11.12.13

Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant

I'm not a Spanish food expert. In fact even when I was travelling to Spain couple years ago, I have only tasted a few of them. Thus when I was invited to a newly opened Spanish restaurant in Bali, I gladly accepted. Hoping that I'd learn (and taste) something new there.

Serenity's Sangria & Paella


Tapas / Small Savoury Dishes 

Patatas Bravas
We started off with Patatas Bravas which is roasted potato topped with Romesco sauce and Allioli sauce. The potato has a fluffy textures inside with a crisp outer. Romesco sauce is a nut and red pepper-based sauce from Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The texture is a bit like chutney and tasted rich, tasty with a hint of a fiery kick at the end from the paprika powder. While the Allioli sauce which made from olive oil tasted mild and complement the Romesco sauce pretty well.


Ensaladas / Salad

Ensaladas de Colores
The salad consist of lettuce, fresh tomato, onion, sliced olive and sour cream with salsa sauce which tasted tangy and sweet at the same time. Then it's piled on top of crispy tortilla chips. I love the blend of flavors fresh salad with the tasty and crispy tortilla.


Plato Principal / Main course
 
Costillas de Cerdo
BBQ pork ribs served with baked potato topped with Spanish Romesco sauce.
The ribs is tender, juicy and fall-of-the bone while the taste is sweet with a smoky aroma and slightly spicy kick from the black pepper. I think this succulent BBQ ribs will be one of the favourite menu there.


Paella Valenciana
Paella is a rice dish originally from Spain and is traditionally cooked in a "paellera" - a round flat pan with two handles - which is then put on the table . Commonly it uses the bomba variety rice which is almost round rice grain from the eastern coast of Spain. The paella that they served me consists of chicken, chorizo, tiger prawn, squid and mussels. The colour of the rice is yellow from the saffron and it tastes savoury from the seafood broth. It's a great dish to share with family or friends.
 In many Spanish villages, they use a giant paellera to cook a paella on festival days which is big enough to feed everybody. That sounds fun, right?


Chocinillo Asado
The chochinillo asado – a whole Roasted Suckling Pig is a signature dish at Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant. The presentation alone is a highlight – the piping hot suckling pig is brought to the table on an enormous wooden platter, and swiftly portioned into smaller pieces with the use of a small plate. The piglet is so tender and can be cut with a plate instead of a knife.  As the plate slices through the crispy skin and meat, you get to witness the tender and juicy pork before even savouring it. Traditionally, Spaniards throw the plate used to cut the pig on the floor or into a wooden box believing it will throw all the bad luck and accumulation of good luck . Small 2Kg to 3Kg piglet is marinated with sherry wine, white wine, vinegar and herbs and slowly roasted it for more than 6 hours. It is great for sharing between family and friends. Serenity’s Signature Suckling Pig is available in ¼ portions, ½ portions and whole.

So that's the interesting story behind their signature dish that the owner shared with me. They went to Spain and stayed there for couple months to learn how to cook from the expert. About the taste, of course it's different from Balinese suckling pig (Babi Guling) which uses a lot of herbs. Chochinillo asado tastes milder and soaking the juicy tender meat in the broth is the best way to eat it. My favourite part would be the savoury crispy skin, it's so tasteful!


Postres / Dessert

La Pina Gazpacho
And then when  my tummy was about to explore for being too full, they presented the dessert. Not only one but two plates of desserts. The first one was pineapple with Spanish sweet wine served with vanilla ice cream.


Peras al Vino Tinto
The second dessert was pears poached in red wine served with vanilla ice cream. I guess Spanish people really love liqueur that they infuse some alcohol beverages into their dessert. Both of the dessert tasted lovely and not overly sweet, just the way I like it.

*I was invited as a guest. But opinions, happy tummy and the dancing taste buds are all mine.



Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant 
No 27A, Jl. By pass Ngurah Rai, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Reservation Tel: +62 3619298820
Open Daily 11.00am to 11pmwww.serenityindonesia.co.id

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Serenity Spanish Restaurant
391 Orchard Road, #05-32 Ngee Ann City Takashimaya S.C
Reservation Tel: 62359989
Open Daily 11.30am to 10pm

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Serenity Spanish Bar & Restaurant
#01-98/99 VivoCity, No1 Harbourfront Walk
Reservation Tel: 63768185
Open: Sunday to Tuesday 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday 11 am to 12 midnight
www.serenity.com.sg

22 comments:

  1. Oh la la! All looks good and tasty ... And you eat all of them?? *run run small* :D

    I think I want to try the dessert! Looks delicious! ;-)

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    1. Yeah, I ate them all. If only you were here, I'd share them with you :p

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  2. I'm so tempted with the BBQ pork rib, deb. Look so yummy.
    *salah baca belum sarapan*

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    1. The ribs is so yummy, tender and well marinated *laper lagi* :p

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  3. Debbie, I simply love having a salad for my lunch so I would love to try the one you described. Sounds so yummy and healthy :).

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    1. Their salad is sooo good, Agness. I'll take you there when you visit me in Bali :D

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  4. Aku dah perna nyobain dan enak enak enak. Paella nya beneran GUA BANGET tp banyak yg mengandung pork jd mesti milih2 atau tutup mata aja hahaha

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    1. benerrrr, paella nya enak banget. Kaldu bener2 merasuk ke butiran nasi gitu. Uhmm...jadi mesti tutup mata ya? hahaha

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  5. Damn lips smacking luscious festive dish.....
    itu baby bay panggnagnya, ngilerrrrrrrr!!!
    btw, itu chefnya apa gak salah ngasih tag nama paellanya mbak, paella valenciana biasanyanya isinya "makanan darat" greens macam artichoke, peas dll trus klo proteinnya; ayam, kelinci sm bekicot
    paella di marisco yg isinya seafood.....

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    1. iya kemaren juga sempet baca tentang paella. Mestinya ini namanya mix ya, karena ada seafood dan campur chorizo sama ayam juga

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  6. Terlihat di fhoto kelihatannya menggiurkan
    tp saya suka chocinillo dan peras al vino tinto, walaupun belum nyobain sih.

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  7. Oh, gak suka Spanish foodkah? Jamon yg lezat? Menurut saya dibanding makanan Eropa lain ( selain Itali dan Perancis) makanan Spanyol plg enak.. Foto2 di atas menggiurkan banget...

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    1. Suka Spanish food, tapi belum expert....belum banyak yang udah aku coba. So far aku suka tuh menu-menu yang dihidangkan :)

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  8. Oke, salah nih, habis bangun tidur langsung buka ini, jadinya laper.

    *mandi*

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    1. Lho....laper kok malah mandi sih, bukannya makan :p

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  9. hummm..perut langsung keroncongan laperrrrrrr.....kirim ke Lombok. akh

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    1. boleee...boleee, apanya yang mau dikirim ke Lombok?:D

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  10. Mbak Deb kameranya apaan sih? Fotonya bagus2. Tapi sayang saya gak bisa makan semuanya, kecuali mungkin Ensaladas de Colores doang :'(

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    1. Thank you :)
      Buat foto in general seringnya pake pocket Canon G11. Kalo buat motret makanan aku pake Canon 650D tapi masih blum punya lensa 50mm, hikz :(

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  11. liat gambar siang2 gini, bikin laper.....ehmmmmm enaknya. mbk deb paling bisa nih bikin ngiler...

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    1. whoops! ketauan kalo gembul ya? hihihi :p

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