Date

Nov 2014

Meal

Afternoon tea

Ordered

  • Afternoon Tea Set for two persons

Food

Afternoon Tea Set

Savory pastries

Afternoon Tea Set

Afternoon Tea Set

Savouries

Savouries

So pretty

So pretty

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Smoked Salmon Pastry (L) and baked abalone and meat pie (R)

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Custard with salted egg yolk pastry(L) & Fried pear stuffed with Barbecued Goose and Pickled Ginger (R)

First came the plate of savories items, mostly fried and baked. Consist of:

  • Custard with salted egg yolk pastry
  • Baked abalone and meat pie
  • Fried pear stuffed with Barbecued Goose and Pickled Ginger
  • Smoked Salmon Pastry

The highlights of the four savories must be the Fried pear stuffed with Barbecued Goose and Pickled Ginger.  The pear was perfectly molded and fried till golden brown. No sign of oiliness and the goosemeat inside was so tender and juicy. Delicious.  The other three savory pastries were made superbly too, all crust and pastry was not oily yet so crunch or flaky. So delicious

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Fried pear stuffed with Barbecued Goose and Pickled Ginger

Inside the pear

Inside the pear

Dumplings

Dumplings

The dumplings

The dumplings

Soon after they came with the dumplings.  there were two types of dumplings:

  • Pork dumpling with scallop
  • Asparagus and mushroom dumpling

Both the dumplings were fluffy and juicy, you can tell they made it fresh. I really liked the pork dumpling wth scallop, it was so tender and the so meaty, just like how a siew mai should be like.

Bottom tier

Bottom tier

Smoked egg with Oolong Tea leaves

Smoked egg with Oolong Tea leaves

Barbecued Honey-glazed Chicken Liver and Pork Belly

Barbecued Honey-glazed Chicken Liver and Pork Belly

Close up

Barbecued Honey-glazed Chicken Liver and Pork Belly

Bottom tier

Bottom tier

There were two more savory bites that came on the bottom tier,  They are:

  • Smoked egg with Oolong Tea leaves
  • Barbecued Honey-glazed Chicken Liver and Pork Belly

The Barbecued Honey-glazed Chicken Liver and Pork Belly is a must try.  it is  a traditional Chinese dish that not many places does this no more, even if you can find it, they probably won’t taste good.  It is also rated as an unhealthy dish since there is chicken liver, however this is a great dish, it came smothered in BBQ sauce all warm and lovely.

Sweet Pastries

The Sweet pastries

The Sweet pastries

Top tier

Top tier

Perfect

Perfect

Mini Pandan Roll

Mini Pandan Roll

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate

Lychee Creme with Green Tea Biscuit and Red Fruits Coulis

Lychee Creme with Green Tea Biscuit and Red Fruits Coulis

Red Fruit Chocolate Truffle

Red Fruit Chocolate Truffle

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Red Fruit Chocolate Truffle

Financier (L) and Iron Buddha and Agar-agar top with crumble (R)

Financier (L) and Iron Buddha and Agar-agar top with crumble (R)

Iron Buddha and Agar-agar top with crumble

Iron Buddha and Agar-agar top with crumble

Sweet pastries includes:

  • Mini Pandan Roll
  • Jasmine Tea Hot Chocolate
  • Lychee Creme with Green Tea Biscuit and Red Fruits Coulis
  • Iron Buddha and Agar-agar top with crumble
  • Financier
  • Red Fruit Chocolate Truffle

Every sweet pastries were made perfectly.  They were all western pastries/cakes with eastern ingredients.  For example, the cake roll, it was pandan flavour with coconut flakes which i totally adore.  The crumble was Oron Buddha tea flavour, then there was a hot chocolate that was Jasmine tea flavour.  The best thing about the  sweet pastries are they weren’t sweet at all unlike some hotel’s afternoon tea.

Tea

Rose Jasmine Green Tea

Rose Jasmine Green Tea

Ambience & Interior

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The view

The view

The view

The view

Above & Beyond 天外天 is a Chinese restaurant on the 28th floor Hotel Icon.  Don’t come and expect a great lounge like Green which is located downstairs on the ground floor.  The tables here are big and round like any other Chinese restaurant.  The view here was magnificent and having a Chinese dim sum tea was the best thing on Earth.  Atmosphere is calm and elegant.

Menu

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Menu

Menu

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Menu

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Afternoon Tea Set menu

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Afternoon Tea Set menu

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Afternoon Tea Set menu

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Afternoon Tea Set menu

Recommendation

  • Afternoon Tea Set for two persons

Verdict

Afternoon Tea Set for two persons – 10/10

I love Above & Beyond 天外天, the dim sum was to die for. i have never had an afternoon tea where i loved every single pieces that was in the tea set.  The dim sums were mind blowing , every pieces that touched my tongue I was wanting more and more.  It makes me want to come back for just dim sums, however the sweet pastries were high quality too. i would come back for the food and the view, best service, I will definitely come back for lunch, tea, dinner, midnight feast if they are open!

Would I go back again? Yes, definitely
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥  
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 10/10

Damage

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Approximately 250 hkd per person

Details

Above & Beyond 天外天
28/F, Hotel ICON
17 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui,
+852 3400 1318

Monday – Sunday
11AM–2:30PM
6–10:30PM

Reservation
Yes!