Restaurant Bar Malanga, Zurich
I was browsing for a place for dinner and the Zueri Tipp Gastro Charts had this
place Malanga on the top 10 list. It looks cooler on the web than it does in person. It’s an eatery for the people on the block, sort of your local neighborhood
place. Remember that’s the neighborhood south of the Buecheggplatz next to Rosengartenstrasse, not exactly a fantastic example of urban development.
The menu got me really exicted I was barely able to make a smart choice, since there were a couple of interesting dishes. I chose Blinis with goat cheese and vegetables as an appetizer. I was disappointed, because I expected much more. Especially the pesto was dreadful in taste and in color. The Blinis were okay, but they were stacked to a tower with the cheese in between, making it a much too heavy starter. I continued with a veal steak, which was accompanied by pasta and a whole tomato covered with pesto. At least they’re true to themself. If you make something yourself, no matter how bad it is, stick to it and feel good about yourself. Unfortunatley this isn’t some institution for the weak and feable minded, but a restaurant and I’m paying the bill. Part of the blame goes to me, I ordered the veal even though I knew it was baked over with cheese, only when I ate it, did I realize how stupid an idea that is. We skipped dessert, I’d seen enough of this place. All in all, a huge disappointment after the mouth watering menu leading to dreadfully executed food and even if the food were decent, I thought the place to be too expensive for the type of venue: