Bodega Riojana (Spanish tapas)
83 Smithfield St, G/F
Dinner (HK$150-300 if you order alcohol)
The service is a little slow and prices are a little high as the chef refuses to compromise on her ingredients but this is a splendid little tapas place nonetheless. From the herbed bread baked on the premises to the lamb meatballs in a red pepper sauce and the natural flavours of the homemade ice cream, the food speaks of integrity and loving care. Chef Christinas dedication to good ingredients shows in the simple, hearty flavours of the food and it leaves me wanting more. Its not the fanciest meal youll ever have but this is food for the soul.