How Hakkasan Is Driving Dessert Sales

In this “On Foodable Side Dish,” brought to you by the Foodable Network, NYC video correspondent Colleen Hagerty takes us into the world of Cantonese cuisine, made sexy by world famous restaurant Hakkasan. 

While most don’t equate going out for an Asian dinner with dessert, Hakkasan’s executive pastry chef, Rory MacDonald, has found a way to balance the two in an authentic way (read: not fusion) while playing off of traditional Asian flavors. 

Watch the full episode to learn how Hakkasan plans its dessert menu and where inspiration is pulled from, and what the biggest challenges are to create desserts for such a niche concept that diners actually want to eat after a big meal. As a bonus, we also get into the kitchen with Rory, who walks us through some of his current favorite recipes.