Flower-themed food and drinks you need to try in Hong Kong

We're obsessed with anything floral here at Bloombox HK, and it seems like the restaurants, bars and cafes in Hong Kong are too. We've rounded up our favourite floral-themed foods and drinks in Hong Kong - from romantic rose cakes to floral coffees and cocktails (even dim sum!), take your loved one(s) to try some of these beautiful Instagram-worthy floral creations. They'll be perfect for dates and any other special occasions! 

Rose Cakes 

 
 Joel Robuchon's rose cake.  Image source . 

Joel Robuchon's rose cake. Image source

 
 Patisserie Tony Wong Red Rose Cake.  Image source.  

Patisserie Tony Wong Red Rose Cake. Image source. 

Michelin-starred Joel Robuchon's cake shop is one of the most famous establishments in town, and one of its best-sellers is the rose cake, made with a light floral mousse topped with a delicate gold leaf. Another place for floral cakes is Patisserie Tony Wong, which makes rose-shaped whole cakes.  The cake has a base of raspberry mousse, strawberry cream, vanilla sponge, sweet almond crust and is embellished with stunning petals made of white chocolate. Both make wonderful cake options for celebrations. 

Rose Gelato  

 
 Rose gelato from Givrés. Image source. 

Rose gelato from Givrés. Image source. 

 

The rose gelato from artisanal gelato cafe  Givrés is arguably one of the most beautiful (edible) floral creations out there. The cafe scoops gelato into flat layers to form the petals of an elegant rose. Givrés has now expanded their floral offerings to include other foods drinks, such as rose affogatos, rose waffles and floating gelato rose iced coffees, so definitely stop by for a treat if you're in the Wanchai area! 

 
 Rose gelato waffle from Givrés.  Image source. 

Rose gelato waffle from Givrés. Image source. 

 
 Scones and the Mandarin Oriental's signature rose petal jam.  Image source.  

Scones and the Mandarin Oriental's signature rose petal jam. Image source. 

 

Scones & Rose Petal Jam

Stop by the Mandarin Oriental's Clipper Lounge for their classic afternoon tea, which is popular with locals and hotel guests alike. Alongside delicate finger sandwiches and pastries, their classic freshly-baked scones are served with a signature homemade rose petal jam. It's definitely got our mouths watering here at Bloombox HK! 

 

Floral Dim Sum

 
 Steamed rose buns at Social Place.  Image source. 

Steamed rose buns at Social Place. Image source. 

 

 

 

Innovative modern Chinese restaurant Social Place, known for their Instagram-worthy dim sum creations, put a fun floral spin on traditional dim sum. Their steamed rose buns are topped with elegant flower petals and are a must try when dining there! 

Floral Coffee

If you want a floral touch to your typical cup of joe, head to Caffe Habitu for the Caffè Rosa, a Parisian-rose petal infused latte. Also, try some of the coffee at COFFEE Lover Cafe at the Chinese University campus, where the baristas make the most beautiful intricate floral latte art, featuring chrysanthemum and sakura illustrations.  

 Caffe Habitu's Caffè Rosa. Image source. 

Caffe Habitu's Caffè Rosa. Image source. 

 Sakura latte at COFFEE Lover Cafe.  Image source. 

Sakura latte at COFFEE Lover Cafe. Image source. 

Floral Cocktails

For the evenings, a bloom-inspired cocktail that looks as good as it tastes is the Lavender Blossom, a floral and fruity drink made with lavender Tanqueray, St. Germain, strawberry, peppercorn and egg. You can find this at sophisticated contemporary bar Bitters and Sweets

 Lavender Blossom from Bitters and Sweets.  Image source. 

Lavender Blossom from Bitters and Sweets. Image source. 

 MO Bar's Rose Petal Cocktail.  Image source.  

MO Bar's Rose Petal Cocktail. Image source. 

Another flowery cocktail is the Rose Petal at the Mandarin Oriental's MO Bar, and it's one of their best-selling tipples. An adaptation of the ever-popular lychee martini, it's made with Belvedere vodka, lychee liqueur with a touch of rose syrup.  

Have you tried any of these flower-themed food and drinks? Were there any edible or drinkable floral creations we missed out? Let us know in the comments below!