Traditional Hong Kong Desserts That Have Always Been Vegan



When people think of desserts, cakes, ice cream, and pastries usually come to mind. But in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with delicious traditional Cantonese desserts that are known as tong sui (糖水), meaning “sugar water”, which can be served hot or cold depending on season. There are a surprising number of 100% plant-based desserts that have been passed down throughout generations, from one Cantonese family to the next. Here are desserts in traditional Cantonese cuisine that have always been made vegan.


Red bean soup



Green bean soup



Black sesame soup



Black sesame rolls



Tofu fa



Almond tea



Black glutinous rice with coconut milk



Sweet potato ginger sweet soup



Beancurd skin sweet soup



Grass jelly



Papaya snow fungus sweet soup



Walnut soup



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