Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Casa Asturiana

Fortunately we found some photos on the site for the restaurant, but not for the scallops, as they are part of the Specials Menu. The photos are a little misleading though...they don't look quite as appetising in real life =b

Ensaladilla Rusa $10; Traditional potato salad mixed with tuna, prawns, olives & peas in mayonnaise dressing.

The description mentions prawn, but we really couldn’t find it. At first we thought the orange cubes were it, but on second thought they tasted and looked more like carrot. This was a pretty common dish when it came to taste, and something that seems easy to make. Probably not worth the $$$.

This tasted just like an ordinary salad, eating raw potatoes in mayonnaise would have had the same effect. There were supposedly prawns which were no where to be found and i would say the wall grabbed my interest more than this dish…

Patatas Bravas $9; Fried cubed potatoes topped with spicy tomato salsa. Served hot.

This was really nice. The tomato salsa was tangy and delicious and I would probably continue to get this if I go back. And being one of the more affordable choices, this dish is good in terms of the amount they give you and taste.

A great balance of crispyness on the outside with soft potato on the inside. The zesty tangy sauce was excellent to complete that savoury taste.

Parmesan Scallops (served hot) $14.50; Oven baked scallops, marinated with garlic, egg & ground cumin. Served with parmesan cheese.

This was actually my second time having this, and it wasn’t as good as the first. I think it has a lot to do with the number of customers they have, because overall everything was lacking because there were more people the second time around. I really enjoy scallops, so i’d still say this was a good choice, but the fact that the taste varies so greatly on different occasions, makes me think twice about getting it again. Even the quantity was different! I was really suprised because probably about half the amount I had the first time, came out this day…

The taste was too bitter and rubbery for my liking, it also was not rich enough in cheese to make up for this bitterness. Unfortunately it sounded better than it looked…

We also ordered steamed jasmine rice, but at $5.50 for a small plate, it is a bit pricey. They do give complimentary bread rolls with butter at the start, which is an extra $1.30 for more.

Casa Asturiana Spanish Restaurant
77 Liverpool St
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9264 1010

*Image Source: CasaAsturiana

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