Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Medzs, Orchard Central

I came across this place (181 Orchard Road, #B2-01/02/03, tel : 6238 9028) a couple of weeks back by chance while wandering from Centrepoint to the basement of Orchard Central and made a mental note of it since it looked interesting and was also not open for business yet. So I gather that it must have started out quite recently. The concept of place works pretty much like Marché, but is actually run by Food Junction.

One basically gets issued cards which are used to pay for the various food stations that comprises of food from Turkey, France, Morocco, Spain and some other places. Picked up a platter of salty fatty charcuterie that featured jamon serrano. It seems that they have jamon iberico on the menu as well.

The cheese section was just right next to the charcuterie so I swiped up some goat's cheese, parmigiano reggiano and a savory nutty Spanish one call Manchego.

The salt baked beef from the French station was actually pretty good.

Lamb tagine was very disappointing. I do not remember the last time I've had these things, but the flavours were too diluted and the lamb had virtually lost all its characteristic gamey flavours. Having coriander in them worsened the already present ill disposition. Will definitely have to give that Moroccan/Tunisian station a total miss the next time.

Desserts didn't look like they were really interesting either. I was hoping for some of those milky rice pudding things, but I guess this place was just not ready to go there yet. What we're saw were pretty much the run of the mill cakes, pastries and ice cream.

Still I'm probably coming back again for some of those nice looking kebabs with rice and chilli from the Greek station another day.

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