Shake up your lunch routine at this chic new café in Orchard Road that specialises in modern Malaysian cuisine and specialty Ipoh dishes. Small Tables’ interior, while certainly contemporary, features metal shutters, jade-green tiles, and of course, small tables that evoke nostalgia for Malaysian coffee shops of the ’70s. Like the interior, the menu features elevated takes on classic Malaysian dishes with the addition of premium ingredients like Iberico pork (used in their homemade char siew). The star of the show here is the Ipoh curry mee that’s available dry or served in a rich silky broth. Other standouts include the whole fish otah – a whole croaker stuffed with spiced fish paste – and the pork belly satay. Round off your meal with a fortifying cup of Ipoh white coffee or peruse their international wine list.
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