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Regent Hotel Tea Lounge Afternoon Tea

By Saturday, March 28, 2020 , , , , , ,

2020 hasn't been quite kind to us but life goes on. Hope everyone is taking the safe distancing thing and work from home seriously! Well if you get a chance to take a breather, i'm sure working from a tea lounge works too. Regent Hotel Tea Lounge has a well spaced layout that allows you to privately enjoy your three-tiered tea set that's served to your table on weekdays from 12 - 5pm. Regent's signature scones are one of my favorites in Singapore and best sliced apart and slathered with a thick layer to lush Devonshire clotted cream and a smidgen of lemon curd.  
On weekends, the tea lounge takes on a semi buffet format. The current theme is English Garden and you will find counters stocked with English cheeses and dainty sandwiches filled with black truffle, egg mayonnaise and cucumber. 
I very much enjoyed making these bite-sized blini sandwiches, which i generously topped with the various caviar. Other English delights include mini pot pies with Angus beef ragout, classic roasted Wagyu beef rump with truffle, and Yorkshire Pudding.
However, the standouts for me were actually the Asian spread, which was kind of unexpected! I understand from Chef that the Asian spread has always been made available at the buffet, but he has added a special touch, by serving guests a few of his signatures which are cooked a la minute. The sour plum pickled cherry tomatoes were tantalising pops of natural sweetness. The appetizer was followed by a melt-in-your-mouth char siew with a lovely coat of caramelised sugar. As soon as they were served, they disappeared into our stomachs. 
At the buffet line, also do looking out for the King Prawn Congee, which hit the spot with flavorsome prawn broth that isn't too rich in texture. The prawns were also prepared lovingly to ensure that the meat remains firm and sweet. I couldn't help but go for seconds. 
Another a la minute dish served was the braised seafood rice noodles. The slippery noodles has soaked up the light seafood sweetness from the broth. If you too, like me, tasted a contrasting tanginess, Chef confirmed that pickled mustard leaves have been added. A touch of special XO sauce contributes to the medley of flavors. Chunks of fish and plump scallops peppered each bite too. 
The laksa was quite decent too, though i added a lot more chili to flavor it. The chili crab sauce with mantou was perfect in terms of presentation- i don't favor having to shell my crabs. However, the sauce was too sweet for my liking. 
When it comes to desserts, my heart still goes to the scones. I could go on and on about how buttery and pillowy they are, or you could simply pop some yourself. 
If you're into British sweets, well they are plenty- Victoria Sandwiches, Eton Mess and Banoffee Pies, all reinterpreted into refined bites, guaranteed to entice you to have that one more bite. 

Sooth your palate with Regent Singapore’s newly appointed tea partner, Gryphon. With up to to 20 varieties of tea for savouring with the spread, there's no lack of choice. 

Afternoon tea is always a delight at Regent Singapore

1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Weekdays: 12 - 5pm (single seating), $47/pax
Weekends: 12 - 2.30pm, 3 - 5.30pm (2 seatings), $68/pax

Quote RSTL2ND when making a reservation on the website to enjoy a second afternoon tea set at 50% off. 
Quote RSTL58 to enjoy a weekend tea buffet at just $58.

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