Friday, 14 October 2011

La Fuente

I discovered this place from the KK Foodfest booklet previously, Spanish food is something new to us, so we decided to give them a try. Pardon the dark pictures, this place is a cross between a bar and restaurant, so the setting is a bit dim. There were quite a lot of items on their menu, its worth coming back to try some other stuff. When I think of Spanish food, I think of Paella, tacos and kebabs, I'm not sure these are actual Spanish dishes, I might have gotten it mixed up with Mexican food.

While we were there, there were another pair of couples nearby. I couldn't help but notice throughout their dinner there, the guy was either eating or staring into space, while his, I assumed its his girlfriend was busy poking at her smart phone. No conversation, no nothing. Is this how couples go out dating nowadays? 

I love the wine rack on top

Choco Banana RM11
 Taste mildly of chocolate and just a little hint of banana.
Freshly squeezed watermelon juice RM 8
 As promised, cooling and refreshing watermelon juice.
Iced lemon tea RM9

Tostada Gambas RM10.90
 I didn't know what this is while looking at the menu, so I decided to give it a try. I expected that it could be something like a pizza but turns out its toast with some prawns, capsicums, tomatoes, herbs and cheese on top. Taste okay, but RM10.90 is a bit pricey for a piece of toast.

Buttered risotto with beef RM12.90
 This is so, so good. The risotto is creamy with just the right consistency and textures. The beef is very flavorful. This is a must try.

Chicken Ham Sandwich RM15.90
 Nothing much to rave about, its just sandwich. It is quite pricey for two slices of toast and ham in between.
Calamares RM12.90
 Calamares are deep fried battered squid, shouldn't be too hard to make. These calamares were sliced too thinly and the squids could not retain its juiciness. Passable, but not something to rave about.
Carne Lasagna RM19.90
 Not to be mistaken with the creme brulee below. Rather good lasagna with plentiful of cheese on top.
Creme Catalana
 We expected smooth creamy custard, but this has a stickier consistency with a strong hint of cinnamon.
Chef's Salad RM17.90
 Chef's salad is  very good. Plenty of ingredients like ham, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots, with shaved cheese on top.
Pasta Carbonara RM21.90
 Pasta carbonara is a bit disappointing, too bland, and not creamy enough.

Mushroom risotto with tempura prawns RM12.90
 The mushroom risotto is also rather bland after tasting the butter risotto. The rice are still a bit raw. The tempura prawns were okay. I wished I had ordered the risotto with beef.

Soft shell crab patties RM26.90 

Everything comes up to RM220.40 for 5 person.

P/S: Thanks to Hayden Chan for suggesting that I make a more detailed post complete with pricing and locations. I'll be trying the 'flash' trick next time.

La Fuente
G-816, Ground Floor, 1 Borneo Hypermall,
Jalan Sulaman, 88400, Kota Kinabalu

Tell: 088-486609


  1. Wow! Talk about food porn! That Carbonara looks delicious. I hope you enjoyed every bite. xo style, she wrote

  2. Sonia: Thanks, I do love eating out and trying new stuff.