When I am planning a girly day that’s involving shopping and catching up with a gal pal, then lunch or some kind of good food is essential. I love having afternoon tea on a girly day. What’s not to love, cute sandwiches, little cakes and endless coffee. But, have you ever tried an afternoon tea with a twist?
I was invited to Chaophraya to try out their afternoon tea with a thai twist. If you have never visited Chaophraya before, then let me tell you a little more about the restaurant. It is a plush thai place that is a part of the Thai Leisure group. It is accompanied by other restaurants such as Palm Sugar and Yee Rah. In Liverpool it is located on Chavasse Park, surrounded by plush venues of The Hilton and Palm Sugar. The restaurant has a high end feel to it, with beautiful decor, fish tank installations that are really cool, and real cultural vibes.
Afternoon Tea with a Thai Twist
When the afternoon tea was brought out it looked so delicious. The email was right when it stated that there was not going to be a single cucumber sandwich in sight. The cost of the afternoon tea is £15.95 per person for the Classic Tea. With this you get 3 tiers of delicious food, along with a choice of tea or coffee. You can add on a glass of Prosecco for £6, but we opted for a lovely glass of white wine instead.
The bottom tier is made up of some of my favourite Thai dishes. There was aromatic duck in a hirita bun, I could of eaten about 20 of these, they were so good. There was vegetable spring rolls, accompanied with a sweet chili dip, my favourite dip ever. Then I tried something I have never had before, pandan wrapped chicken. Pandan is type of thai plant and its leaves are used for cooking, they were wrapped around the chicken in order to make it full of flavour and it really was.
The middle layer was very traditional with scones, jam and cream. I liked this added traditional touch to the afternoon tea, it added a nice sweet offset to the savoury food.
The top layer was certainly the adventurous one, aside from the grapes. It served up deep fried banana and Thai pancakes with pandan leaf custard. The deep fried banana wasn’t really for me, but my friend loved it. The pandan leaf custard pancakes were very interesting, the green colour of this dessert is so vibrant, and to me it looked like peas. I’m not very good with mind over matter, but in this instance I did, after all I was there to review the experience, the thai pancakes actually taste like cake, they’re very sweet and of a sponge like consistency.
Worth a Visit
I would really recommend a visit to Chaophraya to try out the Afternoon Tea, as for a small amount of food it was actually very filling. The amount of food for the cost of the experience is very good at just under £16. They also offer a more expensive version of Afternoon Tea at £19.95, it includes 2 different savoury dishes, and 2 new dessert dishes. It sounds really delicious. If you want to see more of the menus that are on offer at Chaophraya, then check out their website. It’s the perfect location for a special occasion that will leave you with a unique memory.
Would you try out any of these dishes? Do you like the idea of afternoon tea with a twist?
*This was a complimentary experience for my friend and myself. This covered our Afternoon Tea. We purchased the wine. All views and images are my own.