Table & Apron
[Non-halal] Table & Apron in Damansara Kim still serves one of the best fried chicken in KL.
Established in 2014, this neighborhood restaurant excels in both service and food and had remained consistently good throughout the years.
Table & Apron in PJ
Formerly known as The Kitchen Table Restaurant & Bakery, Table & Apron’s ethos is founded on serving good food from the heart, and serving the community with kindness and warm hospitality.
In this day and age, one will not be faulted to view these as mere platitudes – but our past experiences here at Table & Apron (and at its sister bakery, Universal Bakehouse just next door) had only affirmed our favorable view of the restaurant.
During our latest visit with Mum (her first time), the staff was ever attentive to ensure our mother was comfortable and anticipating her every need is met (in fact, almost to the fault of being too eager).
Salman – who was assigned to our table – was helpful and pleasing, and whose extensive knowledge of the menu ensured we had a memorable experience at the restaurant.
Table & Apron’s fried chicken
After almost a decade of existence, some entrees are perennials on the menu – and for good reasons.
These include the signature Buckwheat Fried Chicken (RM51 for six pieces) – which we deem to be one of the best in town (our other favorites include Hot Bird and BHC Chicken).
What makes a good piece of fried chick’n?
One of the best fried chicken in town
Table & Apron’s chicken is coated in the lightest and crispiest batter – which results in an incredulous crackle when bit.
The batter is not unbearably salty (yes, we are talking about KFC) or thick (think McD) but is seasoned just perfect for a light salty hit with a sprinkle of spices (we tasted cumin which reminded us of Muruku).
The chicken is warm, tender, and super duper juicy. We liked that Lingam’s Chilli sauce is the condiment of choice here but the fried chicken is already very satisfying on its own.
Campanelle Al Ragu
If you’re feeling pasta, we recommend the Campanelle Al Ragu (RM42).
The freshly made bellflower-shaped pasta was perfect to retain the luscious ragu sauce – which is perfected with a lovely hit of tanginess from tomatoes, spices, and sweetness from mushrooms and carrots.
The pulled pork ragu is tender and thoroughly seasoned for a very satisfying finish on the palate.
Paku salad is our mom’s favourite
For greens, our Mum absolutely loved the Paku Salad with Peanut Crumbs (RM25) – which she almost finished on her own! (Don’t worry, we managed to get some for ourselves).
The salad takes some inspiration from Thai cuisine in our view, as the dressing is tangy with sprinkles of green mango, cherry tomatoes, fried shallots, onions, and peanut crumbs.
Interestingly, the paku is not farmed but foraged for this dish – hence, the dish might have limited servings on any given day.
Roasted Cauliflower with Ricotta
In comparison to the paku, the Roasted Cauliflower with Ricotta (RM27) is by no means demure in flavour as the cauliflowers are nicely roasted for a good crunch (not burnt) with a good tang from the housemade ricotta dressing.
Breaded crumbs, pickled onions, celery, and cilantro help to complete the ensemble for this dish.
We believe Table & Apron’s enduring qualities will ensure its longevity in the KL dining scene. After almost ten years, the food remains impeccable, and the service is still as enthusiastic and earnest as ever.
Beyond the four dishes mentioned above, there is always something new to try here at Table & Apron. We are already eyeing the Kabayaki Catfish Claypot Rice and Ulam Rice for our next visit.
Table & Apron
Address: 23, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 5.30pm-10.30pm (Tues-Fri), 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm (Weekends), Closed on Mondays
Phone: 03-7733 4000
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