Tea & Tattle @ Damansara Uptown
February 15, 2016
Ipoh's Tea & Tattle cafe opens its first Klang Valley outpost this month - a cheerful spot with an inventively stimulating menu.
The ideal introduction may be this trio of sriracha-infused starters: Doughnut chips - to be precise, cinnamon-dusted doughnuts disguised as chips - served warm, fresh & fluffy with sriracha, maple & dill dips (RM18), baked tater tots topped with a comfort-brunch mishmash of a sunny-side-up, sriracha, sour cream, nachos, cheese, jalapenos, spring onions & red onions (RM20) & crazy-crispy, can't-stop-snacking southern American-inspired fried chicken wings with carrots & creamy sriracha mayo (RM19).
Soups, salads & stews: We like the cauliflower broth, thick & textured, with a real-food flavour that hints of garlic & herbs (RM14, with bun included). The borlotti bean salad jar is appealingly composed, but it tastes a bit too nondescript to stand out (RM16; with tuna, romaine & cherry tomatoes in a subtle balsamic dressing). We have mixed sentiments about T&T's version of gumbo (RM28) - it strives to be a respectable rendition, featuring chicken, chicken sausage & shrimp, & it tastes OK for an interpretation that's nearly 10,000 miles removed from Louisiana, but it still offers only a shadow of gumbo's intense pleasures.
The signature dessert seems to be strawberry nachos - tortilla chips cloaked in cinnamon sugar, served with vanilla ice cream & sweet marinated strawberries (RM18). Cakes also prove pleasant enough, specifically the coconut vanilla sponge. And of course, there's tons of tea here - the range runs from Chocolate Chai to Green Kukicha, mostly RM16 per serving - brewed at the table in tea infuser cups. All in all, not a bad new stop in Damansara Uptown; note that the kitchen is currently short-handed, so patience is required for food orders, but on the bright side, the service team is warm, obliging & eager to satisfy.
Tea & Tattle
12, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Daily, 10am-12am. Tel: 03-7732-6080
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