WEEKEND HIGH TEA @ NOBU KUALA LUMPUR

Have you tried the Nobu High Tea?

That seems to be the question on every foodie’s lips in town these days. Ever since Nobu Kuala Lumpur launched its unique high tea a couple of months ago, news and reviews about it have been making their merry rounds.

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After all, Nobu Kuala Lumpur is the first Japanese restaurant to have introduced this unique style of high tea, available only on weekends. Now, high teas have always been a common feature in most hotels and it’s usually a laid-back buffet of local and western dishes. Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s take on “high tea” hinges on a totally different concept.

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The high tea features a selection of savoury and sweet Nobu-style canapés and pastries, perfectly executed by Executive Chef Philip Leong and his team. Every weekend between 2.30pm to 5.00pm, diners at Nobu Kuala Lumpur get to indulge on prettily-presented bite-sized creations, mostly reflecting Nobu’s own unique spin on Japanese cuisine.

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To give you an idea what the Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s High Tea is all about, we were there recently and this was our experience…

 

FROM THE SAVOURY TRAY…

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Nori Senbei – crunchy deepfried Seaweed Rice Crackers

 

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Mini Shrimp Sliders – pan-seared shrimp, onion tempura, mushrooms, butter lettuce with umami ketchup and truffle aioli tofu buns served with pickles on the side. All the elements blended well together in these mini “burgers” and I loved how the buns were actually made from tofu!

 

gyoza

Seafood Gyoza – filling made of mixed seafood (prawn, white fish, salmon) with mushroom, cabbage and spicy garlic paste served with jalapeno dressing

 

white-fish-tiradito

White Fish Tiradito – thinly sliced white fish sashimi in yuzu and lemon juice served with roccoto, soy salt and coriander

 

mini-salmon-tartar

Mini Salmon Tartar – minced salmon, onion, garlic in wasabi soy sauce topped with spring onions and decorated with a tiny pile of caviar

 

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Ikura Sushi Cup – sushi rice and sesame seeds topped with ikura and kizami nori (shredded seaweed)

After downing more green tea, we got to indulge on the sweet stuff…

 

FROM THE SWEET TRAY…

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Green Tea Biscuit – green tea biscuit with yuzu white chocolate ganache. I preferred eating this without the rich ganache though.

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Mochi – Japanese sweet glutinous rice ball with black goma and red bean paste filling

banana-harumaki

Banana Harumaki – banana spring roll with shiso leaf and dulce de leche served with passionfruit coulis. The tangy fruity coulis was a good addition as it helped balance the sweetness from the milky dulce de leche and ripe bananas!

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Profiteroles – dainty cream puffs with miso custard filling. The “miso” was quite indiscernible though.

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Mini Suntory Whisky Cappucino – mini coffee crème brulè and coffee crumbles topped with Suntory whisky foam. This was so good that I took a big gulp before realising I haven’t taken a photo of it yet!

In case you are wondering why there’s a candle on the tray, that’s because it was also DL’s birthday when we were there…

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The High Tea set comes with a complimentary cup of green tea. If that isn’t good enough, check out some of Nobu KL’s new matcha-themed drinks and specialty coffees and teas such as…

 

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Coffee Cubes (RM28) – totally loved this!

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Matcha Café Latte (RM22)

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Avocado Smoothie (RM30) – really thick, creamy & so filling!

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Coffee Jelly (RM20) – my favourite!

 

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Strawberry Matcha (RM26) – incredibly photogenic; was too sweet for me though

 

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The crew being briefed before service started

 

While I enjoyed the High Tea, I wished the portions were a bit more generous as most of the servings were really on the dainty side. However, if you order one or two of their specialty drinks to go along, then I guess that would suffice as most of those drinks are pretty filling on their own.

And of course the other plus factor is that sky-high view of the city from the 56th floor!

The High Tea is priced at RM93++ per person, inclusive of a complimentary cup of green tea.

 

 

NOBU KUALA LUMPUR
Menara 3 Petronas
Level 56 KLCC 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3 2164 5084
Fax: + 60 2164 5085

Reservations: nobuklreservations@noburestaurants.com

Website: www.noburestaurants.com/kuala-lumpur
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nobukl

Business Hours:
Saturdays & Sundays
High Tea – 2.30pm to 5pm

Mondays to Fridays
Lunch – 12.00pm to 2.00pm daily
Mondays to Sundays
Dinner – 6.00pm to 10.30pm daily

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