Japanese food is a favourite of mine but it’s something I certainly don’t have the skill or resources to create at home, which gave me the perfect excuse to order a Moshimo takeaway this week. If you’ve eaten at this Brighton institution before, you’ll be familiar with their conveyor-belt setup – with a continuous stream of dishes travelling past your table, it’s impossible to resist trying ‘just one more’. Ordering online is a similar experience – with everything from soup and sushi to poke bowls, and hot platters to tempt you, my partner Tommy and I had to exercise some restraint.
When our food arrived (within just 25mins of ordering), we put our hot platters in the oven (lowest setting) to keep warm. Cracking open a couple of beers, we started with tapas and gyoza. Our aubergine dengaku tasted just as good as it does in the restaurant, with silky-smooth aubergine and knock-your-socks-off miso sauce. Our prawn tempura and duck gyozas came complete with dipping sauces, and the kale crisps were a revelation – just how you can get kale to taste this good is beyond me. I can’t recommend these enough.
Moving on to sushi, we’d opted for a salmon and tuna sashimi box with edamame beans. Our fish tasted as fresh as if the chef was slicing it in front of us, and there was plenty of soy, ginger and wasabi. After a break, we moved onto hot dishes. My Loch Duart salmon teriyaki was flavoured with Moshimo’s famous teriyaki sauce, I loved the pickle salad, and there just the right amount of rice (I chose brown). Meanwhile, Tommy was happy to be reunited with one of his favourites – Chicken Katsu – which had a crispy crumb and plenty of Moshimo’s legendary katsu curry sauce. Finally defeated, we crawled onto the sofa. There’s no way we could have created a Japanese banquet like this ourselves, and eating it at home felt like a real treat.
With the full Moshimo menu online, you’ve got more than 100 dishes to choose from (including lots of plant-based options). Their most popular dishes are chicken katsu, sushi platters, poke and pork ribs in sticky soy. They also offer sushi party platters, with a big selection for a family feast. And rest assured that all meat and fish are sourced using the highest possible standards, which includes free-range chicken and the most sustainable farmed salmon in the UK.
Get your Moshimo fix by ordering it direct to your door through Deliveroo (1.5mile radius) or Uber Eats (2.5mile radius). For 10% off, order directly through the restaurant for collection at Batholomew Square, BN1 1JS – call 01273 719195 to place your order.