Hi, it’s me Marimonda.
Today, I’d like to introduce one of the luxurious Asian fusion restaurant in Medellin, Moshi. There is another branch in Cartagena. I visited this place at the end of February to celebrate the anniversary.
Located in calle 10A, Moshi is also close to Parque Lleras where the heart of the night life of the city. There are other gourmet restaurants nearby. I would say it’s one of the best food districts in Medellin. At night, the street is somewhat dark and parking is not that convenient. Thus, I recommend you to arrive a bit earlier (if you drive) to get a parking spot near the restaurant, or taking a cab can be another option. I parked at Hotel Diez, it was about 2-3 blocks away from the restaurant. But this parking lot is also filled with cars very quickly and expensive. When I came back after having dinner, it was about 8:30 p.m. and the parking lot was already full.
Moshi is not that big, but thanks to the open kitchen, it looks bigger than it is. Also, it is another thing to enjoy that they cook the food in front of you. The way they prepare rice seemed very authentic. They put the cooked rice into a big wooden bowl to mix it up with sauce and gently stirred them. It was the first time that I’ve ever seen this preparation in Colombia while it is very common way to prepare the rice in restaurants in Asia.
Menu & Taste
We ordered OJ and beer to drink. We were thinking of ordering wine, but it was really expensive. I saw people in another table bringing in their own bottle, thus if you’re a wine lover you may ask whether they offer a corkage service.
The amuse-bouche is free or charge and really delicious. It was a mini cracker with some fish(?) on top of it. I am not sure what it was, but it was a perfect to increase my appetite.
There’s a course menu and dish. We ordered one appetizer, two main dishes, and one dessert with drinks.
We ordered a Spicy Tuna as a starter. It served two pieces, and pretty heavy because it’s filled with rice inside the seaweed. The seaweed seemed lightly fried so it was very crispy. The moose on the of the rice ball was very soft and harmonize the whole ingredients.
Muu Shoo was like self-burrito. The pork was service with tortillas, so you wrap the meat with tortillas. The portion didn’t seem big at first, but with tortillas it was enough. Though the meat had very rich flavor, which I didn’t like that much.
While, Kao Pat Puu is a fried rice with crab. The rice was served with baked orange. I wasn’t sure how to eat it, but I squeezed the orange on the top of the rice so I could enjoy the rice with citrus flavor. Since it’s fried rice, when it got cold, it was a bit greasy. But the orange and onion made the rice fresh.
Since we had rice and another rice for appetizer and main dish, we decided to share one dessert, Yuzu pop. As you can see above, the color of the popsicle was black. It was very refreshing and successful choice to finish the meal.
Service & Price
There are many servers, but the service was somewhat slow. Every dish, they explain you the ingredients and if you’re not sure they tell you how to eat the dish properly to enjoy the best flavor. The staffs are very friendly and attentive.
The price of the food is expensive. Moshi is one of the most expensive restaurants I’ve ever been to in Medellin. In total, I paid about 170,000 pesos. Each main dish costs about 40,000 cop. Considering that we ordered one of the cheapest drinks, and we shared the appetizer and dessert, it is quite pricey. As I mentioned in the beginning, it was a special occasion so we went there. I would say it’s not an everyday restaurant (at least for me). Though, it’s worth to visit for your special day. The food is not only exotic but yummy.
Enjoy your travel with Marimonda. See you soon 🙂
If you’re curious other restaurants in Medellin,
address : Cra. 36 #10 A – 45, Medellín – COLOMBIA
Due to the COVID-19, the restaurants only offer home delivery service for now.