Venerable sweet shop Kwan Kee makes cakes and puddings from scratch every day, winning the Kowloon takeaway recognition from Michelin
• Hong Kong shopping guide
Kwan Kee snack store has been selling sweets on a busy corner of Fuk Wah street, in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district, Kowloon, since the 1960s. Owner Fu Wing-Cheung named the shop after his father, Fu Kwan, who sold sweets at a street stall when Fu was a child. The shop is known for sweet snacks: rice-flour pudding, steamed egg cake and black sesame cake, all cooked to his father’s recipes. Crowds gather for takeaway bags until the 400 puddings Kwan Kee makes each day are sold out.
Mr Fu says his signature snacks are put chai ko – round puddings made of rice flour, brown sugar and red beans, steamed in little ceramic bowls.