Getting Your Mojo On
After seven years, Mojo deserves an award for outlasting so many restaurant that have come and gone at Asian Heritage Row.
Some say that it has something to do with the leopard print sofas and Austin Power posters. The owner must have been an avid fan of Mike Myers as Mojo was once known to play only Austin Power movies and nothing else. But like the character, the owner is well known for his warmth as one tourist clubber reveals. Others reckon that special forces are at work. After all ‘mojo’ means ‘finding the magic in what we do’. But in true fact, the strength of Mojo simply lies in its affordable yet hearty meals.
A look into their menu reveals all the well-loved favourites. Wild mushroom soup, spaghetti marinara, home baked chicken and mushroom pie, fish and chips, English bread pudding and ice cream make up the range in their Asian and western dishes.
Esther Chandran, reknowned food critic from The Star recommends the prawn cocktail, a classic dish of fresh Norwegian prawns with lettuce and cocktail sauce. She also praised the crispy duck which is shredded meat in pancake wraps and served spring onions, plum sauce and chilli oil. This is a complex dish that requires the whole duck to be braised in herbs and then deep fried before it is deboned. The tender lamb shank which is served with roasted vegetables and mashed potato is also one of her favourites. So are the Asian favourites like the claypot chicken rice and curry laksa which is accompanied with a spicy homemade sambal.
On a personal note, the rich chocolate cake is a wonderful dessert. Made from imported Belgian chocolate and served with vanilla ice cream, one scoop of this is enough to make up for all the wrongs that have happened throughout the day.
But if you’re the adventurous type, try the cardamom scented panna cotta. One memorable remark from a diner who had tried it was, “It can make you forget your own name”.
So for a taste of magic, head on to Mojo for a good time. Mojo Restaurant & Bar; Asian Heritage Row, 42, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur and TEL 03-2697 7999