Ohla Tapas by Providence @ The Intermark

October 3, 2013

Returning to Ohla, Kuala Lumpurs 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 fishs skin. RM42 nett for two servings of the above; Toni & Mario, Ohlas 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 thats 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 ... whats 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 theres 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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