Moim Japanese Kitchen had been on my ‘must try’ list for a while. Yes, I know, there is a lot on that ‘must try’ list of mine. I actually first discovered Moim trolling Urbanspoon. It had great diner comments, and I knew we had to give it a go.
Unfortunately when it comes to dining out in my local hood, I am a last minute girl. Really, there isn’t any pre-planning involved. I tend to decide I don’t want to cook that evening, whinge to the boys, and out we go to eat.
My method of eating out in The Shire probably isn’t the best one. The smattering of good restaurants down my way are generally booked solid for a Friday and Saturday night well in advance. Last minute bookings don’t work. Actually this makes me the perfect candidate for the queue and chew crowd. Except I loathe to queue, I really am a booking kind of gal.
After way too many attempts to make a last minute booking for a Saturday evening, it finally sunk in. If I wanted to eat at Moim on a Friday or Saturday evening, an advanced booking needed to be made.
Then I discovered something quite magical. Driving past one Monday lunch I noticed they were basically empty. Light bulb moment, go for lunch on a Monday. No pre-planning on my side, I could head there when the urge took me.
So on a college free Monday I rounded up Josh to come join me for lunch. We had both decided to start our week off on a happy note. Moim have both Asahi and Orion beer on tap, plus a small selection of sake. A beer and sake were ordered. We note that they are also BYO wine only. Read more →