Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Kitchen Table Supper Club Kuala Lumpur

I'm seeing several supper club being born in Kuala Lumpur over the past two years.

Kitchen table supper club

Which signifies the growth of the food culture in this country, however slow, and the increasing talent that's based here.

Earlier this year, a personal very talented friend of mine has started a supper club with a female friend and they both formed a supper club that rocked my world a little - The Kitchen Table Supper Club.

Kitchen table supper club

Marcus is a very talented passion-driven young chef who knows his meat to his foie gras very well. So far I have never been disappointed with his food, and till my dinner at the supper club, his pork belly blew my mind away. His partner in crime, Mei Wan, used to work in a 2 Michelin star restaurant as a pastry chef, which meant her desserts were baked to kill.

5 course dinner that night set each guest back RM88 nett. Which, in my opinion, was ridiculously cheap.
I even had the pleasure to dine with the owners of Fortylicks and few other foodies. Good company, good food.

Kitchen table supper club
Courtesy of Marcus, yes, he can bake too; sorry ladies, he's taken. Homemade sourdough bread with homemade butter and sea salt. Cautious not to eat too much of this, if you can try, else you won't be able to fit in what's to come.

Their menu changes every few months and they only serve dinner every weekend, and last weekend when I was there, they were fully booked till 17th July. Amazing turn out for something so new. But I don't blame them, after dinner, we already made reservation for next month. *slurp*

Kitchen table supper club
Cured snapper with mango chutney

Kitchen table supper club
Delicious fist size pork belly.

Kitchen table supper club
This was the best and most wholesome pork belly dish I have ever tasted. It was so good. I wish I had seconds though I couldn't even finish this portion. Should have skipped my late lunch. >_<

Kitchen table supper club
Blurred pinkish spots at the bottom left of image was due to my pink bulky phone cover. lol

Kitchen table supper club
Awesome view from the supper club, located in a discreet penthouse in Mont Kiara. So far it's only temporary. Guests make the best of it while you can. Though the venue changes every other week too.

The kitchen supper club Kuala Lumpur
Mei Wan's turn to showcase her work.

I've never been a fan of pastry dessert. So I was really doubtful how she was going to make me like this.

The banana was caramelized to a dry texture that brought out a new level of sweetness that complimented the tart. It was crispy, slightly sticky and sweet. It was yummy. If I had wanted to, I could have finished this; the rosemary was a good touch, much to my surprise. Thank god I didn't because the last course petit four was somewhat a rather impressive display from such a small home kitchen.

The kitchen supper club Kuala Lumpur
I did, however, finish the ice cream.

The kitchen supper club Kuala Lumpur


Salted caramel macaroons, mango sorbet with mint and Madeleines.

Kitchen table supper club
Paired with this insanely yummy tea. Black tea infused with pandan leaves and lemongrass. I gotta try making that for myself.

The perfect scoop of mango goodness. #kitchentablesc @mwt06 @mylow1986 #dessert #sugar #sweet #mango
A scoop of heaven. The minty freshness was really refreshing against the sourish sweetish mango sorbet. It was blended perfectly.

I did find the macaroon slightly too sweet (I have realized I stop liking sweet food over the past few years, they did say as women age our taste buds change too).

But the highlight, for me, was the Madeleines.

I never knew much fuss of Madeleines, I once read in a novel where the heroin in the story made such dream-like Madeleine and has the master of the house fell head over heels in love with her culinary skills.

I tried few madeleines in my life, and to me they tasted like normal egg-based cakes (zi dan gao).

This was something else. I couldn't remember the ingredients inside but it was slightly citrus-y, slightly minty, not too sweet, and just the right texture, soft crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside,  So good that I tabao-ed every last piece what everyone couldn't finish home.

Kitchen table supper club

Kinda happy that the other guy tabao-ed all the macaroons. I was more than happy to swap. :p


3 comments:

  1. Madeleines crisp on the outside? I wish I could try that too...like you, I've never found madeleines any better than "zi dan gao".

    I must say that all the dishes look good except for the pork belly. But only as looks are concerned...I think it's because the sauce looks a bit messy on it. But when you say it tasted great, I sure believe you! :P

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  3. ok, that's a rather new (but good) concept to me. It felt to be a very personal dining experience based on your description and I would really want to try it out. Btw, it's macaron, with only one 'o'.

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