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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.


I seem to have a penchant for dark coloured linen.


Even these sugar sticks were photogenic.


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


What is high tea without a teapot full?


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


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.


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.


One bite delight.


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.


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


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


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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 

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