Rm. 3431, 3/F, Cloud 9 Shopping Center, 1018 Changning Lu, near Kaixuan Lu 长宁路1018号龙之梦购物中心3楼3431商铺, 近凯旋路 +86 21 3372 7360
10 a.m to 10 p.m
Take a hole-in-the-wall Hong Kong dessert shop, adopt some cute monster mascots, swap the porcelain for equal-opportunity plastic and you have Honeymoon Dessert. This polished international brand grew out of a family-owned homemade sweet shop in Sai Kung, a far-flung village in Hong Kong.
Now a successful chain, Honeymoon may be the closest we in Shanghai can get to Hong Kong's tong shui shops without booking a flight.
The Snow White sago, is a menu favorite, with chunks of banana, mango and dried longan, topped with sago and basil seeds.
The Snow White sago is characteristic of the desserts at Honeymoon, which incorporate fresh tropical fruits and traditional Asian ingredients like sticky rice and grass jelly. Their creations are delicious across the board, from stewed papaya with white fungus to sesame and walnut soup.
They even offer desserts with the notorious durian, making Honeymoon one of the few spots in town to serve this divisive, odorous fruit.
The interior decor, which combines cozy with convenience, is more conducive to conversation than Bellagio. Another plus: there are none of the late-night chain smokers who haunt similar venues around the city.