Food stylist Phang Sce Hwai spent the last 18 months cultivating more than 100 herbs, fruit trees & other plants in the compound of a rented PJ bungalow that serves as her office space. Starting this month, Phang’s work has blossomed into a private kitchen where guests can go green every Saturday for breakfast & lunch.

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Sustainability Forms The Core

Sustainability forms the core of Garden To Table’s philosophies – the chairs, tables & cupboards here are pre-owned, sourced from Amcorp Mall’s flea market or friends’ homes or recycled from crates. Biodegradable detergent is used to cleanse cooking utensils & dishes, while food scraps are turned into compost for Phang’s plants.

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Stroll around the house – papaya & fig trees share common ground with moringa plants & vines, nestled amid sawtooth coriander herbs & tenggek burung sprouts. Garden To Table sprang from Phang’s professional impasse as an F&B stylist for corporate projects, in which the food she worked on often went to waste. Here, everything’s consumed, one way or another.

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Nasi Ulam

Expect specialities like nasi ulam made with brown rice & herbs freshly harvested from right outside in Phang’s garden. RM35 for a set that includes a beverage; it’s pricey, but Phang notes a lot of personal effort has been poured into Garden To Table – even the salted eggs were painstakingly preserved here. Rice, sambal & sauces are refillable.

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Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak (RM30 with beverage), comprising components like free-range eggs, organic cucumber & fresh pandan juice. Garden To Table’s other plus point is that customers can linger & laze for a couple of hours in a calm, spacious & crowd-free setting – there are two sessions each Saturday, 9am-11am & 12pm-2pm, with each meal limited to 12-14 people.

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Handmade Sourdough

Garden To Table’s handmade sourdough bread, prepared with dark rye flour, filtered water & a starter that’s cultured from scratch here. RM25 for a set with kitchen-made spreads & soft-boiled eggs. Bread can also be pre-ordered for takeaways.

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Buttermilk and Cinnamon Scones

Buttermilk & cinnamon scones (RM20 for a plate of two pieces, served with spreads & beverage). As expected, everything here tastes wholesome – even these scones feel like healthy calories. Note that private dinner sessions are also offered on request, with a minimum of 10 patrons.

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Homemade Spreads

We’re fans of Garden To Table’s lovely spreads – thick jams produced with mulberries foraged from the residential estate & Cameron Highlands strawberries, home-made marmalade, lemon curd & kaya, showcasing natural, pleasingly ripe sweetness.

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Luscious Treats

Home-made fruity ice cream, a luscious treat that relies on durians, mangoes & passion fruit from Phang’s neighbours, accompanied by her own-baked biscotti. At Garden To Table, guests get to know exactly where their food comes from.

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Smoothies and Coffee

Beverages include fruit smoothies constructed with the likes of bananas & Borneo rain forest honey, alongside lattes composed of Sulawesi Toraja single-origin coffee beans roasted in Garden To Table’s kitchen.

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Location and Contact Details

Garden To Table Private Dining @ PJ Section 14, Selangor

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