Tuesday, August 13, 2013

La Cocina Restaurant & Tapas Bar, Subang Jaya

This is not really a food review post but rather just an excerpt of my life story which I felt like doing.

One evening in July, me and a friend of mine had plans to head to a Hennessy party to have some fun and down some drinks. But before we headed off into KL, we wanted to grab dinner before consuming alcohol. The thought came up to try something exotic which I've not had before and Spanish food popped into my friend's mind. I might have tried Spanish food before but I can't really recall what Spanish food have I tasted in my life.

Hence, we made our way to La Cocina, a restaurant in the USJ area that is bustling which I rarely dare venture into. The front of the restaurant has a faint sign but brightly lit. Enough for you to spot when you're near.
Over at the downstairs section would be the actual restaurant where it has a romantic ambiance and during my visit, there was quite a number of customers eagerly anticipating for their food and enjoying their company of loved ones and friends.

But we headed upstairs which is the bar area with loads of seating places.
I'm glad we did because it looks like we were having a whole restaurant to ourselves with a personal waiter! Swanky~
Up here, there's a wine cellar and cigars for sale if you fancy having one:
I also understand that this floor is where they have salsa dancing as well and caters to private functions.

Well, we ordered 3 things to eat, 2 types of appetizer dish and a Paella as the main course.
One was the Spanish Omelette:
Okay taste. Made with potatoes, onions and of course eggs.
Fresh Button Mushrooms:
The button mushrooms no doubt are fresh but taste like any other button mushrooms probably a bit better. But what I like about this dish is the garlic sauce that comes with the button mushrooms. It's quite addictive. There's bread that is served along and I just couldn't help myself from taking the bread and dipping into the sauce to eat. Plain bread + sauce = garlic bread. :D

Finally the main course - The Paella.
Paella needs 20-25 minutes to cook. It comes in a small wok. Unfortunately, the hunger got the better of me and because it's not really my nature to take pictures of the food before consumption hence I only manage to capture the photo of what I had scooped onto my plate and had not consume yet.
Ya it's black in color and the first time in my life, I'm having rice that's black in color.

What we ordered is called Negres, rice cooked with black ink squid and there's seafood mixed in it (prawns, shrimps, squid, mussels) along with veggies.
Interestingly, although the black ink squid may seemed to wholly cover the rice but in essence it merely gives out a seasoning touch of flavor to an otherwise duller taste. In other words, it's like putting some special spice on top of your food to give it a little more flavor. In my opinion, the black ink squid enhanced the taste of the rice making it much nicer and whets the appetite more.

I'm glad and very much satisfied of trying out how Paella and Black Ink Squid taste like.

La Cocina is located at No.38, Jalan USJ 9/5P UEP Subang Jaya, 47620 
La Cocina has moved to a new location at 1, Jalan USJ 10/1e
The restaurant is opened daily 11am - 3pm and 6pm - 12am.

After a satisfying dinner, we headed to the Hennessy party as planned but what was NOT as planned is the part of having fun. When we arrived at the reception, the persons handling were so busy talking among themselves that we had to interrupt them. Inside, what was going on was the DJ 'syiok' himself at the turntables and not a whole lot of people around (I guess there might be more people upstairs than the crummy downstairs but then again I lost my interest the moment I walked in). Maybe it's because we're way too early there or what but either way my friend was really bored and since I only got one drink, we just finished up and just decided to head to Brussels at Jaya One to chill for the rest of the night. The end. LOL.


Ken said...

Ooh! How much is the paella ? Looks good, never tried Spanish Omelette before though

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

The Paella was about RM70. But they do have promotions for that at times.

foongpc said...

Oh this is not a food review post? No wonder I enjoyed reading this post immensely! LOL!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

LOL. So my food review posts are not nice to read?