Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ohla Tapas by Providence @ The Intermark

Returning to Ohla, Kuala Lumpur's snazzy new tapas bar. Earlier entry: August 28.

Bacalao al pil pil, a Basque staple of salted cod confit with a garlicky cod emulsion traditionally derived from the gelatin of the fish's skin. RM42 nett for two servings of the above; Toni & Mario, Ohla's Spanish chefs, split the portion for us to savor separately.

More fish, this time tuna, elaborately pan-fried with caper dust, laid atop samfaina, a mix of thyme-roasted eggplant, red peppers & onions that's nicely reminiscent of ratatouille. RM38.

Here comes the pork, suckling in stature, slow-cooked with marinated veggies. Lovely. RM40.

Grilled duck breast might sound like a cliche, but Ohla is one inventive outlet, preparing the meat with three textures of pear: pureed, grilled & sauteed with vanilla. RM46.

Lamb with pa am tomaquet, basically bread with sun-dried tomatoes, aioli & olive oil. RM68.

Fish, pork, duck, lamb ... what's left? Oh right, beef: Sirloin with gratin mustard, herb butter, meat sauce & roasted baby potatoes. RM80.

Some salad to balance all that meat: Spinach, lettuce, grapes, honey & nuts vinaigrette. RM35.

Desserts are not extensive, but there's the obvious offering of creme catalana (RM25).

More unusual: Chocolate cookies & caramel with banana ice cream & meringue. RM30.

Ohla serves a remarkable range of wine, cava & more by reasonably priced glasses.

Ohla Tapas & Cocktails,
G-18, Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Currently open daily for dinner starting 6pm. Will open for breakfast & lunch eventually.

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31 comments:

  1. Intermark is certainly turning into a gastronomic gem.

    Love the idea of a sugar rush dessert of Chocolate cookies & caramel with banana ice cream & meringue. How does one sleep after all the sweetness? perhaps more wine will help:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, with Hanare and Beast also here, Ohla as well as Jaya Grocer's food court adds to the fun :D heh, i love your idea of using wine to counter all those cookie sugariness! :D

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  2. Wonderful pairings of the various meats with their respective sides...but d tuna looks the most beautiful...hola to Ohla! =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, quite a lot of thoughtful marriages of ingredients here ... and you're right, the tuna's probably the one i photographed the most! :D

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  3. mmmm the suckling pig looks yummy. RM40 for 4 pieces?

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    1. Eiling: heh, yeah, it was fairly chunky for RM40, and since the price was nett, i guess we could consider it RM35++, heh :D

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  4. Lovely decor, beautiful food presentations, Sean. I would love the roasted baby potatoes, I am sure.

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    1. Linda: yeah, i love how the food here looks and tastes great. and yes, the potatoes paired well with the beef :D

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  5. Lamb, Pork and Fish... loads of meat - must check it out. Never thought that Providence would be synonymous with good food, so yeah..

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    1. Ciki: yeah, i think this is an eatery we all can enjoy very much. it's run by the same management as providence's and is meant to complement the club, i think :D

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  6. I'm hoping they have something for lunch that doesn't cost as much :D

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    1. KY: heheh, let's look out for their set lunches! :D

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  7. Everything does look tapas sized..but not pricing not tapas-sized heeh!

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, it helps that the prices are nett though, no service or govt tax seemed to be included in the receipt =)

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  8. Oh so creme catalana is something like creme brulee, i was thining sabayon :P

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    1. Ken: ya, pretty much creme brulee ultimately! :D

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  9. Grilled duck breast looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. Melissa: i like duck when it's cooked well! :D

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  10. Duck, lamb...I like! The desserts too! Yummmm!!! But the prices are rather steep..

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i liked nearly everything from beginning to end here :D

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  11. Ah yes, no doubt the food here looks good but prices seem steep for the portions!

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, i wonder whether maybe the angles from my photo-taking might have made the servings look smaller than they are in real life :D

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  12. the cod emultion dish taste tasty to me~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: it's an interesting way of serving the fish :D

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  13. I'm not a huge fan of late dinners, but there is an exception for fridays and saturdays.. even though I seem to get into bed earlier on those days than i do week nights!

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    1. Cquek: heheh, tapas and booze are a great late-night feast! :D

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  14. I want to try the pork, duck breast and lamb! Ok I better start saving money now. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, save about RM150 per person and then can come here for a good dinner :D

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  15. Food looks good, price seems for higher end market segment !

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    1. Wong: yeah, it's more expensive than a regular dinner, so maybe can save it for a special occasion =)

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  16. Richards is the most un romantic place in the whole of Malaysia!! Too bright and noisy! Totally opposite of romantic! Food is overrated!

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