Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Palazzo @ Cheras

Cheras is a neighborhood that frightens and bewilders us, but Palazzo is the rare restaurant for which we'll make the effort to venture here.

It's possible to find foie gras in Cheras; sure, the crust isn't caramelized enough, but the liver's flavorsome and fairly priced for 50 ringgit.

Roast pork (RM18), its sinful succulence balanced with a crisp side salad. Nice crackling.

Grilled pork neck (RM18), deliciously marinated. A divine bar snack, this would be.

Palazzo is rightfully proud of its applewood-smoked duck (RM25), tinged with Chinese herbs. Fans of fowl will likely love this.


Palazzo's pork burger (RM18) has a twist: a pork fillet instead of a processed patty.

The piece de resistance: gargantuan, caveman-worthy pork ribs. Messy to eat, but worth it.

Palazzo boasts a fairly impressive wine selection. If more restaurants like this open in Cheras, we'll have to head here more often.

The restaurant wasn't too crowded on a recent Saturday night. Nice for a peaceful evening.


Palazzo,
30, Jalan Manis 1 (really near Leisure Mall),
Taman Segar, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
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39 comments:

  1. Wow...looks like u r giving tis place a high porkapproval...a visit is a must then...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: it might be worth checking out on a weekend, when traffic to the area wouldn't be too bad =)

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    2. Ahhh...thanx for d tip =)

      Just love the runny egg in the pork burger...yeehaaa! :D

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    3. Ulric: oh, have to request the egg, btw. forgot to mention that it's not actually included with the burger on the menu =)

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    4. I went to your restaurant, The Palazzo 24/12/2013 for Christmas dinner, did make a reservation, take note but still fail to do it. Me and my friends order 2 Christmas Turkey and 2 Minty & a Little Lamb, however, 2 turkey and 1 lamb came. So, I am waiting for mine and when my Minty & a Little Lamb came, it was super salty, not only that, all the food is cold. You are charging price of a gold and serving customers rubbish. I went and inform one of the staff, the staff just keep ask me to wait, when I am seeking for other option, he just walk off. My friend help me voice out and they gave us non sense excuses. End up we pay the bill but they do not accept credit card payment, so my friend went and withdraw money while me and others are waiting at the cashier counter. Then, the staff ask the cashier "did he pay the bill?", when I heard this, i turn around and asked, "Are you guys afraid we won't pay the bill?", then the cashier just reply "He is just curious". After that, we paid and leave the place.

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  2. Oooo nice! It's usually hard to find nice Western food in Cheras... looks like you've uncovered something good, will go give this a try!

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    1. Baby Sumo: i hope this place does well, so it'll encourage other similar outlets to open in the area. though i guess it's still a big question whether there's a sufficient market in this neighborhood for this restaurant...

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  3. pork neck is quite under-rated!!! That's my favourite part to use when making char siew!! :D

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    1. Vien: oh yeah, i try to order pork neck whenever i see it on the menu too. vintry at bukit damansara uses pork neck to make satay, heh :D

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  4. Everything looks great over there ! ! ! I never been to leisure mall before, but I think roughly I know where..;P

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    1. Eunice: leisure mall used to be a convenient place for me to meet a few friends who live in cheras, but i don't meet them anymore. so luckily i roughly can recognize the area too, heh :D

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  5. Smoked duck and that pork rib definitely inviting !
    Next time I visit my Accountant (also near Leisure Mall), shall uncover this one with my Accountant !

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    1. Wong: duck and pork are my two favorite meats, heh. prefer them compared to chicken and beef :D hope you and you accountant enjoy your meal here =)

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  6. The food looks great, but we always get lost in Cheras, lol :P

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    1. CK: heheh, use GPS! or maybe if you get lost, you can still makan anywhere in cheras, since there are so many restaurants in this area. someone should start an "eat drink cheras" blog :D

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  7. Grilled pork neck? I've not tried before. Must be very lean and nice. Hmmm...ppl really fully make use of pigs. No wastage at all! hahaha....

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    1. Melissa: oh yeah, i think the neck seems to be a slightly healthier alternative to pork belly. and it still tastes good :D

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  8. I know exactly what you mean when you say Cheras is frightening! How hard was it to maintain a dignified pose eating those messy ribs while sipping on wine? haha

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    1. Drops of Contentment: heh, i think i usually venture into cheras once or twice a year at the most =) oooh, it's good that you asked that question. they actually gave us plastic gloves with long sleeves to handle the ribs. i could have used a bib too! :D

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  9. an interesting find indeed. i only remember a less than memorable italian place and this place that serves a damn good fish head (but you sweat bucket loads) in that vicinity

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    1. Joe: it'd be really cool if a great italian restaurant opened in this area someday. for now though, i think kepong is still a place i'd visit more than cheras =)

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  10. I rarely venture into Cheras, but the foie gras looks worthy of a trip there. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: heheh, as soon as i saw the foie gras on the menu, i was pretty sure i'd order it :D

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  11. wow ... I love all the foods..
    roast pork, pork neck .. everything..... GOOD..

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    1. Simple Person: a nice place for customers who enjoy western pork dishes :D

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  12. Applewood smoked duck sounds and looks promising >.< and so does the pork neck...in Cheras? Amazing!

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    1. Missyblurkit: the duck had a nice bite to it, and there were some interesting subtleties in its flavor. if i'm ever back in cheras, i might return here for the other dishes :D

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  13. OMG the gargantuan ribs! and the pork neck! Those would be my two reasons to brave the traffic to Cheras :D

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, the ribs were as large as half my arm, i think! it was worth coming to cheras for, thankfully :D

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  14. oooh smoked duck. that is what I'll like for sure!

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    1. Eiling: smoking is a great way to bring out the flavor of duck :D

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  15. Cheras = hawker food = general perception :P
    But this place looks good, and hopefully sustains.

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    1. TNG: yeah, i guess the area is an excellent hawker haven. but i'm thankful this place is here to provide us with some wine :D

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  16. I'm going to try this tonight! Hope it will be a good dinner! :)

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    1. Lolli Pop: i hope you enjoy the evening! :D

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  17. Any Birthday celebration package for 10 persons?

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    1. Vivien: i don't know, but you could try calling the outlet to ask =)

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  18. Hi Vivien, yes.. my friend just celebrated there last Friday. It's was great, with private room comes with karaoke system..

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    1. Mai: thanks for the info =)

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