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.