Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Lounge, Afternoon Tea, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Sabah

Set up as a modern living room, the recently renovated Lounge at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu immediately sets us as ease with its homey décor.

A meeting place pre or post dinner, or for a longer stretch nibbling on an afternoon tea set with sweets, savouries and a hot beverage, The Lounge offers a versatile setting, just as if we might be in our own home.

We’re here today for their Tiffin Afternoon Tea. Following a day of sight seeing, it’s just what we need to refresh and carry us over until evening.

House baked goodies, of both sweet and savoury in nature, are accompanied by our choice of hot beverage.

An organic Sabah Tea is my pick, and hubby chooses a Teh Tarik.

The Teh Tarik is lighter and not quite as sweet as the KL version: I enjoy this more mildly sugared style, as does hubby (surprisingly).

A beautiful red and black lacquered basket tiffin carrier holds a duo of trays: a layer of western and another layer of local.

The top basket is packed tight with treats, the only savoury inside being a three-tiered club sandwich.

The sandwich is plump with sliced beef and chicken ham, tomato, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise.

A large scone, already spread with blueberry jam and cream, centres the tray, with the rest of the sweets encircling it.

Blueberry cheesecake, various fruit tarts, a jam sponge and, a biscuit cored walnut brownie round off the western selection.