Armed only with their wits, burning passion for great food, and deep love of family traditions, partners Miguel Moreno and Nelson Canlas decided to start up their own restaurant–The Palm Grill.
We know that chicken is the most versatile of meats and at Palm Grill, it’s definitely all about Chicken. There are countless recipes and preparation styles used in kitchens all over the world, but in their kitchen, they like to keep things simple by utilizing fresh, locally-sourced produce and family recipes that’s been around for decades. The result? Succulent, flavorful Chicken dishes that defy the ‘boring’ moniker usually associated with poultry.
Green Chicken – The Chicken is marinated and slow-cooked in coconut milk and 7-Asian spices for hours and then topped with their signature sweet-spicy ‘Green Sauce’. It’s a complex process but hey, the best things in life aren’t easy. What you get is a perfectly-cooked chicken that’s packed with lots of great flavour and meat that is fresh and moist.
Oswalda’s Fried – Miguel spoke highly of this dish and even named it after his Grandmother (It’s his Lola’s recipe after all!). Well, he wasn’t lying! I was blown away by the quality and taste of this Fried Chicken. The skin was extra crispy, the spice was on point, and the meat was juicy.
Olympus Roast – While I’m such a big fan of the fried variety, Palm Grill’s roasted chicken is equally delectable. The chicken itself wasn’t too dry, which shows that they actually monitor the food as they cook it instead of throwing it in the oven for a long time and drying it out. The velvety peanut sauce that came with it was rich and tasty but in my opinion, it can easily overpower the delicate flavour of the chicken so personally, I prefer to eat it on its own.
I also got to try the Spicy Wings or what Nelson loved to call “The Labuyo Wings”. These Wings are not for the faint of heart. The chicken is fried until crispy then tossed and coated in their homemade ‘Labuyo Sauce’ which had hints of garlic and butter. A great choice if you want something flavorful with a nice kick. There are tons of interesting sides available at Palm Grill. The Sweet and Tangy Melon Slaw is highly recommended. It was refreshing and a great palate-cleanser.
Aside from the simplicity of the dishes, I was impressed by the authenticity of the flavours and setup. It’s also worth mentioning that there was no overly greasy feeling after eating our meal and no piece of napkin was used to wipe the oil off of our hands.
It’s a casual dining restaurant, as you’d expect with dishes like fried or roast chicken but the food is something that you won’t soon forget. As someone who appreciates really good food, Palm Grill is on point. No wonder they have been welcoming customers following the soft launch. If you haven’t already, do visit Palm Grill soon. Looking forward to coming back and trying more of their offerings.
179 Tomas Morato Avenue, Scout Castor, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Sun – Thurs | 11:00AM to 11:00PM
Fri – Sat | 11:00AM to 12:00AM