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    Monday, 3 July 2017


    I remember going for my first 'Afternoon tea' with my mum when I was about 18. 

    It was a sophisticated affair of buttery scones, clotted cream and traditional cucumber sandwiches and I remember feeling a little bit posh. It's a proper British institution, afternoon tea, but it's massively evolved over the years and now you can find all sorts of weird and wonderful varities across London.

    There's some themed around films and books, there's even one in a bloody double decked bus - and now one of my favourite pan-Asian restaurants is in on the fun too. 
    Do you remember Chi Kitchen? It's the incredibly good value restaurant tucked away in Debenhams in Oxford Street. I wrote about it back in October and it's one of those places that I'm always recommending to people because the food is incredble and the service is top-notch.  
    Well they've recently launched a new afternoon tea offering, combining executive chef Ping Coombes Malaysian roots with traditional Asian flavours, to give this Great British instituion a really modern twist 

    You start with the choice of tea or a glass of prosecco (it's £15 for three courses with bubbles or £12 without)....
    Then a three-tiered serving stand arrives, layered with both sweet and savoury delicacies. The middle tier consists of sushi-style dishes with salmon nigiri and a huge, juicy prawn dumplings which act as the perfect 'starter' dishes...Followed by the fried savouries which act as your main. There's vegetable spring rolls and slices of Taro Cake, a traditional Chinese dish made with taro, a root vegetable that’s popular in Asian cuisine whcih is cooked until soft and mixed with Chinese preserved meats and rice flour, before being steamed and then pan-fried. 
    You've also got my favourite: the Curry Puff, a popular street food snack in Malaysia, made from deep fried pastry filled with potato and sweet potato. Like a little Asian pasty - they're SO good!Finally like any good afternoon tea, you've got a selection of sweet treats, including Cassava Cake - a Vietnamese cake made from grated cassava, sugar and coconut milk; a Pandan Kaya Bun – a Malaysian steamed bun filled with custard and a light Caramel Cheesecake. Delicious!It's super good value and the staff are incredble - it's well worth a visit! You can get the afternoon tea Monday - Sunday between 3pm and 6pm so head over to the webiste to make a booking!
    Outfit Details
    Sunglasses - Noughts & Kisses / Earrings - H&MShirt - Zara (similiar) / Trousers* - Quiz Clothing
    Handbag - Mulberry / Watch - SwarovskiSandals - River Island

    * We were guests of Chi Kitchen. 
    Our meal was free but opinions are completely honest. 

    1 comment:

    1. I love Chi Kitchen's take on the 'special' meals we love like brunch and afternoon tea. Such a clever concept and so delicious! Also, your outfit: gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrl! YAS!
      Charlie, Distracted