Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Before jumping into the cliche of tacos, we ordered a couple of shared plates. From the ceviche to the marinated corn, beef mogo mogo and the classic corn chips & dips, each came with their own merits though special is a word reserved for the beef mogo mogo and chipotle creme.
Looking at the menu earlier, my eyes were fixed onto the marinated grilled corn. Unfortunately for me, it did not quite come out the way I would have liked it to. I wanted something a little more charred on the outside and extremely juicy on the inside. I agree with my sis that it was perhaps better served on the cob. Pretty decent flavours nonetheless.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
My fellow colleagues decided to go out for lunch one day and I took this opportunity to show them a bit of what food blogging is on my side. It clearly felt awkward with me putting so much emphasis of food photos and not them haha. They probably wonder why have I not even taken any photos of them lol. Anyways, that day we went to Guzman Y Gomez which for me is a perfect chance to try this new Mexican place. My first attempt fell short when the queue for free burritos extended to the end of the shop houses and even went around the corner. Fortunately, it was just a small group of people this time.
GYG is probably one of the latecomers to enter the wave of Mexican restaurants that swept Perth a few years back. Since then, we have seen Mad Mex, Salsa Mex and other Mexican places appear so quickly around town. Typically, I would have that coming late would mean a little more than ignorance. So, is this a case of “last in, best dressed” or “ GYG –> GG”? GG pretty much just means flop! The GYG list is not the most comprehensive but covers all the Mexican basics like Tacos, Burritos, Bowls, Nachos and Quesadillas. A small range of salads are also present for the weightwatchers.
So is there really enough substance for it to differentiate itself from others? I started with 3 soft shell tacos for $10.90. These felt like good value but what made my day was the fact that I could have all 3 in different flavors. I started this taste test with a spicy chicken guerrero, a beef guerrero and a pork chipotle. My first bite into the taco, and I enjoyed the delicious flavors Mexican fare always offers. The sweetness, and acidity mixed with a little heat from the free flow of jalapeno. It was gorgeous. The spicy chicken guerrero was well flavored, with its meat still tender. Bean provided the carbohydrates and over all it was a satisfying eat. But when I tried to repeat those with the beef and the pork tacos, it felt way too similar. There was no differentiating factor between these meats. Maybe because they were all called guerreros or something. But even then, the pork chipotle had little to offer.
My mates on the other hand called the burritos in a wrap. These were really huge stuff with rice, meat and vegetables with a finish of salsa. Seeing them chow down those whole burritos in under 10 minutes really shows how much the boy enjoyed their wraps. But I do not blame them, I would have these over Subway anytime.
GYG is a pretty good eat when you take into consideration how quick and fuss free it is to get decent Mexican. But what does it offer that others do not? Perhaps more flavors for your burritos or tacos but then again, I had difficulty telling which is which if not for the color and texture of the meat. So if I ever had to decide whether it was going to be Mad Mex or GYG or others, it would be important to see who is nearest. GYG? Definitely not GG. A worthy bite!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Two days ago, my sister and I decided to go for some simple dinner not Japanese, or Chinese. Having Italian on Monday did not help either, so Mexican it is. For those who live near the city, Mad Mex might look like a Zambrero copy cat. But to those who know, Mad Mex is already a household name for fast, fresh and tasty Mexican food when it established its first outlet in Hillarys. A workmate of mine has mentioned this a few times now, but with Hillarys being the only option before, I am glad we now have one in Subiaco.
To share my sister and I called a Quesadillas and a Grande Melt to share.
The quesadillas was a monster and it is definitely good to for sharing. Four large triangles filled with melted cheese and meat was good but so rich. For this one, I called the beef which was tasty but perhaps slightly overcooked but not to extent where it is dry and stringy. Cheese was good but the overload made it salty! But fear not, guacamole, sour cream and the salsa made this all very easy to eat.
As for the Grande melt, I had it with the chicken. And to be honest, the chicken was more succulent and the marinade just tasted really good. Sister did not quite like the black beans in the Grande wrap but I found it ok. A little dusty sort of textural component which is OK. No dislike or significant like! As its name suggest, there was heaps of cheese again here. But luckily enough, not as much as the Quesadillas!
Overall, Mad Mex is a really good bite that feels wholesome and is prepared well under 10 minutes of waiting time. The concept was simple and more importantly, clear. Taste wise, this definitely beats Subway hands down. I like the cheese, and chicken,. In fact, the guacamole was pretty nice despite lacking in acidity and missing the pungent taste of diced onions. So next time if you’re catching the footy or simply wondering about Subiaco, do not forget that there is a little something there that does not make a hole in your pocket :)!