Oh-la! Mexico has long been among the world’s most popular holidays destinations attracting sun seekers and food lovers alike. I’ve not had the privilege to visit Mexico, but there is one place where I can sample the best tastes and flavours from Mexico. It is La Mexicana, with two outlets in Ampang and Bangsar.
Chef Carmela who hails all the way from Mexico conceptualized and created La Mexicana, a boutique eatery that brings 100% authentic Mexican cuisine to Malaysia for the first time. Chef Carmela has designed a menu that reflects the richness of Mexico’s culinary tradition. Authenticity is 100% guaranteed as they have Homemade Corn Tortillas and traditional homemade Mexican Cheeses.
I love the Margaritas at La Mexicana. They were eally potent, but fresh and delicious. We had the passion fruit, dragon fruit and mango flavoured margaritas, and loved all three!
It is a norm for the Mexicans to start their meals with a few “antojitos” (little cravings). We have to go with something as classic as the Guacamole “La Mexicana” served with homemade tortilla chips (RM 25). The tortilla chips were slightly thick, very crispy with a good aroma and taste of corn. Made from mashed up avocadoes, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chilli peppers (and sometimes a clove or two of garlic), it was luscious and creamy. I like the fact that it is a bit chunky too. The tortillas chips were crispy, with great corn aroma, so much better than store bought’s version.
Crema De Calabaza Con Chorizo (RM 28). This is not your typical butternut squash soup. Accompanied by tortilla morsels, homemade “Chorizo” and avocado; this Mexican version comes out chunky, hearty, and perfect for a chilly evening.
Next up was Nopal Asado Con Queso – grilled succulent cactus leaves topped with Panela cheese and served with ”Salsa Verde”. It was my first time trying cactus. To my surprise, it wasn’t pricky (just kidding). Instead, it tasted a little like green beans, but slightly more acidic. The salsa verde was fresh, tangy and refreshing too.
You must try the fish tacos(Tacos Ensenada) here. The battered fish was crispy and non crispy, the glazing also lend these fish fillets a delightedly smoky and warm flavour. So, so good!