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The desserts did not fair much better, the macarons were filled with jam, which resulted in moist, chewy macarons. What we thought might be green tea pound cake due to the colour tasted more like plain pound cake, making us ponder why it was coloured green if it was not to indicate a particular flavour. What might have been cheesecake from the taste had more of a gelatinous texture to it, while a crisp roll that appeared to be filled with chocolate actually tasted overwhelmingly of raspberries. Lastly the strawberry mousse was decent, however the over abundance of sauce on top drowned out what could have be a subtle tasting and light dessert, instead making it cloyingly sweet.
So if you are ever in Hong Kong and are looking to enjoy what should be a delightful British tradition of afternoon tea, skip The Peninsula Hotel, as you’ll only be wasting your time, money, and calories on an afternoon tea that is over hyped and utterly underwhelming.
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The Peninsula Hotel - Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
011-852 2920 2888