The One With Espressamente Illy – Dessert On The Go

When in doubt, go for coffee. That’s my solution to the eternal problem of oh-I-still-want-to-eat-but-so-full-after-dinner.

So after our dinner, Ms. Khoo (otherwise affectionately known as The Gal Who Shop Too Much) dragged me to Espressamente Illy at K11, loudly proclaiming that they have the best dessert ever.

And who I am saying no to FREE dessert, right? ;)

Chocolate Brownie, HKD34

Dessert at Illy's (K11, Tsim Sha Tsui)

Her choice. Apparently it wasn’t heated enough to her preference, so she returned the brownie to the friendly barista for a reheat. I was pleasantly surprised that the brownie was heated to the point of melting but without getting it burnt. Nice job! It must have been heavenly as Ms. Khoo was rendered speechless for the first couple of mouthfuls. I didn’t try because I have my own sin to indulge in.

Bitter Chocolate Brownie, HKD26

Dessert at Illy's (K11, Tsim Sha Tsui)

My choice. The bitter sweet brownie is difficult to eat. Wrapped in a layer of chocolate which crumbles at first bite, the brownie itself was also placed in a box with, err, golden wrapper. Despite it’s glossy packaging the eating was a messy experience. Definitely a calaories bomb but was kinda delicious.

An experience to repeat? Hmmm… perhaps, but then again there was so many different dessert choices on display, why waste that calory quota? ;)

A word about the shop. Despite the nasty reviews as well about their service staffs, both my visits to the same outlet have been pleasant. Not out-of-this-world pleasant, but pleasant nonetheless. The ambiance, however, was slightly tempered that night because of some (for the lack of a better word) rude Mainlanders who spoke to each other AND on the phone at top volume.

Excuse, mister, I didn’t ask to be involved in your conversation. Can you at least respect the local culture you are in. Stop bellowing at each other. Tsk, when in Rome and all that.

A coffee break at K11, Tsim Sha Tsui

All said and done, it was a nice night catching up with Ms. Khoo. And because of your slightly maniac experience shopping before our Illy experience, I am about to indulge in some wine-buying myself too, right after this!

Espressamente illy
Shop G34-G35, K11
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
3122 4450


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