Tapas @ La Bodega

La Bodega was a place my mum and I used to patronise, until we felt their standard dropped. Last week, we gave them a second chance. This establishment is the one in BSC along Jalan Maarof, on the ground floor in-between Chinoz and The Pressroom.

It was quite packed being a Friday night, and the service was slow - though our dishes came in the end. My mother ordered herself a Latte worth RM10, made from illy Coffee. It was subtle, aromatic and of a reasonable size for what we paid.

The Escalivada con Queso Cabra worth RM9 was a simple dish consisting of oven roasted vegetables with a wonderful texture, flavoured with sundered tomato pesto and pieces of goat's cheese - which were unfortunately scarce.

Our Salchichas al Diablo contained succulent chicken sausages which were complemented by a tangy tomato sauce. There was an abundance of sausages, which tasted wonderful with pieces of bread.

The Tortilla Española was a spanish omelette which contained pieces of potatoes and onion worth RM9. The dish was lukewarm - though the omelette was well seasoned, it was slightly hard and quite dry.

For dessert, we ordered the Crema Catalana - the Spanish version of the Crème Brûlée. The top was not caramelised at all, and the dish was horribly sweet, having a ridiculously strong almond flavour as well. The almond was ground up and mixed in, giving it a slightly grainy texture which I didn't quite like.

On the whole, our night at La Bodega was nothing special. It was a lukewarm experience that was easily forgettable. I suggest that you try alternatives such as El Meson if you're in the mood for tapas. La Bodega, once again, failed to meet my expectations.

Presentation: 6/10

Ambiance: 7/10

Service: 4/10

Overall Taste: 5/10

General Impression: 5/10





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