Try eight cruisine in one place

MEDZS was a nice cozy place to hang out with my uni mates as there wasn’t a crowd on a Sunday night. There were eight gourmet stations offering Spanish, Moroccan, French, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean cruisine as well as a wide range of beer that was on 1-for-1 offer for DBS card holders.

We were all laughing when we tried the rice which was quite salty. It was acting more like a condiment for the kebab that was quite bland. The seafood paella was quite good but we can’t quite get use to rice which was cooked differently from the asian style that we are familiar with. The grains were smaller and harder.

To be honest, none of the dishes stood out. The lamb, chicken and hot plate kebab were alright. The crushed potatoes had herbs that we didn’t fancy. I knew I was taking quite a risk when I ordered the snapper skewer, and as expected, it turned out quite dry and bland. I guess I need to do more research on the food before I pop by again so that I’ll make better food choices. 😉

MEDZS
Orchard Central #B2-01/03

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When craving meat, go Turkey.

It’s easy to look past this place for two reasons despite it being located in prime real estate. Ironically the reason why it’s so easy to find is the same reason why it’s so easy to miss. Kebab Station is situated right next to McDonald’s play ground at East Coast Park but it’s dull photography and old furnishing pales in comparison to the bustling and brightly lit McDonalds it hides behind. Secondly, middle eastern is not always the first recall for lunch or dinner choices, especially when on a beach outing.

But Kebab Station serves remarkably appetizing and purse-friendly Turkish food and we’ll highly recommend the people sitting next door in McDonalds to take a real burger (with real grilled beef) over an unthawed beef patty anytime.

Eggplant Dip and Lamb Pide

Plus I would pick a Turkish Pide over an American/ Italian pizza any day. They just do it so much better. We really cleaned the plate off for this one.

From top left in clockwise: Chicken Kebab with rice, Lamb Kofte, Beklava and Grilled Combo

We went for the simplest and least-simple items. Beginning with the Chicken kebab rice, which turned out to be a dinner that fell squarely in the zone of my moderate expectations. No surprises. It’s warm, boring and filling.

The Grilled Combo was a mish mash of everything they serve – lamb, beef, two kinds of chicken, fried drumlets, pita, rice and lettuce with mayonnaise and chilli sauce. It is great if you are undecided and want a bite of everything (which is likely to happen given the lure of many enticing choices).

We’ve been here a few times and The Beklava has always been a staple. Disappointingly, it didn’t taste as good this time around; there was too much syrup. However, if you’ve never had a Beklava, it’s still a must-try. Also, you won’t find the yogurt drink on the menu but ask for it. When you do, they’ll prompt you with a “sweet or salty?”

We always go for sweet – but choose otherwise at your own risk!

Kebab Station
1000 East Coast Parkway, Block B, Unit 3 Marine Cove, Singapore
Daily: 11.30am – 12am