Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pinchos @ Changkat Bukit Bintang KL

Pinchos Tapas Bar


Sometimes I’m so sick of eating Chinese and Japanese, I occasionally crave for Spanish. Spanish for me is in the form of tapas and paella and then all gulped down with the help of a cold refreshing sangria.


It’s not easy to find good and traditional Spanish tapas here in KL but it’s not difficult to find bad ones either. Most of the time, the tapas served here is just not the tapas that you would expect it to be. If you haven’t been to Spain, then you wouldn’t have complained. But I can rest assure you that Pinchos serves arguably the best in town (so far). This quaint spot with a laidback ambience is situated just next to La Bouchon and across from Ciccio.



Iberian Black Pig (Jamon Iberico) ham Vs White Pig ham (Jamon Serrano)


We had the black pig & white pig ham tapas which was generous slices of ham laced on top of toasted crispy thin baguette. The black pig still stands out in terms of taste and texture. If you don't want the bread, you can always order just the slices from the genuine leg of Jamon Iberico perched on the bar counter, carefully sliced by Robert himself.


Robert slicing the Iberico Jamon.


It’s super duperlicious tapas menu will hold you tightly to your seat despite the alluring loud blasting music from next door. Here, you can engage in a night-long conversation while indulging in these light tapas. Hence, it’s a good place for a date!


This outlet is frequented by an expat community to locals (like us) whom have a penchant for Spanish cuisine.





I would highly recommend the Jamon Iberico slices, Chorizo Con Setas (Spanish stew with Chorizo sausages, mushroom and potatoes), the prawns with olives and the Paella Mixta which carries a very rich and robust flavours of meat and seafood with a aroma of saffron. It might be a little oily, but I would not complain about the generous amounts of seafood and meat and this paella is certainly of the bests I've tried in town.


Dinners like this is not complete without wines or other things booze. Their signature is the Sangria which was nice, fruity and not too frugal with the alcohol (wine). Below are the wines that we had. The french are all from private bring-our-own and the two (Pinta & San Roman) from Toro Spain can be bought from Pinchos.






Ahh... the pleasures in life.. Dominique Portet Sparkling Brut Rose & Vegas Robaina Robusto.



Cheers!


Updated Post HERE

Pinchos

18 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Tel: 2145-8482

pinchostapas@gmail.com

(closed on Mondays)

17 comments:

KY said...

lemme guess, free food again!?

Sean said...

their signboard used to confuse me. for a loooong time, i wondered whether it was pinchos or pinchoa :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

super duperlicious? must be damn shiok.. i am SO going!

eiling lim said...

KY: Don't be terrible. You also always get free food.

Sean: Haha. Me too. Initially I thought it was Pinchoa.

Cumi & Ciki: Yes you have to!

foongpc said...

I have never tried Spanish food before! Must try it one day and since you recommend Pinchos, will give it a try although for sure will burn a hole in my pocket!

suituapui said...

Gosh! The food sure looks good. Never had Spanish before...but I have a joke about bull's balls... Hah! Lazy to tell lah!

eiling lim said...

Foongpc: Hhaha... just try it for once lor...

STP: why don't wanna share the ball story?

samantha said...

hi,pretty, just want to ask, how is the charges? is it expensive?

eiling lim said...

samantha: the prices are pretty standard like the tapas are going for about RM20 - RM50 if you want the iberico parma. Paella's are like RM30 per pax. You might spend up to RM100-100+ a pax

Maria Joy Abdul said...

I personally love Pinchos!! The tapas are great! I have never had the delicious tapas such as this! It has a great atmosphere, awesome and friendly waitresses, plus the owners the restaurants greets from the 1st moment u stepped inside the restaurant..

Anonymous said...

ghd nz uwkduoay ghd nz sale ddmtdwbf ghd iewgedro

Anonymous said...

beats by dre fjilbger casque beats by dre pas cher bwitvusm casque beats by dre iwdzsrgn casque docteur dre dpdxeleu casque monster beats pas cher wfaujklz casque monster beats vciwghjc ecouteur beats spauxcwt monster beats pas cher wlifocpd monster beats pmdiemsd

Anonymous said...

burberry sale rikbicri burberry outlet laeifzya burberry bags nufrmuom burberry handbags rpxddqag

Anonymous said...

Hello my loved one! I wish to say that this post is
awesome, nice written and come with almost all significant infos.
I would like to see extra posts like this .

Also visit my homepage: the tao of badass

Anonymous said...

Hey there, You have done an excellent job. I
will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
I am confident they'll be benefited from this website.

Look into my blog post - the tao of badass attraction system

Anonymous said...

Hi there to every one, it's really a nice for me to visit this web page, it consists of useful Information.

Visit my web site ... josh pellicer scam

Anonymous said...

Hey I am so delighted I found your site, I really found you
by mistake, while I was researching on Digg for something else,
Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to look over it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the great work.

my site: ジョーダン スニーカー

3iLinG © 2008. Template by Dicas Blogger.

TOPO