If you always thought high tea meant the ‘Western way’ – cakes, pies and bread, how about a Chinese high tea of handcrafted dim sum and oriental desserts?
Tian Fu Tea Room at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, with branches at Park Royal on Beach Road, Kitchener Road and UOB Plaza, have been offering Imperial High Tea from 2:30pm to 6:00pm, where the selection of tea is specially selected to match with its dim sum delicacies. (Read: Si Chuan Dou Hua High Tea at UOB Plaza)
Chinese high teas on a lazy Sunday afternoons for you to catch up with family and friends always sound like a brilliant idea. You do get to spend quality time to chat up rather than rush through a hurried meal, and also appreciate fine Chinese tea which takes time to brew and be served. ‘Gongfu Cha’ is indeed a dying cultural art-form in Singapore.
I know some are surprised that Si Chuan Dou Hua serves dim sum, as they have always been known for their authentic ‘Chuan dishes’ and smooth tau hway with wolfberries. Well, Tian Fu Tea Room is the first Chinese tea room concept within a restaurant in Singapore.
Its Reunion Imperial High Tea (at $30++ per person) includes eight varieties of dim sum such as Cantonese style pan fried carrot cake in XO Sauce and Sichuan inspired sliced pork in garlic and chilli sauce. Oh, and yusheng too!
With that said, their Steamed Prawn Dumpling with Gold Fold is both impressive on its aesthetics and taste, very delicate and fresh which makes it one of the best har kow I had locally. The gold leaves on top add a touch of class and elegance (though I always wonder what happens to the gold after consumption into the body!)
Its Steam Crystal Dumpling with Minced Prawn and Carrot, also artistically designed, has a delightful filling of carrot and coriander which adds a light and crunchy bite.
My favourite dim sum of the eight was the Deep Fried BBQ Meat Puff, so crisp-fully fried. Do eat it while its warm but be careful its roasted pork filling will ooze out like textured delicious juice.
This special high tea starts from 10 Feb till 24 Feb, do note that every branch will have a different selection and some of these exquisite dim sum offered are only available in the Reunion Imperial High Tea set.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Reunion Imperial High Tea Giveaway!
Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Tian Fu Tea Room will be giving away 8 sets of Reunion Imperial High Tea (each worth $30) to 8 blessed Daniel’s Food Diary readers to enjoy during this Chinese New Year. Huat, Huat, Huat!
All you need to do is to
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Results will be announced 8th Feb (FRI)
[Giveaway Ended] Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant Tian Fu Tea Room
PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591 (15 min walk from Bugis MRT), Tel: +65 6505 5722
TOP of UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place, #60-01, UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624
Tel: +65 6535 6006,
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road 181 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533, Tel: +65 6428 3170