Saturday, November 01, 2014


November 1, 2014

Slow braised veal cheek pappardelle, parmigiano, natural jus - 2+

J's comment > wow!! insanely tender veal cheek, not too fatty and wasn't heavy either after polishing off the whole dish; pasta cooked well, slightly on the al dente side; would have liked a tad more cheese & jus

MoMa crispy pork belly, taro root puree, mostards, chili oil, natural jus - 2

J's comment > not bad; crisp, but the crispness wasn't on the skin as expected (my bad for assuming this? But it's pork belly... what else is going to crisp)?; so the 'crispness' was just the seared texture of the pork meat; flavor good, loved the taro; green beans very tender

Fresh chorizo pasta w housemade marinara sauce - 2

J's comment > not bad; chorizo soft but not mushy, just not as hard as the usual variety; pasta well cooked, again slightly on the al dente side; flavor good but would have liked just a tad more sauce and cheese

Steamed clams, sake-miso broth, wakame, scallion - 2

J's comment > very fresh clams but about 50% were slightly gritty; the saltwater method didn't quite work in the purge... made broth tad too salty for my liking; other than the saltiness, broth was good but was definitely more sake than miso; bread on top was hard and stale

Daily dessert: Apple pie à la mode - 2+

J's comment > really good pie crust on the edge, very flaky and crisp; even the base underneath the moist apples was OK, not too soggy as is the norm; as a non-fan of apple pie this was pretty good

Matcha cheesecake - 2

J's comment > texture mealy and tasted neither of matcha nor cheese and wasn't sweet... kinda bland now that I come to think of it, although the black sesame was bold, it just didn't work as a whole


Review by Vancouver Sun
Shame that most of the dishes mentioned aren't offered anymore, as MoMa likes to rotate its menu (but yay to creativity) :D

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Labels: french, italian, richmond

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