There is a lot of hype going on when it comes to the new extension of level two in mall of the emirates and when we went to check it out, we were more than impressed. But what blew our minds off was the number of options we have when it comes to dining at the new extension. Believe us when we say that regular “Food Court” style food is far from what is being offered at the extension, and lucky for us, our comfort food go-to restaurant More Cafe has finally opened up its brand new branch in MOE.
More cafe has been a favourite of ours for a very long time. Be it their breakfast, lunch or dinner menu or even their coffee and desserts they have to offer, we just cant seem to find fault in any of their dishes. Not catering to any one particular cuisine, More Cafe ensures perfect presentation and flavor incorporated into each dish. From the generous portions to the thoughtful condiments added to each dish, there is no doubt this place is comfort food at its best. We were more than overwhelmed to be at a tasting session for one of our favourite restaurants, and this time we decided to not order the regulars and try something different for a change.
Once our drinks of fresh watermelon and orange juice were ordered, we glanced through the vast menu at More Cafe. We had always been meaning to try out the soups at More Cafe since we heard they were very generous with their portions and each soup had its own unique warmth to it. So based on our server’s recommendation, we opted for the More Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. The soup is homemade and the portions are definitely generous. It is served in a traditional “De Buyer” Pot which is big enough to serve as a starter for 4 to 5 people. Accompanied with 2 slices of homemade bread and butter. This soup is deliciously hearty, thick and the addition of pumpkin seeds adds a nice crunch to the soup. We loved it so much; we took two servings each even though we knew we had mains and dessert pending!
For mains, again based on our server’s recommendation again and our quest to try something different, we ordered for the ‘Anna Mari Se Kiep’ which is tender and juicy chicken breast filled with ricotta cheese and tarragon, served with baby potatoes, roasted capsicum and a creamy black pepper sauce. This dish was an innovative play on your regular Sunday roast. Not only was the chicken cooked perfectly, but the filling inside tasted delicious too. The baby potatoes were baked until it has a nice crust outside and soft inside, and the cream sauce married the flavors of the chicken and potatoes perfectly.
Being massive lovers of asian food, it didn’t take long for us to decide we were going to order the Beef Stir Fry which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir fried in sesame oil with asian spices, crispy vegetables, sweet soy sauce, chilli, fresh coriander and egg noodles. Again, we loved the portion size of this dish and how vibrant it looked. The flavors were spot on and we particularly enjoyed the side sauces of sweet and sticky soy sauce and the spicy sambal; it helped us alter the spice levels of the dish to our preference.
Finally, for dessert, we opted for the Dark Chocolate Fondant served hot with a chocolate and vanilla sauce and a scoop of ice cream. The is never an instance where we find “fondant” on a menu and never ordered it. We loved the richness of the dark chocolate (tasted 70% dark) and the balance of the sauces and ice cream. It was truly satisfying and pleasing to our tummies!
More Pumpkin Soup – 39Dhs
Anna Mari Se Kiep – 69Dhs
Asian Beef Stir Fry – 62Dhs
Dark Chocolate Fondant – 40Dhs
Ambience – 3.5/5
Food – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Value – 4/5