There is always a new food trend in Hong Kong. A while ago, it was all about Japanese cheesecakes. Then, there was the bubble tea craze and everyone was walking around with one in hand. For the last two years it is frozen yoghurt topped with fruits, chocolate or mochi. Frozen yoghurt is being marketed as being an healthier option than ice cream, but I doubt that the sugar levels in frozen yoghurt are anything that I would consider healthy!
I must admit, I am not the biggest frozen yoghurt fan. That’s probably because I’ve been brought up on proper Italian ice cream and in love of rich creamy flavours like walnut, pistachio and hazelnut. But if I had to choose, then I would recommend these places in Hong Kong:
YoMama: One of the first froyo joints to open in Hong Kong. There’s one in the IFC that’s conviently located on the way home. They only have two flavours and sometimes a special, but what I like about them is that you can half green tea and half plain yoghurt flavour (if you ask very nicely). Yo Mama, Shop 1061, IFC Mall, Podium Level 1, Central, 2872 7000.
Crumbs: This is the only joint that sprinkles their signature house crumbs over their yoghurt. Their claim to fame here is that the frozen yoghurt is not diluted with water or ice. My friend Monica swears it’s the best frozen yoghurt in Hong Kong. Various shops, including 6 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, 2838 5500.
Red Mango: That’s the new kid and town that has been hyped. They serve different flavours including mango (too sweet for my taste) and strawberry, plus a weekly special. Plus lots of toppings to choose from. But prices are steep with $39 for a small portion. Currently only one shop, G/F, 71 Wellington Street, Central, 2907 1199.