A few months back I was in KL for a couple of days, and of course, I managed to squeeze in an afternoon tea or two. My high tea project needs its own passport, me thinks.
I spent months trying to narrow down the 2-3 venues I would partake in tea at. Kuala Lumpur has a bountiful selection of venues where you can do afternoon tea. Malaysia is a food mecca after all.
The best afternoon tea I did in Kuala Lumpur was at the InterContinental Hotel – at their lobby lounge called IVIV (in Roman numerals) or 165 (numeric).
Why 165, you ask? It’s the number of the hotel’s address.
I pretty much had the lobby lounge to myself, being the lady of leisure that I am, I settled in for the afternoon at a table for one.
Two afternoon teas on affair – which one to choose?
The Malaysian version:
or go traditional:
Traditional it was. They had me at lemon meringue pie!
The presentation of the afternoon tea is awesome. I like new and interesting ways of presenting afternoon tea.
I was particularly taken with these stands.
Little shelves of yummy treats:
All the components here were really tasty. Every. Single. One.
And the lemon meringue pie was what I was hanging out for. Not as great as I thought it was going to be, but I’ll take what I can get.
A little too meringue heavy for my liking:
Scones with strawberry jam and cream – at last.
And a pot of tea to top it all off.