One thing about being a mommy? You need some sort of support group.
I have reconnected recently with my friend whose a mom to an active 3-year-old boy. For some reason, we got caught up taking care of our budding families. It took us a long time to do what we loved doing again before we actually got married, try to dine out somewhere new and fresh. It’s funny though how this time, as parents, it took us I think, 3 days to finalize where to meet. Since we’re bringing our kids to also have a simultaneous play date, (our kids basically grew up fond of each other since we all lived in the same building when they were born – they are just 1 year apart), we had to consider a kid friendly place.
Finally, my friend told me about meeting Moomin Cafe, located at Shop 32, 3/F, LCX, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. They served main dishes like steaks, pork ribs, lamb shanks and burgers to name a few but we met up in the afternoon so I got the Moomin House Pancake for my daughter. When I asked the waiter how big the serving was, he said, it’s good for two. I paired it with coffee and when it came out, all of us ogled on how Instagram worthy it was.
I am giving a 5 out of 5 for the Moomin’s House Pancakes!
The presentation was enticing. Not to mention, the flavours that exploded in my palate was incomparable. My daughter’s favourite are blue berries, combined with a very familiar one to her, the strawberries. The idea that she was able to name her food made her excited to eat. This idealism is very simple but it’s nice to have them complete their food and gain confidence within themselves as they carry out naming what they’re eating. Also, fruits are healthy. That day, they were served fresh. Overall, the colours complimented so well and appeared very irresistible. I was compelled to dig in as well myself when I was very confident in ordering a cup of coffee only.
This plate costed around HK$198. Pretty pricey but it fed both me and my daughter because the height of the pancake rack was pretty decent. www.openrice.com had set the budget to range from HK$200-HK$400. You can pay via EPS (Union Pay), Visa, MasterCard and by cash. During the weekends, it tends to get packed so make reservations through 2730-0963. They are open from 11:30am to 9:30pm daily. If you would like to visit Moomin Cafe via the MTR, go down at the Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) station or East TST and take exits A1, C1 and L5. You may also go down at the Austin Station then take Exit F.
There are also stuffed toys that honestly, I found quite disturbing that they get rotated for other people to enjoy taking photos of and having a meal with??? For kids, yes, it is acceptable. Just expressing my opinion about it but check this out for yourself.
More about Moomin:
- It originally came from Finland.
- They have merchandise that sells Moomin goodies to fanatics of the character, satisfying the original theme of putting it up at the LCX: a café and a store.
- The first overseas themed Moomin Bakery and Cafe opened in Hong Kong in December, 2014. Its advertising efforts extended to decorating the entire LCX area with Christmas decor at the time. The theme was called: LCX x Moomin “The Adventure Christmas” exhibition.
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