SUMMER NA….our world-renowned mangoes are in season, am seeing a lot of them in the fruit stalls. But what if we told you there’s an infinitely enjoyable way to taste and savor mangoes in ways you have never imagined??
This explains the excitement behind the opening of Hong Kong’s Hui Lau Shan later, March 23 in the Mega Atrium of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. It’s an ultimate mango dessert shop that’s found success beyond its shores, branching out to other major cities of the world like Macau, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and even France. Hui Lau Shan is a biggie since they have 300 branches in total. But what makes the Megamall opening EPIC is because this chain is finally going to the place where they sourced their mangoes all this time…. the Philippines of course!
As most people will be first-timers in Hui Lau Shan, allow me to make recommendations on what to order. Please note that the menu has two parts: the mango desserts and the mango-based drinks. Tastes vary among individuals, but here’s the must-try:
1. The Mango & Sago in Mango Juice (A4) priced at P95 to P110 is a bestseller and it’s what I first tasted too. So refreshing and the level of sweetness is just perfect.Why go crazy over milk tea when you can have this? Healthier, IMHO.
2. There’s a good feedback from my friends about the Hui La Shan drinks with Aloe Jelly. There’s mango & Aloe Jelly in Mango Juice (P95-P110), Aloe & Aloe Jelly in Watermelon Juice (P95-P110), Mango & Coconut Juice with Aloe Jelly ( P120-P130).
3. You can never go wrong with the Mango Romance. It’s the best way to sample their desserts. The 3-in-1 platter consists of the mango mochi, the mango chewy ball and mango crystal jelly.
4. The Mango Pancake (P140) I found divine. It was mildly sweet, which is probably good for you. Pillows of cream are wrapped in the thin pancake and filled with yummy slices of mango as centerpiece… there’s also a bonus of three fruit balls around it. What more could you ask?
5. The Mango Chewy Ball (P150) is another exquisite Hui Lau Shan creation consisting of white balls made from glutinous rice, real mango slices and delicious mango ice cream. There will be a smile on your face after eating this.
Am not saying this is all you have to order folks. I would like to try the fruit teas next time, or even the durian puff pastry. I am pretty sure Hui Lau Shan will get Pinoy foodies hoked in no time because of their unique mango-themed offerings which lean towards people’s preferences for delicious and healthy eating these days.
After the Megamall branch, Hui Lau Shan will also be opening new stores in UP Town Center, Eastwood, SM Fairview, SM North, Promenade Mall and SM Mall of Asia this 2019.
Bon appetit and welcome to the Philippines!