Disappointing. That’s the word to describe today’s afternoon tea experience. It was the epitome of mediocrity.
First, I was greeted with a noisy hall, a bland view and short of staff. Seated, there was no live bands and feels stuffy. I was put off with the design of the tea cup & pot. Perhaps to represent modernity, but it does not represent Hilton while the tea was bland. It took half an hour for any food to come. The first session is the mooncake tasting. White lotus, pandan, lotus & single yolk and red bean. I can say they’re reduced sugar, with tasteless egg yolks sadly. It lacks the sinful explosion of flavour that melts in your mouth that freshly baked mooncakes have. Moving to the scones, to my surprise, was one of the BEST raisin and plain scones I’ve had. It contains the right amount of sugar and fluffiness. The hibiscus jam & clotted cream however, weren’t a statement. Next, the sweet tier, it was acceptable. None of the desserts were overwhelming. The chocolate dome & sable was too small to savour. The orange meringue tartlets were scrumptious, I think the tanginess of the orange pairs well with the bland rose tea served. The gruetze was flavourful that it was bursting in my mouth. Happy with the presentation. Just the right amount of sourness. The praline cake pops and coffee macaron were a little underwhelming. It tastes like your usual dessert buffet finger desserts that has been left over the counter for hours. Moving on to the canape tier, the tomato eclair felt airy and tasteless, with the texture being a little too hard to bite through. Smoked duck bun, I had the weirdest tasting smoked duck ever. It tastes fishy, not fresh and of course, like a piece cardboard. Flaked salmon on vollkorn was a new experience for me. It was a bad combination. Tasteless dry salmon, with whole grain bread and sandpaper-like texture? Foul. And lastly, a teensy tiny quesadillas that hardly tastes of anything, at all.
Will not recommend Hilton at all, although I must say, it is better than TWG for sure. Till next week! #tea #afternoontea #afternoonteakl #kl #kualalumpur #malaysia #hilton #canapes #dessert #foodie #foodporn #foodphotography #food #mooncakes #hiltonkl