Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mediteca Wine Tapas @ Fraser Place

Mediteca: Round Three. Earlier entries: August 3 and August 9.

How would you like your octopus? Mediteca whips up a threesome, fried to a fine crisp ...

... braised to a rubbery-no-more chew-worthiness ...

... and baked to an appetite-whetting allure, worth sinking our teeth into.

What about potatoes? Here's an intriguing interpretation of the classic 'patatas bravas' tapa, topped with tomato sauce and aioli.

Or have your potatoes fried with olive oil in a thick slice of egg for the Spanish omelet.

Still carb-hungry? A terrific terrine of potato gratin and turkey bacon could cure that craving.

Here comes the fish: stinky-salty sardines, marinated in white vinegar, garlic and parsley.

For fish that's milder (marginally): anchovies coated in peppers, eggplant and parmesan cream.

Soup's up: smile for the chilled Andalusian tomato broth with quail egg and basil emulsion.

We've saved the best for last: love this soup, a warm almond one, full of flavor, poured into a bowl of shrimp carpaccio, sauteed prawns and sultana puree. Sensational.



Mediteca,
Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2181-2426
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20 comments:

  1. The soup sounds magical to me. Tomato with basil and quail eggs! Shame on me...I have yet to check this place out when its just a stone throw away from my office.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, I usually don't pay much attention to soups, but the ones here are quite special =) oooh, mediteca has some good set lunch deals and happy hour wine and sangria promos, so those are all incentives to maybe have an end-of-the-year gathering there among colleagues and friends :D

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  2. That potato tapa looks interesting. Wonder if I can create something along this same line...

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, yeah, try experimenting with it! could be a lot of fun! and potatoes always make for a tasty recipe, right :D

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  3. a cuboid spanish omelet.. must be the new in shape :P

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    1. Ciki: satisfaction not merely squared, but cubed! :D

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  4. I like a restaurant with a tall ceiling and good ventilation, in that way you don't walk out smelling like your meal !

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    1. Wong: that's true! and high ceilings are great for those of us who might feel a bit claustrophobic in smaller spaces :D

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  5. We will go Fraser Place for lunch sometime, but normally just eat the japanese food there, next time maybe can give this place a try too.

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    1. CK: ya, the food here is quite well-prepared, I think you might enjoy it =)

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  6. Definitely will try the octopus. . . I loveeee octopus !!! Not squid... though both taste the same... ;P

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    1. Eunice: heheh, yaaa, i think i agree with you. i prefer octopus too, though i enjoy squid tentacles! :D

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  7. Beautiful photos and amazing combination of flavours

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    1. Cquek: photogenic food! =)

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  8. octopus?! Ohh...I like its crunchiness...

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    1. Melissa: heheh, we can form an octopus fan club together :D

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  9. Hi Sean!Thanks for dropping by Mediteca again, we got new landscaping in, you should come check it out! cheers :)

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    1. Mediteca: sounds great! i have yet to dive into your desserts, so will definitely be back =)

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  10. awwwww.... the octopus are so cute. how could you eat them?

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    1. Eiling: heheh, very cute but even more delicious! :D

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