Monday, May 21, 2018

EAT Connect with Sushi Moshi

SUSHI MOSHI SPECIAL ROLLS IN BILAO.  Photo courtesy of @SushiMoshiPh Facebook

CHEF entrepreneur Jessie dela Cruz, a former overseas Filipino, the strategist behind Sushi Moshi restaurant, inspired and entertained me while driving as I listened to their light conversation about Japanese food and all the food he usually cook with the host Belle Surara on a Sunday noontime radio program “Eat Konnect Na” (12:00 noon to 1:00 pm) of Radyo Agila DZEC 1062 Khz, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.
onnichi wa (Good afternoon)!

CHEF ENTREPRENEUR JESSIE DELA CRUZ inside their SUSHI MOSHI Japanese Restaurant in Wilcon City Center, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines








BELLE SURARA, host of "EAT KONNECT NA" of RADYO AGILA DZEC 1062 KHz with the former OFW JESSIE DELA CRUZ, owner of SUSHI MOSHI located at Wilcon City Center, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

Jessie relayed that during his young age to this time, eating food and cooking were both his passion and his way of living. He's fond of trying something, concocting ingredients to create with the dishes he liked.
(L-R) JESSIE DELA CRUZ with his wife next to him Mrs. dela Cruz; BELLE SURARA, host of "EAT KONNECT NA," a radio program every Sunday 12 noon to 1 pm at  RADYO AGILA and CHUCHI ESTANISLAO, Financial Advisor and food enthusiast.

Jessie’s inspirations to start a Japanese restaurant came to fruition from working hard with two jobs - one in the morning and one in the evening when he was in Nagoya, Japan way back 1992 to 1998. He delivered different ingredients to stores in the morning and an all-around one-man operation in a Japanese club in the evening. It made him know how the ins and outs of the process of a Japanese food and entertainment establishment. He was mentored by his former boss in Japan.

JESSIE DELA CRUZ (standing), the entrepreneur with his wife and the food lovers at SUSHI MOSHI at Wilcon City Center, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
With all these wealth of experience, he came back rising and now opened this Sushi Moshi last November 2017. At first, they just wanted to open a small sushi store but found a better space that provided them to generate a dine-in and take-out of several Japanese dishes with a wide variety of sushi rolls, from starter, ala carte, nigiri, ramen, donburi and sashimi among others.

Grateful to Chuchi Estanislao, a friend and a financial advisor who connected me to the owners to taste and review the food they offer.

A customer choosing what to eat in a wide array of Japanese food choices in SUSHI MOSHI, Wilcon City Center
The brand name Sushi Moshi according to Jessie was derived from “sushi” and “moshi moshi.” Sushi is known as a Japanese dish of specially prepared rice with small amount of vinegar, with sugar and salt, combined with a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits; while Moshi from “moshi moshi” in Japanese in answering the phone, which means “hey dude or hello”.

JESSIE DELA CRUZ (right in white polo shirt) with wife in white blouse together with the food reviewers enjoying SUSHI MOSHI's Japanese food with the blogger Juliet Z. Cruz, food enthusiast Chuchi Estanislao and broadcasters Joey Morales of "Kantahan Na" and Belle Surara "Eat Konnect Na" of Radyo Agila DZEC 1062 KHz, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation

During our conversation with the chef, they have created new dishes like Tantan men and improved the menu to suit the customers’ taste. They develop their offerings quickly and instill new ideas and dishes to delight their customers.

Restaurant Review

POSITIVE AMBIANCE IN SUSHI MOSHI - Having good vibes in this new Japanese restaurant in Wilcon City Center, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.  In photo are Belle Surara, Joey Morales, Juliet Z. Cruz, Mrs. dela Cruz and Chuchi Estanislao.

Ambiance – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI MURAL designed by their artist

The visuals from murals to marketing collateral, the smile of the service personnel and the total package of the Sushi Moshi store brought us the atmosphere of happiness, youthfulness, prosperity, positive mood, creativity, synergy and dynamism.

The color combination of mint green of the chairs and the light orange accents of accessories and the paintings on the wall, the look, the style of the signage and the total image and branding of the restaurant imbibes to attract a wide array of customers including kids, families and even senior citizens.

SUSHI MOSHI MURALS or paintings on walls are light orange and mint green combination and "kawaii" inspired.   
Sushi Moshi’s interior design has a unique appeal, a modern Japanese marvel that tells a story of an entrepreneur.

It is fun, colorful and “kawaii.” The latter in Japanese means lovable, cute, or adorable and pretty inviting for the young ones and so the culture of cuteness in Japan.
SUSHI MOSHI LOGO
Food Taste and Presentation – 5 stars
SUSHI MOSHI'S TANTAN MEN, oozing with exquisite and authentic Japanese ramen flavors 

We tried the following and savored the food with gusto and satisfaction!

Tantan men (Php 219) - 5 stars

New delicious steamy ramen (noodles) in a big bowl, with nori seaweeds sheet on top, served hot and extra spicy with the right blend of sweetness and yet so affordable. Oh, the flavors explode inside my mouth. I love it so much and this completed my day!

Seafood Ramen (Php 219) – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI Seafood Ramen

“Sarap!” The words of appreciation in Filipino which means tasty from Belle Surara and Joey Morales. Well, it was a thumb up review to all the food that they tried.

Philadelphia (Php 179) – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI'S PHILADELPHIA

A kind of sushi elegantly presented with salmon, mango, cream cheese and sesame seed. We took one roll and savored a mouthful. Sushi rolls were delicious and fresh.

Kakiage (Php 129) – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI's KAKIAGE 

Wow in presentation! Crispy vegetables with carrots and sweet potatoes, dipped with the sauce that was so delectable.

Gyoza (Php 129) – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI'S GYOZA

Gyoza or Japanese dumplings were so yummy too!

Chicken Teriyaki (Php 199) - 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI'S CHICKEN TERIYAKI

This dish took a little longer time to serve. It was grilled with the smoky flavor. The chicken meat was so tender and deboned. The marinated sauce was mouthwatering and I approved this dish in my opinion to become one of the best sellers! Japanese rice was used in all their rice toppings (donburi), so sticky. Another yummy favorite dish!

Katsudon (Php 149) – 5 stars

From SUSHI MOSHI's Facebook @SushiMoshiPh showed several awesome photo sample selections of sushi, rice meal and salad to ease away that cravings! 

The serving of Katsudon was so generous and definitely superb in taste! Excellent 5 stars rating from Chuchi Estanislao and his son Jeff who got the chance to taste the “pasalubong” of her mom was astounded with the taste!  He said, Sushi Moshi's Katsudon is better than the normal Japanese food franchise he had tasted!

Ebi Tempura (5 pieces, Php 239) – 5 stars

SUSHI MOSHI'S EBI TEMPURA

Crunchy and oh perfect with its sauce. The sauce mixed with the small ginger strips at the side of the plate was so flavorful and a perfect combination with tempura!

Dessert Coffee Jelly Panna Cotta (Php 59) – 4 stars

DESSERTS IN SUSHI MOSHI 

This simple dessert sealed the taste buds to sweet.

Cucumber Lemonade (Php 40) – 5 stars

Cucumber Lemonade, refreshingly good only at SUSHI MOSHI

One of the rare drinks we experienced that truly taste great and refreshingly amazing!

Service - 5 stars

The service crews were all attentive to our needs and dressed in their colored uniform of mint green and light orange headband and apron and black polo shirt.

SUSHI MOSHI's service crew and cashier area

Price for Value – 5 stars

The quality of the food is absolutely excellent! The price is just right with the value we get from ambiance, food and service.

Location and Accessibility – 5 stars

Belle Surara, host of "Eat Konnect Na" of Radyo Agila loves this Seafood Ramen of SUSHI MOSHI 

The resto is easy to locate and for people from Quezon City like the nearby areas of Quezon City Hall, Visayas Avenue, Congressional Avenue, Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora, Project 8 and Central Avenue. This food hub could be another food adventure to try!
Plus their delivery service can do a lot of convenience for those who cannot go out of their homes and offices.

Time – 5 stars

The opening and closing of the store from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm is just alright with us for lunch, merienda and dinner time.

Over-all rating – 5 stars

Canned drinks from Japan are also offered in SUSHI MOSHI.

We were all happy and extremely satisfied with this Japanese food and it was indeed another food trip that we all love! Definitely this is another worth sharing to our friends.

Oh yes, it was oishii which means delicious in Japanese.

The Best Sellers of Sushi Moshi

Here is the list of top 10 selling dishes here in Sushi Moshi:
What do you like to eat in SUSHI MOSHI?
  1. Philadelphia
  2. Gyoza
  3. Chicken Teriyaki
  4. Tantan men Ramen
  5. Seafood Ramen
  6. Dynamite Sushi Roll
  7. California Maki
  8. Tempura
  9. Gyudon
  10. Katsudon

Spot the products you like here in SUSHI MOSHI!

Oh they have big Sushi Moshi Special Rolls too, like Combi 7 with 56 pieces rolls worth Php 999 and Combi 5, 40 pieces at Php 749.
All prices may be subject to change and so drop by soon. Just before we go to Japan, let us check all this all-so-good taste Sushi Moshi Japanese food!

With the trend and demand of Sushi Moshi, expansion for another branch may be sooner to accomplish.

They also do food delivery with the minimum order of PhP 500 + PhP 50 delivery fee near the areas like Tandang Sora, Visayas Avenue, Project 8, City Hall, Project 6 and Congressional and catering may be requested too.

Contact Sushi Moshi at 985-9816, 09171602658, 09338559628 or dine-in at G/F Wilcon City Center, 121 Visayas Avenue, Bgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City

If you are happy with the food and service of SUSHI MOSHI, just leave a generous tip here! :)
Thank you or arigato gozaimasu for this was another fulfilled day of abundance and beautiful life!
Thank you to host Belle Surara "Eat Konnect Na"Radyo Agila (DZEC 1062 KHz) and leadership of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

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