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REVIEW: Chai-Wu’s Afternoon Tea

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Soma fast delivery no doctors Well scrum-diddly-umptious indeed. Chai Wu’s Afternoon Tea has satisfyingly lived up to all the expectations surrounding this centuries-old tradition — always big on promise and appeal, those three-tiered stands are quite commonly dotted with more losers than winners.

http://www.bigleaguekickball.com/about/ Buying Soma overnight delivery But not at Chai Wu, no. Every little morsel on that two-tiered stand (two-tiers? Controversial? Indeed not — step away from convention people!) was delightfully devoured during our two hour seating. Moreover, it has given us more reasons to revisit Harrods —  if not to gaze at strappy Jimmy Choos or a diamond encrusted golf putter, but to work up an appetite to inhale some another round of dim sum.

Let’s begin with the setting. The restaurant itself is high-end and ultra-luxe, thus seamlessly fitting into the Harrods pompousness. With an interior designed to reflect the five elements of Chinese philosophy — wood, metal, water, earth and fire — it makes for quite an elegant and contemporary dining atmosphere. It’s not your typical locale for an afternoon tea — but then again, you’re not here for scones and cucumber sandwiches.

Service is assured and flawless, and after a detailed yet brief description of the impending delights, it’s not long before the meal begins with the palate-cleansing Baby Spinach Soup. http://www.bigleaguekickball.com/category/press/ order soma for over night delivery  We’re equally as consumed with its bright green colour as with how warm and nourishing it tastes — a far cry from it being the cliché of a watery, bland vegetable broth.

Next up come the selection of bite-sized savoury morsels, all of which are picture-perfect and photo-ready — a sheer reflection of the Asian cultural emphasis on how they sneak thought and detailed beauty into everything. And they might be small and simple, but they’re full on flavour. Mercifully, they give us one per person — going down that divide and conquer route can be sometimes get tricky…

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In saying that, our suggestions would be to start with the Chicken Gyoza with Foie Gras: the Foie Gras packs a fatty, yet tasty, punch, so we’re grateful for its mini size. Same goes for the Wagyu Beef Puff watson brand soma  with Gold Leaf  Buy Soma without prescription on sale  buttery, crisp pastry that is balanced with just the right amount of beef. The Prawn Dumpling with Caviar won hearts, but the Lobster Wontons stole the show, proving that not everything needs to be stamped with an extravagant accent — sometimes a dish done well is a novelty within itself.

The four refreshing salads that sit stop your stand are ideal to cleanse that palate again — our pick of the lot was definitely the Scallop, King Crab and Avocado with Spicy Mayo, but the earthy flavours of the Grilled Shitake Mushroom with Kampyo, Asparagus, Avocado and Yuzu Dressing also got us nomming.

The Kaya Toast may not sound appealing (or savoury?), but you must try: playfully presented as a finger sandwich, the caramel jam filling isn’t the average salmon and cream cheese replacement, but it’s a quirky nod to the quintessentially British afternoon tea tradition.

Lest we forget about the tea. The refined tradition of tea in China is steeped in history, with generations of growers really perfecting the brew. We were two ambitious and overwhelmed to get the thorough details, but definitely remember the Chrysanthemum Flower Tea for its impressive floral show within the glass teapot; and the Silver Needle White Tea for its pale yellow colour — off-putting at first, but our favourite.

Dessert comes separately, when you’re ready — so no temptations between the savoury, as with traditional afternoon teas. Same goes for the selection —no Red Velvet cupcakes here. And admittedly, we’re apprehensive about these Asian sweets. The popular Chinese dessert Chendol comes out first (we realised they like cleansing our palates) and although fellow diner is averse to anything that reads: “silky layers of plum sugar, red bean paste and coconut milk suspend cubes of jelly and vibrant green rice flour jelly noodle”, the glass was emptied — bar two spoonfuls.

If you’re bursting at the seams by this stage, we suggest sampling a bit of it all for the sake of “YOLO”, however hands down the Mango Mousse gets bowl-clearing approval, as does the Green Tea Cheesecake. The Pandan Pancake Roll Buy Soma no prescription USA FedEx shipping  and Matcha Tart didn’t quite tickle our tastebuds as much.

After all this, you can of course avoid food-induced fatigue and have a browse through Harrods — albeit, avoid the food hall. Yes, it is overpriced and presents an array of food you might only eat on special occasions, yet despite how not-hungry we were, somehow we walked away with 150g of Brie, some shortbread and yes, more dumplings. Woops.

The Afternoon Tea menu will be served daily, priced at £59 per head or £69 per head with a glass of Champagne, reservations are required.

Chai Wu Soma online Overnight without dr approval  opening times: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 8pm | Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Chinese Afternoon Tea available: Daily 2pm-6pm

Fifth Floor, http://www.bigleaguekickball.com/about/ Soma No Prior Script Overnight  Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL


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