I’ve been going to mosquito for years now. It is a place I discovered through friends, and what a discovery. It is possibly, hands down, the best dim sum and authentic Asian food I have tasted here in Barcelona. It has been, at sometimes, a weekly tradition with a friend of mine, and every time I go, it always delivers the flavours that I am looking for.
It is a small, unassuming space, if you were walking down the road, you would probably pass by it without a thought. Once inside, you know immediately that the food will be Asian. Is it the little paintings on the wall?
Or maybe it’s the Chinese newspaper plastered along the wall of the bar? Or just the smells emanating from the kitchen? Anyway you realize, it always satisfies, and your wallet will be happy as well. Never have I paid more than 35 euros, for two people, and that is a lot of food, wine and water included!
Today was like any other day, we ordered the same things as usual. The only difference was I didn’t order the Peking Duck or the Sichuan Beef, because my friend is vegetarian. But I did sneak in a tid bit just for myself!
Yup, the Pork Bun. I have no idea if it is as authentic here as in China, but let me tell you, it’s delicious! It’s soft and fluffy, yet dry and moist at the same time. I love it. It is a new discovery, as of 2 years ago. But, I am happy to have included it in my repertoire! I love it. But that is the only “meat” thing we had. (Ok, I had.) Can you tell that I love it?
Next up was our Shrimp Shiujiao. Now, I have to order two of these, because I love eating all six of them on my own. They are so good, it doesn’t matter how many times I come here and order them, I always, always end up moaning in delight.
Of course we had to have our veggies. We decided on steamed Bok Choy with Shiitake mushrooms, and an order of my absolute favorite….Kimchee.
Then, our last order was for Thai style Fish Cakes. My friend Michelle loves these. She could eat the whole basket, and then some. And the dipping sauce….a sweet vinegar concoction with fresh sliced chilies…..heaven.
So, if you’re in Barcelona, and you tire of tapas, try mosquito, you won’t be disappointed!
Calle Carders 46
+34 93 268 7569