From 5 October to 3 December 2020, have tea and champion local arts with a specialty menu designed by Khoon Hooi and Mandarin Oriental KL.
In support of a good cause, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur teams up with renowned Malaysian fashion designer Khoon Hooi to bring the city yet another exciting afternoon tea experience aptly named Khoon Hooi’s Dondang Sayang Afternoon Tea from 5 October to 3 December 2020 at Lounge on the Park.
With his brand established for 20 years locally and abroad, Khoon Hooi was inspired, at a very young age, by his grandmother’s dressing that flaunts the beauty of the embroidery and fabric of elegant kebayas and sarongs; traditional attires for the Straits Chinese or Peranakan women. His designs today are worn by many affluent female personalities donning rich colours and textures complemented with cleverly curated patterns and embellishments. Khoon Hooi’s gowns were also seen in numerous red-carpet premieres this year that includes the notable Golden Globes Awards.
Taking inspiration from Khoon Hooi’s passion for the Straits Chinese culture, Pastry Chef Suzana Anuar and team plays with creativity and skills to translate the intricate details of the signature Peranakan designs into dainty edibles. Khoon Hooi’s Dondang Sayang Afternoon Tea encompasses vibrant flavour of local ingredients and recipes. The menu is paired with Khoon Hooi’s favourite teas – Lemon & Ginger; and Puerh Mandarin. Other tea options are available.
“There is just so much room for great partnerships with Mandarin Oriental, especially now that our label has become more experiential – our newly launched capsule focusing on personal space is an example of this. I look forward to the afternoon tea that pays homage to the Peranakan culture, these are simply perfect for afternoon “sembang” sessions,” said Lee Khoon Hooi, Creative Director at Khoon Hooi.
Priced at RM 158 per person, with free flow of hot beverages up to two hours, 10% of the proceeds will be channelled to the Malaysian Institute of Arts. Khoon Hooi’s Dondang Sayang Afternoon Tea menu consists of:
Strawberry and kantan flower
Brownies passion butterfly
Black glutinous rice and coconut choux puff
Vanilla yoghurt with raspberry gelee chocolate in popsicle cake
Mandarin orange praline with financier
Yuzu basil blossom tart
Lychee rose macaron
Sambal gravlax salmon with coconut yoghurt
Roasted chicken with percik mayonnaise and cress
Poached egg with turmeric lemon cream
Ratatouille rendang style with zucchini carpaccio
Plain & Apricot
Orange ginger jam | Kaya | Clotted cream
In addition, guests are invited to shop at Khoon Hooi’s pop-up space at the hotel lobby from 2 October 2020 to 1 January 2021. The space will feature upcycled merchandise with a focus on comfort and functionality in the brand’s unmistakable signature prints.
Khoon Hooi’s Dondang Sayang afternoon tea is vailable daily from 2.30 to 6pm (Monday to Saturday) and 3 to 6pm (Sunday). For reservations, please call +60 (3) 2330 8798 or email email@example.com.
Photos: Mandarin Oriental KL