Peranakan-inspired tea house opens in KL’s Chinatown


Afternoon tea served on Peranakan porcelain at Lady Yi’s Tea House.

BOUTIQUE-style hotel Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur has launched its third food and beverage establishment.

Adjacent to the hotel lobby on Level 7 is an intimate and serene hideaway from Kuala Lumpur’s hustle and bustle, with sweeping views across the Chinatown neighbourhood.

Floor-to-ceiling windows stream natural light, a contrast to the intricate dark wood panels and bold colours of the patterned tiles, plush furnishings and a framed phoenix painting.

Lady Yi’s Tea House has that rare thing: a sense of place.

Going beyond the confines of serving tea, it is an invitation to explore the rich Peranakan culture through a selection of curated teas and fine Peranakan-inspired delicacies.

Desirous of leaving a legacy for the next generation, Masteron Group of Companies executive director and Federal International Holdings chief executive officer Datuk Choy Wai Hin had a vision to integrate Malaysian-Chinese culture into an internationally branded hotel.

Named after his eldest daughter Yuin Yi, Lady Yi’s Tea House is a tribute to the memories and conversations she had over afternoon tea with her grandmother and their shared love for kuih.

“Onde-onde with extra gula melaka, otak-otak slightly charred and kaya with extra coconut and pandan, that’s how we liked them,” reminisces Yuin Yi, who worked closely with executive chef Gerald Chong to curate a contemporary Peranakan Afternoon Tea menu rich in Nyonya flavors.

Experience the Peranakan Affair Afternoon Tea at RM98+ served on Peranakan porcelain, hand-picked by Yuin Yi to highlight the history of Straits Chinese homeware.

Indulge in Chili Prawn Pie Tee, Braised Tamarind Duck in Chinese Pancake and lightly charred Otak Otak Sandwich while sipping on Lady Yi’s Signature 11 Treasures Tea.

For that sweet treat, nibble on desserts inspired by Peranakan classics such as Onde-Onde, Pulut Hitam and Kuih Bahulu; served daily from 2pm to 6pm. Available for takeaways and deliveries at RM128+.

To pre-order, visit ladyyisteahouse.oddle.me

Lady Yi’s Peranakan Affair hamper (RM188+) is also available.

Filled with a bounty of Peranakan-inspired treats such as Pandan Gula Melaka Sablé Breton, Rose and Coconut Mendiants with Nuts, Spiced Ginger Cake, artisanal Apple Cranberry and Cinnamon Jam and a canister of Lady Yi’s Signature 11 Treasures Tea, it is the perfect gift for any gourmet.

Lady Yi’s Tea House is open daily from 11am to 7pm.

For reservations call/WhatsApp 012-507-3327 or email dining@fourpoints.com

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