Salmon and Tomato Montadito
This is definitely an ideal place to enjoy pinxos because they are only 1 euro each and they are sooo tasty!
Pinxo is a classic tapas to enjoy in Pais Vasco (Basque Country). Along Carrer de Blai, there are many pinxos bar. Some are pricier, some has less space to sit and chat, or some may have a smaller range of pinchos on offer. I personally love going to La Tasqueta de Blai because they serve a huge variety of pinxos. Not only do they do they change the food on offer through out the day, they also have seasonal flavours which makes you want to come back all the time!
My favourite one had to be the smoked salmon and tomato pinxo. There was tremendous amount of salmon which I just can't help dropping some on the plate while munching it. The salmon was so moist, nice and smokey but alright with the saltiness.
The cream cheese wrapped in York ham was not bad too! The cheese was so creamy inside, while the basil and the bits of boiled egg really enhanced the flavours of the pinxo. Simply delicious!
Smoked Bacaloa (cod) was not bad too. Not much of a surprise but it still tasted fab.
I also find the one with red pepper filled with blood sausage really interesting. The sweetness of the pepper helped balancing the slightly rich and smooth yet slightly greasy blood sausage. The blood sausage tasted a little like the British black pudding but much more moist to it.
There were also quite a number of vegetarian options with aubergines, cheese, tofu etc. The ones with tofu were so far so good. Being marinated in soy sauce, the flavoured tofu worked pretty good with the sweet cranberry sauce. Though I still prefer the Chinese way of cooking tofu.
Each glass of wine was only 1 euro each and their house wines are lovely and sweet!
Carrer de Blai, 17