Hi Foodies 🙂
Have you ever cringed at the thought of eating Sushi thinking it’s all raw and how can you really eat Seaweed! Well, I have till about last year. Inspite of being a non fussed eater, I couldn’t get myself to even try Sushi thinking how the rawness of all the ingredients would taste. I know I should have educated myself and atleast tried something but nothing was convincing me to do so.
And then Moshi came along and revolutionized the way Sushi’s are made! They make Momo’s too but i am not a big fan of anything steamed. But their fusion Sushi’s will change the way you feel towards these little dollops of deliciousness.
I first tried their Chips Oman Sushi which made me fall in absolute love!
If you are brought up in Dubai like I am, you will understand why Oman chips are so important 🙂 We have grown up hogging on these in our childhood and hence an addition of this will make any Dubaian’s heart fill with happiness!
So when I was invited to try their Summer Menu in their newly opened Oud Metha branch, I couldn’t help but be excited as to what new innovations and additions they had.
The BEST PART! – Extensive Vegetarian Options!!!
Just look at that! Could you even think of all these Sushi varieties? So without further ado, here is all that i had 🙂
Lotus Milkshake (AED 26) – The best LOTUS based milkshake i have had! It wasn’t too sweet and the thickness was perfect! It actually tasted like Lotus instead of just having the crushed crumbs on top like some places serve. For all those who don;t know Lotus is a caramel flavored biscoff and is the new rage in UAE when it comes to adding it in desserts.
Dhokla Maki (AED 24) – How do you even think of combining a Gujrati Snack with Sushi!!!! Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. So thinking of adding this in Sushi is pretty insane and the fact that it actually tastes good is a WIN!
Zaatar Labneh Maki (AED 25) – It’s pretty clever to mix a middle eastern favorite in Sushi and was served with Hummus/Tahini Sauce *heart eyes* Was more than outstanding!
Falafel Nigiri (AED 19) – Again a Middle Eastern Win! Fried Falafel piece topped on a Nigiri Sushi with a side of the delicious Hummus / Tahini Sauce is a dream come true for a Dubaite like me who wasn’t very fond of the concept of Sushi. It gives me the best of both worlds!
Flamin’ Asparagus Cheetos Sushi (AED 27) – THIS WAS MY FAVORITE! Omg the crispiness of the Cheetos against the softness of the sushi was impeccable and i couldn’t even tell there was asparagus inside! It was stuffed with a piece of Cheetos and omg omg omg I die I die I die! Loved this one the most!!!
Broccoli and Asparagus (AED 29) – For someone who loves all things healthy, this is for you guys! I couldn’t even tell there was broccoli and was happy to know my daily dose of greens was coming in the form of this delicious sushi 🙂
Edamame & Mushroom Momo (AED 19) – I don’t like edamame’s or mushrooms so i skipped this one but heard others oohing and aahing over it 🙂
Sriracha Edamame (AED 18) – Again, as tempting as this looked, i don’t like edamame so skipped out on this one too but our blogger friends sitting next to us told us how good these were!
Strawberry Mojito (AED 18) – Served in cute bulbs, the mojito was a nice refreshing summery drink 🙂
Moshi first opened its doors last Ramadan in Al Barsha 1 and gained attention fairly quickly amongst Dubai foodies for their fusion sushi and authentic momos. Being a homegrown concept in Dubai, Moshi is well known for its Middle Eastern inspired maki rolls – Cheesy Chips Oman and Falafel Hummus & Cucumber.
Moshi aspires to be a laidback sushi haven, as opposed to the plenty of fine dining sushi restaurants found in Dubai. They successfully achieve so by being a QSR that serves affordable high quality classic and fusion sushi alongside street-style Nepalese momos, whilst providing an amiable casual dining experience.
The concept emerged from an apparent lack of authentic momos in the region, as well as, the myth that sushi is an acquired taste only enjoyed by people who eat seafood. “I wanted to change the myth of sushi being raw. People who shied away from sushi are now sushi lovers. The smile people have on their faces when they try sushi or momos for the first time is something I love”, says Rahul Sajnani, founder and CEO of Moshi. They also serve what Moshi calls Air Rolls, for those not fond of seaweed, using lettuce to roll makis, making it a healthier alternative. Moshi takes pride in being one of the restaurants that don’t add any MSG to their food.
The summer menu will be available for dine in, home delivery and take away at both branches, Al Barsha and Oud Metha, starting May 26th, 2016.
For more information or reservations, please call:
+9714 3968646 (Oud Metha)
+9714 3999650 (Al Barsha 1)
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