Afternoon tea – traditionally a very British custom, but South Kensington oriental restaurant Bō Làng has just launched its own exotic Chinese interpretation created by Head Chef and dim sum master Kai Wang. It makes the perfect festive treat this Christmas without a mince pie in sight!
The afternoon tea features Chinese dim sum such as duck spring rolls and short rib puffs served alongside British classics such as smoked salmon sandwiches. Scones too make an appearance, but rather than being served with raspberry jam and clotted cream they will be served with plum wine –infused mascarpone, fig preserve and kaya – a traditional Asian coconut spread.
There will also be oriental pastries such as Jin Deui, a Chinese pastry coated with sesame seeds and filled with a series of spreads. And of course because it is afternoon tea, to drink there will be a selection of Bō Làng’s loose teas such as White Peony. But if you are after something a little more special than tea, then you can opt for the Champagne afternoon tea and indulge in a glass of Thienot Brut 2005, Reims- France Champagne.
The tea is served Monday – Saturday 3-5pm