Monday, November 27, 2017

Delicious Spanish Food At La Fiesta, Resorts World Genting


If you want to eat authentic Spanish food, you do not need to go to Spain because La Fiesta at Resorts World Genting is one of Malaysia's notable Spanish restaurants with a menu which offers every robust, flavorful and memorable aspect of the country. This restaurant has really nice traditional Catalan eatery style with tiled arches for 85 seating capacity. I really like this restaurant because it is cozy with great ambiance. Thanks to the PR of Resorts World Genting for this arrangement to dine here.





Photo credit to Kooimei Cheah of https://secret-spices.blogspot.com/. 

The pride of this restaurant is the Spanish Iberico pig which is a rare breed only found in Spain. Once the lactation period is over, these pigs are fed with acorn-rich diet and is different from normal pork. The ham curing process takes an average of 36 months. They are made into Iberico ham (Jamon), Chorizo (sausage) and Salchichon (summer sausage) platters. This platter is served with 3 types of cheese and bread.

Fat is put on top of the meat to keep it fresh for many days. 

The hams are thinly sliced to enhance their intense and unparalleled flavors. These hams were quite salty and went well with the bread.

Spain has over 30 cheese making regions across the country, with each region protected under appellation of origin controls very much like French wine-making, which regulate every aspect of production ranging from which hills animals graze on, to how humid the curing room can be. On La Fiesta's cheese board is the creamy and intense Tortas de Casar which is produced from raw milk from Merino and Entrefino sheep. The milk for this cheese is curdled using the natural coagulants found in Cardoon thistles. For something decadently rich and creamy, there is Arzua-Ulloa cheese which comes from the northwestern corner of Spain which is produced using raw or pasteurized cow's milk.

La Fiesta offers paella which is a traditional Spanish rice dish, slow cooked for 20 minutes in a wide shallow pan until a crispy caramelised crust is formed at the base. Paella is considered as Spain's national dish. 


On the left is Pork and Chicken Paella (RM 78.00) and on the right is Black Seafood Paella (RM 98.00)

The Pork and Chicken Paella is cooked with Spanish paprika essenced bomba rice slow cooked in chicken broth with a mixture of pork and chicken. Black Seafood Paella is squid ink infused bomba rice slow cooked in seafood broth with prawns and cuttlefish. I like the Pork and Chicken Paella more because it tasted very moist and delicious. 


From left to right - Familiar tapas such as Calamares a la Andaluza (deep-fried calamari with garlic mayonnaise dip) (RM 28.00) and Albondigas Con Sepia (pork and beef meatballs with cuttlefish) (RM 36.00)

My daughter loved the deep-fried calamari because the calamari was fresh, crispy and tasted really delicious. The meatballs were tender and the sauce was tasty. It tasted great with the fried onions on the side.


Patatas Bravas (potatoes in spiced tomato sauce) (RM 18.00)
This dish was one of my daughter's favorite because the potatoes were very soft and went well with the sauce. 


Pulpo a Fiera (octopus with paprika potatoes) (RM 45.00)
I have never tasted such a delicious octopus dish before. The octopus was very soft and not chewy like most octopus that I have tried. The potatoes under the octopus were very tasty too. This is a highly recommended dish for octopus lovers.


Gambas a Aljillo (garlic prawns poached in olive oil) (RM 29.00)
The fresh prawns were cooked to the right temperature and tasted really good in the healthy olive oil which was a little spicy. 



Isaac, the manager of La Fiesta heating the wine for Sangria which is Spanish wine mixed with many different types of fruits such as apples, peaches, oranges, melons and pears. I really love to drink Sangria which means blood in Spanish (red in color). This was the best cocktail drink I have ever tasted! 


Sangria 

Crema Catalana (RM 16.00)

For dessert, we were served with Crema Catalana. This was soft, sweet caramelized custard. This was really delicious. 

La Fiesta restaurant opening hours:

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays - 11am - midnight 
Mondays to Thursdays - 11am-10pm 
Fridays and eve of public holidays - 12pm - midnight

For more information, please visit La Fiesta Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaFiestaSkyAvenue/ or call 03-6101 2611.







21 comments:

  1. La Fiesta and is so Bon Appetite.... i want it too!!!

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    1. I really enjoyed the Spanish food there. Want to go back for more.

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  2. The manager Isaacs is so cute in Lancashire fiesta. I love paella too

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  3. I always wanted to try different kind of Spanish foods. This La Fiesta at Resorts World Genting is a perfect place for Spanish Foods, Would love to visit and try their foods there.

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    1. Yes, should try the delicious food at La Fiesta.

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  4. Your picture looks great and tempting. Im gonna try this out this weekend because im going Genting with my friends. Thank you for your sharing.

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    1. Enjoy and hope you like the food there.

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  5. I met Isaac the other day when I was in Genting. As I was about to leave for Ipoh, I didn't have time to drop by his restaurant. Will head there this weekend!

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    1. Isaac is a friendly guy. Hope to see him again and dine there.

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  6. Spanish restaurants never try luxury and the food is a lot of appetizing as well as I like.

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    1. Yes, La Fiesta has lots of appetizing food and the ambiance was very nice.

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  7. I really want to try this even if it is not halal... hahahah

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    1. Haha... It looks so good, right? But it is not halal.

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  8. The Spanish Iberico pig is really scary.. Something that would put me off for sure.. but i know a few people who might love it.. will share it with them..

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    1. It tasted very salty but was nice when eaten with bread.

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  9. That Crema Catalana is very tempting - I am a sweet-tooth person so I am always drawn to the desserts!

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    1. I loved that too, very sweet and soft.

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  10. Awww all the food looks so delicious! I wanna try to.

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    1. Come to La Fiesta to try. I think you will like it.

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  11. Great place for the kids to learn about animal, thanks for sharing :)

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