I was told that, for travelers that have went to Europe and after head back to KL yet cravings for great Spanish food, one of the place that I am being introduce to Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar, that is only a few doors away from famous banana leave rice shop – Sri Nirwana Maju at Bangsar. I have walk pass here so many times and little did I know this place serve great food.
Simple and lovely ambiance . .
We start off with this bottle of wine, from the recommendation of the waiter.
Follow by this “Kakak” whom just came back from Spain and her Spain fever is not yet over, so she wanted some Gin. I am impress the range of Gin that they have and will introduce you on the range they have and also to understand your palate so they can pair it better for you.
I do not know what she have picked as she refuse to tell me and this Gin is a killer. I am not a Gin drinker but it is good! The taste is not that strong, mild enough that you can taste the special gin along with a hint of strawberry sweetness, Just perfect.
Love this love this! I called it the Spain dumpling. Wrap and pan fried to perfection where it have a little crusty edge yet aromatic with their own seasoning. Berenjena – roast egg plant with goat cheese @ RM 17
Pulpo a Fiera – Spanish Octopus at classical ‘a Faria’ Style @ RM 67. This is another great dish, where top with its perfect grill octopus,with a bed of mash and their special sweet gravy and with our wine is perfect!
One of the better Paella that I have come across. Cook to perfection where it is moist, yet can still get a little grainy effect on it. Aromatic from their own cook stock that they have added in.
It was a simple gathering for 3 of us that we usually do. Great food and great companion. It is not cheap, but one of the better ones that I have come across.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 8/10 , nice food and great alcohol range! -Stamped-
Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar
51 Jalan Telawi 3
Tel: +6 03 2201 5288
Tuesday – Friday from Lunchtime – late Evening
Saturday and Sunday all day from 10 am.