Words: Matt Jones Photos: Monica Tindall
Hola! Want to know the best kept secret in town? Every Thursday night Sebastian’s Gastro Bar is playing host to Venezuelan celebrity chef Tamara Rodriguez who is rolling out some heavenly Latin American specialties!
Las Empanadas de Tamara is a selection of empanadas from different countries around South America such as Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina (just to name a few), so you can be guaranteed to get a new surprise each week. Changing on a weekly rotation, you can find a new favourite every Thursday.
Made from wheat flour, cassava, plantain or corn, these filled pastry bundles will have you buzzing. I can highly recommend the Colombian cheese, and the chicken and pecan with aji de gallina stuffing from Peru.
Served with a set of four dips and sauces on the side, ours included a green chimichurri (an Argentinian sauce for meat), a peanut sauce (very delicate), black bean, and an avocado mayonnaise (we ended up having three serves it was so good).
At RM27 for a plate of five empanadas complete with the dipping sauces, it’s the perfect Thursday after work snack or meal to enjoy over a cocktail or two.
With their newly revised drinks menu to compliment Tamara’s creations, try a Venezuelan Rum and Coke/ Cuba Libre (RM30), a Tequila Sunrise (RM25), or my favourite, a Dry Gin Martini (It’s a martini! Can never go wrong there).
Empanadas are typically street food so have some fun and eat them with your hands. Cheap, delicious and perfect for sharing with friends, get on down to Sebastian’s this Thursday from 7pm and share a plate with us. Keep calm and eat Empanadas!
Sebastian’s Gastro Bar
32 Persiaran Ampang
Taman U Thant, 55000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+6 012 250 2465