Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL on Pickering has recently revamped its "Tiers of Joy" afternoon tea menu which interweaves more local flavors into the bite-sized selection. Out goes the classic sandwiches and in comes interesting fusion items include the Expression of Nasi Lemak, a ball of coconut rice coated in crushed peanuts with a dab of sambal Chilli at the base. It tasted almost like having nasi lemak except that the grains were rather dry and crumbly. The Peking Duck Duxelles Profiteroles were mildly sweet fillings of tender duck meat in a choux shell.
While the current afternoon tea looks more presentable than before, it no longer comes with scones. This is a huge pity because the scones here were fondly delicious and it made the afternoon tea less complete.
The sweet selection is cut down to one tier and each item comes in 1 serving, which made sharing troublesome since the tier was meant for 2. Nonetheless, the quality of the sweets continues to stay strong and some of the new additions were better than before. Highlights include the aromatic Coconut Pandan Mousse Tart and the sweet-savoury Peanut Butter Chocolate Cup with Gianduja Chantily.
Available 3-6pm daily, Lime's latest interpretation of afternoon tea strikes a good balance between the local and the traditional English but we would definitely miss the scones dearly. Or perhaps with the team's constant strive for innovation, there could still be a hope of the scones returning in some local flavour like pandan or curry, maybe?
SD42+++ per set with a serving of specialty coffee and TWG tea
SGD48 +++ per set with unlimited servings of specialty coffee and TWG tea
Lime Restaurant @ PARKROYAL on Pickering
a PARKROYAL Collection Hotel
3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay, Raffles Place, Chinatown
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Note: This is an invited tasting