Palms L.A kitchen and bar is a big favorite of mine because it’s so close to my home, and has delicious food, a fusion of Mexican and Korean cuisines. I usually take my 4 year old and she enjoys the food. There is no specific kids’ menu, but they easily adjust dishes and spiciness, and the restaurant does have high chairs and plastic cutlery.
I usually order the soft tacos or quesadilla for our daughter, and I always have the kimchi fritters: one of my favorite inventions which I have found at the restaurant. The dessert menu has pancakes with home made dulce de leche, and churros with chocolate sauce which we tried and is a new hit. Sometimes there is a Tres Leches cake and it’s just like I remember this Latin dessert tasting.
When the air is good and the sun is out we like to have lunch on the terrace and enjoy the first warmth of the spring. There’s no kids area to play in, or anything to entertain them, but some pebbles on the dirty floor. There is no fast road close by though so it’s perfectly safe to have some old school fun, and a modern twist on favorite dishes.
PALMS has two locations, in Liangmaqiao and Gulou. They have regular happy hours for date night or a great mommies night out. The service is fast and friendly and most of the employees speak fluent English which is a big plus in my book.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of last year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.
Photos: Pauline van Hasselt