[ CNY 2014 ] Reunite over an Oriental High Tea at Tian Fu Tea Room
We have about 6 more days to CNY, I am very excited because I look forward to a good break and to meet my cousins. I have been introducing lots of CNY reunion menu for the past few weeks. But if you want a lighter, value-for-money feast without missing the festive beat of Lunar New Year, you will enjoy the Reunion Imperial High Tea (新春团圆宫廷下午茶) at Tian Fu Tea Room.
Kicking off with a propitious toss of Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Prosperity Salmon Yusheng with Crispy Fish Skin.
The oriental high tea features six other handcrafted dim sum items and light bites such as the tender Camphor Tea Smoked Chicken which was aromatic.
Double-boiled Seafood Dumpling in Superior Soup was deliciously savory. The leaf shaped dumpling was packed with ingredients.
Steamed Abalone Dumpling with Wasabi Sauce has a very mild wasabi taste which is good for non-wasabi lovers like me. But I prefer the Steamed Fish Ball with Black Moss more as the fish meat is fresh with black moss giving it a slight crunch.
My faovourite is Deep-fried Radish Puff with Conpoy. The layers of pastry is very well done and crafted by male pastry chefs. It is warm and crispy on the outside with moist radish on the inside.
Fried Rice with Assorted Sausage wrapped in Lotus Leaf gives you some carb if you need it. You can pair it with some Longjing tea!
One unique dish in the menu is Glutinous Rice Balls in Chinese Rice Wine which is a very traditional dish which we hardly can find it in Singapore. The rice balls are cooked in a savoury soup with rather strong alcohol aroma. It has a rather refreshing scent but I would say it is an acquired taste.
Pan-fried New Year Cake with Glutinous Pearls was too oily and tough for me.
The Reunion Imperial High Tea presents a full-fledged menu of auspicious items, enabling a delectable reunion for friends and family looking to avoid the extravagant menus of delicacies commonly found in Chinese restaurants during the Lunar New Year period.
The 8-course menu is paired with two different premium Chinese brews including Pu Er (普洱), a black tea variant that helps to warm the stomach, aid digestion and break down fat, particularly beneficial after the festive feasting.
Tian Fu Tea Room’s Reunion Imperial High Tea is available at $32++ per person daily, from 2.30pm to 6.00pm, from 30 January to 14 February 2014. NTUC and PAssion Cardmembers enjoy a “1 dines free with 3 accompanying diners” offer at all three outlets.
For dining reservations, please call Tian Fu Tea Room at:
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
Address: 7500 Beach Road
Tel: 6505 5724
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
Address: 181 Kitchener Road
Tel: 6428 3170
TOP of UOB Plaza
Address: 80 Raffles Place, #60-01 UOB Plaza 1
Tel: 6535 6006