Many thanks to my friend Jessie who brought me along to enjoy a tai tai afternoon tea here in W Hotel Kuala Lumpur. *Fake tai-tai mode onz*!
It was on a post-CNY day in February and W Hotel Kuala Lumpur was still serving the very festive looking afternoon tea, available from 3pm to 5pm. The Chinese New Year Hi-Tea Par-Tea was priced at Rm 188+ for two persons. The set came with an array of sweet, savouries and 2 mocktails and free flow of coffee and tea to pair with, which we felt that it was quite a deal.
The tea place is set in Woobar in W Hotel Kuala Lumpur, quite an artsy place and filled with vibrant hues.
Chinese New Year Hi-Tea Par-Tea
Tea Smoked Chicken, Spicy Mayo, Chicken Floss, Fried Mantou Bun
Avocado and Foie Gras Maki Roll, XO Glaze
Fried Radish Cake, Dried Shrimp
Duck Gyoza, Plum Sauce
Torched Salmon Trout Yee Sang, Black Tapioca Cracker
Pineapple Cheese Cake
Mandarin Orange Gateaux
Mango Passion Bon Bon
Black Sesame Tart
Vanilla Osmanthus Scone
Peanut Butter Scone
Clotted Cream, Cape Gooseberry Jam
cServed along with mocktails and free flow of coffee and tea.
So vibrant, colourful festive looking afternoon tea!
We received cocktails as Jessie won it from a contest! Yay!
Cocktails here have cute names too! Just like this Gone Fishing (Rm 40) made of Vodka, elderflower liquor, blue curacao, lemongrass ginger syrup. So cute there was even a crafted fish swimming in the pool. It was at a nice balance and ended with the hint of fragrant elderflower-lemongrass-ginger taste.
Another signature cocktail Hive Five (Rm 45), made of gin, pomegranate and Tualang honey. We like this pretty much as the combination was tangy and fruity from the pomegranate and beautified with a floral scent from the honey!
Unsure what to order? Let’t roll the dice!
I really like their savouries; they were quite elaborated and fused with modern Chinese elements. The dim sum were prettily made; all dainty looking and tasted really delicious too! The fried radish cake was loaded with dried shrimp, very aromatic bits. The gyoza was a new thing to me too, the fillings was made of duck meat and well-matched with sourish sweet plum sauce. And that avocado foie gra maki really wowed us, creamy and yummy with the XO glaze. Love it! That one bite size modern yee sang was good too!
As for the sweets part, they desserts were all very prosperous too, like Pineapple Cheese Cake and Mandarin Orange Gateaux, they follow CNY theme. Haha. However, they were mainly too cloyingly sweet to my liking. I liked the black sesame tart, with buttery pastry crust filled with black sesame mousse cream and decorated with the edible bling bling crisp. This was probably the non sweet dessert, very aromatic too!
The scones were served in a classy jewellery-looking box. The scones may not be the best scones I came across, but I adored how they put efforts in making them matching the theme (oh yes I love everything in theme). I like the peanut butter scone; rich, nutty and creamy, kinda aromatic. However, texture wise, it was kinda too bread-like to my liking.
Ahhh, there were my fave festive cookies to end afternoon tea too!
With my tea-date
W Hotel Kuala Lumpur
No. 121, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 012-347 9088