Moo Moo Meal
A meal at Moo Moo in Moscow. Not a bad feed for about 250 Roubles / 12 AUD
I had gone up to Kuznetsky Most to investigate an Indian restaurant there. Having arrived I thought it was silly to eat Indian in Russia so I ducked into the Moo Moo and tried to order the most Russian meal I could.
In the Moo Moo there is a large U shaped counter area around the seating where you take a tray and slide it along the counter in front of a series of stations where the food is sitting out in stone pots for the soups or a bain marie for mains or a chilled cabinet for the desserts. You slide your tray along and you can point at what you want if your Russian isn't up to the task (mine wasn't but I tried).
The cucumbers and soup were new menu items which the staff were enthusiastic about. The soup had a bit of an alcoholic after taste to it, a bit like salted rice wine.
I had difficulty pronouncing the russian for the liver fritters. I wanted to order it because it seemed weird. I knew I had got it right when the guy in line next to me (a Russian) screwed up his face and shook his head. The staff behind the counter also seemed a bit surprised while pointing at the dish. I insisted.
The roasted veges were a concession to vitamins that I had probably been missing out on in much of my diet there. The sour cherry Tort because it was a classic Russian finish to the meal. The Kvas because it is the quintessential russian drink, and full of vitamin C!
The meal was very tasty. The liver fritters were very good, a slight paté taste. Great value for money. My only regret was not ordering a larger Kvas.