Table8 at The Mulia Bali

For some of the best Chinese dynasty dining in town, look no further than The Mulia Bali’s Table8 restaurant.
Serving up a selection of wonderfully authentic Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, Table8 adds another string to The Mulia Bali’s already stellar bow, presenting a dining experience that is quintessentially Chinese in everything from the food and service to the décor. Ornate wooden screens, luxury silk furnishings and magnificent porcelain pagodas add up to provide a space that has the perfect ambience to indulge in some of the finest dishes this side of Guangdong.

From 12pm daily, Table8 offers a spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet of epic proportions. From 12-3pm the lunch sitting is a mere 388k++, while dinner runs from 6-11pm for just 428k++. Table8’s famous Sunday Lunch comes in at 428k++, and as if that wasn’t enough, they also offer a special Sunday Dim Sum package for 308k++. If you’re not quite up to taking on the buffet, a special a la carte menu is also available with plenty of favourites to tickle your tastebuds.

It wouldn’t be a real Chinese eatery without some proper tea, so with that in mind I check out Table8’s most exclusive ‘Xuang Xi’ – a blended green tea that is only available here. Bundled into a dried ball are leaves of jasmine and green and red tea with chrysanthemum flowers. The in house tea master then performs his kung fu kettle ritual, using a copper vessel with a metre long spout – more or less juggling the thing as he decants the boiling water over the tea. A few minutes later and the ball has unfurled to reveal a beautifully intricate tangle of tips and flowers with a taste that is subtle, smoky and extremely thirst quenching.

Ready to dive into the impressive buffet, I make a beeline for the roasted meats, filling up my plate with delicious morsels like honey-glazed duck, crispy skin pork belly with plum sauce, and poached chicken slices with ginger. I decide I could probably eat this all day, but reluctantly move on to the live cooking noodle soup station. Luckily this is also beyond delicious, not to mention totally customizable; fill up your own bowl with meaty morsels and fresh veggies and the chefs boil up the lot in a hearty broth before your eyes. Next up I dig into one of the signature baked clay pot dishes. There are a dozen or so to choose from, but I go for the pork and snapper fillet with mushrooms and spring onions. A smattering of dim sum is up next and I’m feeling pretty full, so I switch it up for a couple of dessert options while I still have space left. The mango pudding is to die for, as is the frozen yoghurt with selection of toppings.
A class act throughout, Table8 at the Mulia Bali is an absolute must try for Chinese foodies everywhere.
Dan Ashcroft
Table8 at The Mulia Bali
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan,
T. 301 7777 |

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