“MEDZ” all-in-one Mediterranean spread

Still trying to recover from the Dubai hangover, and unable to decide how exactly to pin down the gourmet experience, I decided to concentrate on Mediterranean cuisine right here in Singapore for the next post after a couple of weeks of hiatus. 

I am often quite wary of multi-cuisine restaurants. More often than not, it’s difficult to determine which cuisines of the many they offer is actually better than others. Then again, if I am looking for just ‘a’ type of cuisine, I am better off going to a restaurant which specializes in that cuisine itself. Having said that, multi-cuisine restaurants do have their advantages. For one, you don’t really have to decide what type of food you fancy. Secondly, it comes in handy when the fellow diners cannot come to a concensus about choice of cuisine. And lastly, you do get variety.

Recently, I came across one such multi-cuisine restaurant, almost hidden away in the Millenia Walk, Temasek Avenue. This restaurant is probably the first place I have tried that serves all the Mediterranean spread at one place. Medz offers a choice of spread in French, Spanish, Moroccon, Greek, Turkish and other Mediterranean cuisines. The mall entrance, located next to the TCC on the ground level, almost camouflages the floor space of Medz, which is quite large, especially for a mall setting. The other Medz outlet is located at Basement 2 Orchard Central.

On entering the restaurant, you are given individual billing cards, you pick and choose your dishes and pay as you check-out. Inside the restaurant you see nicely spread out tables along side food stations. They have a nice elegant décor which is quite lively.

Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

Smaller touches include the cutlery station placed at various spots across the restaurant.

Cutlery Station @ Medz, Singapore

Cutlery Station @ Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

The mirror décor was quite classy.

Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

I even loved the tiny little ‘taken’ stone placed at our table…

Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

It’s almost like a fancy food court, where you can order food from different cuisine stations.

Medz, Singapore

Medz, Singapore

You have the Spanish station offering a variety of Paella and A La Planca and Tapas.

Spanish Cuisine Station @ Medz Singapore

Spanish Cuisine Station @ Medz Singapore

Then there’s the Italian Station which apart from the various pasta and pizza choices also offer’s (Swiss?) Rosti.

Italian Cuisine Station @ Medz Singapore

Italian Cuisine Station @ Medz Singapore

The French menu is quite elaborate too. From comfit to truffles to lamb shank they do offer a decent spread.

French Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

French Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

The Greek cuisine has some special displays of fresh sea food.

Greek Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

Greek Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

Fresh Seafood on Display @ Medz Singapore

Fresh Seafood on Display @ Medz Singapore

Finally the Moroccan cuisines offers a wide range of kebab’s, both in meat and seafood alike.

Moroccan Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

Moroccan Cuisine Station @ Medz, Singapore

Fresh Seafood on Display @ Medz Singapore

Fresh Seafood on Display @ Medz Singapore

They have an extremely fancy drinks and bar counter with some luxuriant displays.

Opulent Drinks Station @ Medz Singapore

Opulent Drinks Station @ Medz Singapore

Opulent Drinks Station @ Medz Singapore

Opulent Drinks Station @ Medz Singapore

Finally, their desert counter too is really colourful and epicurean. The choice is quite large, from cakes, to tarts and cookies to pancakes and waffles… it’s a decently large spread.

Dessert Counter @ Medz Singapore

Dessert Counter @ Medz Singapore

Dessert Counter @ Medz Singapore

Dessert Counter @ Medz Singapore

They also have an outdoor seating, quite opulent, however, it’s right next to the road, make it slightly noisy, especially weekdays.

Outdoor seating @ Medz Singapore

Outdoor seating @ Medz Singapore

This is what we tried:

Enjoying a drink @ Medz, Singapore

Enjoying a drink @ Medz, Singapore

Drinks: We started with a beer…

Prawn Al Ajillo @ Medz, Singapore

Prawn Al Ajillo @ Medz, Singapore

[1] Prawn Al Ajillo: The crumb-fried garlic prawn tapas is one of my favourites in Spanish tapas. While the prawn was really fresh and sautéed well, the crumb and garlic coating lacked a bit of seasoning. Further, I expected a little more gravy, instead, the gravy I got was heavily oily. It wasn’t a bad dish, just not good enough, and definitely not to my taste.

Rosti with Sour Cream @ Medz Singapore

Rosti with Sour Cream @ Medz Singapore

[2] Swiss Rosti with sour Cream: The rosti was well-made and quite crisp. The speed at which it was polished off was enough to prove it was good enough.

Cajun Fries @ Medz Singapore

Cajun Fries @ Medz Singapore

[3] Cajun Fries: Probably the best dish of the evening was the Cajun fries. I am a sucker for well-made fries… a dish that easy and can be as easily spoilt. The fries were extremely crispy, and really well-seasoned.

Ras El-Haniyt Beef Kebab @ Medz Singapore

Ras El-Haniyt Beef Kebab @ Medz Singapore

[4] Ras El-Haniyt Beef Kebab: For the final dish, I tried the Moroccan kebab’s. The Kebab meat was well-grounded and quite tasty. Haven’t eaten too many beef kebab’s around Singapore, so it was refreshing change.

Fresh Waffle with Strawberries and Cream @ Medz Singapore

Fresh Waffle with Strawberries and Cream @ Medz Singapore

[5] Waffle with Strawberry and Cream: The waffle was nice and crispy enough. Strawberries were fresh and the cream just sweet enough to complement the tanginess of the strawberry. It was a good choice to finish off the meal.

How much will it cost me: Difficult to put an amount, as it entirely depends upon your choice. For the above selections and an Erdinger Dunkel beer it cost us approximately S$ 65-70.

Verdict: It is one of the few multi-cuisine restaurants around… quite classy with a decent selection of food, drinks and dessert. This is the place you can chill out, lounge around, share a drink or two with friends and family. It allows each diner at the table to select for themselves and the spread is good. Coming to the food, well it leaves a little more to be desired. The food is quite good… but I personally did not find it exceptional. Having said that, I would recommend it a try for sure… for the experience, the varied cuisines and the sheer choice.

Address:

[1] #01-46/47/55/56, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 

[2] #B2-01/03, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore

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4 thoughts on ““MEDZ” all-in-one Mediterranean spread

  1. andmorefood November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm Reply

    it looks like marche! which is better?

    • Sonal Chinchwadkar November 26, 2013 at 10:16 am Reply

      Marche is specific to Swiss food and some Italian thrown in with limited to no Tapas, Kebab or French cuisine options. Quality wise I do prefer Marche, but Medz may not be a bad option to try.

  2. Pallavi November 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm Reply

    omg..the truffle fries look amazing! I had no idea this place existed in Singapore. Thanks for sharing Sonal and welcome back from your hiatus 🙂

    • Sonal Chinchwadkar November 26, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

      I hope you enjoy the place… the place always has had mixed reviews…

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