Afternoon tea may have been invented by the Duchess of Bedford but lots of other countries have put their own spin on the idea.
As you might expect from one of the world’s great tea-producing nations, China has its own afternoon tea rituals.
Set off on an afternoon tea adventure with today’s Big Deal from Chop Chop in Glasgow.
Popular Chinese restaurant
Opening on Mitchell Street in 2015, the Glasgow branch of Chop Chop is designed to look like a park in springtime with cherry blossom trees and a trompe l’oeil blue sky ceiling.
It has quickly notched up a great and well deserved combined rating of 4/5 from 5pm customers.
Oriental afternoon tea
Available seven days a week from 2pm to 5pm, this Big Deal is for two people to each have a glass of Prosecco plus fourteen sweet and savoury afternoon tea dishes to share.
Diners can look forward to the following: double chocolate torte, lychee panna cotta, mango and red berry cranachan; green tea delice, Chinese green tea Swiss roll; peanut dumplings, chicken spring roll, mini vegetable spring rolls, breaded crab claws, seasoned chicken wings, sesame prawn toast, beef and chilli dumplings; a king prawn money purse and vegetable dumplings.
Chop Chop Glasgow has quickly attracted lots of glowing reviews on their 5pm page. These recent comments are typical:
‘Great as always. We love Chop Chop and have become regulars. Food is great and service good.’ Rating 4.6/5
‘Great restaurant. Can’t fault this restaurant. Very good menu and both food and service were excellent.’ Rating 4.8/5
The Big Deal writer has eaten Chop Chop’s food on several occasions and it has always been fantastic.
I like the way that their menus show a very different side to Chinese cooking from the one that is offered in many other Chinese restaurants.
This afternoon tea menu looks just as exciting.
Finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream have their place but breaded crab claws, lychee panna cotta and a king prawn money purse sound rather more thrilling.
Are you ready for an afternoon tea adventure? Grab today’s Big Deal and set a course for afternoon tea for two with Prosecco at Chop Chop in Glasgow.