10-06-15 Bacco Tapas 西班牙料理

Posted: June 15, 2010 in Food and drink, Taiwan

Spanish cuisine is a rarity in Taiwan.
西班牙料理在台灣真算是稀有.

Tonight’s restaurant of choice is Bacco Tapas. Located next to Far Eastern Plaza Hotel on Tun-Hua South Rd. Same owners of Bacco, the lounge bar on An-He Rd. I been meaning to give it a try for a while, but I my list of restaurants to try got way too long, and I kept on forgetting to come here.
今天的晚餐是在一家叫做Bacco Tapas的餐廳. 他就在遠企旁邊的巷子裡面. 安和路上面的Bacco跟他是同一個老闆. 我很久以前就想去試試看了, 只是我那個餐廳的名單一直在擴增, 所以一直忘記要去吃吃看.

Anyway, Tapa, means “lid” or “cover” in Spanish. It has a few origins on how it became a type of food, you can Google it yourself if you’re interested. Tapas is just appetizers, or snacks, that could be served cold like olives, and cheese, or warm, like fried baby squids. Portions are small, so you can order a whole bunch and make it into a meal, or just order a few and chat away with friends over a drink or two, or three…  I guess you can also call them finger food or bar food, since it’s often served in a bar.
Tapa在西班牙文裡面的意思是”蓋子”的意思, 那怎麼會變成一種食物的名稱咧? 有興趣的話, 請自己Google一下… Tapas基本上就是開胃菜, 點心的意思, 他有很多很多很多很多種, 有冷的像橄欖, 起司之類的, 也有熱的像是炸小章魚這樣的點心. 份量都是小小的, 你把它當作是晚餐然後點一大堆, 也可以跟朋友聊天喝幾杯的時候點個幾種來配著吃.

OK, so here we are, Bacco Tapas.
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OK, 外觀~

I made a reservation for 8 tonight, so we got a table, but if it was just a couple of people, bar seating is a nice choice~
我今天定了八個人的位子, 所以我們是坐桌子, 他們也有包廂, 如果人少, 坐吧台也是個好選擇~
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The olives are great, I liked it a lot, there are green ones, black ones, and I’m not sure, but I think there are little pearl onions in it too~ I was too hungry… oh, and there are tiny pickles too~

Those are mushrooms on top of the bread drizzled with red wine vinegar.

The baby squids were marinated in red wine vinegar as well. They were good too~
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醃橄欖很好吃~~~ 裡面有綠的, 黑的, 還有醃黃瓜跟好像是超級小洋蔥的東西~

麵包上面的是什麼菇我忘了, 反正就是菇類~ 然後那個黑黑的醬是紅酒醋, 甜甜酸酸的, 很好吃~

這個小章魚也是用紅酒醃的~ 也是個好吃的小點~

Deviled eggs. The way they made it was to take out the yolk, and mix it with spices and stuff back in along with shrimp and olives and maybe there are other things, but again, I was too hungry, but I can tell you it’s good!

The spinach omelet was also pretty good, but not a must, whereas the deviled eggs is a must~
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這個是魔鬼蛋. 真是好吃~~ 他們把水煮蛋的蛋黃挖出來拌入香料然後再填回去, 再加上蝦子, 橄欖. 一口吃下去還真是不錯咧~~ 我喜歡~

波菜烘蛋也不錯, 口感紮實但是不會乾乾的, 不過… 我會多點一個魔鬼蛋來代替~ 哈~

The fried spicy chicken was tender, you can taste the spices, but it’s mild enough to suit everyone’s taste buds.

The garlic mushrooms is made with fresh button mushrooms. Again, it’s good, but not a must, comes with bread to soak up the sauce~

The Angler Fish Liver was excellent~ Soft and tender, melts in your mouth, Oh YUM! If you like fish liver, you have to try this~
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香辣炸雞很嫩, 你可以吃的出他是辣的, 但是是微微的辣, 應該是不吃辣的人都可以接受的~

香蒜磨菇是用新鮮洋菇做的, 有附麵包讓你可以沾著他的汁來吃. 好吃, 但是我覺得不是必點的~

鮟鱇魚肝 – 真的美味~ 如果你喜歡吃魚肝, 你一定要點這道~ 滑嫩, 入口即化~

Stewed Ox Tail was so tender, the meat just fell off the bones~ It comes with the hand made bread/pita thing to scoop up the sauce and the onions in the bowl~

The duck breast… I ate too fast, but I’m almost sure it was just grilled lightly while keeping the center rare, but then again… duck meat is kinda red… Sliced, and topped with a sweet blueberry sauce. I like it a lot~~ So tender and the sauce was great too~
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燉牛尾這道菜牛尾燉的軟爛, 肉直接從骨頭上掉下來, 有附上手工的餅讓你來沾/挖醬料理面的洋蔥蔬菜吃~

鴨胸… 它應該是稍微煎烤過, 裡面還是半生熟的, 切片之後再淋上藍莓做的醬汁, 酸酸甜甜, 肉質很嫩, 我自己很愛這道菜~

OK, Paella, the main course. This is the medium size serving that’s meant for six people. Or two hungry people… or maybe just Jay… hahaha~ It has obviously, six big shrimps, fresh~ Mussels, clams, squids, sausage, and one more thing that I didn’t get in my scoop. When you order, the waitress will ask if you want it to be cooked a bit longer cuz if you ever had risotto or paella or even pasta in OTHER countries, the rice/pasta will be cooked on the outside, but the inside still retains a bit of a bite to it.  It’s not raw, it’s cooked through, but still firm so it’s got texture to it. OK, enough with that, the paella was excellent, but wasn’t it suppose to be golden yellow colored? Maybe they ran out of saffron.. hahaha~ but delicious nonetheless~

The Seafood Pasta was also cooked al dente, and again, the seafood was fresh, it’s a basic garlic white wine sauce I think, light and flavorful, but next time, I’d order a large paella instead~ cuz it’s more Spanish… hahaha~
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主菜, 海鮮飯. 這份是中的, 大約是給六個人分著吃的, 或者兩個餓人, 或者一個Jay… 哈哈哈~ 這盤飯裡面總共有六隻蝦, 淡菜, 花枝, 香腸, 蛤蠣, 還有一個是什麼我沒有吃到… 當你點這道菜的時候, 服務生會問你要不要煮久一點, 比較”符合國人口味”… 如果你有在其他國家吃過燉飯, 海鮮飯, 或者麵的話, 你就知道其實他們都會把飯/麵煮到中心還有一點點硬, 讓你在吃的時候有多一層的口感, 這個叫做 al dente, 你要翻成彈牙也可以啦~ 如果你不習慣的話, 你會覺得他沒有煮熟, 不過如果你接受度高的話, 建議你試試看這種道地的”彈牙”口感~  不過不曉得是番紅花放得不夠還是用完了, 顏色沒有那麼的鮮豔, 但是我覺得影響不大, 還是好吃~

這盆海鮮麵也是煮到”彈牙”, 裡面有什麼我已經忘了, 主要是海瓜子還有蝦子吧~ 都是新鮮的材料, 配上清淡的.. 應該是大蒜洋蔥番茄白酒的醬汁吧? 很清爽~ 不過下次我再來的時候, 我會點比較大份的海鮮飯, 畢竟海鮮飯比較西班牙~~ 哈哈哈~

Overall, it’s a nice restaurant with a variety of tapas to choose from. The atmosphere is casual, the services were good. I can’t really say if the tapas are authentic Spanish or not, since I’ve only been to the ones in the States but not in Spain, but the ingredients are fresh, and flavored nicely, worth a try~ Great for a light dinner with a couple glasses of Sangria, or a place to have couple of drinks and snacks before your main meal.

But of course you can order a whole bunch to have it as your dinner, however, remember to bring your credit card~ It’s priced higher than most restaurants especially since the portions are small, but I thought it was within a reasonable range given that all the ingredients were fresh. Besides, it’s not meant to be an all-you-can-eat buffet anyway~ There are still a whole bunch of stuff that we didn’t try, and yes, I’d go back again.

整體來說, 他們的氣氛, 服務都不錯, 還有很多的tapas的選擇, 說真的, 我沒有辦法評論這些小點/點心跟西班牙的有什麼差別, 因為我也只有在去過美國的tapas bar但沒有去過西班牙的, 不過他們的材料都很新鮮, 調味也適合我, 值得去試試看~ 我覺得很適合下班後來喝個一杯, 吃點小東西, 在續攤去吃晚餐, 或者你晚餐不想吃太多, 來吃點小東西喝個兩杯Sangria也很舒服~

當然啦, 你也可以點一堆東西來吃到飽, 不過請帶你的信用卡~ 因為這裡的價位屬於比較中高的價位, 尤其又以他們的份量來說, 他們算是不便宜. 不過我是覺得不會到無法接受的地步, 畢竟他們的材料用的不錯又新鮮, 而且他本來也不是要讓你大吃大喝的地方~ 今天吃完後, 他們菜單上還有很多東西我們沒有吃到, 所以我還會再回去的~~~

Bacco Tapas 西班牙料理
台北市敦化南路二段265巷7號
02-2739-1128

Comments
  1. Angela says:

    so expensive lah~

  2. Ted says:

    It’s ok lah, my treat~ hehehe

  3. Ariel says:

    下次建議你可以吃Jamon Iberico Bellota ,不要搭配其他食物,這樣味道就會可惜了! 單單配酒,就是最高等級的享受! 絕對跟鮟鱇魚肝讓你驚艷! ps.因為jamon實在太貴了,昨天我不好意思點~~

  4. Ted says:

    我吃過iberico阿~ 我是不曉得多少錢, 你說你要吃就點了阿~ 怕什麼~ 那麼多人分~~~

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