Fresca @ Mid Valley Gardens

May 18, 2012

Fresca Mexican Kitchen: Round Two. Earlier entry: May 7, 2012.

Fresca's menu is massive enough to warrant multiple visits (though the ceviche is elusively out of stock every time we're here); these prawns sauteed with guajillo chilies and garlic (RM21++), served with flour tortillas, have a nice Spanish tapas feel, but some might consider them too oily.

Sopa de fideo _ traditional Mexican chicken soup with angel hair noodles (RM14++). Always fun to sample comfort-food broths from different countries; we lapped this up, though it could have been thicker and richer.

Fried corn quesadillas, served street-food style, stuffed in half-moon parcels with portobello, button mushrooms and mozzarella cheese (RM14++). Similar to empanadas and something of a distant cousin to curry puffs; convenient finger food, fluffy and pleasantly grease-free.

Portobello mushrooms filled with beef bacon, peppers and cheese, baked in tequila sauce (RM18++). The flavors of Mexican cooking come alive through this one's spicy-tangy creaminess.

Beef-stuffed soft corn enchiladas (RM27++), smothered in sinful melted cheese and red chili sauce, served with refried beans, guacamole and red rice. Perpetually a pleasure; not too sure though whether we prefer Fresca's interpretation over the one at Frontera in Jaya One.

House-made nougat ice cream (RM8++), satisfying for the sweet tooth.

Flan de la casa (RM14++), a soft, milky-eggy creme caramel. Served with a sugary shot of soda, syrup and blueberries.

Tequi-lime pie (RM15++), a cross between cheesecake and a tart, scented with tequila (too subtly, we think) and lime.

Midnight Flight To Mexico (amaretto, lime, cinnamon). 

Incognito In Mexico (reposado tequila, beer, cranberry juice, orange juice).

Opening promo: buy a Margarita Grande for RM35++ (we chose kiwi, on the rocks) ...

... And get a regular-sized Margarita (we had mango, frozen) worth RM23++ for free.

Special Sangria, with red wine, cointreau, cognac and overnight-marinated fruits.

Alejandro (gin, cucumber, fresh mint, lime juice).

Bloody Mary, built with chili-infused vodka.

Elderflower Affair (reposado tequila, campari, elderflower essence, lime, grapefruit).

Fresca Mexican Kitchen and Bar,
G-242A, Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2201-2893