Thursday, June 24, 2010

Las Carretas @ Taipan

Hanging out with friends brought us to Las Carretas in Taipan for a myriad of reasons, most of it being it much closer to where we live or work. M told me that she's been here ten years ago and couldn't really remember how the food actually tasted. Well, it was time we found out.

The complimentary first round of nachos with salsa. Since M and I gobbled it up before J and E arrived, we asked for a second round, which we have to pay. Oh well, it made for a tasty snack.

Collection of our drinks. Guess who ordered the Tequila Sunrise? I had to ask for a refill of ice. It just wasn't cold enough.

We decided to order and share instead of everyone having one main. J didn't take beef so we ordered around her restriction.

Benji's Skins: Two Pieces of Potato Skins Stuffed With South American Lamb Stew & Gratinated With Cheese. There was scant little lamb in there.

Las Carrestas Wings. Crunchy fried chicken wings with hot dipping sauce. 

Pollo Sausage Teaser. Chicken sausage pan fried with Monterey Jack, gherkins and Habaneros. Now I understand why Habaneros might kill the unsuspecting. I think I brushed one with my lips and I was left gasping and grabbing for a bottle of water. Cili padi is nothing but candy next to this!

Lamb fajitas and its' condiments. This was extremely palate pleasing. The lamb came sizzling and done just right. No pulling of the meat and excessive chewing. This was done tender to perfection.

Chicken Chimichanga. Chicken and cheese wrapped in a fried tortilla. It was filled with veggies and sour cream but I couldn't find the meat. Also the taste of the salsa it was sitting on overpowered the taste of the overall dish. I would give it a miss in the future.

No meal with me is ever complete with me screaming for dessert... and always for the chocolate kind. Brownies and vanilla ice cream came hot and cold. The brownie was warm and already melting the ice cream. It was a heavy, moist chocolate cake that while good, it's been done and tasted before. No surprises there.

Choco pie. This was something truly special. It was a thick chocolate mixture over a pastry crust. The chocolate was accented with orange and both flavours mingled extremely well together. The crust, however, was hard enough that cutting it caused a loud noise of the spoon impacting the plate.

Las Carretas Subang Jaya
No 29 USJ 10/1F
47620 Subang UEP
Malaysia Tel  +60 (0)3 5637-3058 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +60 (0)3 5637-3058      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax +60 (0)3 5637-3059

Directions to the restaurant can  be found here.

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