Taking part in the Aristocratic custom while sitting in the colonial-style Majestic Malacca Hotel was phenomenal. Things line up also in the broader sense; the combination of UNESCO heritage town and well preserved Peranakan mansion, which is the Majestic Malacca Hotel. In addition, this is also a place where Melaka’s culinary history influences the in-house dining. Now let’s dive into the Majestic Malacca high tea review.
The lounge at the mansion consists of a library and an open living room, both ideal for some midday snacks. One as well as the other, have dark furniture and praised good old ceramic tiles, only the pattern varies. The difference is in the intimacy and reading choices, both in favor of a library.
For the Majestic Malacca high tea, we got to choose from the Malaysian pride; the BOH tea. The array is broad enough to cover the basic needs with or without flavored turns. You’ll find bagged classic tea blends and caffeine-free options. When we were in Cameron Highlands, where BOH tea comes from, we loved their loose varieties. Sadly, the Majestic Melaka afternoon tea menu caters only bagged tea.
Attention, to all coffee lovers! If the tea offer at Majestic Melaka doesn’t speak to you, then you can have some coffee instead. Good old espresso.
Afternoon Tea Bites
Majestic Malacca high tea set consisted of treats that were influenced by the culinary history of Malacca. Practically we were able to taste the differences between cultures and toast to diversity with local black tea.
Our tea time in Melaka got a crunchy start with Peranakan vegetable hats, known as Pai Tee. This delicious bite consists of deep-fried pastry filled with various vegetables; some cooked some raw and sprinkled with chili and herbs. With Peranakan cuisine, things are never as simple as they seem, but they sure are tasty. Usually tastier than expected, as was the case in all our Peranakan meals.
Addition of the house-made sambal sauce fitted both, Pai Tee and vegetable Samosa, with its sweet-sour–spicy flavor profile. We loved the taste of ginger and lime juice so much that we purchased some as a useful souvenir.
Afternoon Tea Sandwich
Each of us got three classic afternoon tea sandwiches, all freshly prepared and delicious. Tartar sauce added moisture to already succulent tuna and juicy cucumber in the first sandwich. The simplest had to be the fresh cucumber and tomato sandwich with cheese slice on top.
Surprisingly, vegetables were packed with flavor and delivered a very refreshing bite. Lastly, the creamy egg sandwich served as a perfect transition to scones. Indeed, we were right to bet on the creaminess of shredded egg with mayonnaise and a salad leaf.
Both plain and raisin scones were tasty and easy to half without making a mess. Surely, the most delicious was the soaked raisin, in the somewhat bread-like dough. However, that changed when we applied the strawberry jam and cream. We admit that scones toppings Majestic Melaka afternoon tea could be better or include the second choice, possibly the coconut jam.
Afternoon Tea Sweets
Sweet treats feature the local favorites that were brought to Melaka by the different settlers. Melaka’s history is full of invasions, beginning with the prince of Sumatra in the 14th century. Later came the European conquerors and Japanese during World War II, each leaving something tasty behind.
Right before biting into green Onde-Onde, you’ll catch the aroma of coconut and pandan. After that tropical fragrance, one’s focus shifts to the playful glutinous rice texture. Finally, bouncy Onde-Onde ball will send you straight into fireworks when you’ll bite into the center. On top of that, the syrupy filling inside, simply couldn’t be better; the Gula Melaka syrup. We love Gula Melaka, and we are not alone.
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A pink layer cake is a gentle mix of rice and coconut taste with a soft creamy texture. We can say it is the softest of all the sweets we had for the Majestic Malacca high tea.
A popular treat in hot weather hydrates the body with coconut milk, Gula Melaka nourishes the soul, while green “worms” keep the mind busy.
The carrot might be for the Dutch, but the rest was for us. Well, we didn’t abandon the marzipan carrot; in fact, it was delicious with pecan nuts. Light vanilla cream on top added some moisture to the already mouth-watering carrot dough.
Probably this is the best meringue in Melaka. Mostly because of the light egg custard cream under the fresh strawberries. You will enjoy a lot when all this slowly disolve in your mouth.
In general, we can say that the Majestic Malacca high tea delivered an insight into a cultural melting pot. In a short time, we tasted almost all of the world’s influences on Melaka. All the bites as different as they were, were fresh, tasty, and with a homemade mark that makes the Majestic Melaka tea set one of the best high tea in Melaka. However if your trip is continuing to the Kuala Lumpur, Don’t forget to check out the Best High Tea in KL article.
Majestic Malacca High Tea Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.7/109.7/10
- SERVICE – 9.6/109.6/10
- TEA SELECTION – 8/108/10
- PRESENTATION – 9.1/109.1/10
- BITES – 9.2/109.2/10
- VALUE – 9.5/109.5/10
Price and Location
Majestic Malacca high tea set for two persons costs about 30USD with an additional teapot refill for a little less than 3USD. Before your tea time, we suggest making a reservation and dressing in a smart-casual manner. Here is a link to the Majestic Malacca Hotel, for easier navigation.