XTC

Address: 45B Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2541 0500

- Budget

3.4

Artisinal gelato: XTC is pronounced "ecstasy" for good reason.

XTC has been delighting Hong Kongers since 2002, many of whom skip dessert at whatever restaurant they've just eaten at to wander along the street and gaze at the range of flavours - 80 at the last count - that's never short of enticing. 

Food and drink
3.6
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Service
3.6
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Food and drink
3.6
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Value for money
3.6
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Ambience
3.4
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Location
3.6
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Food and drink

The gelatos and sorbets are freshly made, using - for example - Valrhona chocolate from France, kalamansi fruit from orchards in the Philippines, and pistachios grown on the lower slopes of Mount Etna in Italy. They also do gelato cakes.

Recommended dishes

Stem ginger; and honey lemongrass. Yes!

Ambience

The stores are all fairly small, with minimal seating, but well lit and welcoming. With a bit of a sweet tooth myself, I'm never so happy as when I can loll outside watching the world go by and slurping as decorously as the day's temperature allows.

Service

You're welcome to try the various flavours before - decisions, decisions - making your final choice. Staff are invariably cheerful: who wouldn't be working somewhere like this?

Location

Very much the town centre.

Price advice

Lick for lick, it's more pricey than regular ice cream, but worth it.

Branches

There are other brances in Tsim Sha Tsui - see the website for details.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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