October 23, 2011

T@ste6, Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur: España Fiesta ala Valencia!

Paella Valenciana lured my next food trail to T@ste6! No newbie to me but do check out their gorgeous ambience overlooking KL’s skyscrapers for a great R&R time with family, friends and even loved ones. (Read my 1st visit and 2nd visit).

T@ste6 is proud to present their Spanish Promotion, España Fiesta featuring Paella Valenciana, hot and cold tapas and icy cold Sangrias throughout the month of Oct 12th to November 12th, 2011. In conjunction with the national day of Spain which falls on October 12th, one can now enjoy a taste of Spain right smack here in Kuala Lumpur at Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur!

When I think of Spanish cuisine, Tapas springs to my mind! The concept of tapas has taken KL by storm and this is quite apparent with the popping of tapas bars, tapas promotions and tapas concept restaurants. Tapas reflect a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. Similar to our Chinese Dim Sum, the Spanish enjoys small plates of hot or cold dishes to be shared with friends while enjoying wine or Sangria during the hours between meals. Read more about Tapas from here.

Chef Amir and team have concocted a lovely list of hot and cold tapas with some divine Spanish desserts.

We started off with a lovely Chicken Picantè looking fairly plain but taste otherwise! The creamy pale yellow chicken bites were bursting with garlicky and herb flavors and had a rich and buttery sensation. I mopped up all the yellow juices with crusty bread… yum!

Tomato and Manchego was an unpretentious dish of simple fresh juicy tomato sprinkled with Manchego cheese and garlic. Manchego cheese is made in Spain in the region of La Mancha from sheep’s milk. The combination of the tomato with Manchego was decent as the sourness of the tomato offset the creamy and rich taste of the cheese while the garlic flavor shone nicely. A drizzled of sweet balsamic vinegar completed the dish.

I adore the Smoked Duck, Pimientos, Onion and Tapenade on toast! The combination was sensational as Pimientos (grilled sweet peppers), sauteed onion and Tapenade compliments the salty smoked duck perfectly while the toasty bread mellows up the flavors. Tapenade is a puree of olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil. The open toast wasn’t salty at all despite the ingredients and the taste was just savory and scrumptious! Make sure to order this… it’s a Must!

We also savored Prawn and Mussel Ceviche Salad which is chopped seafood marinated in citrus to cook up the ingredients. Pretty presentation and fair decent in flavors. We had fun trying to guess what seafood we ate with this conversation dish!

Estafado Y Cebolla has chicken, potato and onion cooked in tomato sauce served with a sprinkling of herbs and a wedge of lemon to add to the sourness of the flavor.

Our main dish that night featured a Spanish favorite, Mixed Seafood Paella Valenciana! Paella is said to originate from a region in Valencia and consist of a one-pan rice dish cooked in broth with a distinguished spice called saffron. The rice is typically cooked in a flat paella pan and one can then add seafood or meat and vegetables to jazz it up.

The paella here is loaded with lots of seafood like prawns, mussel and squid. The rice was slightly creamy, thick and cooked al dente with a nice hint of spices in the background. I like the addition of the bell peppers and peas which not only makes it more vibrant but provides a good texture to the overall dish.

Another must have dish is their Chuletas, which is grilled marinated lamb rack with a broiled creamy sauce. This is simply outstanding as the lamb was tender, juicy and bursting with loads of herbs and spice flavors. The creamy white sauce adds a luscious dimension to the lamb. Simply fabulous!!

Beside just tapas, the desserts here are equally good! The Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Sauce was warming and divine. Hot crispy pastry with a soft center had a beautiful aroma from the cinnamon and match perfectly with the sexy chocolate sauce.

Crèma Catalana was similar to crème brulee but had a richer flavor. The cooked cream was smooth, silky and not overly sweet. We scraped the bowl clean for this one!

T@ste6 has fabulous drinks… do check out their Ice Blended Lychee and Mint which was simply refreshing and enticing!

This is one promotion you do not want to miss out! Treat your loved ones to a fabulous experience of a Spanish Fiesta at T@ste6, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur! Great food and ambience is the perfect excuse to celebrate the country’s cuisine from Oct 12th to Nov 12thJ

Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur
117, Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2785 1284


  1. i read your post...and reread... and ended up salivating at the Smoked Duck, Pimientos, Onion and Tapenade. LOL.

  2. I'm craving for the lamb rack now >.<

  3. Nikel: not only nice... it was fabulous!

    Missyblurkit: Oh yeah.. that one is smoking good!

    Choi Yen & Merryn: I miss the Chuletas too... ;0)