When: January 2013
|Flashy enough for The Gardens, cosy enough to feel at home|
|It wouldn't be right without sombreros!|
|Lots of choice...I want to come back and try it all!|
|Surpisingly spicy Cauliflower Soup|
Smooth as a millpond, the Cauliflower Soup demanded serious mixing to prevent diners (like me) taking a huge spoonful of what appeared to be pickled jalapeno peppers that sat in the centre. Once mixed and swirled, the hot punch brought the earthy soup to life, while a triangle of crisped, oil and herb-coated bread was a lovely mopping up pal.
|Pan-fried Fish was a generous portion with lovely sauce|
|The Carne Asada was large but a little dry|
The staff, in fact, were excellent and very attentive, and it was great to meet the young lady who manages this restaurant with the elegance of a swan, despite having no experience in F&B. “My sister works in F&B so she has helped me,” Lim Meng Jan, the owner and manager, explains, “and we both love Mexican food and there aren’t that many restaurant around. It’s been great!” she adds, breezily.
|Crème Caramel the Mexican way - custardy comfort!|
|Flan de la Casa - A lovely light dessert|
While the amount of diners in the restaurant that night is the reason for the sloppy beef plate, there was enough zing in the flavours, enough tempting choice on the menu, to make me return, especially to have a taste of the fajitas that went sizzling to a table nearby. I need to further educate my palate in the wonderful ways of Mexican eating!
The Gardens Mall
Mid Valley City
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Open: daily 11am-11pm (closes 12.30am on Friday and Saturday)