Mooki News

I know we haven’t had any Line Fish for a while, but with all the rain, the pickings have been a bit slim. However I am Super Happy to tell you that we just got some Geelbek in from our mate Garret. If you are one of my regulars who have been phoning about Linefish, then get yourself down here ASAP as it won’t last long (that’s a promise). As usual we are dusting it with our Fish Spice Flour,Pan frying it with a touch of Garlic Butter and serving it on a bed of warm Mai Fun Noodle Salad, topped with our HomeMade Wasabi Mayo (R75.00).
Brand new at Mooki is our selection of Ice Creams and other delicious Nom Noms. At the moment we have Cappuccino cups (delicious little Cappuccino flavour Ice cream Desserts), Choc Nut Sundae Cups, Mini Chocolate Kisses on a stick, Ice Cream (Vanilla, Caramel and Chocolate), Frozen yoghurt (Strawberry and Granadilla), Milkshakes and Frozen yoghurt Shakes.  When you order your next Take Away, you can now get dessert too.
In true Mooki fashion (excuse the pun), we are partnering up with the Awesomely talented Greg Darrol from Tokyo Go-Go (the guy who designed our menu!) and are gonna be introducing our very first range of Key rings, Caps and T Shirts which will be available for purchase in-store @ Mooki. Watch this space……..
Lastly, just a reminder about our Monday Prawn Special (Half a Kilo with Fried Rice or Noodles and a choice of sauce) @ R 65.00 and also our Tuesday Rib Special (Half a Kilo in a Sweet and Sticky Vietnamese Glaze with Sweet Potato chips) @        R 69.00.
Shot China, Love you long time…
Illustration courtesy Tokyo-Go-Go

Laser Cut Sushi

Japan-based ad agency I&S BBDO puts a new spin on a centuries old Japanese delicacy. In an effort to reignite the seaweed-eating community for their client, the series of laser-cut seaweed known as Design NORI offers a stylized meal to entice consumers. By taking traditional seaweed and cutting intricate patterns into them, each sushi roll created with the edible square is turned into a work of art.

The idea for this inventive food design stemmed from the decline in business for Hiroyuki Umino, who owns a seaweed wholesale and retail store in Ibaraki Prefecture called Umino Seaweed Shop, since the destructive tsunami hit Japan in 2011. Each design scheme is cut into the nori (the Japanese word for the seaweed paper most commonly used for sushi), which needs to be thick because Umino says that thin seaweed is too weak to handle the meticulous incisions. Each design is a separate symbolic representation of positivity—good fortune, happiness, longevity, etc.

Although Design NORI is not yet available for mass distribution or online sale, it is currently on display as part of the KATAGAMI Style – Paper Stencils and Japonisme exhibition atMitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo until May 27, 2012.

Mooki Goes Mobile! On 2 Wheels! Plus New Specials!

That’s right, folks, we have our scooter, our driver (his name’s Sahara – like the desert) and our Mooki-style Home-Made Delivery box. In short, we’re all set to start delivering from Monday the 12th March between 11:30. and 18:00  (maybe 19:00 on Fridays).
Because we only have one scooter and there are so many of you guys out there, we will innitially be delivering in a TWO BLOCK RADIUS. That is to say, we will be delivering between the following roads;
Unfortunately at present we don’t have the resources to go further without it taking just forever for you to get your food.! There will be no delivery charge in our catchment area and we will only be delivering for orders over R 100.00. Seeing as we are not charging for deliveries, we ask you to tip Sahara for his efforts as he is quite skinny and needs to eat more. Also, Please note that we will endeavour to get your food to you as swiftly as the Mooki Mobile can go, but we are new at this, so your patience would be appreciated.
In other news, we have our new menus (for those of you who haven’t been recently) and some new specials. The Menus were designed by Greg Darroll of Tokyo Go-Go and are awesome. Check out the links on our Menu page and Specials page.  Our Linefish was delivered fresh from the sea this very morning, so if you like Fresh Fish, you better get here soon coz it won’t last long.
Please note that we do reserve the right to change prices, and specials also do depend on availability

New Mooki Noodles Menu And Stunning Art Work By Tokyo Go-Go

Mooki commissioned Greg aka Tokyo Go-Go to create a new Menu for the Restaurant, the overall look needed to be clean, colorful, and fun.  An array of characters were scattered throughout the menu, each relating in some way to a meal, side or option our the surroundings available at Mooki.  The new venue with all its yummy treats can be seen here.

Greg Darroll is an Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in Durban, South Africa. He generally works with vector graphics, and clean, colourful, crazy illustrations that get people thinking, laughing or just immersed in detail.  He is  continually fascinated by anything and everything creative however characters, designer toys, 2D animation and T-shirt illustrations are just a few things that inspire him to create even more!   The name “Tokyo-Go-Go” is a bit of a cryptic one. Firstly it resembles his love for all things Japanese, as well as his initial urge to pursue a career as a designer. The first “Go” represents how far he has come since he  began his adventure. Drawing, thinking, creating, everyday. Developing immensely in the process. The second “Go” is all about what’s in store for him in the future. Which the Mooki Team see’s as very bright!

Exciting Mooki News And Competition!

There are some exciting things on the horizon for Mooki in the near future!
We are currently readying ourselves to become vendors at the Night Market and also at I Heart Market. We will hopefully be at the next Night Market which is on the 1st of March, and we are aiming to be at the April I Heart Market. We will be offering some of our Noodle dishes, Fried Rice dishes, Prawn Spring Rolls, Cumin Chicken Wraps, some other yummy stuff and hopefully (for the first time) we will be bottling our sauces so you can make your own yummy noodles at home. Awesomeness.
As some of you may know, we are trying to get a delivery service off the ground soon. This will initially be limited to a 2 block radius from Mooki and will be available until about 6 pm daily. We will not be charging for this service, but we will unfortunately have to limit the service to orders of R 100 and over. Unfortunately we simply cannot deliver one portion of Spring Rolls or one Mushroom and Paneer Salad. It simply would not be viable. Sorry. We will let you know when we are ready to launch this as we are still trying to figure out the logistics etc.
Eat Out magazine is currently running a competition @ the link below, so if you are keen to win a three course meal for two at Mooki, enter immediately. Send this link to all your Chinas so they can also have a chance to win too. Sharing is caring, people.