It’s only my second visit to Momo’wich. I’ve taken a late lunch break today and am pleased to see there are a few chairs free on this occasion so I can eat in.
As I approach the counter I’m served straight away and am asked what I’d like, “Perhaps something spicy? Try a sample of Malaysian chicken curry?”
It’s pretty cold today. Something spicy sounds appealing, although – after the gorgeous Pad Thai I had on my last (and first) visit, I’d already got my eye on the beef rendang sandwich and tod mun fishcakes.
But I like to keep an open mind, and was persuaded by the hot and spicy taster. It had a real kick to it. One Malaysian chicken curry with salad it is.
The Pad Thai here is also pretty special: fresh, hot noodles topped with ground peanuts and chilli sauce, and a bit of side salad. And a very reasonable portion for £3.95 that doesn’t over-face.
An outstanding little cafe, even by Shoreditch’s high standards.
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Thai, Malaysian
~ Address: 75 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London
~ Postcode: E1 6BD
~ Tel: 020 7377 6409
~ Nearest stations: Aldgate, Aldgate East, Shoreditch
~ Website + menus: Momo’wich website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Momo’wich food
~ facebook page: Momo’wich facebook page
~ Location: Momo’wich map
More Shoreditch dining:
~ Fora – Mediterranean restaurant, City branch
~ Kastner & Ovens – great salad selection
~ Mama Thai – Indian + Thai take-away curries + noodles
~ Pizza Union – stonebaked pizza, Spitalfields
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