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MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental Landmark, Hong Kong

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It always amazes me how long the waiting list or advanced notice I need to give for a weekday hightea session in Hongkong. For MO Bar, we booked at least two weeks in advance and thanks to a relative infact, we managed to secure a table for two. I would have preferred a themed hightea as they did with previous high fashion tie ups to the likes of Jimmy Choo at some point! Pity by the time I made it there, it was just ordinary tea sets.

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I seem to have a penchant for dark coloured linen.

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Even these sugar sticks were photogenic.

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The bar counter that was ooooh-worthy! The way the bottles were stacked were ingenious, as much as it was just a backdrop.

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What is high tea without a teapot full?

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Lemon grass and ginger was my pick for the day, light and absolutely fragrant.

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It took a while before the tiers were set up on a metal structure, tall enough to be noticed from the doorway. A tier of savoury and sweet each.

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Parmesan cheese and raisin scones served with clotted cream and fruit preserve jars. While these were great tea must haves, I thought it was a tad dry and still miles off from Clipper Lounge's signatures.

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One bite delight.

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The savoury layer usually gets my vote of interest since it's just one layer and most tea sets usually come with a single layer dedicated to savoury. I was glad to find that other than sandwiches, there were other petites too.

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Alongside their reinterpretation of sandwiches are savoury shooters of avocado and crab. My take on shooters still stands - hardly impressive.

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Smoked salmon roll with winter vegetables & salmon eggs, a delectable one.

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I suppose nothing usually goes wrong with egg mayo in this very complicated item described as Chicken milk bun with egg mimosa.

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Mini teriyaki beef burger, a slider done so good, I would have ordered the mains version too! Loved the onion jam and the patty that was actually juicy inspite of its size!

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I learnt it the hard way at Anti:dote's, I made sure I took a bite of sweet and then savoury to alternate between the two to have more balance.

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Macarons in a high tea set never fail to put a smile on my face. Once again letdown by a shooter - opalys cremeux & blueberry coulis in essence was something like blue berry yogurt.

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A exotic tart with mango & coconut bavarois  that bore some surprise within, a fresh mango!

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A chestnut and black currant macaron that was too crisp for comfort, the shells lacked bite.

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I exited the polished doors of MO Bar less than satisfied, it probably was a place to see and be seen but the food had little to rave about.

HKD 458++/Pax

MO Bar
Mandarin Oriental Landmark 

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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