Hello and Happy Mother’s Day via Mo-Mo Paradise!

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day via Mo-Mo Paradise!

Mo-Mo Paradise for my Mommy! Moms deserve the best today and every day! For this Mother’s Day; my mom and I went to dine at one of our favorite places; Mo-Mo Paridise. Ever since their opening in 2017 in Torrance; this place has been our go-to for Japanese shabby shabby cuisine.

I am super happy that this place has opened once again. Same day reservations are not allowed and so I made sure to place a reservation a few days before. They’ve got both outdoor dining as well as limited dining inside. (They do check your temperature before dining at their restaurant).

Previously it was a buffet style setting where customers can get from Mo Mo Paradise’s “garden”. Though diners can no longer get the veggies themselves; it is still an all you can eat experience. The only difference is the Mo Mo team members will bring everything to your table.

We started off our meal with three appetizers: Curry Rice, Buta Shabu Udon Salad and Cabbage Salad. Every thing was delicious. The Curry Rice has always been one of our favorites. We love the thick curry sauce over white rice. The Buta Shabu Udon Salad became a new favorite tonight. They gave lots of beef and noodles. It was so tasty but we definitely had to leave room for hot pot later.

My mom and I definitely enjoyed our shabu shabu hot pot. We throughly enjoyed our beef chuck eye and beef short plate shabu shabu. We loved the variety of vegetables. There was kale, napa cabbage, woodear mushrooms and more! Everything came together for nice hearty and good meal.

Last but not least; Mo-Mo Paradise gave us ice cream. Tonight’s flavors included Rocky Road, Vanilla and Strawberry. It was definitely a sweet ending for a sweet dinner for my mommy!

Mo-Mo Paradise for my mom was a great way to spend Mother’s Day! Only the best for my mommy and Mo-Mo Paradise is definitely one of the best when it comes to hot pot!

For more smiles; please check out my Yelp Review on Mo-Mo Paradise Torrance.

Hello Mo-Mo Paradise Torrance!

Hello Mo-Mo Paradise Torrance!

Paradise, as defined by Merriam-Webster is a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight.

What if I were to tell you that paradise is now in Torrance, California? Perhaps this may sound strange to some but it is true that there is now paradise in Torrance via Mo-Mo-Paradise.

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Mo-Mo-Paradise was first established in 1993 in Kabukicho, Japan and now has over 68 restaurants worldwide. They have locations in Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and the US. The newly opened Torrance location is the second location in the US, with the first being in the US.

The restaurant specializes in Japanese hotpot with a modern twist. Customers have the choice of picking between four different soup bases: Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, Tonkatsu, and Kimchi.

  • Shabu Shabu which essentially means “Swish Swish” is a Mo-Mo-Paradise USA original soup base with umami from kombu, celery, onion, carrot, shitake, and other vegetables.
  • Sukiyaki is a sweet and savory soup base that is  be made using select ingredients from Japan. Mo-mo-Paradise’s sukiyaki base is imported directly from their central kitchen in Japan and is combined with a kombu broth. The sukiyaki comes with a pasturized egg that is used for a dipping sauce for the meat.
  • Tonkatsu is a soup base made with pork bone, roasted vegetables, and kombu and it is topped with Mo-Mo-Paradise’s original fried onion and garlic chili oil.
  • Kimchi is a mildly spicy soup made with pork, miso, vegetables, chili, and kombu broth topped with sautéed and fresh kimchi.

From the soup bases, customers can then add udon, ramen, pho noodles, meatballs and a variety of different vegetables from the restaurant’s Farmer’s Market. One of the funnest parts is watching the soup cook right at the table.

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Not only are there unlimited noodles, meatballs and vegetables, there is even “Mo-re” to this restaurant via their unlimited beverages at their Drink Garden. One can get Stubborn Soda, Peach Orchard Jasmine Tea, Matcha Tea and  Milk Tea along with boba, red bean and , coffee jelly, lychee jelly.

Aside from the sweet beverages, restaurant go-ers are also can enjoy savory beef curry! This compliments the hot pot very well and one is sure to be in bliss for sure.

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It is savory delights that brings this restaurant’s name to reality but the happiness doesn’t end with the hot pot. At the end of the meal, Mo-Mo-Paradise also offers unlimited ice cream. Diners can choose from black cherry, vanilla and chocolate malted crunch! From savory to sweet, one is sure to be in a state of felicity.

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 I first started off this blog post with the definition of paradise. The newly opened Mo-Mo-Paradise with its savory hot pots along with it’s unlimited curry, vegetables, noodles and sweet ice cream; can easily be a state of bliss, felicity, or delight for many foodies. This Hello Kitty Foodie was truly delighted and full of smiles.

For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Mo-Mo-Paradise Torrance.