WL's Birthday @ Cava, Jalan Bangkung

Saturday, January 24, 2015

For WL's birthday this year, I decided to spice things up a little bit by trying out a different delicacy instead of the usual Italian dinner. It was Spanish food for dinner. And we picked Cava located at Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar to celebrate WL's birthday.

As soon as we arrived, we quickly placed our orders before more customers were seen walking into the restaurant. To get the dinner started, the waiter served 2 slices of baquette slathered with crab bits & mayonnaise. It was so appetizing that it made me hungrier for the rest of the dishes.

WL couldn't miss the chance to order beer as a celebratory drink & called for Konig Ludwig Weissbier. Although I ain't really a beer drinker, I took a swig of the beer. Very smooth & with a hint of fruity flavour.

We oredered 2 tapas - sauteed mushroom in olive oil with roasted walnut & marinated pork meat balls. The sauteed mushroom was cooked soft with olive oil & a dash of chilli flakes while the roasted walnut was fragrant & added some crunch, giving a balanced texture & mouthfeel.

The marinated pork was on a sweeter tone, using tomato paste as a base. Whilst it wasn't WL's favourite, I found it rather unique with a combination of sweet & salty taste. At least, the dish didn't taste too predictable, which I found fascinating.

One is not considered having tasted true Spanish food if one didn't include paella in the order. We wanted to make sure we'll be savouring the best, hence we laid eyes on the chef's recommended squid ink paella with shrimp & garlic cream sauce. Indeed the dish didn't disappoint. Add a dollop of cream & every bite became more flavourful than ever. The portion may look small but you'll be surprised that we couldn't finish it.

Overall, it was an enjoyable treat worthy of a thumbs up. Price averages around RM20+ & above which is slightly expensive. But a once-in-a-blue-moon indulgence doesn't really burn a hole in your pocket, does it? A rating of 4 out of 5, without doubt.

71, Jalan Bangkung
Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur

03-2093 6637

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays
Lunch 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sundays 6:00pm - 12:00am