|How does your garden grow compared to Table Talk's?|
I take my hat off to chefs and restaurateurs...they're such a special breed of people who not only can stand the heat but also take an unbelievable amount of crap from customers, staff, suppliers and the powers-that-be who need to be dealt with in the running of the F&B business.
I guess hope springs eternal in the hearts and minds of aspiring chefs and wannabe restaurateurs as they bravely go where eagles fear to tread...like Raymond Tan, the enthusiastic owner behind Table Talk, a cosy bistro-style outlet in Taman Tun Dr Ismail who has determinedly set out to put his money where his mouth is.
|Natural freshness tops Table Talk's culinary philosophy|
|We are what we eat...|
|Look ma, no oil! Air-fried fries to lessen the guilt|
|Cheesy, eggy goodness...dig in and discover sliced sausages, onion and rustic tomato sauce in the heart of it all|
|Potato perfection married with peppery sausages and saucy sweet onion|
If you're a potato head, then the Rosti Potato with Sausages (RM15) comes highly recommended. Crisp at the edges yet softly textured towards the centre, the delicious pan-fried grated potato patty comes served with sauteed peppery sausages in brown gravy.
|The ultimate breakfast platter with eggs, toast, sausages, ham, beans & sauteed greens|
Heartier appetites may prefer the Ultimate Brekkie (RM18) - a platter consisting of two fried or scrambled eggs, turkey ham and sausages, homemade baked beans, rosti potato and lightly sauteed greens with wholemeal toast. Special mention must be made of the baked beans which definitely didn't come out of a can but painstakingly prepared on premise. They're less sweet and not as mushy. The greens sauteed with earthy sliced mushroom should go down well, giving you your first serving of veg for the day.
|Fresh & fruity pancakes drenched in syrup and enriched with butter|
|Boost your morning with a healthy Fibre Juice smoothie made with real juices and fruits|
Smoother but no less nutritious is Anana-cado which has banana and avocado whizzed with milk and mint for a richer, indulgent drink. You probably can survive half the day on this alone if you're not incline to eat anything upon waking.
Flicking through the a la carte menu, I notice a decent selection of Appetisers (RM12 to RM35), pasta (RM20 onwards) and mains (about RM42 onwards) that should keep non-fussy diners amply filled and satisfied.
Someone told me the steaks at Table Talk are worth savouring too but for me the proof of the pudding is always in the eating. For now I'm sure Table Talk is as keen as any newbie eatery out there to get a taste of sweet success. All it needs is a chance to prove itself. Not such a tall order is it?
TABLE TALK, 4, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Tel: 03-7733-7718