Moka Dining has recently opened in Beaconsfield (only 8 mins from Waterloo!) with an entire menu of omurice- a popular Japanese dish that’s basically omelette and rice.
So fun fact, I’ve been to Japan twice now but have never had any interest in eating omurice, I’ve seen plenty of pics of it but well, the draw of incredibly fresh sushi always won out.Â But now with the beginnings of winter creeping upon us, I’ve unpacked the knitted jumpers, fleece lined stockings and colourful scarves and started craving hearty, comfort foods.
Demi-glace sauce omurice ($16.80). This omurice is the ultimate in comfort food. A blanket of fluffy omelette lounges seductively over a mound of steamed rice and surrounded by a moat of Japanese style beef sauce with pieces of tender beef. It’s honestly a warm, snuggly hug for the soul.
Creamy white sauce omurice with bacon and mushroom ($15.80).YAS LOOK AT ALL THE CREAM! While this is not a traditional omurice, I’m always a sucker for anything creamy + carbs. Plus it had mushrooms and bacon which is always my fave combo and reminded me of boscaiola pasta.
Lemme just show you a closeup… oh baby oh baby! Yes itâ€™s a bit pricey but damn the portions are massive! We barely made it halfway through each dish and had toÂ takeaway the leftovers.
ButÂ of course I couldn’t resist dessert! Moka makes fresh sponge cakes with cream but I only had eyes for their ‘towel rolls’ which is basically a crepe filled with a layer of cream and rolled up so it resembles a crepe layer cake. Flavours available that day were taro, matcha, chocolate AND DURIAN!!!
The rolls are $20 each but the durian is $22 and you can buy them for takeaway or if you’re dining in it’s sliced into thirds. The amount of durian and cream in the rolls is pretty generous, the cream is fresh and the durian super fragrant. Definitely a winner for durian lovers!
358 Botany Road,
Mon â€“ Sun: 11am â€“ 10pm