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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant Solaris Dutamas Publika - A touch of Mediterranean fare in Kuala Lumpur


Yearning for some delicious Greek, Spanish, or Italian? Where can you get all these food in Kuala Lumpur?


The answer is simple, look out for Moussandra Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant located at A1-1-8 Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, one of the pioneering Mediterranean restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. Moussandra started business in 1996 along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng before moving to Fahrenheit and now at the present location.


It serves a variety of dishes which are specialties dishes to each of these countries. We were introduced to the style of Mediterranean dining. The night started with a few Tapas dishes. Tapas are appetizer serves in small portion and usually the Greek have these with beer and drinks. The Tapas are usually eaten with either Baguette or Pita bread.


First dish on the table was the Berenjenas Picantes which is Pan Fried Eggplant With Chili and Tomato. This dish had a little sourish taste due partly to the tomato based that was used to cook the dish.


Next came the Gambas Al Ajillo which is Garlic Prawn in Olive Oil. The garlic and the olive oil blended well with the very fresh, succulent and firm prawns. One of the popular dishes, that are ordered by many patrons to this restaurant.


The third Tapas, was the Terrina De Pollo which is Chicken Liver Pate. This is a dish you either like it or hate it. For me, I find the Pate have a strong liver taste i.e the chef have used adequate chicken liver to cook it which, is good and its leave an after taste in your mouth.


The fourth Tapas we savour for the night was the Datilles Con Bacon which is Beef Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almond. The Bacon was grilled to the right texture and when you bite into you can taste the soft dates and the crunch of the almond in one mouthful.


After our round of Tapas, the first main dish for the night is Pizza Primavera – It is a thin crust pizza topped with grilled eggplant, roasted red peppers, spinach, anchovies, mozzarella and basil to give it an added aroma. We usually have meat based pizza but I was surprised to taste the perfect combination of all the ingredients in one simple pizza.


Lastly we had the Paella Valenciana – It is a Saffron Flavoured Rice with Squid, Clams, Fish, Prawns, Mussels, Chicken, Chicken Sausage & vegetable. It is served in a wok like pan and the used of quality seafood have blended well with the rice.


After finishing our main dish, the first dessert we had was the French Creme Brulee, This is another one of the must order dish here. The Creme Brulee was served with a topping of caramelized brown sugar which, when eaten together with the Creme Brulee was sensational. It leaves a tingling sweetness in your mouth but not too sweet. Most Creme Brulee served at other restaurants are usually the liquid form of brown sugar which, often than not is too sweet. Hats off, to the chef for this wonderful dessert.


To end the night, another dessert that we had was the Vanilla Ice Cream. This is another new twist where the chef have added some Rum to complement with the simple Vanilla Ice Cream.

So, the next time you have a yearn for Mediterranean food, you can give Moussandra a try. Who knows you might fall in love with it. Bon Appetit.

For a video preview of Moussandra on Youtube, please watch the video below.


Moussandra Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant

 “This food tasting session was organised by HungryGoWhere Malaysia – Discover, Eat, Share today!” (URL link HungryGoWhere Malaysia to http://bit.ly/HungryGoWhereMY)