Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tapas = dim sum? Yum!

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After strolling through the beautiful Gracia Festival our tummy got hungry and Damaris and Dani (bloggers from The Cat You and Us) showed me a pretty cool tapas place called Moritz where we had a tapas lunch!

I never really had authentic tapas so I was pretty excited to eat at Moritz as it the interior of this restaurant looks amazing!

Tapas means ‘small plate’ in Spanish with delicacy such as seafood, potatoes, olives, ham and cheeses and many more all served in bite sizes.

Tapas reminds me of the Chinese ‘dim sum’ because they both have
small portions, they are appetizers before the main meal and in terms of ingredient they both have similar usage! Except for the cheese and olive in the dim sum. Also there is more steaming process in dim sum than in tapas.

These two very different cuisine yet a lot of similarities and I love to eat them both.  
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Na de prachtige Gracia Festival kregen onze buikjes het honger en Damaris en Dani (bloggers van The Cat You and Us) lieten me een coole tapas restaurant genaamd ‘Moritz’ zien en waar we ook lekker gingen eten!

Nog nooit had ik authentieke tapas op gehad. Tapas eten bij Moritz? Ja, ik had er zin in! Ook het restaurant zag er waanzinnig uit!

Tapas is een Spaans woordje voor aperitiefhapje met delicatesse zoals zeevruchten, aardappels, olijven, ham en kaas en nog veel meer geserveerd in kleine hapjes.

Tapas doet me ook denken aan de Chinese 'dim sum'. Vanwege de kleine porties, als hapjes dienen voor de hoofdmaaltijd en het gebruik van ingrediënten lijken ze op elkaar! Behalve dan de kaas en olijven in de dim sum en er wordt meer gestoomd bij dim sum dan bij tapas.

Twee zeer verschillende cuisine en toch overeenkomsten en ik eet ze graag allebei met plezier.


Our camera man! Damaris is so lucky c: 
DUTCH
Onze camera man! Damaris is een geluksvogel c:

The Moritz restaurant is a really beautiful 
modern renovated restaurant that used to 
be an old beer factory. The restored 
building nowadays does not only function 
as a restaurant but it has a beer museum, a 
shop, a bar and a bakery!
DUTCH
Het Moritz restaurant is een prachtige moderne en
gerenoveerde restaurant. Het pand was vroeger 
namelijk een bierfabriek van Moritz. Tegenwoordig
dient het gebouw als restaurant maar ook als 
biermuseum, een winkel, een bar en bakker!
 Fàbrica Moritz  5/5
 We ordered: bravas, bomba, cod fritters, cold seafood salad, mussels and olives. 
Dutch: We bestelden: bravas, bomba, kabeljauw beigneits, koude zeevruchten salade, mosselen en olijven. 
Delicious bravas, these baked potatoes! I've learned that there are actually 2 
types of brava's: brava's in Barcelona style and bravas outside Barcelona or
rest of Spain. They are both delicious and spicy and hot.
DUTCH
Heerlijke gebakken aardappels deze 'bravas'! Ik heb geleerd dat er
 2 soorten bravas zijn: bravas uit Barcelona en bravas buiten 
Barcelona. Allebei erg lekker, pittig en heet! 
Another potato dish: 'bomba' with red pepper chutney 
with a minced meat inside. Since I no longer eat meat,
I only ate the potato part which was yum!
DUTCH
Alweer een aardappel gerecht: 'bomba' met rode peper
chutney en een vulling van gehakt. Omdat ik geen 
vlees meer eet, nam ik alleen een hap van het aardappel
gedeelte. Hij is daarmee nog steeds erg lekker!
Thank you Damaris and Dani for
this tapas experience! The food
at Moritz were wonderful and 
even though the whole lunch 
looks small but o boy I was 
stuffed! Well stuffed!
DUTCH
Dankjewel Damaris en Dani voor deze
heerlijke tapas avontuur! Moritz, daar
wil ik nog weleens terugkomen en ook
leek onze lunch klein, ik was vol en 
voldaan!

13 comments :

  1. That is very true, tapas is very much like the whole joint eating (I can't think of the exact term I am looking at) where there is a lot of sharing and trying different dishes. I love tapas actually! Mmmm which reminds me that I should go out for some more soon

    nat | Dignifiable

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  2. These food looks so good :)

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  3. small portion with many varieties i like that too.

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  4. Love all the food!!!

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  5. I tried bomba at a street market in Spain and it was sooo good! I miss it!

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  6. Gosh, everything looks so delicious! I've only ever had tapas once, but now I'm thinking I should go again sometime :)

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  7. These are pretty, as well glamorous!
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  8. Omg, the baked potato!!! I love everything potato *o*
    The bomba looks really yummy too. I find the name very funny, especially since it's even somewhat shaped like a bomb(a) XD
    memoleaf - blog

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  9. Haha I never thought of tapas as dim sum! I like it :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  10. Awww it was so nice having you around here! I'm crossing fingers for the next time to be soon, there were so many things I thought afterwards I should have talked about, ha! :) And I have to choose the bravas from here! hahahahha (both are yummy, but!). Love your comparison with dim sum, I guess tapas is more fried and pickle instead of steamed as you were mentioning. Biiig hug!

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  11. Yum, tapas are awesome and remind me of dim sum as well. Now if only they had a version of custard buns...

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  12. Soooo yummy! I would love some spanish tapas right now! Nothing makes me happier than fried bits of food as well as cold tasty appetizers! I'm really craving a hearty potato starter right now actually...crispy on the outside, soft inside..tasty, covered in sauce and cheese...MMMHHHH

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