Over the weekend, I was in the mood for Asian food, but we couldn’t find any local Thai restaurant that we haven’t tried before. So, my boyfriend and I decided to check out a beautiful Vietnamese corner in the middle of Taichung: the Moi restaurant.
It’s located in an alley near Fengjia University with country-style interiors and a chic little courtyard. The restaurant itself is cozy and decorated with a variety of green plants arranged in woven baskets, which bring a nice feeling to the whole room. If a restaurant atmosphere is as important to you as it is to me, then Moi is a great choice.
We had lunch began with a glass of milk tea (which tasted like Indonesian milk tea that I’d tried before). Our appetizer was the traditional fresh spring rolls with spicy fish sauce (typically found on any Vietnamese menu in a foreign country).
We ordered one pho and one chicken curry. Even though it was not exactly the taste of pho you found in Vietnam, I have to say that I was impressed with this dish. The broth tasted fresh, and the beef was actually raw (unlike other Vietnamese restaurants here). I’m gonna give it 3.5 stars out of 5 if I have a rating board with me. (hah)
The curry rice was below my expectation. I thought it would be spicier and thicker like Thai curry, but it turned out to be a bit diluted to me. My boyfriend thought it tasted great, though. Maybe it doesn’t suit people who love salty flavor just like me.
If you’re living in Taichung or happen to visit Taichung and are looking for something new, try this restaurant and tell me how you feel!
Address: No 18, Alley 216, Fushang Ln, Xitun Dist, Taichung City
Business hours: 11:30am – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm (try to avoid Saturday)