Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dinner at Frontera, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Imagine yourself being a foreigner living in Malaysia for a while, and you have been craving for food back home which practically isn't found in Malaysia. So what do you do? Cook your own food of course. This is what Larry, the owner of Frontera did when he came to Malaysia. Frontera offers authentic Tex-Mex cuisine, so it would basically taste the same as what you would be having over in the States.

Clow invited me to join him for some manly food challenge as Frontera serves the spiciest chicken wings in Malaysia known as the Killer Spicy Wings, which is coated with Habanero sauce; like alot of sauce. If you can't handle it, they also offer 2 other levels that would be less spicy. Clow also invited 2 other friends to join us in a 4-way Habanero challenge which I will explain later on.

 Sol Beer and Horny Magaritas
Before we decide to kill our appetite, we decided to order some food first. Following the waiter's recommendations we basically had Chili Con Carne (cup-sized), Classic Cheese Enchiladas, Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chicken Burrito and Chili Cheeseburger and not forgetting Killer Spicy Chicken Wings. Aside that, Clow also ordered Horny Margaritas (no he wasn't horny!) which was made with Hornitos Tequila; hence the name. Frontera is the only place where their Margaritas is served in two sizes; a glass or a pitcher.

As we couldn't wait for our food(the wings arrived first followed by the Chili Con Carne), We decided to go ahead with the killer spicy wings. In this match, no one is allowed to drink water until all the wings are eaten. It started quite painfully for everyone, but we soon realized it didn't have a lasting effect on our tongue. We downed everything and came to a tie. We cleaned everything, including the remainding hot sauce left in the basket with some fries. Everything ended without anything taking a sip of water.

First reactions upon eating Killer Spicy Wings
We continued to have our meals and then rested a while. It was time for the real thing, the 2nd spiciest pepper in the world in its raw form(RM3 each!). The habanero was cut into 4 pieces, one for each of us. Same rules applied. We had to each chew at least 7 times and then swallow. Words couldn't not describe the feeling of the habanero. It was piercingly sharp, as though someone was poking my tongue with a thousand needles. Everyone was pretty much in pain and then Silencers decided to give up and gulped down the glass of water in front of him. Sean followed shortly. Clow and I were in dead heat; but he called in a tie and I agreed. It was definitely an experience that will never be forgotten.

 Killer Habanero
Just as we were about to end the night, Silencers called out to Larry and we had chatted a little. Larry then asked us to come in to the bar area to sample some of the tequilas available at Frontera. We were stumped when Larry told us about all the kinds of tequila he had at Frontera. These tequila are made of 100% agave. Did you know why you had to have salt and lime after downing a shot of tequila? The answer was simple; they were there to mask the aftertaste of the tequila which was made with only a portion of agave mixed with something else(which would taste terrible). We had a few types of tequilas, one that was aged in white oak casks, one infused with jalapeno, one fresh of production and one slightly aged. Each of these tequilas had their own distinct flavor. I personally liked Cazadores; the one aged in the white oak cask. Other than that, Larry told us that tequila does not contain a chemical present in wine or beer or any other liquor; hence you will not get a hangover.

Every kind of tequila you can think of

Frontera Bar &Grill
18-G-2, Blok L, Jaya One,
No 72A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603-79588515
Opening Hours: 11am - midnight


Anonymous said...

Heard can dance there? is it?

Kclee said...

no, its a bar not a club. Didn't see any clubs but Jaya One is definitely the place to go for drinks(liquor,beer).