/ˈsuːʃi,ˈsʊʃi/ [noun] a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavoured cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood.
The word sushi conjures up images of expertly cut morsels of fish gently resting on perfectly formed rolls of rice or tight seaweed wrapped rolls. Not at Moshi, where they take sushi to the next level.
I’m not a huge fan of “fusion” food, it’s more of an excuse for people not to be able to do dishes right than anything else, however an evening at Moshi sampling their new summer menu has massively changed my opinion.
If you’ve never heard of Moshi Momos & Sushi then you’ve been missing out on one of Dubai’s hidden gems that is doing it’s thing and doing it right. Since opening it’s doors in 2015 this homegrown concept has found a seamless way to bring together the foods of Japan and Nepal with the flavours of the Middle East, India and the West. It has created some of the most intriguing dishes you’ve ever seen, from Chips Oman, Labneh and Zataar to Dhokla and Flaming Cheetos. Trust me this is not your average sushi joint.
The 2016 summer menu is an exciting taste adventure and I can’t recommend enough that you try it. From the Zaatar Labneh Maki to the Volcano Roll these flavours will excite your tastebuds and if you weren’t a sushi fan before you will be after this.
We started off with a platter of the Volcano Rolls, Flamin’ Chicken Cheetos, BPD Dhokla Maki and the Zaatar Labneh Maki. The Flamin’ Chicken Cheetos one packs an exciting punch while the Volcano Roll is refreshing and light. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Dhokla offering, the mix of textures just wasn’t doing in for me, though I’m not a huge fan of the rice cakes normally so I wasn’t surprised.
The menu also features a new momo to add to their selection, a mushroom and edamame filled dumpling that is served with delicious sauces. While I wasn’t blown away by this dish, it felt a little bland without a sauce, I wouldn’t encourage people not to order it, it’s a hearty vegetarian option.
As far as beverages go you have to try the Lotus Milkshake, it’s just sweet enough and packed with that classic Lotus biscuit flavour, though I warn you now, it is incredibly filling so save it for dessert!
Additionally the new menu offers a Sushi Burger, but don’t let the name mislead you, there is no raw fish here. The bun made of sushi rice and filled with avocado, a chicken fillet, sauce and lettuce and it is, without a doubt, a knife and fork affair. I have to say this was one of the things I was most excited about trying and I have to applaud the chefs for their creativity, the burger was good, though not great for photos – every foodies nightmare!
Unfortunately the launch was so busy we didn’t get to try many of the other dishes but while I was looking forward to trying the beautifully plated Falafel Nigiri and Chicken Chips Oman I honestly do not think I could have eaten another bite – who knew sushi was so filling!
In short all I have to say about the new summer menu at Moshi Momos & Sushi – and this is coming from some one who doesn’t normally eat sushi and cannot stand 90% of fish – if you haven’t tried it yet then it’s about time you did. Be it dine in or delivery make sure you get your Moshi fix ASAP. Plus every time you dine with them 5% of your bill goes towards a construction worker’s meal, whether it’s dine in, take-away or delivery.
This is a sponsored post. I was compensated, but all opinions are my own.