In Mandarin, hong means red, and tang sugar. Hong tang, red sugar, then is definitely an appropriate name for this sweets joint, although their less literal translation is sweet poetry. Recommended to me by a friend, Hong Tang turned out to be a pleasant experience. If you’re into Asian traditional desserts like mochi, ice kacang, and soup-based desserts, give Hong Tang a try.
This could be a place to take your parents and grandparents too (let’s hope they don’t have diabetes), so they can tell you how these modern desserts compare to the true traditional ones they know. Price wise, you are looking at spending in the range of 25-45K per bowl of dessert. I shared my bowl because these sweets could get you pretty high!
All the items shown below are recommended, just depends on what you feel like enjoying. And if you’re like me, looking for an alternative to Bubble Tea (there are maybe about a hundred joints in Pantai Indah Kapuk), be brave, opt for something different and hop to Hong Tang!
Black Sesame Soup (#101)
–Recommended for you who want to sweeten up your taste buds without having to chew or have tapioca pearls or mochi stuck between your teeth!
Tangyuan in Ginger Tea (#25)
–I loveeee ginger, so this was another sweet one with a little kick, if you’re into ginger (the food, not redheads). We ordered extra mochi and nuts to our bowl (you can add more condiments like tapiocal pearls and ice cream as well).
Q Ball + Pearl (#27)
–A mix of grass jelly, tapioca pearls, gooey sweet potato bathed in a milky soup.
Ice Cream + Q Ball + Pearl (#28)
–The bigger brother of the item above, with additional green tea ice cream. If you want to go all-out, take this pick!
Ruko Garden House Blok B No 18 D
Jl. Raya Pantai Indah Kapuk
Pantai Indah Kapuk
T. (021) 98989585
Mon – Sun: 10 AM – 10 PM