First a big hello to everyone :) I’m so sorry for being quiet and not blogging or commenting for the past few days ~ Things have been so hectic! I just got back from from Taiwan on Monday night, got to the doctors at 9am, then off to the HK Macau pier to catch the 12:30pm ferry to Macau for the day! Got back to HK at around 8pm, rushed to have dinner with friends then FINALLY got home at around midnight.
To make up for being so quiet ~ I wanted to take everyone to a magical place today – Hong Kong Disneyland :D I was at the Disneyland Resort Hotel with Win Win a few weeks ago for an event. We had some time to kill so we wandered off to the Disney store to see if there’s any goodies for Aden my adorable nephew ~not sure if Win Win will let me post his picture here but he’s so CUTE :P I might be a little biased since I’m his Auntie hehe
I then spotted the famous Mickey and Minnie statues in front of the Grand Salon ~ and couldn’t resist being a tourist for a minute and take a photo with Minnie :P
The Grand Salon is the lobby cafe at the Disneyland hotel, the ambience was great with a high ceiling and lots of natural lighting coming through, which is quite rare in HK.
It was pretty quiet when we walked in and was able to sit anywhere we wanted :) Win Win and I chose a nice comfy couch with a little rectangular coffee table ~
The friendly waitress handed us the embroidered menu, we flipped through it and knew immediately we wanted to try their afternoon tea set ~ we only ordered a set for one because we have a big meal ahead of us. They have two tea sets the Victorian Tea Set which is a more classical one with scones, sandwiches and dessert. They also have the Asian infused tea set for the same price $198HKD ($25AUD) per person.
We weren’t keen on the Asian tea set, so stuck with the safer and more traditional Victorian tea set ~
The first layer was the ‘savoury’ plate ~ because it was a tea set for one there was only one piece of everything. We weren’t that hungry so it was more than enough for us hehe overall the sandwiches were decent, however, nothing spectacular and it was kind of obvious that it was pre-made and then simply put on the plates. The sandwiches were a little dry and wasn’t that flavoursome ~ It was also weird…how they put two Mickey and Minnie Mouse butter and chocolate cookies not sure why they weren’t put onto the dessert hahaha
The scones were alright, were a little dry too and a bit too crumbly for our liking, but the worse thing would have to be the jam…it had such an artificial flavour! It seriously tasted like a cross between cough syrup and glacé cherries :( and also turned into some kinda of jelly and not really a jam!
I did like the presentation of the butter ~ so cute! They used a Mickey Mouse cutter would love to get my hands one of these cutters hehe!
We made our way to the top layer, which consisted of three mini cakes, starting from the front, that’s a chocolate sponge cake with a whipped cream filling and topped with shaved chocolate. Not really a fan of sponge cake because it’s so bland to me ~ At the back that’s a mini strawberry tart, I liked the custard, but would have liked it even more if they it had more fruit and if the tart case wasn’t so hard. Lastly, we’ve got the mini New York cheesecake on the right, not bad but not great either, because it wasn’t a very firm cake I think it tasted more like a ‘baked’ cheesecake ~
I also ordered English Breakfast tea and I really like the tea set that they use here, so classical and reminds me of the ones Jane uses from Rice Bowl Tales her photos and food styling is alway so amazingly pretty :) a nice tea set is definitely on my must buy list this year :D
Even though the Hong Kong Disneyland is a magical place, unfortunately, the afternoon tea set at the Grand Salon was not magical :( Nothing was horribly bad. However, given the location, price and quality of the food, I wouldn’t recommend anyone travelling here just for their afternoon tea ~ but if you were staying at the hotel and just wanted a nice place to relax and chat, the Grand Salon is probably the most appropriate place.
Posts may be irregular until after Sunday when I fly back home to Melbourne :( thank you once again to everyone who has continued to read my blog and support me xox
Grand Salon Disneyland Hong Kong Hotel
3/F, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island
PH: 3510 6000