The term “mi casa es su casa” which means my house is your house, is truly the epitome of how we felt when we stepped in this fancy and ambient La Cocina Restaurant located in Subang Jaya. The moment we enter, we were instantly welcomed into the restaurant with a bright smile and excellent service from the staff there. In addition to the decoration in the restaurant itself, makes me feel like I was already in a Spanish country.
The mastermind behind La Cocina – Spanish term for “The Kitchen” or “Art of Cooking” – Mr Jeganathan who is a Swiss-trained chef, with an array experience in hotel and catering trade in various countries. He was also with the world famous cruise liner – Queen Elizabeth 2 for a period of 12 years. With these credibilities on his shoulders, you should be in awe of the quality of food and excellent hospitality this place has to offer.
Back then, Mr Jega travels a lot in many European countries, so he always finds it difficult to search for food that resembles Asian cuisine. When he arrived in Spain, he loved the culture, people and the food they have there. Spain uses rice in their cuisine and that brings back a lot of happiness to him. Besides, there is a variety of taste and flavours from Spain and this is highly influenced by the Arabs when they rule Spain for almost 200 years.
Let’s delve into the food that La Cocina has to offer!
Fried Calamares ( Calamares a La Romana), RM 19.90
This lightly battered squid with homemade garlic mayonnaise hits just the right taste buds as you’re trying to warm up to the other dishes. The crunchiness of the batter make it all better whilst dipping into the sauce. You can instantly feel the freshness of the squid.
Button Mushroom In Cream Sauce (Champignones a la Crema), RM 21.90
What makes this tapas worthwhile is the fact that the spices mixed brings a whole new meaning of button mushroom tapas meal. It’s basically a fresh button mushrooms sauteed in olive oil, garlic, mixed herbs and cream. Comes with fresh-from-the-oven bread for you to dip along in too bring in some crunch.
Lamb Meatballs (Albondigas de Cordero), RM 23.90
An original recipe from La Cocina, this Spanish Lamb Meatballs is truly a dish that everyone needs to relish in. It comes with herbs that served in tomato sauce! The juicy meatballs just oozes out every ounce of perfection that’s just sits right with us before the big meal.
Paella De Mariscos, RM 78.00
Paella is Spanish’s local cuisine and is enjoyed by many all over the world. It’s basically a name for cooking pan itself and not the dish because it could take some time to cook it. In this La Cocina’s best seller dish, Spanish saffron rice cooked with large prawns, shrimps, clams, squid, mussels, fish fillets and vegetables are all present. First glance of the paella, and instantly we were in awe of the colourful and vibrant dish that Spanish is known for. Before we indulge, squeeze the lemon around the paella to get a better kick of the taste. If you’re an adventurous person while eating, throw in some good old hot sauce. Brings up the flavours and heat up too!
With every scoop, there’s a generous amount of seafood in the paella itself. It’s fresh, scrumptious, and flavoured well. As for the saffron rice, it’s not overcooked and just at the right amount of temperature as we consumed it. The dish is perfected with aromatic seasoning. Paella is a must try here if you’re ever at La Cocina Restaurant and Tapas Bar.
Note: There is a paella combo set for 2 that is inclusive of 2 special tapas of and 1 dessert. The Paella De Mariscos set is priced at RM 126.00. All the paella here are pork free.
Caramelised Rich Custard (Crema Catalana), RM 10.90
Crema Catalana is a traditional Spanish dessert which has an almost similar replica to a creme brulee but this is lighter. Although it’s light, it has a creamy texture and is fluffy. Taste just melts in your mouth effortlessly and has a very good ending note for any meals. Enjoyed by the whole family and makes you crave for more.
Almond Tart (Tarta De Santiago), RM 12.90
A traditional almond tart that hails from Galicia, Spain. The presentation for this dessert is suitable for couples on a date to end the night away. Comes with a hearty shape of a vanilla sauce with red cranberry sauce. The puffy cake is moist enough to be eaten on its own.
You can head on up from 6 pm onwards for a more intimate dinner session too. This place host parties, function and event here. Can accommodate up to 150 pax on its first floor.
To experience the Spanish cuisine here, head on over to
Address: No. 1, Jalan USJ 10/1E Taipan Business Centre 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Contact Number: 03- 5621 2395
Business Hours: Mon- Fri 11am- 3pm, 6pm – 1am
Sat -Sun 11am – 1am
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