Table 23 @ Mesui

January 23, 2013

Comfort food is the catchphrase at this latest entry to the increasingly vibrant Mesui street, now a viable alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintangs chaotic nightlife.

Table 23 serves Asian fare by day & Western favorites by night in a spacious setting that nicely complements its neighbor Palate Palette. And with George Michaels Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 playing in the background, we cant fault the musical selection here.

The menu is compact: Table 23s five starters range from this pear & pickled fennel salad (RM17+, blessed with a lovely crunch from rocket leaves & spiced cashews) to potted shrimp with grape chutney & pumpkin soup with truffle oil.

Pork belly, in the form of confit & crackling (RM43+), with beetroot puree, sauteed asparagus & potato fondant. Flavorful, though the sodium content seems to soar.
Note/Update: Table 23 has stopped serving pork since October 2013 & is now a pork-free restaurant.

Beef cheek with bacon, parmentier potatoes, cherry tomatoes & zucchini (RM62++). The menu describes this as a must-try; its hearty, but the sauce might feel cloyingly overpowering. Still, thats a matter of personal preference.

Desserts are enticing, from apple strudel with vanilla ice cream & salted vanilla cream (15+) ..

... to a cant-fail, creamy-rich brandy-infused chocolate torte with berries (RM18+) ...

... to a house-made carrot cake with gula melaka (RM14+) thats probably worth the calories.

Not a bad wine list, with six by the glass, all below RM30 before taxes.

All things considered, Table 23 might not rank on 2013s best-of lists so far, but the friendly, enthusiastic team here seems to have its heart in the right place. We hope its future is bright.

Table 23,
23, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-0023
Open for lunch & dinner, except Sundays.

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