Thursday, October 16, 2014

Have a feast at Medzs Clifford Center

Do you have that one food which you can never say no to?  I know some of my foodie friends can't say no to a good juicy burger !!

There are so many places in our little island to get a burger.. but do you know where to find reasonably priced and delicious burgers at the same time?


Alex has the answer for you .. 
Medzs has recently introudced their 
Signature Foie Gras Burger ! 


How about some beer to go along with your food! 
The prices are just so affordable!
Let me recommend the Kirin Frozen Fruit Beers to you !

See this big ass of a glass? The one we were served look just like this
except it's smaller of course ! :D 

Medzs at Clifford Center is conveniently located just at the exit of Raffles Place MRT. 
It has a very casual setting, with some outdoor seating that is just nice if you like to chill and people watch around Raffles Place 


Ok, why don't we start with some drinks? 

This is the Medzs Ice MelonDew Tea
Quite refreshing..would have been great if it's really 
icy cold :) there are bits of melon in the tea .

Now you can see the melon bits ...


We literally went 'WOW' 
when we were served with the Foie Gras Burger!!($19.90)  
It comes with some greens and tortilla chips with salsa
Just look at at piece of foie gras on top!

Centred between the soft burger bun is a juicy gourmet beef patty infused with
provencal herbs and special seasonings.
Topped with a generous slab of pan-seared foie gras and layered with pesto aioli and spicy salsa

Another delicious shot :)
I must say this is a yummy burger and the price wouldn't 
burn a hole in  your pocket!


We were served with the Honey Glazed Pork Ribs next.
It is also one of Medzs signature dish :)($17.90)

Oven roasted pork ribs served with sauteed veggies &
truffles balsamic sauce . As much as the meat was quite tender,
we found that the meat didn't really got infused with the sauce..
nevertheless we wiped the plate off..

I was delighted to see this beautiful piece being served..
Oven baked semi-cured salmon ($18.90)
Herbs crust homemade semi cured Salmon
served with French potatoes, Micro herbs salad
& Lime vinegerette 

Pity the fish didn't quite blow me away.. It was the least favorite dish to the 4 of us 
( we shared all the dishes with the couple next to us ) We were told that the fish is slightly saltier to the 
usual way salmon is cooked as this has been cured. Personally I wouldn't recommend this dish , unless you have a high tolerance for salty food or you like food with bold flavors. Another foodie friend however, found the salmon nice :) It's quite subjective .. 
 
I think the Kirin Frozen Lychee Fruit Beer did help in washing down the food :D 
 
I love the fruity note to this beer~has a slight sweet taste to it. 
Alcohol contend is low..but still know your limits when you drink! 
You can choose from Strawberry, Peach and Mango to name some :)

And so you thought dinner ended here? No! Hahahah...we have to end on a sweet note shouldn't we?

It's time for some desserts! 
 
 
Voted one of the best Rainbow Cake in Singapore, 
Medzs Rainbow Cake ($6.90)  is really something!
Overall taste of the cake is moist and light, the cream is not 
cloyingly strong ..it makes you wanna eat more..unlike some 
rainbow cakes whereby you just wanna stop eating at first taste. 
It's a small price to pay to enjoy a rainbow ! Plus it's so Instagrammable!

We also ordered a Salted Caramel Cheesecake
We really do have an extra stomach for desserts!
Despite being fed so much food, we still managed to polish this off..
The salted caramel goes really well with the cake ..
Texture of the cake is smooth and not really heavy bodied..

Lastly, one of our fellow foodie friends decided to try out their coffee
 Little did we expect it to come with such a cute art !!

 Everyone just wanted a piece of the cute bear!!
( or is that a pig? )


It was quite an enjoyable evening spending with fellow foodies at Medzs !
Do follow them on Instagram and Facebook to know more about their promotions!
 ( do note that the two other Medzs restaruant has a different theme and setting to the Clifford Center one )


Medzs Clifford Center  
#01-01 Clifford Centre,
24 Raffles Pl S238896
6238 9028

Medzs Orchard Central
Orchard Central,
181 Orchard Road, #B2-01
S 238896
6238 9028

Medzs Millenia Walk
#01-46/56, Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard, S039596
6337 7507
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MEDZS.SimplyMediterranean
Instagram : @medzs_sg









Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~Be a master chef at home with Lee Kum Kee~


I have always hear friends telling me "oh I can't cook ! " no time to cook after work !" " Too difficult to cook ". way too many times .

Really!? It doesn't have to be so :) With Lee Kum Kee menu oriented packet sauces ,anyone can prepare tasty dishes as easy as 1.2.3 ! We witnessed how convenient and how simple it is to prepare 3 dishes n 1 soup in 30 mins by chef Edwin Lau just last week :) With these ready made sauces, each dishe can be completed in just 3 easy steps, allowing everyone to become master chefs in their own right :)

Last week, Alex and I joined so blogger friends at the Civil Service Club where Lee Kum Kee introduces 5 new variants of sauces to their existing 19 other flavors!

With 126 years of history and through relentless efforts in quality and innovation, Lee Kum Kee has come a long way. I am sure many of our mothers and families have one or two or even more bottles of Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments in their kitchens and fridges :) Go take a look !

So many different grades of oyster and soya sauces to choose from..
wide range of condiments , XO sauce and packet sauces.

Doesn't this yet to be launched new packagin 
for the oyster sauce looks good! ? 
It is very easy to use and minimizes spillage and leakage


 

Let's proceed on! Let me show how what are the dishes Chef Edwin has whipped up ~

Oh, this is Chef Edwin concentrating at work !
See how serious he is in perfecting his dish!


Chef Edwin Lau currently helms the kitchen at Oca Grassa
More shots of him busy cooking :) 

Here are the completed dishes and their respective recipes





1 packet  Lee Kum Kee Soup Base for Drunken Chicken Hot Pot
50gm       Streaky Bacon
1 packet  Corn Kennel
100gm     Cabbage
20gm       Butter
1liter        Water

Instructions



·   -In a pot boil water, add in Lee Kum Kee Soup Base for Drunken Chicken Hot Pot,  cabbage, ½ packet of corn kennel and simmer for 10 minutes
·   -Using a hand blender, blend soup mixture, monté with butter and strain.
·   -In a frying pan, sauté bacon and corn.
 
·   -In a soup bowl, place bacon and corn in it and add in soup slowly.





Honey Glazed Chicken with Asparagus


1 Packet  Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Honey Garlic Spare Ribs
300gm   Chicken leg ( diced) 
50gm     onion( diced)  
50gm   
Asparagus (slice)
50gm     Zucchini (diced)
 ( Olive Oil, Black Pepper, salt to taste )

Instructions 


-
Peel and slice green asparagus and zucchini. Then blanch, refresh them with ice water and put aside.
·  -Marinate chicken with Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Honey Garlic Spare Ribs for 10 minutes.   -In a frying pan, sweat onion till fragrant, add in chicken and sear till brown, add in asparagus & zucchini and sauté.
 

 

Spicy Prawn and Tomato Pasta

1Pkt               Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Tomato Garlic Prawns
200gm           Tiger Prawn (Peeled)
60gm              Cherry Tomato
1 clove            Garlic
20gm              Onion (dice)
150gm            Spaghetti (Blanch)
40gm              White Wine
20gm              Rucola
                      Olive Oil

Instructions
-    In a pan, heat olive oil, add in garlic and onion & sweat till fragrant.
· -     Add in prawns and deglaze with white wine.
· -     Add in Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Tomato Garlic Prawns.
· -  Add in spaghetti and toss evenly.
· -  Add in rucola salad and serve.




And here is the last dish Chef Edwin showed us that evening, it is also the dish which we 
recreated after watching Chef Edwin cooked his version ! 
This is what we whipped up ~ I must say it tasted quite good :D 

Korean Pork Salad


1 Pkt             Lee Kum Kee Korean Marinade
200gm           Pork Belly Slice
100gm           Negi ( leek)
100gm           Mesclun Salad
10gm             Chili Powder
                      Chili Oil
                      Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce
                      Lee Kum Kee Pure Sesame Oil


Instructions
·--  Marinate pork belly with Lee Kum Kee Korean Marinade for 10 minutes and pan fry till light golden brown.
·-- Thinly slice negi and mix mesclun salad.
·-- Mix salad with chili powder, chili oil, Lee Kum Kee Premium Light Soy Sauce & Lee Kum Kee Pure Sesame oil.
·        -- Toss pork and salad together and serve.

Here are some snap shots of our cooking procedure :) 





The veggie for the salad 

adding of the stir fried pork belly to the veggie..


and ta da!!
Here's the salad we cooked!





Here's us in the Lee Kum Kee aprons! :D
You bet I will be pulling Alex to the kitchen more often!

Those with the numbers are the 5 new variants  :)
 U can try out different variations using these sauce packets ! Available at Ntuc supermarket $1.90 each, or to sweeten the deal for you, there is a buy 3 packets at $4.95 till end of October 2014!! 



Now, don't be lazy! Start cooking up a storm with these Lee Kum Kee packet sauces!! :D