Monday, December 24, 2012

Old Palace @ Hartamas

Old Palace occupies an obscure spot on Hartamas' sleaziest backstreet, but its interesting ideas _ Korean tapas and a wine buffet _ make it worth a stop.

Go chu jang pork ribs, braised with soju, ginseng, ketchup and chili (about RM28). Succulent but somewhat too sour-spicy for our liking. Matter of preference.

Seaweed-wrapped fried dumplings stuffed with kimchi (RM12). Crisp, though customers who crave a full-blown fermented flavor might not feel fulfilled.

Chicken bulgogi skewers (RM12), pan-fried in a house-made, sweet-savory soy sauce mix.

Rice cakes rolled with pork bacon (RM15). Chewy-salty fun.

Squid-and-veggie fritters (RM10). A basic menu for now, but it'll be cool to watch whether this concept takes flight in the near future.

What should be a bona fide hit: the wine buffet, RM60+ for as much as a customer can imbibe within five hours starting six p.m., except Sundays (call to confirm).

Whites: Frontera and Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blancs and Linderman's Semillion Chardonnay.

Reds: Concha Y Toro Merlot, Oxford Landing Shiraz and Linderman's Shiraz Cabernet.


Old Palace Fine Food and Wine,
12, Jalan 22/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206-2686
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14 comments:

  1. Korean tapas.. that's something quite different for the KL food scene.

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    1. Baby sumo: yeah, I like the idea, since meals at other Korean restaurants can sometimes be a bit too heavy and elaborate for me =)

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    1. “追食富迪”: a nice change from the usual korean fare =)

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  3. Wine buffet sounds like a good idea. will be nice to run a pairing session with their food.

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    1. Missyblurkit: that's true, it'd be fun to see which wines partner well with korean recipes =)

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  4. Korean tapas? Sound interesting!
    I'm interested in that chu jang pork ribs, can you taste the ginseng? :P

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    1. CK: ooh, the ginseng taste is not very strong. i think the flavor of tomato & chili is the most powerful part of the ribs =)

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  5. An interesting concept...Korean tapas with unlimited wine...right up ur alley =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, and it's five hours of unlimited wine too :D

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  6. hmm.. definitely can be quite appealing when done right! I would assume that the wine buffet could be a hit! :P

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    1. Vien: yeah, the dishes here still could use some fine-tuning, but i definitely like the concept, heh. and yups, i'd definitely need a designated driver to take me home after a wine buffet here =)

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  7. Hmm would it be filling enough though?

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    1. TNG: ooh, there might be rice burgers coming up :D

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