Tuesday, 31 January 2012

La Bodega, Bangsar, Malaysia


La Bodega, is a fitting locale for tapeando, the act of eating tapas customarily tailgated by your favourite tipple. Terracotta tiled floors, dark wooden furniture, Spanish memorabilia and a low rumbling of Latin tunes have made a consistent hit with locals and expats alike. Do as the Spanish and consume at the bar. If you'd prefer something more intimate grab a cosy inside table or go al fresco on the tree lined sidewalk. With a collection of Spanish and South American wines and an agglomeration of more than 30 tapas you'll be spoiled for choice. Wines are reasonably priced ranging from 22 - 30RM for the glass and 108 - 500RM for a bottle. If Latin is the way you swing a range of wine is also at hand for take away at retail prices. One current special, worth an afternoon of quaffing, is a cheese and cracker platter with a bottle of wine from the retail range all for 100RM. For something more substantial a variety of tapas are perfect for nibbling on with your preferred inebriant or sharing a miscellany with friends. Pictured above: Tortilla Champinones - Spanish mushroom omelette; Gambas al Ajillo - sizzling shrimp in garlic oil; Queso de Mahon - deep fried cheese with a tomato marmalade; Paella Valenciana Mixta - mixed Spanish rice; Champinones al Ajillo - creamy garlic mushrooms; and... drum roll please for the vanquisher of all tapas the... Chuletas de Cordero a la Parilla (clap, cheer, roar!). The most popular dish on the menu, the barbecued lamb chops with a garlic mayonnaise are outstanding - passionately succulent pink flesh lightly charred and complemented perfectly with the creamy aromatic crown. Pair with a rich assertive red Rioja and you'll be tapeando all the way to the el cielo (heaven). Food, fun and imbibement, La Bodega offers it all. 

La Bodega
Tapas y Vinos
Ground Floor 
No.16 Jalan Telawi 2
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2287 8318
www.gastrodome.com.my


23 comments:

  1. yes please a little dose of Spain

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  2. do they serve pork?

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    1. No, no pork in any of their outlets. Apparently they considered it a few years back for one outlet but it confused their non pork eating customers so they reverted to the pork free concept.

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  3. All La Bodega's are Pork Free.

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  4. I actually enjoy La Bodega's big breakfast, but with Antipodean next to it, patrons might opt for antipodean instead. =)

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    1. Yes, I've seen quite a bit of traffic over that way. Competition is not so great for the restaurants but awesome for us customers. :-)

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  5. I used to like their big breakfast. Have yet to try their Paella though...

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    1. Paella here is cooked very well but I've eaten too many in my lifetime that it'll take some time to adapt to a pork free variety. Hubby though, who is Latino, loved the paella - especially what we took away the following day - it's like a good stew, usually more flavour the next day.

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  6. i love the mushroom soup .. has a lot of chunky mushroom inside....
    n it looks rich n creamy...

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    1. Very chunky! In fact I wouldn't even call it a soup - it's more like creamed mushrooms it's so thick. :-)

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  7. aussie aussie aussie! lamb lamb lamb!

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  8. Deep fried cheese is one of my favorite tapas, and running a close second is tortilla espanola.

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    1. Tortilla espanola is near the top of my list too :-)

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  9. There are at least two photos (first and last) that made me drooling right now... I'm definitely going to have heavy dinner ;))

    I blame you for my crave for grilled meats hmmmm

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    1. Yeah, I love a good omelette too and... being Aussie I will be a lamb fan forever.

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  10. I am drooling over the lamb chops and the deep fried cheese. We did try out this eatery at the one situated in Empire Subang. Not too bad the food is depending on whats ordered. Your post is making me want to check out all those you have tasted.

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    1. I heard they opened one in Empire Subang... was wondering how it is.

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  11. Yet to step into this La Bodega. I'm normally sitted next door at Antipodeon.

    Kind of love the outlet in BSC. Wonderful for people watching:P

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    1. Ah, so you're part of the crowd I always see filling up their tables. :-) The BSC one is great too - so open and green and yes, great for people watching.

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  12. it's really impressive that these dishes look like they could really have just come out of a kitchen in madrid! and an excellent kitchen at that! :D

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    1. I think they present pretty well. Tapas are such a great drinking food. :-)

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