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Friday, October 10, 2014

TableTalk, TTDI Food Review

A long, long time ago, I remembered clearly I visited the same exact location and the same exact shop. But back then, it use to be a posh Indian restaurant where they served good Naan bread. The words, "Does anyone want anymore Naan?" still echoes through my mind. Somehow, that moment stuck into my mind for close to 10 years. Fast forward to the present and you get TableTalk:
It was a leisurely paced evening with light drizzle. Not enough to wet me but enough to make me sleepy. Hence, the need for me to order a Flat White:
The caffeine wasn't as lethal as I wanted it to be but certainly isn't potent. Just the right dosage to keep me up for a couple more hours.

Our table finally were filled with 3 more people instead of just the 2 of us and we were ready for the challenge of savoring TableTalk's delicacies. TableTalk initially took the path of a pure western cuisine joint but quickly adapt to the surrounding needs as they found that the area is best suited with some Asian flavors in them. Hence, there are some dishes that are dished out with a fusion flair to it instead of just purely on western.

The appetizer came in the form of the Appetizer Combo (RM35):
Not meant for just the solo eater, it comes with Fried Chicken, Chicken Wings, A coleslaw salad, Fried Prawns and some air fried fries with 2 sauces in the middle. The fries were pleasantly salted and seasoned to perfection with the chicken wings being my utmost fave in this one dish. The Fried Chicken is not bad too but lacks meat in my opinion and well, prawns and slaws aren't exactly things I like anyway so this dish doesn't make a difference on those two items.

Next comes the Tom Yum Seafood Carbonara (RM22):

It's not the first time somebody conveys the idea of tom yum and carbonara together to me but while all the rest has ended up in disaster, this one worked for me. It has to do with being more of tom yam flavor rather than the creamy carbonara taste. In this instance, the Tom Yam flavor is more apparent and conjugate well with the spaghetti while the carbonara took on a supporting role as making the tom yam sauce creamier than a normal and not being to unpleasantly overpowering in it's flavor profile.

This here is the Chicken Parmesan (RM28):
The Chicken Parmesan tasted okay and so does the mashed potato. Presentation-wise is great but can't beat this next dish.

Oxtail Linguine (RM32):
Love how the plate brings out an outback charm to it. The oxtail meat is tender and juicy while the linguine tastes refine and goes well with the sauce of the oxtail. Not a bad dish but my fave is still the Tom Yum Carbonara.

Mini Wagyu Burgers (RM38):
Nice beefy taste on the burgers. Sometimes a tad too much on it which I could use a little more sauce to tone it down. There's some wasabi on the mayo close to the lettuce. I guess that's kind of the in thing nowadays, wasabi with mayo which is great but in this case it merely is just a touch of it so you do taste wasabi but it doesn't sting.

Further on to the evening, it was dessert time with this TableTalk Signature Hot Plate Pancake (RM15):
The pancake was dense and sticky while the flavoring comes from the fruits on top. On it's own, it taste sugary but not the sweet kind that can acclimate to my palate. Nonetheless, the redeeming factor came from the next dessert.

It's called Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream (RM15):
The cake has the right texture that befits my appetite, not too hard, not too soft. Juuuust right. The banana serves merely as a side item to eat with but as for the ice cream, it accentuates the cake with a little vanilla taste to it's chocolate taste. Goes great together and serves as a dynamic combo.

TableTalk is located in TTDI where the vicinity of the VADS building and the Pizza Hut resides. It's address is at:
No.4, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm