This lovely little Thai cafe and restaurant is quite a hidden gem. I first discovered Kwan’s table as a recommended restaurant on Zomato some time back. For someone who tends to judge a restaurants by their menu, I was quite impressed with what Kwan’s table had to offer. I was basically sold when I discovered that they served cakes as well.
The restaurant looks fairly new, the dining area very well lit by natural lighting. It’s cosy and has a very welcoming feel to it. The staff are friendly and very patient (especially since my friend and I were just asking a lot of questions and taking lots of photos).
They had such a beautiful selection of cakes.
Golden pork belly salad $15.50
Twice cooked pork belly on a bed of Asian crunchy salad, green apple, nam jim, Thai BBQ dressing and crushed peanut
As recommended by our waitress we ordered the golden pork belly salad and it was amazing. The pork belly is quite fatty but when eaten together with the salad the crispy fatty pork provided a nice contrast to the tart crunchy salad. It’s best eaten with another dish or some rice.
Green vegetable curry $15.00
Special of the day
At the time we went, the green vegetable curry was one of the specials of the day. The vegetables were cut thick and the curry a little more spicy than what I was used to, but it was still delicious. I liked how they served the curry with some cooked rice mixed with a bit of red or wild rice.
Chilli cheese soldier $7.50
Toasted cheese sandwich made with pumpkin multigrain seed sourdough topped with Spanish onion and fresh chilli
These were so good. Cheesy and spicy and grainy. After a couple of bites, these chilli cheese soldiers can taste quite rich, so balancing it out with the tart salad from the golden pork belly salad was just perfect.
Time for desserts!
Strawberry cream cheese tart $7.00
Pandan eclair $6.00
Young coconut cake $6.50
Young coconut interlaced between sponge layers and decorated with lychee agar jelly
Lychee and raspberry eclair $6.00
Kwan’s table is definitely one of my new favourite places to dine around St Kilda. I would definitely go back and highly recommend friends to dine here. The lunch menu is limited. For the full selection I would suggest going during dinner time, around 6pm onwards.
If not for the food, the cakes alone are worth coming back for. In fact, writing about it in this post makes me want to do just that. The young coconut cake was especially good and the favourite out of the four desserts we tried that day. The strawberry tart would have been nice except the cream cheese had a yoghurt-like tartness to it, which I did not like. The pate choux for the eclairs on the other hand were airy and soft. Both eclairs were generously filled with pastry creme and my friend and I enjoyed the pandan and raspberry lycee flavours equally.