A trip to Peru with MOMMI!
In a city where Peruvian food is cropping up all over the place (and rightly so, as it’s AMAZING) a restaurant has to set itself apart from the crowd somehow. And Mommi has done just that – having gone completely gluten free a few years ago, on our first naive visit (a birthday) we took in a birthday cake for our friend – whilst they were kind enough topresent it with candles, they wouldn’t allow us to eat it inside the restaurant due to cross contamination, which we actually thought was quite amazing of them. The birthday girl was also thrilled…she got to take home the whole thing and eat it herself!
Mommi also fuse Japanese cuisine with their Peruvian roots, leading to a varied and vibrant menu of hold and cold wonders. Every dish comes out like a colourful painting, perfectly cooked meats and gorgeous accompaniments…but if you’re a veggie, don’t worry – there are tons of vegetarian dishes that are just as outstanding. On our first visit, they couldn’t put a foot wrong – every dish was a hit. On our second visit, restricted a little more by dairy free and vegetarian requirements at the table (and of course using the Eat Safe app to choose our dishes) we did have to send back the aubergine dish for being undercooked. But they handled it well, and promptly brought out a replacement dish.
The service was friendly and familiar and the decor in Mommi is stylish and eclectic – they take presentation seriously, not only on the plate, but on the interiors, too. Our top tip: go on a Sunday night, where they offer 40% off your food bill! A steal, and with the money saved, get yourself a pisco sour or a Pachamama cocktail – delicious. Our favourite dishes are the Grilled Miso Salmon, the Nikkei Tempura Fish and Chips, and the House Ceviche! Go in a big group so you can try it all. And make sure you take some photos…. those pics will go far on Instagram. 😉
Find Mommi at www.wearemommi.com !