4The Food Guru •
05 Oct 2011
Just realized that it has been 3+ long years since my last review, and just writing this is enough to make me feel nostalgic. How time has passed by so fast since the early HGW days....well, and most importantly, I am back!!
Some friends have been telling me that Clarke Quay has some decent $15 lunchtime promotions, so when passing by one day with my buddy, we decided to check one of them out. It was this interesting looking Moroccan place called Marrakesh, and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint. For $15, you get the choice of a starter (Harira Soup or Hot Mezza), a main dish (Istamboli Kebab - a lamb kebab -, Moroccan Fish Kebab or Mussakhan Dajaj - a chicken wrap dish) and a dessert.
Since there were 2 of us and we wanted to try everything, we decided to share!
So we had both the Harira Soup and the Hot Mezza. The Harira Soup was interesting. It was full of vegetables, had a tangy light tomato taste, and they added a lemon on the side to juice things up if you need an additional kick. The Hot Mezza was even better. Nicely brown on the outside, with the taste of spices on the inside, this was one good mezza dish. Even better, you get vegetables on the side, so you get to fulfill your vegetable intake as well!!
We were both thinking since the starters were good, something has to give on the main course right? (you know....since its $15 etc etc). Well, we were happy that we were wrong, as the lamb kebab proved to be the find of the day for us (where eating is concerned, hahaha!)...it was really good! Really, really tasty. You get to taste the moist lamb meat on the inside, while the outside had a firm yummy texture that I cannot really describe in words. Paired with the soft fluffy rice and the wonderful healthy Moroccan salad, this dish is a winner to us! In contrast, my friend's fish kebab dish was decidedly average compared to the lamb kebab, although we thought it was pretty decent and would have scored relatively higher if not for the lamb. To the fish: Its the lamb's fault!
In summary, go for the lamb!
Finally, we ended with dessert....a nice sweet ending that helped to round off the meal. By now we were so full that we just wanted to sleep. But alas, it was time to get back to work!
But don't worry....I am already looking forward to the next meal!