Craving a good high tea sesh but can’t take time off on weekdays? StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore has the perfect solution with its new Weekend Afternoon Tea.
Wanna feast on our mishmash of local cuisines in one sitting? Book a table for the Weekend Afternoon Tea at Grand Hyatt’s StraitsKitchen and prepare plenty of stomach space for this sumptuous buffet of more than 60 dishes, desserts and drinks. Here’s the best bit: It’s on Saturdays and Sundays, which means there’s no need to take time off your busy work schedule to fit this tea sesh in.
All the flavours of traditional spices and wok hei
We sure do love our hawker centres in the ‘hoods, but sometimes you just crave a plate of BBQ chicken wings or satay sticks without the heat – and this teatime buffet delivers, peanut sauce and all.
Go for the beef rendang to get a ladleful of rich stew that we wholeheartedly recommend spooning over rice, with tender chunks of meat that your fork will slide into like butter. Don’t miss the ayam buah keluak either, for an iconic Nyonya dish made delish with chicken thigh drenched in spicy tamarind gravy.
Oh, and if you think a stellar gravy-and-rice combination is the only thing that warrants the carb calorie count, you’d be wrong. We’re saying heck yes to slurping down a bowl of noodles soaked in mildly spicy laksa broth, served piping hot with the unmissable aroma of coconut milk.
Now, fried carrot cake is one of our fave dishes for a taste of wok hei – that’s the addictive, smoky flavour that comes from frying a dish in a wok – and you bet we’re getting a serving (or two) at this buffet. Also worth wearing your loosest clothes for: The DIY popiah station and the dim sum selection stacked high with seafood, meats and vegetables.
After rolling your popiahs, go ahead and get hands-on with naan and roti prata – we suggest you dip ‘em in murgh kari gravy for that extra flavour. As you gear up for another stroll around the buffet, add some veggie samosas or papadums to your plate too, because why not!
In between mouthfuls, wash everything down with teh tarik or kopi tarik (pulled tea or coffee), and get your Boomerangs while you’re at it.
Save space for these desserts
So let’s recap. A buffet of Malay, Nyonya, Chinese and Indian dishes? Delightful. Free-flow local desserts on top of that? You can bet you won’t be leaving this space for another few hours, just so you can get more bang for your buck.
There’s something undeniably fun about digging into a colorful bowl of ice kacang, with sweet corn puree, gula melaka and rose syrup dripping down freshly shaved ice, hiding a layer of red beans underneath. Make your own version of this classic local dessert, then go back for a second sugar rush at the soft serve section with your choice of toppings like seasonal fruits, love letters and gula melaka.
But wait, there’s more: We’re talking Nyonya kuehs, Peranakan cookies, mango pudding, muah chee (glutinous rice cake with mashed peanuts), pandan kaya cake and other desserts that’ll make this meal your sweetest weekend treat yet. See why we need a few more hours here?
Weekend Afternoon Tea, Saturdays and Sundays at $35++ for adults and $18++ for children (age 5 – 12), StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211
This post is in partnership with the Grand Hyatt Singapore.