C. Carders 46 · Barcelona
I recently returned from my “bucket list” trip to Spain, and all I can do is reminisce… and attempt to control my mouth from watering. When I think back on all of the foods we tried, I cannot help but miss the tapas. Tapas are part of the culture in Spain and a way to look into the heart of the country. Most of my afternoons on this trip were spent at a bar, ordering a round and receiving tapas with that round.
As delicious as they are, one night we were craving something different. Our Airbnb host, a self-proclaimed foodie himself recommended that we try Mosquito, an Asian tapas bar that was serving up the flavors of Vietnam, China and Korea right in the heart of Barcelona. Dumplings are the focus of Mosquito but not their only option. We ordered the shrimp and the pork dumplings.
They were the perfect little bites. The dough was delicate with the shrimp combined into a subtle than all of a sudden flavor bomb in your mouth. Can you tell the shrimp were my favorite?
Next, we had the pork ribs, which were fall off the bone tender. The green onion added a nice flavor in contrast to the semi-sweet and salty meat.
While this place may be known for their dumplings, the crispy duck was the star. The crispy duck was just that; crispy skin with tender meat oozing with flavor. If I remember correctly we finished this plate first and debated ordering another and another. If you leave without this dish, I will shed tears for you.