Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Rustico

Ventured out to Lai Chi Kok the other day to try out Rustico, a newish resto serving Spanish Tapas. The restaurant was super easy to find (a plus for someone like me who is directionally challenged) but the food and ambiance of the place was average. The restaurant had tables quite tightly placed next to each other in order to maximize the number of seats and there was a moment of awkwardness when my bag almost hit a diner even though I was already walking sideways. Maybe it’s not maximizing space more so than a wake up call for myself to start losing weight. Hmm food for thought (no pun intended.)

For drinks we had the Estrella Damm Inedit by Ferran Adrià. Had the taste of beer but tasted a bit flat for some reason.

Prawns “al ajillo”, fried with garlic, chilli and extra virgin olive oil. Unfortunately the prawns were quite overcooked and even though we were starving, we still left the dish unfinished.

Cheese volcano goat cheese with arugula, walnuts, raisins and tomato jam. Loved the oozing of cheese but wish the taste of the cheese was more pungent. Flavour profile would have worked a bit more that way I think.

Slow cooked organic egg with spicy iberico chorizo in sherry wine and paprika with mash potatoes. Not a bad dish. Wished there was more chorizo and that they were chopped up a bit more or somehow further implemented in the dish rather than just four chunks on the plate.

Suckling pig slow cooked with sauce and baked potato. Was nicely done and good value for money. We finished with a cheese plate as none of the desserts appealed to us. Dinner for the two of us came to $800+.

G01, G/F D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (D2 Exit from Lai Chi Kok MTR), Tel: (852) 2743 4511

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