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No recount necessary: Bistro a Table should secure a landslide victory and be elected into the Parliament of Palate-Pleasuring, thanks to its latest degustation dinner that skewers the many mishaps of Malaysia’s 2013 national polls.

French-Malaysian Fusion

This “Disgustation” menu, an outrageously imaginative, one-of-a-kind melding of French and Malaysian elements, is being offered twice: on June 3 and once more next month on July 1. Fittingly, customers may choose to wear black to this culinary cri de couer.GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_2

“Phantom Voters”

The opening course is called “Phantom Voters,” a mouthwatering manifesto of vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with akhrote ka raita, alongside Hokkaido scallop ceviche with jalapeno pepper and cucumber. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_3

Chinese Tsunami

A far-from-disastrous combination that supplies a tidal wave of savory flavor, comprising pan-seared Atlantic cod with squid consomme and Hojishu tempura. What more could customers want? This wins our vote for favorite dish. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_4

Edible Delible Ink

Squid ink pasta, a la ‘mee goreng,’ with bottarga and sea urchin cream. Chef Isadora Chai might charge us with sedition if we attempted to (falsely) accuse this of being less than utterly slurp-worthy. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_5


The restaurant is plunged into unexpected darkness midway through our meal, sparking suspicions of severe irregularities in the kitchen. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_6

When the lights return, these parcels have suddenly surfaced on our tables, bearing a bonus: Tandoori frog legs with parsnip chips. Every election might be plagued by frogs, but few ever turn out to be as welcome and wonderful as Bistro a Table’s. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_7

Janji Di Chapati and Ini Kari Lah

Toasted chapati with goat’s cheese and pasilla pepper, to be dunked into mussels in curried cream. Customers should campaign for this addictive concoction to be placed on the restaurant’s long-term menu. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_8


Guinea fowl roulade with Hara Shorva, duck confit with house-cured duck prosciutto, tomato mousse and cold yogurt soup with mint. Might seem like fowl play, but we trust this is perfectly proportioned in every way. GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_9


Modernized ice cendol, comprising shaved ice coconut cream with Gula Melaka, kahlua sago pearls and Creme de Menthe cendol. A refreshing, liquor-laced recipe that might help slightly to ease the bitter taste that the elections left in many mouths.

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The GE13 Disgustation menu costs RM190++ per person, plus RM70++ for optional wine pairing. Don’t be perturbed if the service team’s fingers look stained while pouring your wine; indelible ink isn’t poisonous (or is it?).GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_11GE13Disgustation BistroaTable_12

Location and Contact Details:

Bistro a Table,
Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7931-2831

Find Bistro a Table’s directory listing here.

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