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Tea at the Sanderson.

January 8, 2012

A little while back, I headed down to the Sanderson Hotel for some tea with one of my favourite PRs! Before we started catching up, I grabbed some pictures of their fun take on high tea!

They call it the “Mad Hatter‘s Tea”. Obviously inspired by Alice in Wonderland, it features lollipops that turn your tongues hot to cold, weird – right?
Also hazelnut praline ice cream lollipops, jelly, foam & so much more. It’s definitely a fun experience.

You can catch tea at the following times during the week..
2:00 PM-5:30 PM Mon-Fri
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM Sat-Sun

& it’s £35 per person. Call 0207 300 5588 to book & for more general info!


Suka at Sanderson 2.0 – Part 2: The Dessert

November 16, 2011

The desserts had a pretty tough job, having to follow the ridiculous mains that I had just tried – but combine an impressive presentation and fun flavours, and you have end up with the definition of a lovely dessert – well desserts.
When we ordered, I thought the Pineapple Carpaccio was obviously going to be my favourite as pineapple is my favourite fruit, but alas I am still undecided as to which I preferred. In all honesty they are all completely different so comparing them would be wrong.

Here’s what was ordered..

One thing that you must ask for is a cup of Ahmad’s mum’s tea. I can just imagine the confusion you are currently facing.. well one of the Malaysian chef’s, Ahmad Shuib, has kindly let us in on his family recipe, which is comprised of lemongrass and sugar cane. I’m pretty sure it’s nothing like what you ever had, but it’s an experience in itself, so definitely order your complimentary cup of tea when you’re there.
Finally, as I said it’s a temporary menu, though I hope it does EXTREMELY well, so that it becomes permanent, anyway the point is that it officially will stop being served on December 16th, so you’ve got a month to make it your regular, then go back to whatever tasteless food you were eating – i’m kidding, kind of..



Suka at Sanderson 2.0 – Part 1

November 14, 2011

The Sanderson’s restaurant, Suka have launched an authentic Malaysian pop-up menu. It’s focused on this ‘Street Food’ idea, which I thought was fun, because not only are you getting a real insight into their traditional food but they’ve made a menu that is fit for sharing, as you would with street food, right?
So you’ll ideally order around 3-4 dishes per person, so you get THE best insight into all the flavours available – my gosh I honestly can’t talk about it, let alone look at the photo’s I took, without wanting to drop everything I’m doing right now and head down to the Sanderson.
A positively odd feeling.

Anyway here is just some of what was ordered..

The perfect way to start the meal, but bare in mind food comes out when it’s ready, so you could end up enjoying it mid-meal, but it would taste just as amazing – I can assure you.

Okay, if the menu says that it’s very spicy then I get excited, as I sure do love spicy foods. It definitely isn’t for the faint hearted, however as far as i’m concerned it’s one of the ‘staple’ dishes of the menu, so I say give it a go and if you really can’t handle it, down some of Ahmed’s mum tea for sweet relief. 

Okay, so you may know i’m not the biggest seafood fan, mostly due to the way it looks and smells – ironically I haven’t tried a lot of it.
So since I was surrounded by such beautiful looking food and fun company, I don’t think I fully knew what I was doing when I tried the squid..
However, i’m obviously here telling you the tale and I’m saying (with an honest smile on my face) that I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was – does this mean I’m going to start eating seafood – quite simply, no. But i’d definitely eat the Soteng Goreng again and that is something!

Ah-mazing. I literally didn’t want these charcoaled pieces of beef to end, I could totally see myself eating a plate of these daily..
They weren’t heavily marinated but still managed to taste outstandingly good, which I was happy about. Accompanying the beef was a cube of rice, some cucumber & peanut sauce – a perfect mix of flavours in one dish.

..Wow, it was quite honestly a journey of flavours, yes I know how cheesy that sounded but hey, it is what it is.

Oh and what’s Ahmed’s mum’s tea? Find out soon, stay tuned for part 2..

P.S Here is the entire menu!