Sweet Easter treats to indulge in Hong Kong

Whatever your plan for Easter, eating an obscene amount of chocolate is non-negotiable. Hong Kong boasts some of the finest chocolate makers in the world, so there’s no need to settle for subpar supermarket why settle for subpar treats? We’ve curated a list of eggcellent Easter treats which can be delivered, or bought from stores and make for fine gifts as well. Hop on, Easter is coming and the goodies won’t eat themselves…

1. The Peninsula Hong Kong and The Peninsula Boutique


Lining the basket or decorating the table, The Peninsula‘s handcrafted delights speckled with Madagascar vanilla, Belgian chocolate and dressed up with a gold leaf and the hotel’s iconic Pagebear decoration, are seriously delicious! The hotel’s Michelin-starred chefs have gone above and beyond to make this cracked-open, yolk egg cake – it has layers and layers of pistachio fluffiness, agelatinous top and ends with sweet mango cubes and luscious cream. For those who aren’t too fussed about chocolates, opt for a flamboyant hamper from The Peninsula Boutique– comes with a trendy assortment of bear-, chick- and bunny-shaped desserts and bakes, an exclusive Easter page bunny cradling a knitted basket – eggciting not only for the young ones (and the young at heart) this Easter. 

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2. Pirata Group

No matter your age, unwrapping a shiny Easter egg bunny is always a delight! Drawing on that, Pirata Group‘s uber popular restaurants, Pici, The Pizza Project and Pane e Latte are giving away giant Easter eggs to three lucky customers. Entering the contest is simple – all you have to do is order their Easter desserts, that’s the “Pici surprise” chocolate egg, Meringata alle Fragole at The Pizza Project, and hot cross bombolonis and the lemon custard uovo di pasqua, almond cake and milk chocolate at Pane e Latte. Once you’ve devoured the feast, flip the plate to check if the golden egg is there. If you’re a lucky bunny, you stand to win a 72cm-tall, 7kg golden chocolate Easter egg. Needless to say, we think it’s going to be an eggciting hunt this season!

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3. Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton’s Easter offerings specially crafted are a true indulgence to the senses. Kids will have a blast with the crackable Easter Egg & Praline Chocolate – go for a bang with the mini wooden hammer, and relish the pleasant surprise of the delicious sweet fillings inside. Those with an elegant tastebud can go  for the unusual Easter Yogurt Mousse Cake – silky in texture, refreshing in spring flavours – it’s an absolute winner! Titillate your palate further this long weekend with the Japanese-themed afternoon at Cafe 103 – stunning city vistas, delightful service and an expansive menu – the matcha Sakura layer cake and the purple sweet potato choux will leave a delectable impression.

4. Vive Cake Boutique

Celebration cakes, fluffy cupcakes, bespoke services or other designer sweet treats, the Vive Cake Boutique in Central is brimming with talent, skill and always one-step ahead of the delicious ‘trends’ curve. Founder and cake designer Vivien Lau rings in the festival with designs Hong Kong’s highly-sought after collectible, the sensational ‘LuLu’s Basket of Egg-cellence’ (HK$1,180, 1lb). The egg cake comes in five adventurous flavours – red velvet butter-cake with cream cheese, earl grey cake for those who love chocolate and a little cuppa, rich chocolate cake, banana cake with chocolate buttercream and crunchies, and lastly, the good ol’ vanilla sponge cake with an exciting mango and yuzu mousse infusion.

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5. The Baker & The Bottleman

It’s the Baker & The Bottleman‘s first Easter in Hong Kong and they’re going all-out on quintessential British bakes. Acclaimed chef Simon Rogan’s rich, buttery bakes and cakes are tempting for every taste bud. From classics like the softest hot cross buns, to the deliciously intense brioche buns mildly spiced with cinnamon and loaded with rum raisins, or the decadent malt custard tart, the perfect English scones set, and the savoury Easter scotch eggs – the offerings are drool- and Instagram-worthy! Also, you have to take a moment to appreciate the cute packaging… 

Note: Order now, pickup till April 18, a minimum lead time of one-day pre-pickup is required. 

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6. Fortnum and Mason

Is it really Easter without a Fortnum‘s hamper? We think not. Bursting with sugary treats and chocolate goodies, Easter hampers at F&M are the ultimate springtime celebration. Packed-to-the-brim with delectable treats – Easter carrot sweets, nougat chocolate eggs, white chocolate carrot cake-filled bars, milk chocolate bunny eggs, there’s also room for other spring sensations like the traditional decadent simnel cake; pistachio and clotted cream biscuits galore. And tea. Because it’s Fortnums. 

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7. Agnès b.

Live your childhood fairytale fantasies one unusual Easter bunny at-a-time. There’s no denying that  Agnès b. does a fine modern take on French patisserie classics – so, hold your breath for their extra special Easter delights – a roster of unlikely tastes, think gianduja vanilla and crème brûlée, and a mix of choux, fluff, fruity, nutty and crumbly bites. If you have a sweet tooth, the variety on offer is complete ~heaven~

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8. Shangri-la Hotels

A decadent celebration calls for classic, timeless treats from one of Hong Kong’s best. The chefs at Shangri-la Hotels have gone an extra mile in creating opulent offerings this season. Island Shangri-La’s chef Julien Gourmelon pushes his creative boundaries with a “spring farmland” theme, showcasing a chocolate farm girl, a vase of chocolate tulips, and a chocolate windmill with turning blades. It’s absolutely exquisite!

Meanwhile Kowloon Shangri-La’s executive pastry chef Dhilmin Silva stuns us with a garden theme cake. This pure artisanal luxury pushes the boat out this year – handcrafted goodies are made from the finest chocolate, edible butterflies make for perfect Instagram pictures, strawberry chocolate eggs, eggs made to look like a pot of blooming flowers among others are pure indulgence, both to the eyes as well as the mouth. 

Kerry Hotel’s executive pastry chef Jerome Husson goes all modern with Easter eggs, chocolate hens and owls dripping with dried fruits and roasted nuts then covered with a layer of chocolate from Valrhona.

9. Coffee Academics

Combining a cafe, restaurant and a concept store all in one, Coffee Academics is a caffeine and quick meals city staple. They’re ringing in the festival a bit differently this time. Instead of traditional cakes, the outlet has made Easter cookies – golden brown and crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, – almost too cute to eat! Save some for the pictures, deck them in an Easter basket, carry outside for a springtime picnic or just dunk in milk the ‘ol fashioned way. Almost like eggs, but way better!

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