Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Food We Ate in Madrid

Ordering food in Madrid is a hassle.  A lot of restaurants and bars do not have English menus and the waiters and waitresses do not speak much of English.  We were lucky that one of the bars had Filipino waitresses and the one that served us could speak really good English. 

I did not take a lot of pictures of the food we had but here are some of them.

Bread would mostly be served to you even though you did not order it.  You could choose to reject it, which was what we did.

We ordered spaghetti, so that chubby kid could eat it.  One of our top priority was to find food that chubby kid could eat to keep her full so that she would not be cranky.

These are wraps with ham and cheese on the inside and tomato, onion and sweet pepper chopped up and sprinkled on the top.  They are pretty nice and I aim to replicate this dish at home :-)

This is a local Spanish alcoholic punch called Sangria.  The olives are quite nice too.  I noticed that most bars will serve olives to their customers, regardless of whether or not they would be having some food.  Some customers would just have a beer with olives, sitting there relaxing, watching the crowd go by.

And of course, calamari rings.

Not to forget, paella.  We tried both chicken paella and seafood paella.  Tasted not too bad.

If we had known Spanish or if English was more widely spoken in Madrid, we could have tried even more variety of Spanish dishes.  But alas, it was not meant to be.


melovesfood said...

Sangaria looks tempting..hikhikhik.. and so do the wraps.. nyam nyam

chuasteph said...

mimah, sangria is alcoholic drink la...wraps quite nice. i made them at home :D