Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Lobby Lounge @ Intercontinental Singapore - New Peranakan Afternoon Tea With A Series Of Heritage Cocktails


Inspired by InterContinental Singapore’s heritage roots in the rich cultural Bugis precinct, and in celebration of the nation’s 55th birthday, The Lobby Lounge presents a new Peranakan Afternoon Tea experience, which will be available from 1 August to 31 October 2020. Showcased on a multi-tiered stand representing a heritage food journey, the new afternoon tea repast is amped up with locality, featuring creations with locally-farmed ingredients such as strawberries, kale and arugula, alongside iconic delights inspired by Straits-Chinese cuisine.


The elegant high tea includes modern renditions of Peranakan desserts such as the Ondeh Ondeh Cake which features a kaya sponge cake with coconut mousse and luscious caramel gula melaka core.


The Banana Genoa Cake has a subtle sweet caramel flavour topped with caramel whipped cream, kumquat curd and jelly cubes.


The pair of Ang Ku Kueh was interestingly crafted into 2 different shapes, symbolising the female and male kueh, filled with delicious mung bean paste.


Not to be missed are the delicate cups of Chendol jelly, red bean, coconut and palm sugar, as well as the Pulut Hitam Chiffon Cake with salted coconut cream.


Instead of the normal scones, the afternoon tea serves unique flavoured scones such as the Milo and Lemon Scones, served alongside gula melaka coconut jam and clotted cream.


Guests with a penchant for savoury delights will also enjoy treats such as Kale Pesto Crab Sandwich featuring pesto made from Singapore grown kale and crab meat.


One of our favourites is the Deep-fried Rendang Chicken Mantou, which is fried to a golden crispy brown, yet fluffy inside, encasing tender and flavourful rendang chicken meat.


We enjoyed the fragrant Five-spice Kurobuta pork Ngoh Hiang topped with sweet and spicy mango as well.


Another notable highlight is the Kikorangi Blue Cheese Strawberry Crostini, comprising New Zealand farmed cheese and locally grown strawberries on a peanut butter crostini, sprinkled with crushed walnuts and hazelnut.


The Lobby Lounge has also launched a series of Heritage Cocktails crafted in honour of the journey of Sang Nila Utama, The Prince of Palembang, who founded the Kingdom of Singapura in 1299. Each cocktail in this series represents a part of his journey.

Savour Crown Into The Sea, a light cocktail made up of Havana 3, Apricot Brandy, Peach Schnapps and Ginger Beer served with slices of lime, representative of the great storm mid-journey which led to the Prince throwing his crown overboard as a gift to the sea to calm the storm, allowing him to reach Temasek safely. The last of the series, The King of The Jungle, is a ruby red cocktail comprising a mixed flavour profile of indigenous herbs like kaffir lime, star anise and cinnamon, which lift the palate. This concoction was inspired by the lion that Sang Nila Utama spotted upon landing which prompted him to name the island Singapura.


$88 for two guests, inclusive of fine loose-leaf tea or coffee.
$118 for two guests, inclusive of two flutes of Tattinger Brut Champagne, fine loose-leaf tea or coffee.
For reservations, please visit, email, or speak with us at +65 6825 1008

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

The Lobby Lounge
InterContinental Singapore
Level 1
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 68251008
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 2pm - 5pm

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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