Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Moussandra @ KL Plaza

This place was introduced to me by my colleagues..and i got to say its one of those quiet places even on a Saturday for a nice quiet meal of tapas..Situated at the back of KL plaza..ground floor..or lower ground..from the main entrance..walk towards the FOS outlet and turn right when you hit Guardian..walk all the way towards the end..and its actually on your right..More details? they have a website : www.moussandra.com

The humble entrance that greets you..

This is actually what you get on every table..a very unique way of decorating a worn out wine bottle..

Before we step into the food, this place has a great ambience of couples as well as a nice chit chat with friends..they serve really good sangria..and what else?..Its generally quite a nice place..take a look for yourselves..

Starting off with my two favourite Tapas..the spicy eggplant and the mushrooms..get some pita bread to go with it..wont regret it..

More tapas!.Hummus with pita bread..thats basically mashed chick peas..but tastes good..the lamb balls were on the strong side with the smell..but very firm and had a good texture..

A stir fried spinach..one question..some say its boh choy..some say yun choy..so which is which? that nite they served yun choy..and not the usual boh choy..

Stir fried asparagus with bacon..this was so so..but they have like almost 30 different kinds of tapas i think..i have tried maybe half? And its pretty value for money especially after i had a glance at the prices at other tapas restaurants..ranges from Rm8-RM20

That night we had moussaka..a greek style lagsana..instead they use minced lamb..again a tad strong with the smell..they have also eggplants and a nice creamy top, somehow or rather i tasted potatoes also..but not sure if there was any..This is a serious classic greek dish that really open your eyes..

A more spanish influenced dish..the paella..served with seafood and chicken sausages..no complaints here..this is just lovely..although if given a choice between rissotto..i take the rissotto..

One of my favourite tiramisu at the moment..served with Kahlua..this was just lovely..see the different layers inside..although serving it in a more creative manner might enhance the dish..they just used a coffee cup..thus i took the effort to scoop out some to show you a nicer picture..

Well craving for a little bit and that? tapas is the way to go...8 out of 10 for this humble little restaurant..

23 comments:

T.c said...

Yummy tapas and paellas! However the portion of tapas in Malaysia looks larger unlike the original ones which I had in Spain.Yum yum.......Food....Heh..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

maybe because its close up??..honestly it wasnt exactly huge..bite size..

Xiu Long Bao said...

Dat veges look exactly like boh choy aka spinach which i hate. How is the pricing like?

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

U r good.U r very gooddddddd in toturing ur reader!!! I feel very hungry whenever I look at ur food pic. But I know I can only fantasie eating this food & swallow my saliever but first its is only available in KL & I think most of it is 6 star food can't afford it. But tq for ur post at lest I know there is such food. Have a nice day & hope u pass ur exame with flying colour.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pricing for tapas around 8-20 lor..thought i mentioned it..mains start from 30-50

haha u r not from kl??

Precious Pea said...

Hahaha...seriously i think yuen choy is referred to spinach by chinese while bo choy is referred spinach by Mat Salleh. So which is which? Wikipedia it to find out.

MeiyeN said...

passed by this place last week... hmmm.. was thinking to try one day and with your good review, won't hesitate to try it out ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yeah i also confused..wikipedia support chinese han yu pin yin?? let me try out later..

yeap..its worth a try..very romantic actually..although if u r very sensitive to lamb..then maybe u might want to avoid the lamb balls..

boo_licious said...

Looks interesting, must give this a try one day vs La Bodega.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm i generally feel la bodega is overpriced..as compared to this place..

Kok said...

joe,
The fried spinach seems like overcooked leh...

jason said...

Oh no, not tiramisu again!!! I haven't have my fix yet!

SuLee said...

I love Mediterranean or Greek food, they spices they use is amazing!

KampungboyCitygal said...

looks good..ur really good in locating hidden gems a..never heard about this place but ur reviews will boom their business

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

does look abit yellow eh? i dun think it was the case though when i ate it..

haha tiramisu rox!!

well their cuisine is certainly very unique..eye opening

hahah i should have demanded a free meal if they get any new customers saying then got recommended by a blog! hahah do try it though..i esp recommend to couples

Changje said...

hi,
i did not have a good experience at the restaurant. It was a total let down.

for more details pls refer to here
here

Anonymous said...

Place is not bad...looks quiet, old & cozy...food is ok..but prices is a bit too steep..to me its not value for money. I can spent that amount at better and a nice place in KL.

Anonymous said...

This place is unique. Not the run of the mill restaurant. The Decor reminds me of the hundreds of restaurants in Seville. The food taste authentic, tasty. My fav was the Meatballs, garlic chicken, chicken liver pate, Pizza quattro fomagio, moussaka and creme brulee. This will be my regular place for Jane and me.
Steven

kakikopi said...

this place is excellent! although now that KL Plaza is undergoing renovations, it's pretty difficult to locate the place. and it's no longer on the ground floor, need to go one floor up. love the decor. quaint, perfect for private functions and maybe even some dancing ;)

my favourites- deep fried mozarella cheese sticks, meatballs and asparagus with bacon :) especially the cheese. those were yummy! i like the food here more than la bodega. thanks for sharing the pics.

J2Kfm said...

hey there! haha .... your Moussandra comment in latest post ignited my interest. will probably go there as soon as ... 2moro nite! :)

IF i can locate this restaurant.

Julian Si said...

FINALLY! I made it to this eatery :-) My first Moussandra moment, and it was good!

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2009/04/moussandra-kl-plaza-spanish-tapas-and.html

Sophie said...

the dishes looks so delish!

eggplant is really one of the simplest dishes to make anywhere in the world so long as you can get hold of eggplant and sauce package.

Here I bought a sauce pack so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

Anonymous said...

I love the garlic bread & chicken liver pate..... out of this world