In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong
In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Beans, peanuts, ginger – the sweet soup desserts Chinese like, and how the tradition has adapted to young diners’ changing tastes

  • The owner of Kai Kai Dessert in Jordan tries multiple varieties of each dessert soup ingredient before picking the one that he is happy selling to his customers
  • Some tong sui are meant to have health benefits – a soup at Luk Lam Dessert is said to help alleviate joint pain caused by arthritis and improve sleep quality

Topic |   Food and Drinks
In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong
In Hong Kong, tong sui, or traditional ‘sweet water’ dessert soups, are a popular way of rounding off a meal. Some dessert shops like Kai Kai Dessert stick to traditional recipes, while others put their spin on the latest food trends. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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