Billed as a Hong Kong dessert place, Sweethoney Dessert now has 7 branches in the Bay Area. They are a Guangzhou Dongguan-based chain. We went to the one in Mountain View, near Castro Street. We ordered the mango pomelo and sago tofu pudding sweet soup, and the snowcapped mountain mabao jelly
Instead of the mango pomelo and sago tofu pudding sweet soup, this, which had grass jelly and some red stuff and no tofu pudding, showed up and we absent-mindedly started eating. The biggest issue with this ‘soup’ was that its watery. No amount of sago or mango could have saved it.
Snowcapped mountain mabao jelly was better, with the white shaved ice being crunchy and quite delicious. The icecreams were acceptable.
Looks like they delivered the next table’s order to us. When our original order finally showed up, we suggested to the next table that we might be eating theirs and joked that now we had too many desserts. Then the server showed up, took the correct order away, went back to the kitchen, came back to the next table and delivered ours to them with some grass jelly on the side and asked if its ok that they eat that instead. No apologies to us or to them. And I don’t know why they took away our correct order. And I really don’t know why I still absent-mindedly tipped afterwards.
Plastic plates and bowls were used. ETA: For more than $6 a bowl, it felt a bit cheap. One of the bowls had a one inch crack.
Service issues aside, I think Cong Sao, or something more mass market like Hui Lau Shan, in Hong Kong are much better. I have had HK style desserts that are too sweet or too rich, but never had one that is watery, until this time.