August 9th, 2022
Oink Revolution at Mediteca Wine Tapas, Fraser Place: Restaurant Review
Do you hear the people sing? Mediteca started out as a no-pork restaurant (forget the phrase ‘pork-free’; we only need to be free of foul things), but from this month onward, this has become a pork’s-welcome place. Customers want to get piggy with it! Beginning June 1, Mediteca has totally revamped its menu; let’s hope this helps revive business. Weeknights here seem too barren of customers, all of whom are missing out on complimentary bread served with Lodigiano cheese freshly grated by the table.
The ideal introduction to what Mediteca has now become: Cazuela-style stewed pork jaw with tomato and thyme (RM15++). Soul food in every sense; we have a hunch that if our grandmother had been Spanish, she’d have wholly approved of this.
Is it breakfast, brunch or lunch?
Mediteca remains, at heart, a Mediterranean restaurant, so Italy remains reasonably represented. But banish any hope of seeing the words ‘bolognese,’ ‘carbonara’ or ‘aglio olio’ here; instead, feast on unorthodox specialties like this ‘fregola,’ a bead-like semolina dough pasta evocative of Israeli ‘ptimtim’ couscous, baked in paper with seafood.
Pork Launch Party
Mediteca Wine Tapas,
Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Mon-Sat, 1130am through late.