Moshe’s (7, Minoo Manor Building, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai)


In a nutshell:
A Mumbai based chain with restaurants in Mumbai & Pune where food is the prime focus & they serve YUMM Mediterranean food.

The entrance
The entrance

Address & other details:  Moshe’s

Meal for 2: 1000 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

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Receipt 1
Receipt day 1
Receipt day 2
Receipt day 2

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

We had some great memory of dining at Moshe’s a few years back, during our visit to Mumbai. So when we shifted to Mumbai recently from Delhi NCR, Moshe’s was top of the list. We were delighted to find out that it was walking distance from our home. Paid a few visits, ate to our heart’s content & here is the story.

The
The cake shop cum lobby area

The Cuffe Parade branch is located in a beautiful old Colonial Building with High ceilings. There is a small sitting area outdoors & then there is a Dining hall inside. There is a small cake shop cum lobby area which also has seating arrangements.

Outdoor sitting area
Outdoor sitting area

The interiors r nice.

The guys at the restaurant are pretty attentive and good. At times they miss a thing or two as they r constantly running around. People here r way better than at Palladium Moshe’s or rather they r much organized in handling rush than the guys at Palladium.

choco layered cake
choco layered cake

The menu card is very easy to read, with detailed description of every dish

Food, as I said was very good to excellent. Hardly had anything average or below that.

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

Day 1:

We started our evening with Maraq shifta – Baghdadi Jewish soup made with slow roast pot roasted tomato, chicken meatballs, pumpkin, mint and coriander.

Maraq shifta
Maraq shifta

It was tangy and very flavourful. It had a hot aftertaste.  Presence of chicken balls turned out to be only an addition to the different textures in the soup. Chicken did not do much to the flavour of the soup. Tomato base was not tomatoee but just too good. Rate this 4.5/5

Maraq Shifta
Maraq Shifta

We moved on to Mutamma Algerian lamb stew with smoked paprika, chard and white beans and saffron pulav on the side.

Algerian
Mutamma

Lamb was super soft and excellent to taste. The ‘gravy’, if I might call it that, was excellent. It had beautifully incorporated the flavours of both meat and spices. Slow cooking did its magic.

Mutumma
Mutamma

The kidney beans in the gravy were on the borderline of being hard and medium soft.Rate it 4.5/5

Saffron pulav had flavours of dill leaves that overpowered the flavour of saffron. Saffron strands in the pulav reminded of saffron in addition to the color.

Rice flavored with saffron and dill
Rice flavored with saffron and dill

Super soft independent strands of rice non greasy, minimal extra fat. Loved eating it as it is. Rate it 4.5/5

For dessert we tried L’orange – rich flourless chocolate and orange cake made with crushed almonds. This was served with pure vanilla ice cream that was creamy, thick and not too sweet.

L'orange
L’orange

The cake was just outstanding. It tasted of intense, soft and creamy sweet and bitter chocolate and layers of thick orange jus oozing out from the layers. Found some orange zest as well. Almond surely made its presence felt in terms of taste and added an element of firmness and made the cake a bit ‘grainy’ in texture. Rate it 4.95/5

Vanilla ice cream served with L'orange
Vanilla ice cream served with L’orange

Day 2:

We ordered Moshe’s hummus platter – It had hummus with picked aubergine, sesame crusted falafel, muhammarah, red cabbage with olive and sumac served with pita and lavash

Hummus
Moshe’s Hummus platter

The Lavash was excellent. Very crisp, warm when served. It had Perfect seasoning. Rate it 4.25/5

Lavash and pita bread
Lavash and pita bread

Pita bread was good. It was soft inside and crisp outside. Rate it 3/5

Lavash and pita bread
Lavash and pita bread

Hummus was a major disappointment. It was too smooth, lacked texture, had no flavours in it, e.g. Olive oil, garlic etc. Even the chickpea flavour did not emerge properly. Rate it 2/5.

Pickled aubergine was quite nice. Flavors of aubergine made its presence felt in spite of strong flavor of sauces. Rate it 3.75/5

Pickled aubergine
Pickled aubergine

Sesame crusted falafel had a crispy outer and a firm inside. The flavors were excellent. The taste was very good as well. Rate it 4/5

Falafel
Falafel

Red cabbage with sumac and olive was good. The cabbage was crunchy and the dish was good to taste. Rate it 3/5

Red
Red cabbage

Overall rating of this platter averages out to 3.3.

Muhammrah
Muhammrah

We then went for Chargrilled rawas with caper lime sauce, fresh herbs and paprika. In fact, it turned out to be fish in lemon butter sauce with a fancy description. However, having said that, fresh rawas and char grilling of the fish gave it a nice twist. Crunchy Veggies at the bottom were great to munch on.

Char
Char grilled rawas with caper lime sauce, fresh herbs and paprika

This whole dish was served in an edible bowl. The heat kind of softened the base. Juices of fish and grilled veggies made the base even better. Loved the overall dish. Rate it 4.25/5

Char grilled rawas with caper lime sauce, fresh herbs and paprika
Char grilled rawas with caper lime sauce, fresh herbs and paprika

We had Baklava for dessert – thin filo pastry filled with dry fruits – primarily almonds, baked with honey and spices. The filo pastry had an element of salt that somewhat balanced the intense sweetness of honey. Flavours of clarified butter were enjoyable. Rate it 4.25/5.

Baklava
Baklava

We also bought sandwiches etc on other occasions but not covering those as we did not click pics / retain the bill.

Overall rating of food at Moshe’s averages out to 4.3.

We wud surely take many a strolls back to this place to enjoy a nice evening.

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