Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dolce 88 (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

Dolce 88 has always been on the back of my mind but the fact that it's not on my "top 5 go-to cake shops" list was largely due to its inconsistency more than anything else.

Located on the lobby level of JW Marriott Hotel in Admiralty, they have this counter table that faces the front of Pacific Place. I enjoy hanging out here a lot because it's a quiet retreat to an otherwise super busy neighborhood (people, traffic etc.).

This is a place that is better known for its quality rather than quantity so we're not going to see a lot of variety here.

Earl Grey infused chocolate mousse cake in the shape of a heart. That looks amazing.

The chocolate mousse was very rich and silky smooth. That's exactly how a chocolate mousse cake should be done!

When I saw the label "Hong Kong opéra cake", I immediately presumed that the layers of sponge cakes were soaked in Hong Kong style "pantyhose" milk tea instead of the usual coffee syrup. Whether that was the case or not I would never know. It was very sweet but no sign of any milk tea. I have mixed feelings about this because an opéra cake without the bitterness of coffee or Grand Marnier just tasted a little weird.

Food Rating: 6/10
Address: Lobby, JW Mariott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Admiralty
Tel: +852 2810-8366

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