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.
But we headed upstairs which is the bar area with loads of seating places.
Well, we ordered 3 things to eat, 2 types of appetizer dish and a Paella as the main course.
One was the Spanish Omelette:
Fresh Button Mushrooms:
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.
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
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.