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.
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)
Mango & Coconut Juice with Red Bean (Php110 for 18oz | Php120 for 22oz)
Mango & Coconut Juice with Sago (Php110 for 18oz | Php120 for 22oz)
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.
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
Check out my reviews of other dessert places in the metro:
- Krispy Kreme, SM Pasig
- Krispy Kreme, Rockwell Business Center
- Coffee Time Cakes & Pastries, Santolan
- Aqua S, SM North EDSA
- BLK 513, SM North EDSA
- Hui Lau Shan, Greenhills
- Affojeans, SM North
- Gelato Lab, Tomas Morato
- Hobing, BGC Stopover
- The Lost Bread, SM East Ortigas
- LlaoLlao, Glorietta
- Sugarhouse, Glorietta
- BLK 513, SM Megamall
- BLK 513, Glorietta
- Elait, Tomas Morato
- Elait, Eastwood Mall
- Cold Stone Creamery, BGC
- Chocolatier, Tomas Morato
- Jang Da Bang Cafe, Ortigas
- Auntie Anne’s, SM Hypermart
- Sugar Fix, Tomas Morato
- Coreon Gate, Metrowalk
- Indulge, Cubao
- Le Reve Patisserie, Ugong
- Hui Lau Shan, SM Megamall
- Hobing, SM Marikina