Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lunch at Mooon Cafe in Ozamiz City

When travelling, we usually research first on places to eat, prior to the trip. This time, we skipped the research part and just randomly selected a restaurant. From Royal Garden Hotel, we walked our way towards the cathedral and saw this restaurant beside the church - Mooon Cafe.

From its name, we expected it to be a cafe that probably served pastries, sandwiches and some pasta. Until we entered the restaurant and got stunned by the bright orange and yellow walls with matching blue table tops. From the dress of the waitress, we finally realized that Mooon Cafe is actually a restaurant serving "Mexican" food.

Beef Stroganoff
We browsed through their menu and looked for their bestsellers. We wanted to try their Mexican Baby Back Ribs, but since we already had Big Joe's Grilled Baby Back Ribs in Dipolog yesterday, we thought of having something different.

Craving for a beef dish, Ed ordered the Beef Stroganoff, beef sauteed in garlic and onion with cream of mushroom sauce. Ram went for the Mooon Steak, sizzling pork steak topped with gravy and served with vegetables. These bestsellers already come with a cup of rice. Though the prices are a bit on the expensive side, their serving size is big enough to be shared by two persons. But if you have a big appetite, we guarantee you that there is always space for extra rice.

(left) Mooon Steak; (right) Beef Tips
Satisfied with our lunch, we went again at Mooon Cafe the following day. Ed ordered Beef Tips, sauteed sizzling beef strips topped with onion rings and gravy, while Ram ordered Chicken Mozzarella Melt, fried chicken fillet on a bed of sauteed tomatoes and topped with mozzarella cheese. Again, these bestsellers are served with a cup of rice.

Chicken Mozzarella Melt
Trivia: While having lunch on our second day, we searched Mooon Cafe online and learned that it is a chain of restaurants with headquarters in Cebu City. They do have other branches across Visayas and Mindanao. And what a surprise, Mooon Cafe has branches in Quezon City, Metro Manila!

Mooon Cafe Ozamiz Branch
JP Rizal Avenue
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Telephone: (088) 564-2622
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