Saturday, February 25, 2012

Palate Palette & Malones


Almost six years old & still going strong, Palate Palette sets an excellent example for F&B outlets.


The food menu here is as memorably quirky as the decor, with mainstays like "asparagyu," "minimalist burgers" & "chicken lollipops," but we tend to gravitate toward the terrific drinks.


Lines on a mirror from the flavor cartel: Bangkok shooters _ Sauza tequila & lime wedges with lines of crushed chicken bacon (!!!), salt, pepper, herbs & spices.


Snort it up, slurp 'em up: Bermuda shooters _ Matusalem Classico rum & orange wedges with brown sugar & cinnamon powder.


Feisty, fiery flavors: Spicy Jacky (cili padi-infused Russian Standard vodka, milo, milk) & Wassup B (vodka, wasabi, lemon juice, simple syrup).


Caffeine with booze help to keep us awake a little longer; try the Jamaican Coffee, featuring espresso, cruzan aged rum, coffee liquor, cream & brown sugar.


Palate Palette,
Jalan Mesui, Off Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.


Less than a kilometer away, at Pavilion shopping mall, another success story: Malones has truly thrived in the Klang Valley, opening four branches in two years.
Entry on Malones @ KLCC: Nov. 3, 2009.


Southeast Irish-style seafood chowder, with clams, salmon, mussels & white fish. The food here is hearty & tasty; not extraordinarily memorable, but worthwhile.


Seared beef stewed in Guinness for four hours with root veggies. Something that Irish pubs across the world might serve.


The Irish theme persists in the cocktails: St Patrick's Sangria (red wine, Jameson whiskey, fruit juice, soda) & Irish Martini (absolut, vermouth, Irish whiskey).

Malones,
Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. I love the quirky decor at Palate Palette. Pity the parking in that area is such a pain in the bum.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooh, weekday evenings after office hours are OK. there are a few open-air parking lots very nearby. but the downside is that they each charge at least RM5 per entry...

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  2. I've only been to Palate Palette during lunch time. Don't really fancy staying in KL after working hours. =p

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    1. Smitten by Food: heheh, i like remaining in KL after office hours to avoid the traffic jam heading out! :D

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  3. I've walked past Malones a few time but never tried it! The food looks decent but I'm not a huge fan of thick saucy/soupy dishes! ;)

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    1. Vien: saucy is my favorite texture! it's usually equivalent to comfort food for me :D

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  4. Chili padi n wasabi in vodka?
    I m sure is really hot....

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    1. Simple Person: ya, you're right, the cili padi and wasabi both add a spicy kick! :D

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  5. I think the last time we went to Palate Palette was 3 years ago. We love the deco there.

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    1. Ya, ya - we should revisit soon. :D

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    2. CK & Kenny: wah, i wonder how's the coffee at palate palette! :D

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  6. love the decor at Palate Palette. Food's OK..but drinks can be fun:D

    Yet to try Malone's. Right this moment after a night of drinks...the Irish Seafood Chowder looks like a heart comforting dish for my tummy:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, palate palette is the place for fun decor, fun food & fun drinks :D but yeah, malones is a good bet for a late dinner. i think last orders are at 11pm :D

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    2. thanx...i now have another food option for my late nights at office.

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  7. I wonder why i haven't been to palette palette yet. I have heard lots about this place!

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    1. Michelle: it's worth checking out during your next trip back to KL! :D

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  8. omg..were drunk by the end of the night after all tht shots??? ;p

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    1. Thenomadgourmand: heheh, we continued drinking some more after that, and then we got drunk :D

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  9. the food does look good here and I wonder why I haven't been to this place before?!! lol

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    1. Eiling: i hope you like it when you try it :D

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