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Chinese pastry shops in Milan

For some years now in Milan Chinese pastry shops have been gaining ground in which the tradition (mostly linked to the holidays, as evidenced by the famous mooncake of the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, in accordance with the lunar calendar) and oriental recipes come together in a curious miscellany.

Chinese desserts are not surprising for their sweetness, the amount of sugar is in fact much lower than the desserts we are used to, but they are no less good or uninteresting for this reason. Indeed, you will be amazed by the quantity of sweets that are actually salty or the countless reinterpretations of Western sweets - some of which are actually brought to China as in the case of the egg tart, or the pasteis de nata brought by Portuguese to Macau.

Most of the Chinese pastry shops are modern, wink at the youngest and offer sweets so beautiful and perfect that they seem fake! Others, on the other hand, are simple laboratories, where you can buy products to be consumed elsewhere.

After telling you about the Chinese breakfast and where to enjoy it in Chinatown, here is a list of the Chinese pastry shops in Milan.


When you are in front of the entrance you will be greeted by a large sign bearing the title "Pasticceria Torta Fresca".

The restaurant is very small and only serves to take away. Go to the opening in the morning to buy some sweets, during the day you will find little and nothing. It is specialized in mooncakes.

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Faji | © Cookingwiththehamster

Small pastry shop located in Chinatown specializing in mooncakes and more: you will find a myriad of savory products and the famous Chinese cheesecake.

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Hao Li Lai | © Cookingwiththehamster

Small Chinese pastry shop specializing mainly in savory products - I recommend the sesame biscuits and, above all, the "dry top" ones, with dried meat and turnip tops.

They also sell bubble tea and commissioned cakes.

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L. Z. Pasticceria | © Cookingwiththehamster

Chinese pastry shop where to take away.

Here you will find both sweet and savory products, as well as the ability to purchase drinks and commission birthday cakes.

Do not miss the cheesecake (so soft that you will feel like you are eating a cloud) and the egg tart.

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Mr. Time | © Cookingwiththehamster

This is probably the first Chinese pastry shop in Milan that became famous for its modern design and the possibility of having sweets and drinks on the spot. Parigi Dolci is the favorite meeting place for young people or simply for those who love taking pictures of food.

Inside you will find the open laboratory behind a large glass, as well as the bar area and the self-service area to take away sweets.

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Parigi Dolci | © Cookingwiththehamster

Chinese patisserie with a large open workshop and a few seats with a modern design and ideal for taking pictures.

Here the desserts have a slightly more Japanese mold, as evidenced by the large presence of matcha tea, azuki beans and roll cakes. There is no shortage of savory proposals and countless bubble teas and milk.

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S'LAB | © Cookingwiththehamster

Miss Cake

Chinese pastry of own production with seats and menu that includes bubble tea (also to take away) and cake design to order.

The choice is rather limited but very interesting: mango or oreo flavored mochi, mini durian cakes, soy sweets and savory cakes with taro and pork floss.

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Miss Cake | © Cookingwiththehamster

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