When we visited Moxie it was still pre-soft opening, but they were generous enough to give us a sample of what they had to offer. Having a delectable menu for the most prominent dishes of multiple international cuisines, Moxie served us a meal we will never forget. Here is all you need to know about the place before you go.
By Mariam Elhamy
Signature Dishes & Dishes Sampled
They have many signatures but what stood out was the Pumpkin Tortellini, Grilled Crusted Salmon, Mongolian Beef and of course any dish that is cooked in their imported Josper oven.
We were delighted to meet the owner Ahmed Yousry because he passionately told us all about the concept, décor and menu of Moxie. After listening to Ahmed Yousry’s enthusiastic story we were excited for the food, the head chef recommended a few dishes that we devoured as soon as they came to the table.
We were first offered the warm Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Chicken Dumplings, it was sweet, gingery and full of flavor, although it had chicken pieces instead of the dumplings we were expecting.
A change of palate from Asian to Mexican had us leaping for the cheesy nachos that arrived with freshly made guacamole and salsa. To complete our trip to Mexico we got shredded chicken tacos with soft tortilla bread and beef tacos with meat tasting and smelled like roast beef which we happily dipped in fresh sour cream.
Italiano pizza straight out the oven delighted our sight, smell and taste buds. A specialty at Moxie, the wood fire pizza is made in a specialized Italian oven imported from Italy! The dough was thin, the sauce was spread evenly and the cheese was generous, and it was topped with Bresaola, rocket leaves and cherry tomato halves. Made with premium ingredients, this pizza was everything we could wish for.
We were eager to try the Pumpkin Tortellini and finally it arrived, with pasta stuffed with pumpkin pieces making it sweet and saucy from the buttery sage sauce. We also tried a few pieces of the Wild Mushroom Ravioli, the stuffing had smoked mushrooms and it was served with creamy Alfredo sauce. Both pastas came al dente and had a bit of a bite to them.
The chef wanted us to try their signature wings made in their Josper oven. This was the first time that we have chicken wings that are not fried, what’s great about the Josper oven is that it makes the meat tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The sauce was an explosion of flavors that hit you one by one, spicy red chili with mushroom gravy and Parmesan cheese, yum. We could not leave without trying the Josper chicken, seasoned with thyme with a side of coleslaw and roasted potatoes and veggies.
To end the meal on a sweet note, we had the wonderful Vanilla Bean Crème Brule, which we strongly recommend, a Tiramisu and the Chocolate Fondant with a melting chocolaty heart served with vanilla ice cream, exactly how it should be.
Other Menu Items that Appealed
We heard a lot about their juicy Chuck steak burger and we are definitely excited about trying all the burgers.
Beverages Available: Anything from fresh juices, smoothies, juice cocktails, tea, cool and hot coffee.
Décor and Ambiance
The outdoor area is beautifully decorated with a lot of greenery, isolating the place from the rest of the mall. Perfect for getting some work done in the morning in nice weather and a good breakfast with coffee.
The indoor area is very spacious with a bar island in the middle. The décor is dark and fancy with wooden walls, marble floors and cinematic lights. The kitchen is open and you can see the Josper oven and the pizza and bread oven visible from both ends.
Opening hours: 10 am to 12 am
Address: Garden 8, Salah El Din Abdel Karim, First New Cairo
Tel: 0111 899 9353 – 0111 899 9354