The vibes were right,
it’s about time, quite.
this colourful lunch, we owned.
..... 20 minutes had passed and I still can’t get the next verse right in my head. I’m officially stuck. Impossible! I have all the right elements; a recent visit to a reading session at Seksan’s, a woman who has been a source of inspiration and a restaurant that screams colours.
What went wrong?!!
I need a drink. I remember the Golden Margarita we had that day. Yupe, that one with a sweet and sour pineapple taste. I still think it’s a lady’s drink: the shape of the glass, the way it is held, the rimming of the salt, the vibrant colour. Not quite a potent tequila/Galliano concoction but still, it humoured us.
It's already way past dinnertime but the thought of that petite bun makes me hungry again. Served warm, the slightly glutinous texture was wonderful. The crispy skin was thoughtful and I can still remember the scent that reminded me of a fresh bake.
And the Shrimp and Avocado Salad is perhaps one of the most photographed dishes at Palate Palette. With main ingredients (forming the shape of an igloo) like shrimp and avocado, the right word to describe the salad would be, rich. The use of crispy lettuce as a wrap gives an interestingly complementary texture.
Something smelt rather interesting as we discussed world politics. No, it was not a whiff of lemongrass. But apparently, of garlic. With pieces of bite-sized onion, it scented the potato mash rather pungently. A dig into the casserole revealed a mildly flavoured filling consisted of minced, braised oxtail with vegetables such as onion and carrot. Creatively simple (substitution of lamb/turkey with oxtail), hearty and could do without the accompanying mushroom sauce, this Oxtail Shepherd's Pie, I reckon.
Like the compulsory American Idol dinner or (for the unfortunate ones) supper on Wednesday/Thursday nights, the Petite Green Tea Mille Feuille is a must-try dessert here, at this restaurant. Break the layers with all your heart (as if to show your disapproval of DC's win) before taking a bite of the crispy pastry/smooth green tea paste combo. The buttery aroma of the pastry complemented the bow-shaped sweet paste (like the Archuleta/One Republic performance) while the raspberry coulis gave a touch of zing.
As I try to recall the topics covered, fragments of the attentive service, the culture-shocking hairy matter, the colourful deco and the endless shots (in vain) of the Cappuccino Crush With Hazelnut Monin Syrup come to mind.
And I as continue to recall and force myself to rhyme, I realise that I'm done with this post already. And am pretty happy about it (self-inflicted indulgence, as usual, LOL!).
Perhaps inspiration does not always translate into rhymes and reasons. Being inspired is already something to be thankful for.
21, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : (+603) 21422148
Website : http://www.palatepalette.com/
Golden Margarita - RM 20
Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie - RM18
Shrimp and Avocado Salad - RM18
Petite Green Tea Mille Feuille - RM13
Cappuccino Crush with Hazelnut Monin Syrup - RM11