Cover Here are the best places in Hong Kong to try mochi (Photo: @hkhungryfoodie/Instagram)

From the blockbuster mango mochi in Cheung Chau to the unique offering in Check-In Taipei, we listed the best places in the city to try this fluffy yet chewy dessert

Do you have a sweet tooth and always on the hunt for the best desserts in Hong Kong? We're spoiled by the numerous choices that the city offers—from vegan ice-cream, Korean cakes, pastries and bakeries as well as vegan ones and those available on Instagram, doughnuts and so much more. But another dessert that deserves attention and more hype is mochi.

Soft, fluffy and chewy, what more can we ask for? Once you think of mochi, you might be conjuring up images of Japan but we actually have our fair share of choices right here in Hong Kong. From the blockbuster mango mochi in Cheung Chau to the unique offering in Check-In Taipei, we listed the best places in the city to get your mochi fix.

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1. Mochi Sweets

Save a trip to Japan and get authentic mochi right here in Hong Kong from Mochi Sweets. They offer an extensive selection of these delights, from traditional flavours such as red bean and strawberry to more contemporary twists such as cookies and cream and peach oolong. Each bite is a wonderful combination of fresh filling and creamy goodness that just melts in your mouth.

Mochi Sweets, various locations,

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2. Cheung Chau Ping Kee Mochi

Is it really a trip to Cheung Chau without trying the ultra-famous mango mochi? Their serving of this chewy dessert is made fresh daily using their own secret recipe.

The glutinous rice is available in various flavours although mango mochi is the blockbuster that locals and tourists line up for. Compared to other mochis you might have tried in Japan, the ones here are not bite-sized so you can savour it more as it melts in your mouth.

Cheung Chau Ping Kee Mochi, G/F, 19A Pak She Praya Road, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong,

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3. San Lung Cakeshop

San Lung Cakeshop has been a cult favourite among locals in Sham Shui Po, loved for its traditional Chinese pastries and sweets including their signature peanut mochi.

It might look simple but once you bite into the thin mochi layer, you'll know why many diners flock here. The peanut-flavour is so well-made that you can easily tell from its aroma that fresh roasted peanuts are used.

San Lung Cakeshop, G/F, 68 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po, +852 2360 1359

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4. Sum Sum Dessert

This Instagram mochi shop is the brainchild of a 20-year-old university student, conceived in 2013 and quickly expanded to a physical store in Kwun Tong in just two years.

Sum Sum Dessert thrived thanks to its unique Maltesers-flavoured mochi and rather than being soft and chewy, this unique flavour is more crunchy and a little bit sweeter, making it the perfect choice for those with a sweet tooth. If you're looking for other unique flavours, be sure to try the mint chocolate and salted caramel mochi too.

Sum Sum Dessert, Room 1305, 13/F, Entrepot Centre, 117 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong,

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5. Via Tokyo

Those with a penchant for matcha must try Via Tokyo. If you're also looking for something to go along with your mochi, their Hojicha ice-cream with mochi and red bean is a winner.

This Japanese dessert store is so popular that crowds are willing to line up for their matcha serves. No matter which of their desserts you choose, it'll surely be a refreshing treat.

Via Tokyo, 1A–1B, G/F, Leishun Court, 106–126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,

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6. Check-In Taipei

There's no need to go all the way to Taiwan to try their delicious desserts. This little gem in Central has a selection of great Taiwanese desserts but the Taiwanese-style homemade milk mochi offers a unique way to eat the dessert.

Instead of having the usual filling inside the mochi, you'll get the milky-flavoured filling and roll it into your flavour of choice which includes Oreo, black sesame or peanut. That's how you enjoy a mochi inside and out.

Check-In Taipei, 27 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 2351 2622,

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7. Crew

Need coffee with your mochi? Head over to Crew, a coffee shop in Wan Chai that also offers mochi. Crew specialises in espresso-based and hand-dripped coffee but also cold brews.

Enjoy a day at Crew's laidback outdoor seating area with their mochi at hand, made in collaboration with local mochi maker, justformochi. A variety of flavours are available to choose from but we absolutely recommend the yuzu mochi.

Crew, 9A, G/F, On Hing Mansion, 156–164 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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