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Friday, February 20, 2009

Deli Moroccan
30 Bussorah Street
9121 5121

Our marketing group meeting today encompassed an eating session too and I was handed the task of sourcing the place for dinner. Ever since I've tasted middle east cuisine in New Zealand, I've liked it a lot as it uses many different spices and herbs for the fragrance. When googling online, I came across Deli Moroccan accidentally and decided to have a go at it since the reviews were quite good.

We were one of the earliest diners there and the waiter immediately ushered us to a table outdoor as it was al fresco dining. The menu was quite limited and comprised mainly of beef, lamb and chicken dishes. In the end, I chose the Hammoos Musharmai ($4.50) which was whole chickpeas simmered in a tangy tomato base sauce. Initially, I thought that I would probably still be hungry after eating this but the portion turned out to be very generous!

Zhi Hong ordered the beef tagine ($7.50) which is one of the cafe's specialties. Zhi Peng kept making fun of the tagine as the mushy form looked like a pile of you-know. I tasted it and it was quite good with a good balance of spices.

Both Hui Ling and Wan Ying had the Chicken Kebab with Fries ($7.60). Again, the portion was huge and Wan Ying couldn't finish it. I was surprised that the kebabs were served in chopped pieces rather than skewered.

The Moroccan Beef Kebab ($5.60) was also not skewered but served like a piece of thin steak. Zhi Peng said it tasted similar to the army's cookhouse version which I didn't think that's a compliment.

The cafe seems to be rather popular as people were waiting for an available table by 7pm. Personally, I liked the food and service but somehow, I sensed that I was the only one who enjoyed dinner. The rest of my group seemed to find it merely average. Nevertheless, I see myself coming back here soon to explore the rest of quaint cafes along the street. It's truly a new experience dining under the stars and with the mosque providing a backdrop to the meal.

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In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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