Wednesday, December 17, 2014


December 17, 2014

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

J's comment >  just as wonderful as last visit's! insanely tender veal cheek, not too fatty and wasn't heavy either after polishing off the whole dish; pasta cooked well; just as before though, would have liked a tad more cheese & jus

Grilled octopus, chorizo, parsley, garlic, tzatziki - 2+

J's comment > very tender and flavorful octopus, not chewy or tough at all; equally yummy chorizo; loved the equally sized pieces of both proteins

BC Sablefish, farmer's vegetables, spaetzle, soy marinate - 2+

J's comment > perfectly cooked sablefish; very flavorful although a smidgen salty; lovely spaetzle, slightly crisp and on the firm side, just the way I like it; foam was an interesting touch, but due to the saltiness of the fish, it was slightly tough to discern the foam flavor

Mushroom bisque w truffle oil - 2

J's comment > not too creamy, but definitely strong mushroom flavor; needs more cream or oil; very hard and crisp croutons, really perfect for dunking in the soup

Linguine alle vongole, clams, garlic, parsley, chili oil, sauvignon blanc - 2

J's comment > pasta well cooked, but like the pappardelle, needs more sauce; clams fresh

Tiramisu - 2

J's comment > meh.... desserts' not Moma's specialty (other than the apple pie we tried last time); this was more like a mousse, and had to be the driest tiramisu I've ever had; needs a lot more liqueur; maracon was hard as a rock and had none of the fluffiness I like in macarons

Coconut panna cotta w mango compote - 2

J's comment > more coconut pudding than panna cotta; in fact, it reminded me strongly of the coconut chinese dessert some chinese restaurants give out at the end of the meal (eg Bamboo Grove); definitely not mango season, hence the mango compote was slightly tart and sour


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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