Pa-sonaru, Spanish

Bubu Restaurant @ Tengkat Tong Shin, KL

July 29, 2011

After my initial suggestion being turned down by my friends, as well as the place’s having a private function on that particular night, we head to Bubu Restaurant, near the fame Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Bubu Restaurant is a Spanish restaurant specializing in grilled stuff. The restaurant is not very big, with a generous place for dining al-fresco style and a very cozy indoor seating.

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Well, I didn’t lied about their grill menu. Looks pretty decent to me.

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The decoration varies from wood log forming a part of their wall, as well as photos of the very beautiful Bubu Long Beach shorelines.

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Being the 1st one there, we went ahead to order some starters while waiting for the rest of the gang to come. Bruschetta (with tomatoes and mushroom) and Fish Croquette.

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By then, my friend gradually arrive so we went ahead and order some more tapas. Spanish Meatballs and Bacon with Asparagus. The meatballs is good with the right texture, the sauce has a tinge of spiciness and goes well with the provided bread.

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Well, you can’t miss out the Paella if you are dining in a Spanish restaurant right? Price at RM98, the portion will be nice for 2-3 pax. It’s full with seafood, ranging from clams, prawns, squids and sausages.

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The clams are fresh and juicy, although I’m not the one tasting it. The rice is nicely cooked and smells real good with all the ingredients added together. The last time I tried a proper paella is from La Bodega, this one prove just as authentic as it could be.

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Oxtail Soup, freshly made with chunks of vegetables like carrots, potatoes and celery. Well cooked and a good way to start a proper meal.

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Since their specialty is their grill menu, we ordered the following Grilled Blue Marlin, being recommended by the sociable server there. The meat texture feels a bit like chicken and it’s grilled just with salt and pepper to bring out its natural flavours.

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Grilled Seabass with rice is just as impressive. With some lime juice squeezed over the fish, it’s so fresh that it felt that you are eating it in Perhentian.

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The Red Snapper is equally good, served with grilled tomato and mashed potatoes.

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The Rack of Lamb is also beautifully served with what I think was sun-dried tomatoes, over mashed potatoes and salad. Most of my friends who had it give it a thumbs up.

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Aglio Olio Spaghetti is full of ‘wok hei’. Despite being a simple dish, it’s one of the best Aglio Olio that I have tried. Cooked with olive oil, and loads of garlics, olives and chili flakes, it’s fabulous.

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The last dish of the night is their Chateaubriand Steak, where it’s being prepared in medium rare, with just salt and pepper as a light marinate. A prick of rosemary is used as well to infuse flavour onto to meat. Although I can’t eat red meat, I managed to cut a little piece of it to taste it and it’s one of the best taste ever. However, being the last dish, we had a tough time finishing it, in the end Leanne gobbled it all up.

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Some random photos of us while having dinner, courtesy of Leanne.

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We got a free cheese platter as dessert and a Tiramisu as a birthday cake for me. We had a good time daring each other to eat the blue cheese. Didn’t know Leanne is such a big fan of blue cheese.

I had a lot of fun that night, it’s the best dinner ever and Bubu Restaurant is definitely worth dropping by again.

Bubu Restaurant
42A Tengkat Tong Shin (Below Rae Hotel)
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No : 03-2142 2988

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