shop called Summer Ice that always has a line-up in front, mostly young people willing to wait. Inside it looks packed with people so you have to wonder, is it really that good?

I finally got my chance tonight, when a friend and I finished dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui and decided to meet her husband for dessert in Kennedy Town. Where should we go?

Soft ice cream with mixed berries
When we got there, there wasn't a line, but we had to wait outside, as all the tables were occupied. However, the waitress gave us an iPad mini to scroll through the images of desserts they had.

The repertoire isn't large, but seems to be enough to draw crowds: soft ice cream, waffles, coffee, shaved ice drinks, with berries, chocolate and matcha flavours.

After about five minutes we were shown our table that we had to share with other customers, and we ordered a soft ice cream with mixed berries (HK$50). We were told that each person had to order an item on the menu -- so that's how they make their money!

And so we also chose the chocolate banana waffle (HK$60).

The soft ice cream was quite sweet, but creamy -- we had had a spicy dinner so it was a good way to cool down our fired up taste buds. The waffle was delicious, and made extra sweet by the scoop of chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

Sorbet (left) with roasted pineapple and a kind of limoncello
Our third dessert my friend's husband ordered is something I would definitely order again if and when I return -- the sorbet combo (HK$88), that features a lemon sorbet with a shot of what seemed like a limoncello lite, and two slices of roasted pineapple.

Most people ordered the waffle desserts, particularly matcha flavoured, and the mango smoothie.

The restaurant doesn't serve water to customers, who seem fine just having their dessert and leaving. Outside a line had formed, and by the time we left, there were at least six or seven people hovering by the door.


Summer Ice
Shop D, G/F, Full Harvest Building
6-18 Hau Wo Street
Kennedy Town
5541 0655

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