A Delightful Afternoon Tea at the Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Which one to select

One of our favorite activities while traveling is having high tea. The first thing we do is bring out our handy dandy phones to research the best ones in town. After an hour of research comparing a number of options, we both agreed that the one at Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel was the one for us. It was Thursday late in the afternoon, so we called to see if we could make a reservation for tomorrow.  They had room, and we were thrilled.  We also informed them that one of us is vegetarian; they informed us that it was not a problem. They were happy we made a reservation the day before to make sure they could accommodate the high tea for a vegetarian.

A sunny afternoon

It was a lovely sunny afternoon, my partner and I got dressed up to savor a high tea in Vietnam. When we arrived, we were happy with our choice.  The setting was fine-looking and stunning all around us. They sat us in a corner on a comfortable couch where we enjoyed the high tea with lovely jazz music playing softly in the background.  The area is not dedicated to only high tea as other teas we have done, but that did not seem to make a change in the lovely experience we had.  When we got seated, we made our selection of tea I selected the ginger and honey and Philipp chose English breakfast.

Prepared by chef Guinot

Head pastry chef – Frederic Guinot hand-crafted Haute Couture tea experience with exquisite savory and sweet items inspired by the elegant detail of the French Ercuis stands and the bright color of the famous Hanoi lacquer trays.

A three-course high tea

Our first course was the tea with four warm scones served with homemade jelly and Tahitian vanilla cream. Oh, what a delight it was to savor every bite as we relished our tea.

The trays came out with nine stunning bite-sized treats accompanied by chef Guinot to detail each bite. It was special that the chef came to our table to speak to us directly. A lobster brioche bun, Phu Quoc pepper-crusted salmon, garden goi cuon, truffle, and cashew hummus, Iberico pork belly reuben, foie gras terrine, Meridith valley goat cheese. The sweet selections were pomelo ginger profiteroles, strawberry lime slice and orange blueberry macaron.  The chef also explained the substitutions he made for the vegetarian tray — what a lovely chef.

Our tea was filled throughout the experience making sure we had warm, delightful tea.

Once they removed the trays and tidied up the table, a fresh pot of tea was brought to the table, with each of us receiving a signature dessert: the blueberry crepe cake and a tin box with chocolate nestled in it. We poured ourselves a fresh cup of tea and started to enjoy the cake. OMG! Philipp and I have never tasted a cake like this before. We were expecting a very sweet dessert, but we were surprised it was just naturally sweetened with the blueberries; it was exquisite.  The chocolate completed our experience, after sitting there for two hours enjoying each other and this delicious High tea, it was time to complete this amazing experience.  We both highly recommend the high tea at the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

We received no compensation, free food, or other complimentary items from The Park Hyatt for this review. This article contains only our own honest thoughts and opinions. We do not work for the Park Hyatt Hotel and receive no commission for any hotel purchases or bookings.

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