Cheung Chau Mango Sticky Rice Balls (芒果糥米糍)

Cheung Chau is a small island off the coast of Hong Kong and besides its beaches and Cheung Po Tsai Cave (張保仔洞), it's also famously known for its mango sticky rice balls! Upon stepping off the boat at the harbour, you can't miss the long line up for this delightful snack.

From the side window, you can see workers quickly making fresh batches of mango and durian sticky rice balls that are sold quicker than they can make them (hence the long line ups).

After waiting for 20mins or so for my mango sticky rice ball, I can see the hype surrounding it. From the mangoes to the sticky rice dough on the outside, you can taste the freshness in every bite. It was still a little warm and the sweetness of the mango combined and the chewiness of the dough was really well done!

A freshly squeezed mango drink on any summer day is always a good idea. A lot of mango juices are usually mixed with a lot of sugar and/or water but in this mango drink, you can taste some of the mango "meat" and there's no added flavours, just purely and freshly squeezed mango juice.

Cheung Chau Island is definitely a good place to visit if you're in Hong Kong for more than a few days. There are two boat services that ferries back and forth each hour between Hong Kong Island (Central pier) and Cheung Chau or if you're in a rush, they have also recently opened up a shop in Sheung Wan as well (the quality is just as good with less line ups)!

Cheung Chau Ping Kee (長洲平記)