Club Colombia is a vibrant colorful Colombian restaurant that aims to serve authentic Colombian cuisine and also give you a taste of mini Colombia at their restaurant. From the colorful bright colored painted walls and portraits of famous Colombian people,
they sure going all out to give customers experience of Colombia.
This is our first time ever to try Colombian cuisines, we have zero expectations in what we’re gonna eat in this place.
So we let the staff to prepare the course of today’s meals.
The staff offered us to try their signature warm chocolate to warm ourselves, the interesting thing is that their hot choco will be enjoyed with cubes of cheese,
hints of clove and cinnamon. Truly amazing and such a unique chocolate experience for a chocolate lover. Must try.
It is different from what you expect from cheese foam in a bubble tea shop.
We started our entree with pumpkin soup, creamy and warm so perfect for the windy weather. A hint of ginger as well to warm you inside.
There’s also this fried cassava with hogao sauce (traditional Colombian sauce which we like!) – finally something familiar for us.
This dish is pretty common in Indonesia as street snack but it was not served with dipping sauce, so this is also something new for us.
Then finally we got their mini yellow potato served with sour cream. Different from potato, the texture of cassava is a bit chewy but soft too.
For mains: The Cazuela Arriera de Frijoles (homemade recipe of beans cooked with pork and chorizo served with rice and arepa).
Ok new vocabulary spotted! Arepa [uh-rey-puh]- is a small white cake made from white cornmeal grilled or baked.
Oh this is so hearty and soupy and generous in portion. Loved how they put crispy pork belly on the top with the beans and chorizo.
Totally my kind of hearty meal which I would have at home.
The Flank Steak with Criolla sauce, cheese and cream is awesome served with fried plantain on the side.
Plantain? Yeap, this is new for us too, so it is basically a savory banana with less starch to put it simply.
The flank steak is amazing but we can’t really enjoyed the plantain together with the steak.
I think it is part of us being used to rice.
The Calentado Valluno (sautéed rice with lentils, pulled chicken, chorizo, coriander and a fried egg served with ripe plantains) – this one can be found in the breakfast menu. Similar like most asians, Colombians also have sauteed rice as their breakfast options.
Loved how the rice and lightly seasoned and we get the savory taste from the proteins as well.
We actually find that this dish work combined with the plantains compared to the flank.
Our cheese adventures did not end there. We also had dessert named Oblea, two wafer thin like waffles sandwiched with Colombian milk caramel and of course mozzarella cheese. Oh we truly enjoyed this one. This is a famous street snack which you can find anywhere in Colombia.
If you grow up in Colombia, you will definitely know this classic. Truly unique and simple yet so nice.
Their tres leches cake is also yum, heavenly creamy paired with of moist cake, passion fruits and fresh strawberries.
A little bit too sweet if you get too much of the creamy sauce but the fruits definitely balanced out the sweetness.
All the foods are amazing and we got to try and experience a bit of Colombia without having to actually fly there.
Love the hospitality and did we say that the foods are coming like speed of light, they serve foods quick and
will definitely ensure you will not wait with empty stomach for long.
Thank you so much for having us.
Note: We’d like to say thank you to Club Colombia’s team for having us.
Disclaimer: Honest opinions expressed here are purely on our own and are based on our experience at that time
YAY: signature warm chocolate, The Cazuela Arriera de Frijoles, The Flank Steak, The Calentado Valluno, Oblea, tres leches cake
Location: 118, Queen Street, CBD, Melbourne
Phone: 03 8658 3441