Saturday, March 3, 2012

Marnot

Spain, Part IV: A lunchtime eatery that we stumbled on while wandering in Madrid.

Home-cooked recipes form the heart of this restaurant. Here's Spain's traditional "quarter of an hour" soup, a reference to the time needed for the main stage of preparing this broth. Brimming with seafood, ham & veggies, this is soul food indeed.

Veal meatballs. Surprisingly succulent, not gamy at all.

Scrambled eggs with veggies. Tasted almost Chinese; it's kinda interesting to realize that while we often think of things like tapas & paella as the cornerstone of Spanish cuisine, those wouldn't necessarily be what many Spaniards eat at home.

Fish omelet. Not sure what fish was used in this, but it wasn't tuna (thankfully). Not our favorite preparation for an omelet, but worth trying for novelty value. Perfect with the white wine we sipped for this meal, but our photo of that Sauvignon Blanc has somehow vanished.

Marnot,
Chueca, Madrid, Spain.
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22 comments:

  1. Spanish food's one of my fave! Very hearty and has a 'homey' feeling!! When I was there, we couldn't resist stopping at every rest stop along the highway for a churros and coffee!! yumm...

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    1. Vien: the spanish do know how to cook & eat well! then again, so do the french & italians. it must be a regional passion for food, eh :D

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  2. I guess the same could be said about Japanese food... sashimi is not something necessarily Japanese eat at home.

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    1. Sashimi and sushi are for special occasions only... i guess

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    2. Baby Sumo: ooh, and i guess wood-fire-oven pizzas wouldn't be the typical italian home-cooked meal either, heheh :D

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    3. Michelle: i'm thinking that sashimi & sushi would be "regular food" in many cities now, including in japan, thanks partly to the proliferation of shopping mall sushi chains! :D

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  3. I wonder what ang-moh peeps think of our cuisine then...

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    1. Rebecca: that we all cook our own nasi lemak, wantan mee & roti canai at home, perhaps! :D

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  4. The scrambled eggs with veggies does look very Chinese, like what we get at the mixed rice shop lah. Nice! :D

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    1. Kenny: ya! I was tempted to peek inside their kitchen and see if they had kidnapped a chinaman and forced him to work there! :D

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    2. I can cook that too! I charge you 5 euro, cheap cheap! LOL

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    3. CK: grrrr I know how to calculate! That's RM20!!! Expensive. You try to cheat me! :p

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  5. Wow those eggs and veges do look suspiciously Chinese. Hubby puts veges in his eggs (tomatoes, potatoes, red capsicum), but rarely of the green variety.

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    1. The Yum List: ooo, that sounds like a colorful presentation for eggs, especially with lotsa fiery, appetizing red! :D

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  6. There is always space for a hearty bowl of soup =) Especially during winter...

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    1. Smitten By Food: it's interesting how the seasons in the west help to create more variety in their cuisine! :D

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  7. wow I'm sure the soup is very rich with so many ingredients. are those white pieces in the soup the hard boiled eggs?

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    1. Eiling: gosh, good question. i can't exactly remember now though, but i think it was cuttlefish! :D

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  8. they are not very creative with their vegges are they? just chuck the two food groups together and fry up.. haha! ewwwww

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    1. Ciki: heheh, i think it's simple but satisfying, but yeah, you're right, it might be nicer with some carrots, tomatoes or something else thrown in :D

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  9. Quarter hour soup? Hmmm I wish I can replicate this at home. Almost instant meal!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, and healthier than instant noodles too! :D

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