Stepping into Author’s Lounge at Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental will transport you back to a time when afternoon tea was first and foremost, an indulgence. Visited by notable literary authors such as Joseph Conrad, this Bangkok establishment is a celebrity favorite in Asia. Plus, if you’ve never tried a Traditional “Thai” Tea Set (I certainly didn’t until then!), there’s no place quite like Author’s Lounge. First, the House Blend Black Tea at Author’s Lounge deserves a special mention. If you’re a coffee person like me, you’ll know why it requires a great cup of tea to truly impress! Tea aside, the Pandan scone with touches of ginger was just amazing. Still warm and fresh from the oven, the scone incorporates traditional Thai ingredients wonderfully. Don’t forget to smother on a thick layer of clotted cream and jam for an extra touch of creaminess!
The traditional afternoon tea set was definitely delicious, but for first-timers, I’d highly recommend the Thai Tea Set. It incorporates a lot of fun and traditional Thai desserts such as Tong Yip (an egg yolk tart), Khanom Duang (sticky tapioca and coconut milk+shreds), and Takoh (coconut cream jelly). Plus, it comes with a Pandan-Coconut macaron which I adored!
As always, I’ll let the following pictures do the rest of the talking x.
Author’s Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Traditional Tea Set
Thai Tea Set
Time flies by so fast! Mizuha and I returned from our trip a couple weeks ago and my Thailand round-up post still isn’t up (I blame my busy schedule for it!). But when it is up, it’ll include delicious street foods from Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak Weekend Market as well as island snacks on Ko Samui.
Stay tuned and stay warm!
Author’s Lounge, The Mandarin Oriental
Address // 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone // +66 (2) 659 9000
Website // http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/fine-dining/authors-lounge/
*To get to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok: Take the BTS, to Saphan Taksin station and get on the Mandarin Oriental Boat (it’s part of the experience!)