Originally the preserve of well-to-do country club ladies, the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel is foregoing tradition by putting an Oriental twist into the newly launched Pan-Asian afternoon tea, served in the hotel’s airy Lobby Lounge.
An innovative fusion of Western and Eastern flavors, the luxurious afternoon tea set is served in a floral three-tiered birdcage. Featuring Peking duck roll, foie gras parfait and baby abalone, sweet chili gel on prawn salad and saffron toast, we were quite impressed with teriyaki eel with tobiko and wasabi mayo. We loved the delicate flavors of this layered creation, contrasted by a piquant kick of wasabi.
Sweet stuff include traditional Asian desserts such as roasted crispy cake, green bean pudding, glutinous rice cake covered with shredded coconut and roasted crispy cake stuffed with smoked pork. For the sweet-toothed, we strongly recommend Thai coconut tart and Macanese egg tart. Malaysian sago guala melaca sees luscious sago pudding placed in a mini edible chocolate cup - our favorite amongst all.
Priced at RMB328 (plus 15 percent service charge), the set includes two glasses of Champagne as well (feel free to change to tea if you’re not imbibing). Exotic, yummy desserts with live violin in a relaxed ambiance, the lovely afternoon tea totally made our day.
Served daily from 2-6pm. See Lobby Lounge listing here.
We have vouchers for two to give away to enjoy Pudon Shangri-La's afternoon tea!. Details on how to win will be included in our Urban Family Newsletter, which we send out every Tuesday.