The popularity of this place is not only within the young and trendy set but also the young-at-heart. Fans of their tapas menu flock over most evenings and their bestseller includes the ribs and paella while drinks are reasonably priced too.
From their tapas menu, we choose bombas at RM18++. A serving of five crispy crusted mash potato and chorizo bite-sized balls appears. Whispers of starchy and sausage-meaty flavours float to the surface but it certainly wins in texture.
Next, we order the hongos at RM13++. This juicy, meaty mushroom and whole grilled garlic pieces in creamy-peppery sauce comes with four pieces of French bread. It’s definitely an appetising tapa even if they’re a little over zealous with the pepper this time.
Finally, our finale is the seafood paella for two at RM58++. This is not a dish to order in a rush. They need at least 40 minutes to prepare this and it’s well worth the wait once you set eyes on the pan of steaming, fragrant rice mingling with spices, slices of chorizo and seafood. A squeeze of lemon, a quick toss to include the crunchy bits from the bottom of the pan, and it’s a comfort food to wipe away even the most horrendous workday! Kitty Kaye
|Venue name:||Patio Bar de Tapas|
49F, Pengkalan Weld
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun, 5.30pm till late; closed on Mon|