Tuesday, April 3, 2012

White-chan relac'ing at The Rose Veranda@Shangri-La Hotel

White-chan has just learned something from his colleagues. You can't work and work and work lah, you need to take a break sometimes. That's why they decided to take a break today and go pay $4/hr carpark to eat a $38+++ high tea buffet at Shangri-la Hotel's Rose Veranda.

The Rose Veranda is famous for their wide selection of tea. Very wide. So wide that reading the whole tea menu will easily take you half an hour. Their tea leaves are categorised into so many different kinds, flower teas, black teas, white teas, green teas, blue teas, black and white teas, black and white and green teas... machiam can make into a periodic table! So White-chan decided to take the easy way out. Choose from their "Best Seller" menu - Royal Darjeeling tea. You can actually pay another $8 to try as many tea as you want from that big book of menu, but seriously, you think your bladder can hold so many pots of tea meh?

Since it's an International high tea buffet, it means they have the right to serve all the japalang food - Japanese sushi + Chinese food and dim sum + Indian fish curry + Ang Mor food and baked potatoes + even more mixture of desserts.

The smoked duck breast and salmon is good. Especially the smoked duck breast, which has just enough fat to complement the lean portion to make it chewy on the whole and not too sinful or tough, and it is also not too salty.

The chicken wings are crispy but a bit too tough. White-chan still prefers the Ikea ones. The dim sum... can pass if you're too full lah... Oh the crab bisque is really really oishii! There are real crab meat inside for one, and the soup itself is full bodied and tasty! This is even better than the tea!

The scallops in salsa sauce is also good. The scallops are fresh and chewy but not tough, and the salsa is just sour enough to complement the scallops. The sandwiches are also not bad lah, but the sushi... the rice a bit too tight... can pass if you're too full lah...

Since this is high tea, must have a reasonable selection of dessert right? The desserts are not bad too, got the usual popular cakes like durian sponge cake (not bad!), strawberry cheese cake (too full for cheese cake!), black sesame crème brûlée (this is a good variation!), chocolate mousse (sweet!), tiramisu, and even Nonya kways and mochi (with cream inside, which is a bit weird...). Oh, got chocolate fountain and ice-cream also!

At the end of the day, it was a good relaxing tea-break lah!

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