Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Moshi Moshi - Port Melbourne - Restaurant Review

Moshi Moshi is a Japanese restaurant in Port Melbourne.  It may look a bit old school from the outside and in but are appearances deceiving?

First off, if you are walking past and have never been a fan of Japansese food then Moshi Moshi isn't likely to attract you.  The building exterior and general look of Moshi Moshi just is out of fashion these days as well as seemingly kind of from a different era. 



On the other hand, if you are open minded and are at least mindly interested in Asian or Japanese food I think you willbe rewarded if you pay Moshi Moshi a visit.  It's also worth acknowledging that Asian food is a bit thin on the ground in Port Melbourne which happens to be an adavntage for Moshi Moshi.


Edamame bean, a favourite of mine
Edamame beans is kind of equivalent to potato chips.  Its a classic staple at Japanese restaurants and also happens to be a favourite of mine.  Essentially, blanched soy beans with a bit of salt for seasoning.  That mighty not seem so enticing for some of you.  However, like potato chips, you just keep coming back for more.

Beef tataki
Beef tatatki is another classic Japanese dish. Beef tataki is beef that is seared on the outside, left very rare inside, thinly sliced and served with a citrus and soy sauce.  In a way, the picture illustrates this perfectly.  The beef tatatki was accompanied with a seaweed salad and pickled radish.

Slightly too salty for my taste buds but still very nice and nicely attractive on the plate.  A bit more citrus and I'd have been really happy.


Sushi and Sashimi
Sushi and sashimi are of course more staples of Japanese food.  Nothing particularly interesting for me to report here.  Really, only that if you a really big sashimi fan then obviously order a lot more than here!


Tempura Prawns
I like prawns although I am not a humungous fan like some people.  Anyway, these were probably good but not great.  The tempura batter probably could have been a bit crisper/crunchier and the prawns themselves feel a bit underwhelming in size.  Keep in mind that Moshi Moshi has fair to moderate pricing so you are in no way being cheated.  Anyway, overall, nice but not spectacular.


Miso soup
Misi soup is miso soup, right? Probably a bit disappointed with this.  It just needed a tad more salt.
Gyoza anyone?
I am happy to report that the gyoza are some of the best you are going to get.  Not super large but importantly, nice and juicy, tasty and crispy without being chewy.  In a nutshell, great.
Teryaki Salmon
The teryaki salmon was great.  Obviously you are going to have to like soya sauce (its one of the key ingredients) but if you like teryaki then you are going to like this.  I like the sweet potato and carrot accompaniment on the sides. Nice.



 
Green tea ice cream with a chocolate infused spring roll?  Well something like that.  Anyway, very nice and would definitely be tempted by this again. Very nice!

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Moshi Moshi
In a nutshell: Is a slightly old fashioned looking Japanese restaurant that charms on the inside.  Very good quality food, nice customer service, a good variety of food on the menu and good pricing make this a great option in Port Melbourne, particularly in the cooler months of the year. Recommended and invite your friends.

Rating: 4 stars
Would I go again: Yes
Would I recommend to a friend: Yes

Telephone: +61 3 9646 7228
Address: 79 Bay St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
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Date Published: 19 May 2016

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Technical notes:
Today's photographs were all taken with a Pentax K3.



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