Italian pastries and desserts in Hong Kong
We have the Italians to thank for so many of our favourite foods, and not only hearty pasta dishes, pizzas and calzones, but also incredible sweets – think cannolis, tiramisu and panna cotta. Those are just the tip of the iceberg, though. One truly phenomenal Italian dessert is tartufo a dessert consisting of layers of ice cream with frozen fruit or syrup in the middle. With 20 different regions, Italy is home to many different types of regional cuisines, each with their own special desserts. Another example is cassata, a type of cake from Sicily. This special type of sponge cake features layers of ricotta cheese, marzipan and fruit liqueur, but vary in flavours and ingredients from baker to baker (or family to family). It’s possible to find such desserts in Hong Kong with a little patience and with the help of Quandoo, of course.