Experience Japan’s cherry blossom seasonal delights in Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore continues its gastronomic odyssey as the thematic afternoon tea experience arrives in Japan along with the spring bloom.

Experience Japan’s beloved cherry blossom season through the Sakura Afternoon Tea with inspired seasonal delights from March 7 to May 15, 2022.

Japan cherry blossom
Cherry blossom (SAKURA) is Japan's unofficial national flower, formerly called tree flower (KONOHA). Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

A beautiful Sakura tree has been installed in the middle of the Grand Lobby. The seasonal Sakura Afternoon Tea invites guests to savour an exclusive selection of delectable savouries such as Beef Sando with Katsu Béchamel; Japanese Omelette with Ikura, a delightful combination of a classic Japanese folded omelette topped with plump salmon roe; and the Surimi Sandwich Mayo and Tobiko Egg.

Cherry blossom seasonal delights
Japan’s beloved cherry blossom seasonal delights. Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

Inspired by the cherry blossoms coming into full bloom, Executive Pastry Chef Tai Chien Lin offers a lavish spread of classic Japanese desserts, home-baked scones and unique creations. The Tea features a delicate Sakura Strawberry Verrine, tantalising Red Bean Sakura Ice Cream Monaka and velvety Sakura Roll Cake, reminiscent of the colours and the allure of the celebrated seasonal festivity, paired perfectly with a choice of Mariage Frères tea or a Raffles custom-blended coffee. 

Sakura afternoon tea
Sakura Afternoon Tea features a delicate Sakura Strawberry Verrine, tantalising Red Bean Sakura Ice Cream Monaka and velvety Sakura Roll Cake. Photo courtesy: Raffles Hotel Singapore

The Sakura Afternoon Tea experience is offered alongside the signature Classic Afternoon Tea as part of The Grand Lobby’s afternoon tea offering, where guests can taste unique culinary flavours from cities around the world.

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