Monday, May 6, 2013

La Bodega Spanish Restaurant- Empire Mall (Subang Jaya)


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 my two friends because for me, there is no such a thing as one drink for the road. Knowing well that 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 expensive booze in La Bodega Spanish Restaurant, we also, okay-lah, started with booze.  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 these 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 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, was 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 salmon and the freshness of tomato and green leaves. 
All's well that ended well for this out of the blues outing because I didn't go overboard with drinks but we sure called for another round of beer each. Bill for RM231.00 split by three, we happily left for home.

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17 comments:

  1. Nice get together with friends .. I would love to have those potatoes in garlic mayonnaise .

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  2. Patatas Bravas looks absolutely drool worthy - reminds me of potato wedges from an eat out named 'chef bakers' sans tomato sauce, although mayo was poured in. Loved the different variety of breads. Salmon SW looks fresh and inviting too. Friends and beers go hand in hand, over hours and hours of non stop chitchatting & gossiping.
    Nice review, Nava.

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  3. Seems like u had a great tym hanging out wid friends and with such nice dishes out there. i would really like tasting honey chicken :-)

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  4. For a moment, I thought u're on holiday again & this time to Spain! I've resumed my blog-hopping after a mth long absence. Good to be back :)

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  5. Nice place to hang out with friends, it looks like you guys had great fun and nice food. Lovely and delicious food...
    Since I don't drink I don't know about beer, but sure all of you should have enjoyed it..

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  6. sounds like you had a great time & fun with friends...love all your foods..thanks for sharing..

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  7. Thanks a lot everyone. I need such breaks from work and stress of like. Meeting friends, having food and drinks are simple ways to relax.

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  8. Everything looks great Nava...and I am glad that you had a great time with your friends :)

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  9. Good to relax once in awhile. Away from the stress and unhappiness

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  10. Getting together with friends is always great.. Loved the Patatas Bravas drizzled with garlic mayonnaise on top Nava :-)

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  11. Everything looks lovely! But meeting up must have been the best part!:)

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  12. looks like you guys had loads of fun there :)

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  13. I've always wanted to try a Spanish restaurant, sounds brilliant :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. Nice review Nava. Patatas Bravas and drinks are too tempting.

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  15. Looks yummy. There is nothimg better then having a few cold beers after work with friends!!

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  16. Those potatoes look so delish and different.

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