Least expected today was the phone call for a leisurely outing over a couple of drinks at La Bodega I have been to once before. Honestly, I was in two minds if I should join the two friends because for me, there is no such a thing as one drink for the road. Knowing well that the one drink may lead to other twisted roads, I still arrived at La Bodega hoping my will power will not take over me. In the carnival like environment wondering how on earth people actually start drinking at 4 pm and how can they also afford to topple themselves with the expensive boost here, we also, okay-lah, started with boost. But instead of the "rock me up" shoots of alcohol, each of us opted for Stella Beer, Hoegaarden Beer and Erdingeer Beer.
Seriously, if you ask me, I can't tell the difference between the beers except that if beer gets me slightly tipsy, I love the feeling. Now, after one mug each, hunger definitely as usual will kick in. So, we ordered Patatas Bravas, Chicken Basadillo and Salmon SW.
Cubed and fried or grilled potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce and garlic mayonnaise, Patatas Bravas, accompanied with two types of bread was lovable and a good chance compared to the rice or noodle dishes I always have. Quite a filling dish as well, it definitely was not a let down for nibbling while sipping the beer.
The Chicken Basadillo - grilled chicken breast and caramelised onion in panini bread and teamed with fresh salad, truly a Spanish/Western fare. The friend tucked in and enjoyed every bit of it.
The Salmon SW - thin salmon pieces, tomato slices and salad leaves, atop with a creamy sauce and seated in toast. A visually appealing and another Western meal, the other friend loved the fresh bite of the salmon and the freshness of the tomato and green leaves.
All's well that ends well was this out of the blues outing because I didn't go overboard with the drinks but we sure called for another round of beer each. The bill for RM231.00 split by three and settled, we happily left for home. .
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