WOOBAR Kowloon, Hong Kong – Afternoon Tea Delights

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If you are travelling to or live in Hong Kong then tickle your taste buds with WOOBAR afternoon tea set for two ($398HKD + 10% for Two = $437.80HKD)  ($64.38Aus for Two). This fun-filled two-tiered high tea set offers delightful savories at the top while below, bite-sized sweet items. WOOBAR does tempt us with their tower of goodness and other highlights include creative lollipops, red bean puffs and BBQ pork puff. This set is available from 2pm-6:30pm.

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Sneak peak of the W T Time High Tea Set 

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Pleasant evnvironment

The Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla is inspiringly aromatic, with natural fragrance of rose, combining with a mystical hint of vanilla. Whilst it’s still hot, you can really smell the floral note blend in the air.

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2 X Rose French Vanilla

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White Sugar

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Brown Sugar

Enjoy the special collection of mix savory and sweet bites that WOOBAR has to offer in Hong Kong. For three people, I recommend getting one high tea set, depending on how hungry you are because overtime it gets extremely filling. Unless you’d t like try a bit of everything, then GO AHEAD!

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W T Time High Tea Set ($398HKD + 10% for Two = $437.80HKD)  ($64.38Aus for Two)

We start off with the top savory level that include Cantonese pickled beef sandwich- Two thinly shaved slices of green cucumber enveloping the two decked cube sandwich with tomatolettuce and beef. The white bread itself was a tad dry but luckily in between the sandwich, a spread of sweet mustard saved the day.

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Cantonese pickled beef sandwich sweet mustard & shaved cucumber

Within a few minutes, these Mini quiche were in my hand. They were fun to eat with the jinhua ham and the shortcrust pastry is all buttered up with a crumbly texture. I enjoyed the little tender bites of the quiche and the bite-sized presentation.

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Mini quiche w jinhua ham

I was thinking about eating the Deep fried seafood roll at the start, but I wanted this roll to continue to be trenched in sweet & sour sauce, so it can include that additional spice. The lightly fried beancurd skin was crisp, served with shrimp and fish meat.

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Deep fried seafood roll

These Hong Kong BBQ pork puff were very attractive and amongst 3 people, we somehow decided to equally split it. This is similar to char siew soh, as the juicy BBQ pork also known as char siu is wrapped inside super flaky pillow puff pastry. I believe the rectangle pieces of BBQ pork meat had a hint of honey and it was tender so it became easy to chew. The only flaw of this savory was no sprinkles of sesame seed to make it look like a genuine BBQ pork puff.

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Hong Kong BBQ pork puff

Similarly to a Peking duck wrap, the Tortilla wrap with BBQ duck  is altered with tortilla wrap and stuffed with shredded BBQ duck meat, strands of cucumber and capsicum served cold. It is a nice lighter option with full of oriental flavour including hoisin sauce. As for the Cantonese pork knuckle terrine, it was dressed up with an elegant layer of pork knuckle and gelatine. If you eat it together with a stripe of spring onion it adds a deliciously sharp, tangy accompaniment to the terrine.

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Top: Tortilla wrap with BBQ duck hoisin sauce Bottom: Cantonese pork knuckle terrine

It’s no secret you’ve been waiting for the sweet bites and it’s FINALLY HERE! We begin with the Red bean puff. I was impressed with the intensive flavour of the raspberry crust, it almost tasted so natural. With the crisp profiterole and a dollop of smooth red bean filling, I found it horribly addictive.

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Red bean puff raspberry crust

You can’t go wrong with milk chocolate, strawberry, caramel and pink sago to add a chewy finish. So I was excited when the girls allowed me to have the Sago caramel strawberry all to myself. It is greatly eye-catching and undeniable the outer shell is molded into a petite cup and is edible. WOOBAR also offers Red macaron cherry raspberry that contains a strong scent and fascinating taste of cherry and raspberry gel with a crunch shell and a chewy texture inside.

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Left: Sago caramel strawberry Right: Red macaron cherry raspberry

Let’s be honest, I wasn’t keen on touching the not so squeaky clean dessert cup as it appears to have some sort of prints or maybe stains? Who knows, but I somehow managed to overcome this issue. Besides spotting the cleanliness of the glass cup, the Chrysanthemum jelly is spot on with the flavour by using chrysanthemum flowers and wolfberries. A very refreshing and not too sweet dessert.

 

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Chrysanthemum jelly

Among the sweets we ended it with the 2014 Lollipop “Mandarin & orange” with the extra-special dusting of gold. This sweet takes on ANY ordinary Chupa Chups. An inverted maroon lollipop made with molten mandarin and orange, coated with white chocolate then milk chocolate . You will be crying if you consumed it in one bite as the orange gooey sticky filling complements the not overly sweet white chocolate.

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2014 Lollipop “Mandarin & orange”

Rounding off the high tea selection is the Traditional & rasin scones served alongside clotted cream & strawberry jam. These scones are of a consistent quality of taste and texture. The addition of rasins adds fruitiness and natural sweetness throughout and soft gluey texture within.

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Traditional & rasin scones clotted cream & strawberry jam

Make sure you order enough for everyone, or else you’ll find yourself fighting over the last piece of savory and sweet bite. WOOBAR two-tiered tea set is worth ordering and make sure you enjoy the view and their comfy seats. Hopefully next time I visit I will have the chance to check-in to their hotel. 😀

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Photos by Vanny Tang

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15 thoughts on “WOOBAR Kowloon, Hong Kong – Afternoon Tea Delights

    Padaek said:
    May 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    What a lovely afternoon tea! The red bean puff with raspberry crust looks wonderful. 🙂 I wonder why their brown sugar satchets are pink?

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 3, 2014 at 8:44 PM

      I had a lovely time there! Shame I don’t live in Hong Kong, otherwise I’d stopping at WOOBAR every day. Haha. I think the raspberry crust is red because they use the juice from the fruit, maybe…

        Padaek said:
        May 3, 2014 at 8:54 PM

        Yes, looks totally delicious – I would love to visit there regularly too. No, sorry – I was referring to the brown sugar sachets (spelling correct this time). I noticed they have white sachets for white sugar, but pink sachets for brown sugar. Perhaps pink is just a prettier colour to use? 😀

        Nessy Eater responded:
        May 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

        Sorry! My fault for miss-reading. You may be right with the pink packaging. It sure got my attention with that pretty pink colour. Hehe.

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    May 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Tres fancy! Glad they still include scones – my favourite part of any afternoon tea!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 9, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Cannot have high tea without scones! 😛

    Chris @ MAB vs Food said:
    May 5, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    That’s some pretty good value for sucn amazing looking food. The close up shots are making me drool lol

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      Very happy my wallet wasn’t too upset. I do love a close up shot 😛

    Shanshan Lam (@food_religion) said:
    May 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    wow! i am so impressed with the items on that high tea platter. i am going to add this one to my to eat list the next time i go back. love high tea in hk, it is so much cheaper and way better!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 9, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      Agree, high tea in HK seems way more creative than Sydney and doesn’t have to be ouch on the wallet. Let me know when you visit WOOBAR 😀

    Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
    May 6, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Phooooar the teas in HK look INSANE. And I thought Sydney had some pretty good options.

    Going to HK at end of the year so who knows…may pay it a visit on your behalf 😉

      Nessy Eater responded:
      May 9, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      Sydney does have a fair few creative high teas however at times it becomes a bit $$$. It’s not even x’mas yet and you already planned your holiday to HK?! Lucky you! 😀

        Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
        May 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

        Most things in Sydney are $$$ unfortunately. The price to pay when you’re living in one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world!

        Indeed, I can’t wait to visit HK – never been properly, so this’ll be an awesome first!

    missuschewy said:
    January 28, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Hello! I’m from Singapore and I’m planning to visit Hong Kong in March! Doing some research at the moment 😉

    Love this informative post of yours! However, I was wondering if you have any idea why the high tea buffet at Woobar HK on weekends are priced cheaper than the high tea set on weekdays? I find it a bit puzzling!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 28, 2015 at 10:49 PM

      Hello Missuschewy 🙂

      Thank you so much for visiting Nessy Eater! To be honest I didn’t know about the buffet till after visiting Woobar HK high tea weekday. I think it’s just a promotion they are doing. I totes would love to return for their tea buffet.

      Hope that helps and have fun in HK!

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