Thursday, 2 May 2019

Crossroads Bar – Spring in Tokyo [MEDIA INVITE]

Unagi Kabayaki Open Face Sandwich

Crossroads Bar at Swissotel Merchant Court presents to you ‘Spring in Tokyo’ Afternoon Tea. A place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to the refreshing flavour of Spring by the Singapore River.

Crossroads Bar

Crossroads Bar

This Japanese inspired Afternoon Tea consist of sweet and savoury components.

Spring in Tokyo

Savoury selections include Unagi Kabayaki Open Face Sandwich, Truffle Sōmen Noodles with Scallop and Ikura, Fried Shrimp Sandwich with Wasabi Tartare, Buta no Kakuni, Japanese Braised Pork Belly, and Black Pepper Cod Teriyaki.

Truffle Sōmen Noodles with Scallop and Ikura

Fried Shrimp Sandwich with Wasabi Tartare

I will usually start my afternoon tea from the savoury offerings first. My pick from the savouries are the Unagi Kabayaki Open Face Sandwich, the unagi has a sweet, smooth, velvety and moist. Following that fatty and delicious Black Pepper Cod Teriyaki, and not forgetting the Japanese Braised Pork Belly.

Unagi Kabayaki Open Face Sandwich

Black Pepper Cod Teriyaki

The pork belly is well braised, firm yet it melts in your mouth. I like the apple sauce topping with tendrils leaf, as the acidity in the apple sauce together with bitter and nutty undertone balanced the richness in the dish.

Buta no Kakuni, Japanese Braised Pork Belly

The sweet treats consist of Japanese Sponge Cake, Black Sesame Tiramisu, Japanese Style Matcha “Swiss Roll”, Strawberry Eclairs, and Green Tea Panna Cotta.

Japanese Sponge Cake

Black Sesame Tiramisu

My pick for the sweet treats is Japanese Style Matcha “Swiss Roll”. It is creamy, soft and you get the matcha taste at the end. Following that is Strawberry Éclair which has a soft and delicate flavour and Green Tea Panna Cotta, where the combination of red bean and green tea is just so comforting.

Japanese Style Matcha “Swiss Roll”

Strawberry Éclair  
Green Tea Panna Cotta


Of course, Afternoon Tea will not be complete without the Tea. Crossroads Bar serves a pot of speciality tea by TWG for this afternoon Tea. Otherwise, you can also have your afternoon tea with freshly brewed coffee.

TWG English Breakfast

Overall, Spring in Tokyo sure entices with you with delicate Japanese Cuisine afternoon tea. It is delicious, delicate and nicely portion to allure to you to come back for more. Cheers!!

Thank you very much, Swissotel Merchant Court Marketing Team of for the tasting invitation.

‘Spring in Tokyo’ Afternoon Tea
When: Now until 31 May 2019.
Time: Daily between 3 PM to 5 PM
Price: S$42 per person (minimum of two diners per order)
Includes a pot of speciality tea by TWG or freshly brewed coffee

For enquiries and reservations: please call us at +65 6239 1847/1848 or

Food & Drinks: 7.5/10
Value: 7 /10
Service: N/A (Tasting Event)
Ambiance: 7.75/10
Budget per Person: $26 - $50

Crossroads Bar
Swissotel Merchant Court
Lobby Level
20 Merchant Road
Singapore 058281

T: +65 6239 1847 / 1848
IG: @swissotelmerchantcourt
OH: Daily 09.00 – 23:59


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