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Narisa Eats: Mejico

Ohhhh Mejico! More Mexican food for me to try. Yay!

You know, good food is some times hard to find in Bangkok. Okay, so, I love food and all, but I happen to be an extremely picky eater. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be since I’m a so-called ‘foodie.’ Well, guess what? I’m not a hardcore foodie, alright? I love to eat, but I don’t like writing about it. I’ll only write about food when I feel I need and obligation to share it with you so you can go experience it yourself.  I don’t enjoy making bullshit up to falsely lure readers to try it when I haven’t tried it myself! It’s horseshit and it’s totally not my style.

Anyway, let’s focus back on Mexican food, shall we? I continued my quest to find tasty Mexican food in Bangkok and my friend introduced me to Mejico. This place is on the 2nd floor of Groove @ Central World which I can’t accurately give directions to. It’s close to an exit if you’re walking from Siam via the skywalk. Just find the information kiosk, okay? It’s faster.

Mejico

I went to Mejico with my friend who is severely passionate about Mexican food and I mean she LOVES it. When she told me about this place, I responded with, “Hell yeah.” We arrived at the restaurant around 6-ish and the place wasn’t too crowded. Not far off, there was an outside seating area for those who want to enjoy Bangkok’s evening breeze and mosquito assaults. We chose not to sit there. Our waitress guided us to our seats, we sat, and browsed the menu.  Let me tell you; by this point, we were hungry AF. I think we were hungry enough we could eat cows. Okay, maybe not cows, but you get the idea.

So, our menu items of interests are as follows:

  1. Guacamole & Fried Banana Slices
  2. Pork Braised Tacos
  3. Nacho Chips With Tuna & Toppings
  4. Mole Poblano
  5. Churros

Taste Test

Okay so, if you remembered my last post, when I eat, I set my expectations high (or was it low? I don’t remember, lol). What am I saying? Anyway, I lost my train of thought and you’re here to look at the gorgeous foodporny shots I did… with written commentary!

Guacamole & Fried Banana Slices

Guacamole & Fried Banana Slices
Guacamole & Fried Banana Slices

Let me get real with you; I never had guacamole in my life. So, this is my first time trying it! I’ve read a shitload of info about how people love it so much, they’ll die without it. Dependent, much? Anyway, I got to taste it. Here’s how it went down. The waitress placed down the mortar and pestle on our table, scooped out the avocado seed aside then the rest of the green contents into the mortar. Next, she ground the avocado contents together with the pestle, sprinkled in chopped tomatoes, onions, and something else I couldn’t see. We asked her to not add chili.

(Do you add chili in it, anyway?)

When she walked away,  I stared at it.

Guacamole
Guacamole

I stared at the green goo and I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I’m sure avocado fanatics want me burnt at the stake for offending their edible slushy goo. Meh, whatevs.

Fried Banana Slices
Fried Banana Slices

Oh, served together with avo was a cup of thinly fried slices of banana. My friend  told me the banana slices were a healthier option for those calorie counters. I scooped a handful of verdant gunk onto my banana slice and shoved it into my mouth. The banana was amazing, but the guacamole was weird for me. It tasted cold and lime-y. Personally, I think it tasted similar to sewage water. Not a big fan of it.

Moving on.

Pork Braised Tacos

Pork Braised Tacos
Pork Braised Tacos

Holy shit, I LOVED Pork Braised Tacos. When I saw it on the menu, I was sold! Hallelujah! Something I knew how to eat. Pork braised tacos, as you can see, feature shredded pork pieces in a soft taco shell. The meat’s very soft, juicy, packed with flavor and topped with pickle slices, guacamole, and chili. Upon one bite, the flavors mix together incredibly well and it was basically a party in my mouth. I wanted to order another plate, but I didn’t.

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos
Beef Nachos

This is probably the mother of all nachos I’ve ever seen. I thought my friend was loco, ordering it.  Since my memory is shit, I don’t remember its exact flavor profile, but I do recall sinking my teeth into crunchy oil-oozing nacho chips, soft, gooey cheese, veggies, and beef chunks. Super delish! This dish was enough to satisfy the appetite of two hungry full grown girls. What?

Nacho Chips With Tuna & Toppings

Nacho Chips With Tuna & Toppings
Nacho Chips With Tuna & Toppings

I have no idea what these are called… They’re nacho chips topped with tuna pieces, avocado, radish, sesame seeds among other things. I wasn’t too keen on it after I tried it couple of times. It was cold. I didn’t end up finishing it though; my friend did the honors instead. Thanks!

Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano
Mole Poblano

Truthfully, I thought this was chocolate! But no, it wasn’t. This is mole, pronounced mo-le, not mole, as in the animal.  Mole Poblano is served over meat with a side of rice.  Again, I don’t exactly remember how it tasted, but I do remember not eating less than ten spoonfuls. The rice was dry. It’s something about the sauce I’m not a fan of, no matter how many times I forced my body to try. It’s a shame.

Churros

Churros
Churros

The last item on our menu were Churros. I LOVED Churros since I ate them at La Monita and now, I’m giving it a second go. The pieces were smaller. They’re about the length and width of your index finger. Taste-wise, the pieces were crunchy, but not as crunchy, but I didn’t mind. You can eat this as-is or enhance your dining experience with melted chocolate sauce. I’d say, the sauce here was better than La Monita’s. It’s creamier and wait for it… Chocolate-y-er. I can’t English. DOESN’T MATTER. Point is: YUMMM!!!

Oh, if you pair dragonfruit with melted chocolate you’ll get something amazing! 🙂

Wrapping Up

At Mejico, you’ll get quality Mexican food for a good price point. The food overall, I believe, was okay, yet not mind-blowing. I’m aware of the fact avocados and I will never get along and I’ll never understand why people obsess over it. Maybe I’m getting old or it’s a millennial thing I don’t understand nor do I wish to understand. I find it cold, slimy, and it resembles sewage gunk. I’ll leave it as that. Pork braised tacos are phenomenal, jam-packed with feel-good flavors that make me crave more, as I’m typing this out. It’s worth it to order another plate to satisfy your inner carnivore.

Beef nachos are all-round amazing, but there’s a drawback; you have to eat it when it’s hot/warm or else the oil seeps into the chip and it becomes a soggy mess. I learned the hard way. Next, mole. There’s something about it I couldn’t make myself eat it. Maybe it’s due to its conflicting textures and flavors. I would love to try it again and next time, I’ll be more adventurous (and braver).  Churros are yummers, even if they are served in small chunks. The chocolate sauce is on-point!

I’d love to go back to Mejico again and try other dishes when I have time! If I can put a decent rating on Mejico, my personal score is: 7.5/10.

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