Lab Made

Lab Made
6 Brown Street
Tai Hang
Hong Kong

Since we spent most of our waking hours eating, it was a challenge to ever fit in any superfluous snacks or sweets.  We had a lot of time to kill on our last day in Hong Kong, so we took a bit of a detour to try out some nitrogen made ice cream.  I am no stranger to this style of ice cream, but it seems to be more of a novelty in Hong Kong.  I was drawn to the shop because of the flavors, not because of the gimmick.  Though, I strongly believe nitrogen made ice cream is the best since it results in the smoothest product.  I thought they would have flavors like egg yolk custard bun, Singapore kaya toast, tai chi tofu pudding, and Thai mango coconut rice as I had seen on their Facebook page.

Super Lemon Meringue Pie
Unfortunately, their flavors rotate and weren’t as exotic on our visit.  I’ve tasted many lemon ice creams, but there was something distinctly special.  The tartness was smooth and addicting.  I’m not usually one for lemon things, but I enjoyed this immensely.dsc01422

Nutty Granola and Greek Yogurt strawberry sauce
This flavor was the most intriguing because they did a good job channeling the essence of yogurt and granola.  It was like eating a sweet cold breakfast parfait.dsc01424

Sea Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel
Even though salted caramel and lemon are fairly common flavors in the States, there was just something different about how they tasted here.  Smooth.  Subtle.  I enjoyed the bits of chocolatey pretzel crunch with each bite.dsc01421dsc01425

So while I didn’t get a taste of Hong Kong in the ice cream here, I did enjoy a sweet cool escape from the heat.  I wish I had been able to try their more unique flavors.  Since Lab Made is a bit too far from the main hustle of Hong Kong things, I probably won’t come back.  It’s actually not too far from the MTR station, but there didn’t seem much else nearby.  All in all, tasty ice cream and not a bad way to end my trip to Hong Kong.

 

10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here

 

 

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