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SHANGHAI TOP 10 List

TOP AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCES

Le concierge orient

#5

The Lobby Lounge

Pudong Shangri-la 

Why It's #5

One of the original purveyors of tea in luxurious parlours in the east, the experience remains intact here with designer treats and chandelier glow.

#4

The Lobby Lounge

Twelve at Hengshan

A Luxury Collection Hotel

Why It's #4

Beautiful chinese stands accompany delectable morsels in the alfresco space next to the gurgling brooks of this chic designer hotel. 

#3

Le Comptoir

de Pierre Gagnaire

Capella Shanghai

Jian Ye Li

Why It's #3

Savouries and sweets are served on beautiful wares accompanied by tea or champagne. The comely windows give views to the quaintness of the French Concession upon which the property stands.

#2

Cachet Lobby Lounge

The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi

Why It's #2

An originally English enterprise dishing out a quintessentially English affair, tea at The Langham Shanghai is enhanced with elegant Wedgewood wares, yet another English element in the whole flavoursome ensemble.

#1

The Lobby

The Peninsula Shanghai

Why It's #1

We are happy to report that the glamour and success of tea at The Peninsula has been successfully exported to the fine lobby lounge of its Shanghai property. The magic of a three tier here is anchored on tastes and refinements, with commendable effort placed on extending a service so grand, it is intimate.

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Eight Treasures Poon Choy  

 八宝盆菜

 

Poon Choy as a Lunar New Year delicacy has its humble roots in the rural villages of Hong Kong where bits of leftover were thrown into a pot to add to the festive table. Today, Poon Choy is a luxurious classic for the Spring Festival as it is brimming with decadent goodies packed with auspicious meanings. Taking centre-stage is the braised trotter that signifies a good hand with lady luck in the new year. Abalones are also added for a bountiful harvest along with carrots, chicken, duck and prawns, which all denote good fortune in the Chinese culture.