Saturday, February 25, 2012

faro d el poniente

farodelponiente The other day, I met up with Kazumi. She introduced me to her dentist, so now I plan to go to him instead of the one I've been going to, Kazumi's dentist has better rapport.

After our appointments, we decided to have some coffee then maybe dinner...

Instead of having coffee though, we did some of Kazumi's errands and ended up at a tapas bar near Yodoyabashi, Faro D el Poniente.

Choose daily tapas from their refrigerated cases, salads from another. And order hot items from their picture menus.

We started out with Banderilla...a slice of iwashi (sardine), cornichon, olive & sport pepper, salty & spicy...delicious.

chanpiones al ajillo @ FARO DEL PONIENTE Next, champiƱones al ajillo...this came bubbling hot!

Mushrooms and slices of garlic soaking in bubbling olive oil, a little chili in there too.

Perfect with some sliced baguette.

Tapas @ FARO DEL PONIENTE Assorted tapas: (from left to right) fried squid with zucchini, fried olives with eggplant & red bell pepper, and crab salad.

I liked the fried olive one best.

farodelponiente (3) Russian style potato salad...potato salad with tuna in it.

Tasty and sort of reminded me of something I've had in Hawaii.

farodelponiente (5) Country style frittata, a fluffy omlette filled with potato, green beans, bits of chorizo...delicious!

farodelponiente (6) A serving of cold rice salad, delicious and a great way to offset some of the oily foods.

farodelponiente (7) Cinnamon sherbert for dessert.

This was unusual but delicious, cinnamon flavor and hints of citrus too.

farodelponiente (8) Espresso to end.

We enjoyed all the items we chose, and it was nice chatting...total with a glass of wine and glass of sparkling wine, 6150 yen. Like most bars in Japan, they allow smoking, so this was the only part we didn't enjoy. (Thank you Kazumi!)

I told Satoshi about this place and he wants to check them out, so we'll be back.

Faro D el Poniente
4-3-1 Kitahama
Chuo, Osaka
Phone: 06.6223.2224
Closed on Mondays

10 comments:

Sandy said...

The frittata looks so yummy!!! Love it! And the espresso, too!

K and S said...

Thanks Sandy, it was a great place minus the smokers...

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Looks delicious! I love tapas restaurants, you get to try so many different bites :o)

K and S said...

so true about the different bites, K!

Take care.
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

The mushrooms and garlic sounds like something I'd want to make at home ^_^

K and S said...

I'm sure you could re-create it Kathy :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Finding a better dentist and then this! Sounds like it was a very, very good day ^-^

K and S said...

it was indeed a nice day Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Tapas are my favorite way to eat--lots of tasting. ;-)

K and S said...

definitely lots of little nibbles Deb :)

Take care.
Kat