Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mejico, Sydney

So after going through an Italian craze, I am now going through a Mexican craze. Like Italian, it is another cuisine which I can never get sick of. Hand me a bowl of pasta, a plate of pizza, a carton of arancini balls, a plate of tacos, a tub of guacamole, a platter of doritos with salsa AND a bottle of tabasco and I will eat it across 7 days a week, for the rest of my life. 

Freshly made guacamole - $9
So with Mexican food being the new craze in Sydney, I had to try out Mejico. Before you even step foot into the restaurant, you can feel the energy buzzing out of the restaurant from afar. Mejico's signature dish is the freshly made guacamole and when I mean fresh, I mean it is made right in front of your very own eyes. 

I can tell you now, I have never seen someone 'bash' the ingredients in a stone mortar this fast before. I was quite impressed but at the same time feeling a little bit sad.. I secretly wanted to asked the waiter if he could just leave me with the ingredients and I can make it myself. It looked so fun! I was extremely tempted to ask but by the time I had gone through my thinking process, he was already done. 

Glazed pork ribs - $34
z o m m g o s h.. these ribs were so freaking delicious!! They were babe-licious. The sauce was sweet but it wasn't overly sickening, the meat was super tender and it just fell off the bone but the best part of it was that it was chilli!! It was definitely worth all the mess. I have always had a soft spot for ribs and I am pretty sure it's because I don't feel embarrassed for being the complete opposite of the definition of classy at a restaurant. 

Left: Market fresh guacamole with plantain chips - $9
Top right: Chorizo salsa - $14
Bottom right: - An easy read cocktail - $17 and White Nectar Chia Concoctions - $6.50 
Top left: Braised lamb shoulder taco - $16
Top right: Guacamole - $9
Bottom left: Kingfish Ceviches - $16
Bottom right: Plantain chips 

To me, the tacos were a slight let down. I thought it could of done with more flavour and a bigger serving given its price. It's okay though because the chorizo salsa and their cocktails made up for it. If you guys make a visit to Mejico, I would say save more stomach space for the chorizo salsa. The ribs and the chorizo salsa were the highlight of the night. Don't be fooled by the looks of it because that container of salsa is packed full of flavour. It was intense but intensely good. DC and I were extremely full by this stage but we just couldn't let it go to waste and this is how you enter into a food coma.

Caramel Fudge
The pieces of caramel fudge went well with the citrus mousse. The caramel wasn't salted so it was quite sweet but the nuts helped balance out the sweetness. The praline was also fairly sweet but it helped give the dish a bit of texture. 

Dear Mejico, I will be back to get my hands dirty again with those ribs and maybe next time, I might build up some courage to ask the waiter if I can make the guacamole myself. 

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Gotta go eat!!

Food is our religion dined as a guest of Mejico

14 comments:

  1. Those ribs, THOSE RIBS. I want those ribs!!!

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  2. noted, no tacos but YES YES YES to the guac and ribs!

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  3. those ribs look amazing! drooling althoguh its only 10am. and freshly made guac is the best yo!

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  4. I liked the funky decor here and the guac with plantain chips was fun - but generally I thought it was really expensive for small serves.

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  5. lol they should definitely give people the option of making their own guac. Think of the time they'd save! lol

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  6. Mmm, delicious ribs! Nothing beats great Mexican food.

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  7. i'd recommend trying the fish taco if you revisit. i thought they were very good. :-)

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  8. i was so disappointed about the size of the tacos as well. they were delicious but i would like it if they were much bigger esp given the price. must try those ribs next time!

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  9. I still haven't been here yet! But I think that I will have to given how fun the food looks! :D

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  10. Oh I am the same I get into food phases too :) I love the look of all the food on the table, especially the pork. It is a shame about the serving size though.

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  11. The ribs were fab!! I didn't order any tacos but they look quite small for the price.

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  12. I've heard mixed things about this place but the guac looks like so much fun! And omg those ribs look amazing

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