Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Rate-A-Restaurant #305: The Spice Table
Restaurant: The Spice Table
Location: 114 S. Central Avenue (Downtown)
Type of restaurant: Southeast Asian
We stipulated: We were meeting friends downtown for brunch, and the Spice Table's menu looked interesting -- and we were told we'd get a table no problem. We've been wanting to check out the Spice Table, so here finally was our opportunity.
They stipulated: "The Spice Table celebrates the culinary heritage of Chef/owner Bryant Ng (Singapore) and his wife Kim (Vietnam). We are a full service restaurant focusing on satays grilled on our wood-burning hearth and other dishes inspired by the traditional cuisines of Singapore and Vietnam. Our open hearth symbolizes the coming together of our families, friends, and community to a warm and inviting space for food made with care."
What we ordered: Beef shortrib hash (Served with 2 eggs, breakfast potatoes, toast & coconut-pineapple preserve; $11); Nueske bacon (Served with 2 eggs, breakfast potatoes, toast & coconut-pineapple preserve; $10); Kaya toast (coconut jam, buttered toast, slow cooked egg, soy, white pepper; $7); The kaya doughnut (coconut jam glaze; $3)
High point: The coconut jam was amazing -- on the toast, in the doughnut, everywhere. I'd put it on everything.
Low point: Not any I can remember, although I do wish the menu had one or two more options.
Overall impression: Great, alternative brunch space. Looking forward to returning for dinner.
Will we return: Definitely, we have to check out the dinner menu!