Before I lived in HK, I really only know one place for desserts, which is Hui Lau Shan. I am glad since then, I have expanded my repertoire of dessert places.
The traditional and more favored desserts are sesame paste (believe good for darkening hair), almond paste ( for beauty and good for lungs), walnut paste (nourishing the brain), mango sago, mango pudding, toufu pudding, egg pudding, double boiled milk pudding.
The newer breed dessert stores will serve more than the traditional desserts, they may also carry western styled desserts.
Yee Shun Dairy Company
The original shop came from Macau, I love their double skin milk pudding and it comes in many flavours but nothing quite as good the original version. Love it or hate it. Love it if you like milky stuff. Stay away if you arent into the milky flavours.
This place is not hard to spot as its probably the only dessert store that has a queue among the others in Tin Hau. Famous for the durian toufu fa and 心太酸. Their durian toufu fa is very smooth and creamy. Simply divine. Way above the others I have tried in HK. Their 心太酸 very creative, like the western version of molten chocolate cake where the inside oozes out when you cut into half, only that is super sour.
G/F, 13 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau MTR Exit A2
恭和堂 Kung Wo Tong
If you are into herbal teas and herbal jelly… this is the place. Well, I got a sweet tooth so it was a bit too bitter for my liking.
There is also another chain of herbal jelly shops which is sweeter, called Hoi Tin Tong.
G/F, 87 Percival Street,, Causeway Bay MTR Exit A, Shop A, 61 Tung Choi Street,, Mong Kok,15 Woosung Street,, Yau Ma Tei, G/F 79 Lion Rock Rd,, Kowloon City,
G/F, 111 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Wan Chai,
Shop A, 15 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,39 Ma Tau Wai Road,, Hung Hom
源記甜品專家 Yuen Kee Dessert
This place is a little out of the way. But worth the walk especially if you are into traditional desserts like almond paste. Their cake is a bit too dry. Its one of the few places in HK to still use the traditional grinding method of sesame seeds and almond nuts to a fine powder. But this is not one of the smoothest paste in HK.
G/F, 32 Centre Street, Western District 西環正街32號地下
杏花樓甜品 Hang Fa Lau Dessert
Known for ginger milk pudding made fresh means you will need to wait out for a good 20minutes. Their toufu fa and other desserts are also pretty decent. Its a pity the one near my house closed down.
Shop 179-180, 1/F, Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Mong Kok,
囍宴 東‧丰 Xi Yan
王記糖水 Wong Kei Tong Shui
綠林甜品 Luk Lam Dessert
This is my go to place for desserts in Sham Shui Po. The menu is extension, family run friendly service. Their almond, black sesame paste is great. Not too sweet and very smooth too.