MOAM Poke and Acai – Refreshing Asian-Fusion Poke Bowls
January 23, 2021
When you think of Men on A Mission (MOAM), you’ll probably be thinking about the entertaining Korean variety show that is also known as Knowing Bros. However, the team that we are referring to here today is
on another mission. They are here to change your mind about how leading a healthier lifestyle is not just about eating bland salads with no dressing. It can also be about having delicious but guilt-free food!
Located in the lowkey part of town, MOAM is found in the basement of City Gate which is just a short walk away from the bustling Haji Lane. The modern eatery rocks a classy tropical vibe.
First up, I had the Gili Bowl ($14.90) with quinoa base at no extra charge. Who would have imagined having fried chicken in a poke bowl? Well, MOAM did. Inspired by Indonesian flavours, the bowl contains fried boneless chicken thigh coated with kicap manis, cucumber, cherry tomato, pineapple, red cabbage, bawang goreng, spiced peanut and keropok udang. What’s more, all the sauces and dips are handmade by them!
All ingredients in the bowl were super crisp and juicy! As someone who doesn’t like the taste of pineapples, I actually ate the ones included in this bowl as they were really sweet! Only if all pineapples taste like the ones here.
Fatin, the customer happiness officer, shared with me how every bowl created at MOAM is infused with elements of Asian cuisine. This is so that their food can suit the palates of the typical Singaporean who might not be familiar with traditional Hawaiian poke bowls.
The highlight for me is the chicken, spiced peanuts, and keropok dip! All these are flavourful, crunchy and savoury in their own ways. Interestingly, the unique flavour of each item doesn’t overpower that of another, and the flavours all worked really well together.
The fried chicken boneless thigh coated with kicap manis deserves a special mention. Made from scratch by the head chef, it is really one of a kind. All ingredients like lemongrass, turmeric and shallots are locally sourced. Every bowl is carefully curated to ensure that all ingredients meld together perfectly like a beautiful symphony.
Now, for the acai fans, this is the real deal. I got the regular Ipanema ($10.90). You can have a choice of cookie, almond or hazelnut butter as your drizzle. And we went with the crowd favourite — cookie butter. I was really impressed by the plating of the acai bowl. Flamboyant, enticing and aesthetically pleasing.
I didn’t know where to start! In the Ipanema bowl, we have acai, coconut milk sorbet, banana, strawberry, blueberry, orange slice, dragonfruit, kiwi, chocolate granola, cacao nibs. What a perfect mix of tropical fruits! They even cut the red dragonfruit into the shape of a butterfly!
The base of the acai is coconut sorbet, which is one of my favourite mixes with acai. The sorbet, which was of quite a small portion, rested at the bottom of the bowl. I didn’t have as much coconut sorbet as I’d have liked, but I guess there will be a more generous portion of it if you order the large portion of Ipanema!
Fatin shared that some customers would order the large acai bowls and have it as a meal! I’ll attest to how filling it is! Even with just the regular portion that’s supposedly a dessert, it’s almost like half a meal for me. Also, for all acai fans, this is a more affordable option if you’re looking for a wholesome bowl!
The space at MOAM is more of a kitchen that caters to takeaway and delivery orders. You can also place your order via Whatsapp and arrange for a pick up onsite. With only seats for two, for now, MOAM hopes to move to a larger space with more dine-in capacity in the future! Till then, let’s support them in this mission of spreading the love for tasty healthy food!
MOAM (Men on A Mission) Poke and Acai
Address: 371 Beach Road, City Gate B1-36, Singapore 199597
Mobile: 8228 9034
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: 11am to 8:30pm On Weekdays, 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Closed on Sundays.
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
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