Tapas – the delight of Malaysians. We are a nation spoiled with a wide array of selection when it comes to food. There are very few countries in the world that attest to such a buffet spread in our hotels and restaurants. Hence, we are quickly bored with a single type of food and we crave for variety. That makes buffets in Malaysia particular popular.
And here is where Tapas steps in.
With its origin in Spain, Tapas is an appetiser of snack taken with an evening drink. Traditional Spanish eateries offer tapas free of charge when a patron buys a drink and this fast-fading custom is still practiced in the North of Spain. Of course, this is music to our Malaysian ears – a variety of delicious Mediterranean food for FREE!
Today, “tapas” has taken the world by storm. One can go into a tapas bar in almost any developed country in the world. And tapas itself is ever evolving, from a Mediterranean apetiser to little servings of traditional food. In Malaysia, this exciting evolution will be seen to celebrate Indian, Chinese and Malay fusion food, all served in bite-size. Japanese sushi bars testify to this concept of bite-size food that offer plenty of variety.
Keep an eye out for TBR’s upcoming selection of Indian Tapas designed by our expert culinary team. And look out for our next article on the Evolution of Tapas.