Authentic Spanish restaurant serves 25 different Tapas12 October, 2010 by Chad
Since my encounter with the paella at Suidobashi, I’ve been hoping to find a local equivalent to the oh so tasty rice. Restaurants dedicated specially to Spanish food are hardly common in Singapore. My inquiries also found that many had only disappointing experiences to share. Fortunately, we found a fateful restaurant over at Bukit Timah called Don Quijote.
It wasn’t crowded but business was decent here. The restaurant was well staffed and service was prompt. They even had one new waiter dedicated to just serving the garlic toast and topping up your glass.
Spanish food is something to enjoy and it was expected that the paella would take a while to cook (we’d be suspicious if it didn’t). To bide the time we ordered a bunch of tapas, which are the Spanish equivalent to Dim Sum. Ever so tasty bite sized treats.
Not a big fan of crustaceans but the fried garlic prawns were some of the freshest I’ve ever eaten.
Chorizos are spicy smoked sausages leaning towards jerky. These were really tasty.
This particular tuna dish was a new special that wasn’t part of their original menu. It was cooked tuna, stuffed in roasted bell peppers. Definitely the best of the three. There were only two of us, so we couldn’t order any more sides. Would be nice to bring a few more friends to be able to sample a larger variety of dishes.
The paella came faster than expected, only because it was the wet kind that is more familiar over here. Was really hoping to get it dryer but it still turned out pretty tasty. Will definitely be heading back to Don Quijote to try out the rest of their extensive menu.
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