Need a breather from shopping? Take a trip to Indocafe and enjoy its Peranakan high tea set, complete with savouries, sweet treats and cultural performances
There’s nothing to hate about high tea – chilling out in comfortable chairs while sipping tea and snacking on sweets and savoury bites is definitely one of the best things in life.
Indocafe – The White House has always been a great place to go to for a quiet escape when you’re sick of the noise and crowds in town. The charming Straits-Peranakan establishment nestled amidst the lush greenery of Scotts Road is away from the bustling area of Orchard but within walking distance.
Indocafe’s Arts and Cultural Centre, just steps away from the main restaurant, has launched its daily high tea set, consisting of savoury bites, sweet treats and scones for you to munch on while chilling out in the tranquil and plush interior of the centre.
The savouries of the high tea set include mini steamed Penang otah with pan seared Hokkaido scallops, a creamy and soft otah that melts in your mouth the moment you taste it; Kurobuta buah keluak on crispy mantou, a fragrant minced pork nestled on a crisp and flavourful Chinese bun, and other bites to satisfy your craving for salty food.
A Peranakan high tea set wouldn’t be complete without Peranakan sweets, so a two-tier platter of nonya kuehs (cakes in Malay) is included in the set as well. If that isn’t enough for you, sweet treats like chocolate cake, assorted macaroons, chendol pudding and scones will be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth – and what’s even better is that the sweet treats are free flow.
If cultural arts and tradition is your thing, you can feast your eyes on the performances held from 3.30pm to 4pm daily as well while enjoying your high tea. You can also pair your high tea with kopi luwak, a rare top grade coffee, or a flute of Moscato if you prefer your tipple.
After your palate and stomachs are satisfied, you can also explore the Arts and Cultural Centre and its gift shop, which stocks a charming gift selection ranging from Peranakan-inspired coffee pot sets, to wooden bookmarks and T-shirts. Coffee-lovers can even choose from a range of coffee beans there, all specially packed in a box for you.
Indocafe’s Peranakan High Tea set is priced at $34, while the kopi luwak high tea set and sparkling high tea set is priced at $64 and $49 respectively. The high tea set is available from 3pm to 5.30pm everyday at Indocafe – The White House, 35 Scotts Road. For more information about Indocafe, visit its website at http://thehouseofindocafe.com/, or follow it on Facebook.