Media Tasting at Tapas Club
With the aim to showcase and promote a greater appreciation of Spanish culture, Tapas Club has unveiled three new locations across Southeast Asia within a year after launching its very first outlet at Orchard Central in 2017.
Already recognised for serving classic and authentic Spanish tapas, the casual Spanish restaurant has ambience in close resemblance (or similar) to Spain’s. As Tapas Club explores the new markets, they do take note of product availability and taste preference while retaining the Spanish flavor. Besides serving traditional Spanish food, Tapas Club also offers quality wines, as well as musical and flamenco performances on selected days at its new VivoCity restaurant.
Let’s all take a look at some of the tapas dishes from Spain’s diverse regions, ranging from small to large portions that are suitable for sharing.
Starting off with Croquetas which is made with a filling of creamy bechamel and chopped jamon after sipping on sangria, a popular Spanish alcoholic beverage.
Not judging by its awful appearance, Piquillos Rellenos is a dish of deep fried piquillo peppers stuffed with a filling of ground beef, bechamel and onion, enveloped in a demi-glace sauce.
It was no surprise that I love this dish since I really love eggplants. Berenjena Con Miel , eggplant fritters are a common tapas delicacy in Spain. These thinly sliced chips are dipped in a light batter, deep fried then drizzled with honey. It reminded me of Japanese eggplant tempura!
Cojonudos is a tapas dish that originated from the villages located near the border between the regions of Castile and La Rioja in Spain. At Tapas Club, a slice of crisp Chapata bread is topped with Fermin Chorizo – a dry-cured sausage made from the famous Iberian pork of Spain, and a fried quail egg.
Bocata de calamares is an iconic Tapas dish from Spain which is a brioche bread roll is filled with deep-fried squid rings, served with a classic alioli sauce and a touch of a spicy red sauce for a punchy finish. Would love to have more of the squid!
Filete De Ternera is a medium-rare serving of grilled pork accompanied with a dollop of homemade garlic aioli. This dish is served with a side of your choice.
Pulpo A La Brasa features a beautifully charred grilled octopus imported from Spain and served with paprika oil, pimenton powder and a side of garlic aioli. This dish is served with a side of your choice.
One of my favourite dish would be the Arroz Negro. Squid ink paella with cuttlefish and clams in a flavourful rich seafood stock. The rice is served with dollops of garlic aioli, stirred together giving the dish a creamy touch.
Choose to end your meal with a deconstructed cheesecake (vanilla cheese mousse, crumbly buttery crust and a sweet-sour homemade berry compote), a rich chocolatey mousse or a plate of crispy churros dipped with chocolate sauce.
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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