Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Make a beeline for the Lobby Lounge, where the idyllic view of water gardens behind floor-to-ceiling glass walls offers an immediate sense of calm. High tea here is no standard affair, with delicacies like truffled egg in smoked salmon and lush caviar giving a luxurious touch to the hotel’s Classic Afternoon Tea. End on a high note with buttery scones and delicate jasmine macaroons.
Here too is a notable Malaysian Afternoon Tea, with culinary hits such as chilli crab pie tee, golden spiral curry puff, fried beancurd filled with vegetables and peanut sauce, kuzi chicken pie and cucur udang with chilli dip. Finish with honey-drizzled banana spring rolls, sago gula Melaka with mango, pandan layer cake, along with mango and jackfruit trifle and various Malay kuih.
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2032 2388. www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/shangrila