Monday, March 15, 2010

El Meson @ Telawi, Bangsar, KL

Fairly new Spanish restaurant in the Telawi area with porky dishes.... :)

It was a rainy day but luckily we managed to park just in front of the restaurant:
Sings, "Raindrops keep falling on my head..."

We didn't sit inside, but it looks cosy, with lots of wooden surfaces and Spanish touches (eg. Spanish posters):
A peek into El Meson....

We started off with the Albondigas - Pork & beef meatballs (RM 12++), and Pinchos Ternera - Beef skewers (RM 19++):
Meatballs in front, beef skewers at the back....

Both were quite good:
- the meatballs were chunky and tasty, paired well with the tomato based sauce.
- the beef skewers were tender and fairly well marinated.
(Would definitely order the meatballs again)

SooJ ordered the Iberico Pressa - Iberico pork ribs (RM 62++), which is one of the specialities here:
The pork....

Not that it tasted bad (actually, it was tasty and tender, albeit being artery cloggingly rich)... but the serving was a bit small.
(Can't be helped I guess - Iberico is a very expensive type of pork)

I was trying to be healthy that night so I tried the Confit Cod (RM 46++):
The fish....

OMG. It took me by surprise how good it was!
(I really wasn't expecting a place specialising in pork to do fish so well!)

No complaints at all - the cod was tender, tasty (rich and cod-dy without being too cod-dy... Erm, does that make sense to you? Haha...) and was a good serving size for the price.

Lastly we had the Creme Brulee (RM 15++):
Creme brulee....

It wasn't fantastic but not bad too, with the (strangely?) slightly cold cream topped with a thin layer of crispy caramelized sugar.

Can't wait to go back to try out the cod again as well as more of the tapas (they have a good selection of cold and hot tapas).
:) :) :)

As a wise man once said: "Closer to Cod. And in Cod we trust"!

Overall: Good selection of Spanish tapas and mains, specialises in pork! (Iberico and lots of special hams), friendly service BUT nothing much bad to say except that it can be a bit tough to find parking in the area during peak hours.

Summary Sheet:

El Meson @ Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL

61-63, Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL

Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 65/++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-2282 8290
Opening Hours: 8am till late
Parking : OK


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  1. aiyoh, theres just so many "new" places that are no longer new that i havent had a chance to take my camera to!

  2. i can use some iberiko now!!!

  3. great choice! thanks for the link:D

  4. to "Joe" who is constantly craving:
    Eat more! Eat faster!

    to KY:
    You and me both! :) :)
    (sings, *porky porky porky pork!*

    to Ciki:
    My pleasure babe! ;)

  5. At lunchtime they have a pork burger. Its very good. I reckon its better than a lot of other places. Alas only at lunchtime.


  6. to taufulou:
    It is babi-licious.
    (If that's even a word. Haha..)

    to Krug88:
    Ooh. Pork burger? Tempting!
    Shall have to zip by there soon during lunchtime to try. :)
    (Thanks for pointing it out)

  7. LOL to that Cod quote.
    Used to frozen cods in Chinese diners, forgot how REAL cod tastes like ....

  8. to J2Kfm:
    I know, right? - It's so farnee! :)
    (Trust FBB to come up with such a witty line...)
    (I just copy only... Haha...)

  9. That's a really puny pork portion! I can eat 3 plates easily. =_=

    The lunch sets are pretty worth it, I usually do lunches there. ;)

  10. to bangsar babe:
    hmmm it may be small but i suspect it can get quite jelak leh.... The taste is very rich! Anyway the price also very rich so I can't afford to experiment on the amount.

  11. yes yes yes..pork burger for lunch! its really good!

    thks for the link!!

  12. to thenomadGourmand:
    I'm supposed to be on a diet leh. *sigh*
    ... but there's so much good food out there! :)


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