The balance between quality and affordability is key, especially with so much choice available in this city. People don’t mind paying slightly more for their meal but good quality is expected in return.
The style of cuisine is mostly based on Taiwanese street food, which is a draw card as it is a pretty unique concept in Joburg. The decor is basic, which is to be expected considering the theme, and some of the tables even spill over into a basement parking driveway.
The menu is made up of 4 categories, namely: Tapas, Sushi, Baos (Steamed buns) and ‘Bowls’ (Main meals with a chosen base of rice, noodles or greens).. There is loads to choose from (except for dessert lovers) and the plates are worth sharing to get a taste of a few dishes.
All the couples shared dishes and we got to try quite a variety of food, bar their sushi. Between two of us we managed to finish 3 tapas dishes and 1 portion of baos and really enjoyed them all.
The tapas portion sizes are very generous considering the price. The beef and shiitake Pot Stickers (R58) were plated in an interesting way and were not like your conventional fried dumplings. The Crispy Calamari (R55) was done with a sweet edge to it, while the Firecracker Prawns (R78) lived up to their name and were pretty hot but very tasty (for someone who stays away from chilly).
We opted for a Colonel Bao (R68) and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted fried chicken quite as delicious as this!
The bowls were slightly less ‘exciting’ (R72-R95) but they were hearty portions and really tasty noodles indeed.
The owners of Momo Baohaus have clearly done their homework and are producing great food that is affordable. This is a new favourite for me, so be sure to give it a visit!
p.s Make a booking!!! They do not have a liquor licence and do not intend to get one for now – so take your own along or pop to the bottle store around the corner when you arrive.
- Food 5/5
- Value 4.5/5
- Service 3.5/5
- Atmosphere 4.5/5
- Overall Rating = 4.5/5
Contact: 010 900 4889