Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Bite Of Flavours Of The Sun At Café Mediterranean


Lately, I've been craving for meaty meals which I think is both a good and bad thing. Good because I live in the city where everything is available, and bad because~ I live in the city where everything is pricey.

Greek Salad PHP 225 or USD 5.18. Fresh, crisp greens tossed with kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta cheese drizzled with vinaigrette. For the life of me, I do not get why they had to crush the cheese to a gazillion tiny pieces. We couldn't appreciate or honestly even distinctly taste it, specially if you add more dressing for extra zing. More importantly, remind me not to order this again, it's so not worth the price.

Five Plate Sampler PHP 325.00 or USD 7.48. Batch's order. Portions of hummus, baba ghanoush, tzatziki, falafel and tabbouleh in one convenient plate. It doesn't look like it can do a lot for a hungry tummy, but it actually is more than enough, as Batch later on realized. 

Of the five samplers, Batch loved the hummus most. I don't share the same enthusiasm with garbanzos, so with no help whatsoever she tried her best to polish off every streak of hummus left with Cafe Med's awfully nicely made pita bread.

Beef Gyro Plate PHP 325.00 or USD 7.48. Their Gyro Plate looks so sulit even at first glance. There's plenty of meat that makes the sides look so minuscule. It's like I ordered a sampler plate as well. There's some helping of baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, tzatziki and couscous. 

I liked it that the beef was very tasty and not at all that tough to eat, but I still prefer it to be at least a tad bit more juicy, if at all possible. Pairing my beef with couscous rather than rice pilaf seemed like a good choice. The feathery, light texture and taste of the couscous complemented the savory and flavorful meat. Out of all the sides, I didn't take a liking to the tzatziki that much even though I love cucumber. I guess it was the bitter aftertaste that lingers in my mouth.

Overall, we would still go back for a bite or two, but for sure we'd be more wary of our choices. There are just some dishes that aren't worth it, but I think there are still some other dishes still worth the pending return. Have you tried any other dishes from Cafe Mediterranean? Do share your dining experiences here, I'd love to hear them all! See you on my next pig out session. :)

Café Mediterranean

Location & Phone:
Café Mediterranean, Greenbelt 1
G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 751-9705
For other branches, click HERE
Delivery: Minimum order of P500.00. Delivers in 45 - 75 minutes.
Estimated Budget: ~P350.00/meal
Payment Methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Business Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM Daily, depending on mall operating hours

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