Palate Palette, KL

Palate Palette has been on the scene for some time now but I haven’t had the chance to head into Jalan Mesui. But one can’t miss it as they display a lot of colourful flags and eclectic furniture, even if most of them look pre-loved, or vintage if you prefer. And I love their wall art! Just what one would expect with the kooky and catchy name of “Palate Palette”. I just love how it rolls off one’s tongue. Excellent wordplay.

Popped by on a weekday for lunch and they were offering a set lunch deal at RM20++ for starter, entree and drinks so we took that. Desserts were at an extra RM7++. They also have a sandwich deal at RM 15++, if you’re thus inclined.

Our drinks – Iced Mint tea and the Asam Boi. The mint tea came with lots of chopped mint leaves, which was heaven sent for such a hot afternoon. The Asam Boi is one of their signature drinks and is a great thirst quencher. Love the sour, salty mix of calamansi and preserved plums.

The complimentary breadroll, served warm with a garlic butter ball. Despite looking crusty, the texture of the bread reminded me of a bagel’s, soft but slightly chewy. Loved how the taste of the garlic butter hit it off with the sesame seeds.

The Mushroom Cappucino uses a mix of oyster and baby Portobello mushrooms and their own soup stock, topped with white milk foam. The soup had a slight peppery note to it, which somehow complimented the thick mushroom blend.

The Shrimp and avocado salad sounded like such a treat. Shrimps atop an avocado spread, served with butterhead lettuce and endives, speckled with paprika and dried parsley flakes. However, the avocados were not as ripe as I would like them, and tasted a wee bit firmer than the ripe, creamy ones.

Also had the Lamb & Onions where the lamb slices were marinaded with a Honey Worchestershire marinade and served with mint yoghurt sour cream. Comfort food indeed.

Last but not least, the Petit Green Tea Mille Feuille & Ginger Creme Brulee for our aftermeal desserts.

The Green tea Mille Feuille is their signature dessert, a dessert of stacked crumbly filo pastry with sesame seeds, with pinches of green tea pastry cream and squirts of raspberry coulis. The green tea flavour was subtle and smooth. But the trick is to crush everything up and eat the “mess”. The blend of flavours sits better on one’s palate then having it layer by layer.

The Ginger Crème Brulee is served with thick almond biscotti. The brulee is rich and has the perfect consistency. The ginger taste was faint and light, which was perfect even for a non-ginger lover like me.

Toasted Carrot Cake with hand shredded carrots, walnuts and golden raisins, served with Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Basil Mint Coulis. Served warm, which is always a plus with me coz I don’t like it cold.

I truly enjoyed dining here, mainly because I loved the fusion between the food (palate) and design (palatte). And I appreciated the thought that the chef has put into the food presentation, cleverly designed to match the whimsical mood this place has.

Palate Palette (www)
21, Jalan Mesui,
off Jalan Nagasari,
50200 K.Lumpur.
Tel: 2142 2148

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5 Comments »

  1. Oh I remember that bread roll with fondness! Dining there is really always such a treat! Love their strawberry mojito too!

    epicuriousgirl says: hehe, great to know that someone shares my enthusiasm for the bread roll 😛

  2. Nic (KHKL) said

    the mille feuille is good! lurve the creamy texture of the green tea cream against the crunchy pastries!

    and this is a great place to spend the afternoon catching up with friends and a cocktail in hand! 🙂

    epicuriousgirl says: ditto on catching up with friends here 🙂

  3. nice shots! not a ‘top on my list of places to satisfy my hunger’ restaurant (coz i’m like a charsiew, kai fan sorta chick), but definitely a place for a gal’s cosy tête-à-tête , to be sure! Love to linger and chat and linger some more.. 🙂

    epicuriousgirl says: we recently had a wild birthday party here…and the staff were pretty cool with all the “lingering” we did. Think we were there at least 4-5 hours!

  4. mimi said

    Nice environment~~~

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, perfect for the whimsical, alice in wonderland feel. though i have read how some people think it’s too kiddy. 😛

  5. Simon Seow said

    Avocado Shrimp salad, my favourite.

    epicuriousgirl says: one of mine too…but then i love any starters with shrimp 😛

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