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The last time Mr. Selfish and I were in Hong Kong, we attempted to go to afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong in Kowloon, which is the 2nd tallest hotel in the world. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it because we didn’t have a reservation and it was a Saturday. This time around, we reserved window seats for afternoon tea.

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Mr. Selfish and I found the view of Hong Kong from the Ritz to be quite spectacular.

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The food and tea were also quite good. We had the traditional tea with three layers – two sweet and one savory.

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The bottom sweet layer had: two lychee and mango shots and scones with clotted cream and jam. Both were quite tasty, and we found the clotted cream to be just right.

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The middle sweet layer had: a vanilla sable, a pistachio raspberry, a caramel café pavé, a coconut “bomb,” and a flourless chocolate feuilletine. All of them were quite tasty but we remember the coconut “bomb” as being the best.

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Lastly, the top savory layer had three types of finger sandwiches: a sundried tomato on spinach bread Swiss roll, a duck foie gras mousse on coffee bread Swiss roll, and a pickled cucumber on tomato bread Swiss roll.

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Hands-down, the foie gras sandwich was the best. The mix of the creamy foie with coffee was a stroke of genius!

Although it cost $625 HKD, which is approximately $80 USD ($568 HKD plus 10% service charge), it was worth it for the view, the ambience, and the tasty treats for afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

Next up on the blog is the Maldives portion of our trip. Mr. Selfish will go over how we arrived at the Conrad Rangali in the Maldives.

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