Have fuss-free meals with friends at La Cocina
By Jieyin Lew (City Weekend)
Updated: 2006-06-21 15:53
Nestled in Gubei's Pearl City, La Cocina provides an intimate, laidback
setting for fuss-free meals out with friends. Simple white and brown checkered
decor lends a European atmosphere to this petite-sized eatery.
A small staff, headed by a considerate, English-speaking manager, serves up
light tapas (RMB 12-25), soup and main courses (RMB 30-150). Calderetadecordero
Lamb, Musakhkahan Chicken Wraps and many other specialties populate the menu,
yet despite the fancy names and helpful comments from the chef, some of the
dishes' flavors ultimately lack character. Nonetheless, try the tasty tortilla
Espaniola Omelet (RMB 12) and garlic-flavored Spaghetti Pomodoro (RMB 40).
Though La Cocina falls a bit short of its name, which means 'the kitchen',
its attractive prices and comfortable surroundings make for an affordable night
Location: No. 3016 Yananlu
Perfect for: cozy