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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Time to Tea....Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea

Hello and welcome back to another guest post from Tea With Me and Friends.

This time we are featuring the afternoon tea adventures of Sarika from Pearlsbounce blog. Sarika joined us a little while ago to tell us all about the Birdcage afternoon tea at W Hotel in Singapore, this time she has something a little different to share with us......

Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea

The recently re-vamped Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel hosts a wonderful Singaporean Heritage Afternoon Tea. Full of novel tea time treats that are spun off favourite Singaporean local flavours this Tea Time does not disappoint.

Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea
The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Singaporean cookbook author, Shermay Lee, curates a selection of 8 savoury and 8 sweet items to reflect Singapore’s multifavoured culinary past and present. The little 'creations are handcrafted with a nod to traditional skills and are based on heirloom recipes handed down to Shermay from her late grandmother, Mrs Lee Chin Koon, author of the famous Mrs Lee’s Cookbook and widely recognized as the doyenne of Peranakan cuisine in Singapore.'

The Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea
The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Like all Afternoon Tea rituals we commenced ours with a selection of brew and were thrilled by the local options. The deliciously sweet Teh Tarik being the most popular on our table I opted for the strongly brewed Moroccan Mint Tea.

Time for tea....

In good stead we kicked off with the 8 Savoury items which were topped up galore! Firm favourites were the nostalgic Kueh Pie Tee, Bak Kwa Jam Sandwich and Chilli Crab Bao. (for novel Singaporean eaters check the menu pic for the delicious details). 
Being a condiment connoisseur I was excited by the choice of asian dipping pots - sweet and savoury were both demolished. The fiery local red garlic chilli sauce was yumtastic when accompanied with the sweet and sticky Kurobuta Pork Kong Ba Bao and Nonya Chicken Curry Roti Jala Wrap.

Condiments at afternoon tea!
The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Afternoon tea
The Fullerton Bay Hotel

The Tropical scones were surprisingly crumbly and moist (not a norm in Singapore's humidity), and the Pineapple-Vanilla Jam and Kaya spread were very well paired. I would say a really good scone job done by Clifford Pier!

For those who have room - 8 Sweet Singaporean treats await you! The Hainanese Roti with Kaya got my attention first as did the Sugee Financier and Bandung Macaroon. The bright green Pandan Swiss Roll unfortunately didn't deliver for me - a bit dense which was a shame as I love Pandan!

Singapore Heritage Afternoon Tea
The Fullerton Bay Hotel

This is the Ultimate Tea for those who love to savour the culinary delights of Singapore or for those that want an intro into Singapore's long love affair of blended South East Asian cuisine. The Clifford Pier's colonial feel is a well suited venue for the Heritage Tea with its opulent deck and great views of the Singapore River.

For  more information about this afternoon tea please visit The Fullerton Bay Hotel website.

A big thank you again to Sarika for sharing her afternoon tea experience, those tropical scones sound wonderful. We do love hearing about afternoon teas in other countries and we can't wait to see where Sarika goes next!

If you have an afternoon tea that you'd like to share with us, please get in touch as we'd love to hear from you. All you need to do is send us some photos and your thoughts about the afternoon tea. Email us on teawithmeandfriends@gmail.com 

Thanks for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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