Eat Drink KL: El Rincon @ Changkat

Monday, October 29, 2012

El Rincon @ Changkat

El Rincon: Round Two. Earlier entry: May 2, 2012.

Comfort food at its absolute best: eggs, potatoes and Parma ham. Outstanding.

Andalucian Salmorejo from Cordoba, a puree of savory pleasures, spilling over with garlic bread, tomato, Jamon Iberico ham and hard-boiled egg. One of the best soups we've had this year; reminiscent in color to gazpacho, but much thicker and more flavorsome.

Roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with blood sausage, soaked in their own rich sauce.

Seafood and chicken paella. No one can accuse El Rincon of being saffron-stingy.

 Garbanzos con callos _ a rustic, salty stew, laden with lots of tripe, chorizo and chickpea.

 Cod fish cooked in tomato and roasted pepper sauce. A fine change from the run-of-the-mill cod recipes we often see in KL, thanks to a sauce whose comfortingly tangy, formidably creamy nature is the perfect partner for this fish.

Iberico pork ribs, cooked medium-well for a lip-smacking vestige of bloodiness that would normally be associated with lamb chops instead.

Suckling pig. Meaty, but carries too much of a porky stench for our liking.

Americano (martini rosso, campari, soda) and Maraschino's Dream (maraschino, orange).

Martini Dry and Sans Rival Ouzo.

Cava in Champagne flutes.

Sangria, constructed with cava instead of wine, for a bubbly liveliness.

El Rincon,
14, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2142-7633