Friday, 6 September 2013

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Ox Eye Cookies


Childhood Memories Afternoon Tea, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Words by Polly Szantor
Photos by The Yum List


Every month, the Sheraton Imperial Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Chan Eng Hua creates a new theme for Afternoon Tea in Pavilions Lounge. For the month of September you are invited to revisit your youth by indulging in the Childhood Memories Afternoon Tea. It’s served buffet-style, so bring a hearty appetite. 

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Afternoon Tea Spread
Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Pavilions Lounge
Begin with open-faced sandwiches, little crispy ovals of toasted French bread topped with chicken breast and pineapple chutney or choose creamy Brie, then move to Malaysian treats from days gone by.  There are mini Guli Petak; they look like a classic Quiche Lorraine but they’re made with a sweet pastry case. From here on, dive into sugar heaven and sample a host of sweet confections.

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Quiche Lorraine
Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Chicken on Baguette
There’s plenty to keep chocolate lovers happy. Teng Teng are brownies with marshmallows and nuts and there are assorted homemade Pralines. The tempting chocolate lollipops are called Konda Kundi. The outer chocolate shell is speckled with flecks of dried strawberry, chopped peanuts or pistachios while the inside is filled with a sinful chocolate mousse. Very yummy! Need more? Try the Galah Panjang, playful spirals of sweet grissini to dip in chocolate sauce.

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Assorted Chocolate Lollipops
Batu Seremban is a Malaysian childhood game reminiscent of Jacks, a game I loved to play in the schoolyard in England. Chef Chan’s Batu Seremban are Ox-Eye Cookies, which are rather like Jammie Dodgers, round shortbreads with raspberry jam in the centre. You’ll enjoy the cute little Macarons, so like mini yo-yos, and to tip his hat at an English afternoon tea, Chef Chan has included classic scones with whipped cream and jam. Let’s not forget the assorted cookies and the little fruit salads, plus the attractive Plaster Sin, jelly with fresh fruit served in a champagne glass. My very favourite though, were the Gasing, which is the Malay word for a giant spinning top. These are little wafer cornets lined with chocolate and filled with passion fruit mango cream. I loved the hidden surprise of coffee-soaked sponge in the bottom of each cone, in fact I giggled in childish delight when I ate the first one.

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Scones
Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Macarons and Chocolates
Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Passion Mango Mini Cornetto
Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Tea, Chocolate Brownies and Pavilions Lounge
Pavilions has a lovely selection of coffees and teas and it may be difficult to make your choice. I was able to taste several varieties of their TWG tea, which is produced in Singapore and offers single origin teas and inspired blends.  I liked the Fruity Black Tea blended with sunflowers and exotic fruits, but for a decaf option try the South African Red Tea or the Lemon Bush Tea, both made with the leaves of the Rooibos bush. Two of their exclusive blends are the Grand Wedding Tea and Sakura! Sakura!, a green tea delicately flavoured with cherry blossoms. I think this was my favourite, though they were all excellent.

Afternoon High Tea, Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
TWG Tea
Reason to Visit: To enjoy nostalgic, sweet treats while luxuriating in the comfortable, spacious atrium of Pavilions Lounge. 

The special promotion for the Childhood Memories Afternoon Tea is very reasonably priced at RM40++ per person. It will be available until the end of September from 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Pavilions Lounge
Sheraton Imperial Hotel 
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2717 9900
restaurants.imperial@sheraton.com



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11 comments:

  1. I would have thought that Quiche Lorraine was just egg tart! hehee.

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  2. ohhh i luv the mini mango cornetto....

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  3. What a sinful afternoon tea! I would love to have my scones with some clotted cream :p

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  4. Buffet style? Ooooo...everything looks soooo good!

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  5. I can already imagine a sugar overload here, but like they say, an occasional splurge won't hurt anyone. =)

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  6. I had chocolate lollipops and macarons at Majestic Hotel KL, absolutely gorgeous! Isn't it great to be around these lovely hotels and enjoying their good food!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  7. How can anyone say no to high tea! Love the ones at Sheraton Imperial!

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  8. Very nice hotel, the cakes and sweets look top. I am missing a bit the Champagne.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. Yummzz this really lovely and good

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  10. What a way to spend the afternoon :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing.
    I want to tea the cakes,they must be so delicious.

    Black

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