Foodology

MoMA Contemporary Bistro: New Restaurant in Richmond

Diana Chan October 13, 2013 Canadian, Richmond, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

My mom scouted out a restaurant before my radar was on it. Where does my mother get this information? Apparently the Chinese radio station.

We decided to dine at MoMa Contemporary Bistro with the family. It’s on Cambie road close to Garden City Road. When I first heard the name of this restaurant, I immediately thought about the Moma in New York. It’s really just a combination of the Chef’s names – Chef Henry Mok and Chef Xin Mao.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

The interior is very clean and modern compared to all the other restaurants in Richmond.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

It has a bit of a hipster-feel with the mason jar candles.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Complimentary Bread arrives at the table with a curried chickpea dip.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Steamed Clams ($14) comes in a sake-miso broth with wakame. The clams were plump and juicy, plus the broth was pretty delicious. We used the bread and dipped it in the remaining sauce.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Prawn Fritter ($13) is enrobed in a sake butter with togorashi aioli sauce. The seaweed bits on top made it extra yummy.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Albacore Tuna Flatbread ($14) has nori, radish, and a house-made scallion flatbread. This dish was ok, but I felt the first 2 appetizer dishes were better.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

10oz Grilled Angus Rib Eye ($33) has potato fondant, chimichurri sauce, and a black pepper jelly. My sister loved the tender medium rare of the rib eye, but felt the black pepper sauce to be a bit overpowering and salty.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Crispy Pork Belly ($22) has a base of the taro root puree, mostarda, soy beans and a natural jus. This dish was a bit heavy, but the pork belly just melts in your mouth.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

24 hours braised lamb pappardelle ($21) has peas, ricotta cheese, and shredded mint.

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Rainbow Trout

MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Maple and Mascapone Cheesecake ($8) has a kumquat coulis and compressed fruit. SO good! Highly recommended!

Overall, it’s nice to see a contemporary bistro in Richmond. It’s unique in the area and offer some tasty eats. Some of the dishes need a bit of tweaking, but overall a pretty good place to go to if you’re tired of all the restaurants in Richmond.

We Rate MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Address:
8580 Cambie Rd
Richmond, BC

Website:
http://www.momabistro.com/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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