Dessert drinks at Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

After eating our fill of Szechuan seafood earlier, what else could my foodie friends and I be looking for?

Dessert, of course!

And what better dessert for that particular day than one that features our favorite fruits?

So off we went to the recently opened Hui Lau Shan branch in SM North EDSA’s The Block, where we set about getting out dessert drinks.

Hui Lau Shan is actually a Hong Kong-based brand which incorporates Philippine carabao mangoes from Guimaras in most its drinks and desserts.

And who can blame Hui Lau Shan for this? Our homegrown mangoes really are unbeatable when it comes to sweetness and succulent texture.

One can say that these Philippine-grown fruits has helped catapult Hui Lau Shan to fame in the 1990s, being the key ingredient in the brand’s breakthrough Mango Sago which became a hit in Hong Kong.

Today, Hui Lau Shan has brought this delicacy back home with six stores already in operation in Metro Manila.

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

And at this particular store in SM North EDSA, my foodie friends and I indulged our thirst and craving for sweets with these signature dessert drinks that feature mango and coconut:

Mango & Coconut Juice with Mango Jelly (Php120 for 18oz | Php130 for 22oz)

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

Mango & Coconut Juice with Red Bean (Php110 for 18oz | Php120 for 22oz)

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

Mango & Coconut Juice with Sago (Php110 for 18oz | Php120 for 22oz)

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

In these beverages, the coconut milk serves to further highlight the flavor of the mangoes. The sinkers such as the mango jelly, red bean and sago all add texture and a different dimension of taste to the drinks.

Hui Lau Shan also recently introduced its Cheesy Milk series: three fruit flavors – mango, avocado and watermelon – topped with a generous layer of the store’s original cheesy milk, each at Php140.

I already tasted the Mango Cheesy Milk at Hui Lau Shan’s Greenhills store, and the Avocado Cheesy Milk is (sadly!) unavailable at this store, so that left the Watermelon Cheesy Milk.

Hui Lau Shan, SM North EDSA

I found this drink refreshing but it still doesn’t beat the sweetness of the mango variant.

Still, I’m glad I was able to sate my craving for sweets with my foodie buddies at Hui Lau Shan. On my next visit, I hope I finally get to taste the Avocado Cheesy Milk!

Thanks to Kian of Kainventures for sharing his GCs with me during this adventure!

This Hui Lau Shan branch is located at Ground Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City.

Other branches are located at:

  • Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
  • Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
  • UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
  • SM City Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City

Hui Lau Shan Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my reviews of other dessert places in the metro:


Take a sip of summer at Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Malls Feliz

If the sweltering heat outside is any indication, then we are all caught in the claws of midsummer.

That’s no reason to let your body (and your temper) overheat, however.

Oh, what to do?

Cool your body and your spirit with the refreshing and invigorating drinks from Jack’s Lemonade. Fortunately, there’s a stall nearby at Ayala Malls Feliz which features the store’s newest Rose Blossom flavors which are based on rose tea.

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Rose tea is brewed from dried whole rose blossoms or rose petals. This tea variant has Middle Eastern origins but has grown in popularity in many parts of the world. Its known health benefits include its use as a treatment for menstrual discomfort and sleep disorders, improving mood, digestion and respiration, as well as bolstering the immune system.

Add it to the freshly squeezed lemon juice at Jack’s Lemonade and you’ve got yourself a tasty and healthy drink!

I got myself a nice big cup of Creamy Rose Lemonade (Php150), whipped up by adding rose tea and lemon juice to condensed milk and powdered milk in a blender then pouring the mixture into ice with some fruit-flavored poppers. There are bursts of tangy fruitiness and rich sweetness in every refreshing sip!

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

Jack’s Lemonade, Ayala Feliz

So cool your jets and take time off for a well-deserved lemonade break by checking out your nearest Jack’s Lemonade branch.

This Jack’s Lemonade stall is located at Food Choices, Fourth Floor, Ayala Malls Feliz, Dela Paz, Pasig City.

Other branches may be found at:

  • Ground Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
  • Cinema Area, Third Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Level 6, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Third Floor, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
  • Fourth Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Second Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Disclosure: This drink is sponsored by Jack’s Lemonade through gift certificates I received prior to the visit.

Jack's Lemonade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my previous posts about Jack’s Lemonade and its sister store Jelly G Milk Tea:

Refreshing lemon drinks at Jack’s Lemonade, UP Town CenterHealthy Thai Milk Tea at Jelly G, UP Town Center