Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore offers Local Teh Tarik Culture At The Lobby

Gain instant insight into Singapore’s local tea culture with daily teh tarik (Malay words for ‘pulled tea’) demonstration by an Indian teh tarik man dressed in traditional hawker attire.  From 5 to 6 p.m., guests at the Tower Wing lobby can enjoy a complimentary glass of teh tarik and assorted nonya cakes for free as an introduction to Singapore’s food culture.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore prides itself as an advocate of local culture and ethnic traditions.  This educational Shangri-La experience of freshly made teh tarik and nonya cakes at the lobby aims to bring guests back in time and relive a part of Singapore’s hawker history.

Commonly found in local coffee shops, teh tarik is a popular black tea made with condensed milk.  This hot Indian milk tea, unique to Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia, derives its name from the repeated tossing from one mug to another with artistic theatrics to create the thick froth.  The tossing also helps thoroughly mix the condensed milk in the tea.

Guests at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore can partake in a piece of street hawker history with the fun and engaging teh tarik man dressed in traditional hawker attire – a white singlet and wrap-around cloth skirt or sarong – serving teh tarik in double-glazed glasses.  The joy of watching a long stream of teh tarik being tossed without spilling is both a novelty and an educational feast of Singapore’s food culture.

Eight different types of colourful nonya kuehs, including Ubi Bingkah (Tapioca Cake), Mini Ang Ku Kueh (Red Tortoise Cake) and Rainbow Kueh Lapis (Rainbow Layered Cake), add authentic flavours to this delightful evening tea experience.

Catch the experience at the Tower Wing lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore from 5 to 6 p.m.

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