High Tea, Your Majesty?
I am not a big fan of buffet and I try to avoid it as much as I can. To me, eating buffet is self-torturing where you “force” yourself to eat as much as you can to make up with the amount of money you pay. And often time, a buffet meal (lunch or dinner) don’t come cheap here in Singapore. A decent fare in a hotel would cost up to SGD70 per person. If you want a more decadent spread with oysters, caviar and wine, be prepared to fork out at least SGD150 easily.
Recently a few of my colleagues have been raving about the high tea in Shangri-La Hotel for its quality of food at a decent price. I told my foodie friends and they seem to hear a lot of good things about it as well. A few phone calls later, 8 of us made our way to the very beautiful Shangri-La hotel this afternoon. The high tea is set at SGD45++ per person and there are 2 seating available – 11:30am to 2:30pm or 3:00pm to 6:00pm. We chose the first seating as we thought we could finish by 2pm and still have half a day to walk and burn all the calories.
I won’t go in details on each and every item available but I can assure that it is one of the most affordable high teas around in Singapore for the spread they offer. From sashimi to sushi, cold cuts to various salads, selection of dim sum to DIY “Singapore Laksa” – all were fresh and only the best ingredients were used. If you’re a bread person, then you’ll be amazed by the selection of sandwiches available. Each of them arranged beautifully on a 3 tiered platter where it looked too good to eat. The cheese section was pretty amazing too with Gouda, guyere, blue cheese among others and a few soft cheeses (which I forgot its name) to go with a selection of crackers, nuts and dried fruits.
A part of the dining room was dedicated to only desserts and if you can’t control yourself, you would probably die of food coma sooner than you thought. Chocolate cake and pudding, chocolate fondue with various dips, macarons and tarts, ice-creams and cheese cakes and not forgetting bread pudding and scones – all made fresh from the kitchen and replenish from time to time.
I have been eating a lot in Indonesia the past week so I
control paced myself not to over-eat today. Two rounds of appetizer / mains and two rounds of desserts followed by a great catch up session with everyone.
The Rose Veranda
Mezzanine Floor, Tower Wing
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
+65 6213 4486