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Where to find Diwali sweets in Hong Kong
Date Published : 12 Oct 2017

Autumn marks the celebration of many festivals in Asia, and in India, Diwali is one of the most important affairs of the season. While this festival of lights, firecrackers and gifts is meant to honour the victory of good over evil in the world, it also gives us a really good excuse to devour a delicious array of Indian sweets and snacks. Don’t fret– you don’t have to go all the way to India to enjoy these sweet treats. Keep reading to find out where you can find Diwali goodies right here in Hong Kong. 


Jashan

One of the best Indian restaurants in Hong Kong (and a WOM personal fav), the word Jashan literally translates to “celebration”. Designed with a festive theme, this restaurant has intricate chandeliers and colonial themed golden decor, making it the perfect place to celebrate Diwali. Enjoy a wide range of traditional Indian dishes, with signatures such as Chicken Tikka and Chicken Masala, and delectable vegetarian options including Baghare Baingan and Punjabi Choley. Apart from the desserts on Jashan’s a la carte menu, they will also be serving special Diwali treats including motichoor laddoos, kaju katli, coconut roll, pedhas and an impressive barfi platter. Our English Editor Angie tasted the barfi platter and cannot get enough of the anjir barfi! 1st Floor, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3105 5300, jashan.com.hk 


Geeta’s Kitchen

If you’re looking for truly homemade Diwali sweets, look no further than Geeta’s Kitchen. With her origins in Indore, India, Geeta is now taking Hong Kong by storm with her delicious vegetarian home-made cooking. Lucky for you, she will be preparing special Diwali platters with delicacies including gulab jamun, kaju barfi, nan khathai, dhokla, besan ladoo and cocktail samosas. You will have to pick up your items from her home after you order, as they don’t make deliveries. Kowloon, Hong Kong, For order and enquiries, call 2368 6997, facebook.com/geetakitchen 


Spice Store

Spice Store is offering a number of Diwali special items, including an elegant Diwali Gift Basket with imported Indian sweets and assorted incense sticks and other yummy snacks, along with individual sweet boxes by Haldiram with rasgullas, soan papdi and gajar halwa. You can also buy other Diwali essentials including decorations, pooja thali, rangoli sets, diyas and incense sticks. For order and enquiries, visit website or call 2944 2336, www.spicestore.hk 


Star Mart Indian Grocery Store
Star Mart also has a special section in their online store just for Diwali goodies. Impress your friends and fam with boxes of assorted chikki, khajoor barfi, mango chocolate barfi, mix mewa bite, pista barfi and Haldiram’s sweet delight boxes including motichoor laddoos, pinni and moong dal. Various locations in Hong Kong including Shop 18, 1st Floor, Abba Shopping Mall, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2366 6534, starmarthk.com 


Najuka Redkar

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