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The Search of Milk Tea and Intricate (and Delicious) Cakes

Since I have been back in Hong Kong, I had been obsessively looking for great cup of milk tea.

I had it almost every day, any chance I got, and this place in Wai Chai was still the best — “Golden Phoenix”.

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A simple small place that served milk tea, coffee, or “yuen yeung”, which was a mix of milk tea and coffee with simple breakfast sandwiches, pineapple buns and bread.

The milk tea was silky smooth and creamy.

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Strong tea flavor but not sour, bitter nor astringent.

I finished the milk tea and got another yuen yeung to go.

The bread was just a simple sweet bun, but fluffy, buttery and soft.

Cheap and delicious breakfast.

I read on the newspaper about this cake shop in Sai Wai, Cake’s Secrets.

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Tiny little store boosted about 12 delicately and beautifully prepared cakes.

The intricacy in the green tea red bean cake was amazing (the one above with green sticks).

At first, I thought the sticks were hard crunchy cookies until I attempted to pick them up with my fingers and realized that they gave and crumbled.

The cake was strong in matcha flavor; thin layers of red bean, cream and cake.

It was a treat!

The chocolate truffle tart and “dark secret” were both super chocolaty, suitable for dark chocolate lovers.

Their tart shells were super delicious — crumbly hard and nicely flavored, particularly the fruit tart shells were very buttery.

The purple yam one was tasty and very detailed; I wish the purple yam flavor was stronger.

The chestnut cake was pretty with yummy chestnut flavor.

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The caramel walnut tart had delicious huge walnuts but not enough caramel flavor.

I went on the shop’s Facebook page and looked like they custom-made many beautiful and cute cakes!

It will be a great place to order cakes for celebration for my family!

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