28 Jan High Tea, The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
The Peninsula runs a well-known High Tea every afternoon. We ordered high tea for three and shared. High tea for two people is slightly cheaper than it is for one, but there’s the same proportion of food. The food arrived in a three-tiered platter. The top had a mango/passionfruit/coconut mousse, a cupcake with a cherry, a chocolate tart and a slice of pandan fruit cake. The second tier had cucumber sandwiches, salmon sandwiches, quiche, some sort of pastry and a ham and cheese roll. The bottom tier held six raisin scones and it was eaten with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Tea was also included and mum ordered a cappuccino (70HKD). She said the McCafe coffee was better (and less than half the price). The rest of us had the Peninsula Afternoon tea. After we had eaten most of our High Tea we were each given a lychee mousse topped with raspberry syrup and a few slices of almond. The total bill came to just under 1000HKD, and with the bill came three macarons: lemon, vanilla and chocolate.