Hong Kong | Tea and Dinner Pairing

Friday, February 26, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

25153347702_00ce4a431b_cLast night in Hong Kong, a tea and dinner pairing…

DSC00973…hosted by yú teahouse / 瑜茶舍 and Ngau Saam Gun / 牛三館.

Eight beef-centric courses, each matched with a tea. We moved from cool to warm, light to dark. Started with the greens, alternated whites and oolongs in the middle, and finished with three pu’erhs (one raw, two cooked).

Compare and contrast with other tea pairings:

Dinner started with…

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Hong Kong, Once More

Sunday, November 22, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 0

20641470444_b05db3fbee_cWhenever I’m in Asia (anywhere in Asia!) I always stop by Hong Kong for a few days on my way home. Sometimes for work, sometimes for fun…and most often for both. I love this city. Below, snapshots from my last visit ^-^

I stayed at The Upper House this time…

21253750892_cdd176540c_c…and made sure to wake up extra early for breakfast for at Café Gray Deluxe. All the good stuff in this set. Char siu bao, corn and crab jook with all the fixings, fried noodles and turnip cakes. Chrysanthemum and honey to drink…

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Afternoon Tea | The Upper House Hong Kong

Thursday, October 22, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

21264146875_4221149276_cMy favorite thing to do in HK is having afternoon tea. No other city in Asia does it quite as well. We’ve checked out the afternoon tea service at all the major hotels including the Intercontinental Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La, The Langham, The Ritz-Carlton (the original and a limited run chocolate tea collaboration). Posts to come on Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula Hong Kong, different versions of afternoon tea at Intercontinental Hong Kong, and Four Seasons Hong Kong. But! For today. To get to afternoon tea at The Upper House

20643131273_1d646afeca_c…take the elevator to the 49th floor…

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