High Tea at The Strand

The Strand is what the Raffles is to Singapore, the Peninsula to Hong Kong, and the Eastern & Oriental is to Penang.  Built by the famous Sarkies brothers, like it’s counterparts, it stands as a testament to Yangon’s grand colonial past.  While it is small compared to the other colonial hotels, it is nevertheless beautifully restored.

There weren’t much people on a Monday afternoon and we had the wonderful lobby all to ourselves to take photos. 

Of course, we had High Tea at the equally beautiful cafe. 

 The Classic Set (USD 20) arrived in a 3 tier tea tray of pastries and a plate of  prawn sandwhiches, turkey sandwhiches, goose liver pate on gingerbread and other delicious stuff. 

Everything was just so good.  The scones were warm and buttery and were served with whipped butter, blue berry jam, and raspberry jam.  The pastries, particularly the Opera cake were very delicate.

So far, this was the yummiest high tea I’ve ever had and at just USD 20, really good value for money.  The service was par excellence and with male staff dressed in longyi and Burmese jackets graciously serving you, we felt like we were back in those days when Yangon was still called Rangoon.
There is an USD 18 Myanmar set with traditional snacks and served in traditional tiffin ware which was so cute.

Like other high tea sets, the morsels may seem small but they’re actually filling. We really had a lovely experience here.

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