Local Canarian food specialists La Bandera certainly have a few special dishes on their menu. Taking inspiration from owner Yashin’s Tenerife upbringing, they’ve managed to create some truly unique tapas for us all to enjoy.
Unique dishes such as their Wrinkled Potatoes; that were traditionally cooked in sea water on the island, and Escaldón; a dish of toasted flour paste in a fish broth that is not only delicious – you also won’t find it on any other menu in the city (and perhaps even the UK).
Another unique dish on the menu is their Bistec Asadores (£9.50) a flat iron steak that is cooked in a wonderful Canary Island creation – Mojo Rojo sauce.
The food from the Canary Islands is heavily influenced from the indigenous inhabitants of the Islands, Spain, North Africa, Cuba and South America.
As a result, one of their greatest exports to the world of food, and a signature of Canary Island cooking is the red and green Mojo (pronounced MO-ho) – sauces which are served with a countless number of dishes and are a staple to every meal.
Mojo Rojo (Red Sauce) is made up from oil, garlic, vinegar, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and a range of other spices which will make it unique from home to home, restaurant to restaurant.
The red sauce can sometimes be called Mojo Picón which means ‘spicy sauce’ depending on the amount of fresh chilli you choose to put in.
The Mojo Rojo at La Bandera isn’t too spicy, although you should expect a little bit of a tickle on the tongue. When added to the perfectly succulent meat in the Bistec Asadores, you’re left with a steak dish like no other – something you’re going to want to come back to over and over again.
If you want to give the Bistec Asadores a try, or any of the other unique and delectable dishes on the menu at La Bandera this January then you’re in luck – they’re offering 50% off all dishes this January from Monday to Friday. Nice. Just book below and use the code MF50LB.
Bistec Asadores @ La Bandera
La Bandera, 2 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EQ
0161 833 9019