Spanish vibes at Tifa Modern European
No prizes for guessing what Tifa Modern European bar and restaurant is all about – but of course, it adopts a modern take in both its decor and cuisine.
Tifa, in Latin, means 3, which reflects the number of partners helming the resto, with one of them being Angie Hiew, fronting both customer service (unoffically) and the kitchen. The former boss of Flamenco (25 years ago) brings with her some of her iconic bestsellers to her current set up that leans towards Spanish fare.
Among the highlights for our review were the excellent chicken liver pate (RM15), elevated with splashes of Armagnac and blended walnut, served on sliced baguette. Angie’s signature smooth and creamy pate will have you asking for more, and you can order this on its own to go with bread.
The Seafood Paella (RM42) is another crowd-puller, brimming with prawns, mussels, clams and squid, its tempting aroma wafting through the air even before it reached our table. Packed with flavour, the rice had a slight crust at the bottom as any respectable paella should.
Other notable tapas on the menu that we tried included the prawn avocado, smoked salmon on generous dollops of cream cheese and Chinese roast duck with house-made sauce, and everything was washed down nicely with glorious bottles of Spanish Cava and red wine.
Wine lovers will be happy to know that Tifa stocks a healthy wine list, including a good selection of Spanish wines so you’re covered for a good night out.
The list of tapas/small bites also extends to clams, braised oxtail, beef meatballs, garlic prawns, Spanish tortilla, and other appetising stuff and there’s hearty, delectable mains like pastas, steaks and fish choices as well as seafood stew.
There’s also an executive lunch available which changes daily, priced at RM25.
Was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable price point, especially given its prime location in the heart of KL. Certainly worth a visit if you’re hankering for some Spanish vibes.
Add: KL Trillion, 338, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-358 1338.