Tucked away in Nissim Hill at the Tanglin Post Office is Mo’Mor Izakaya, an adventurous Tapas joint that is set to steal the hearts of patrons hoping to try interesting Tapas flavours.
We had a great time trying out the different Tapas at Mo’Mor in Tanglin Post Office for dinner but were surprised that the Lunch set they offer at Mo’Mor is going for $18++ on weekdays. If you are in the vicinity of the Tanglin Post Office during lunch, be sure to try out their lunch set.
Yummy Tapas to Start the Night of Inebriation
The Tomato Ceviche might look simple but pepper and garlic made the dish very fragrant. Simply and masterfully done, the tomato is fresh that made even the simplest of ingredients, like the white sesame seeds, stand out.
The Apple Cured Salmon Sashimi is my favourite Tapas dish of the night and it comes at a price of S$16. The natural sweetness of the apple cured sashimi is further elevated by the yuzu gel. Two complementary and ‘clean’ tasting ingredients, together with the pickled cucumber, provided the right degree of crunch and tangy.
What comes as a surprising find in a place like the Tanglin Post Office building is the Botan Ebi Tapas dish. The prawns were as fresh as it looks and taste exceedingly sweet. The fact that it is meaty and sizeable makes the S$28 price on this dish worth it. However, I wish they could have used freshly grated wasabi for this dish to further elevate the freshness of the flavours.
The Hokkaido Scallop Tartare is priced at S$22 and it comes with a bowl of Lotus Chips that acts as a wonderful accompaniment to the intense flavours of scallop, ikura and furikake. The sweetness of the Hokkaido scallops is a testament to its freshness and the roasted sesame and bonito flakes makes the dish a wonderful treat to the senses.
Battle of the Steak Tapas at the Tanglin Post Office
There is a dish that stands out and that is the Matsusaka Wagyu Striploin that comes with a a wonderful ponzu sauce and shredded cabbage. At S$9/10grams, this dish is by far the most expensive one in the restaurant, and probably in Tanglin Post Office itself. However, as cliche as this might sound, the steak actually melts in your mouth. The marbled fats shows that it is an honest wagyu striploin.
Next up is the steak that is a part of the lunch set menu. Accompanied by very well done fries, the steak should be ordered at medium rare. To me, this dish is definitely worth the set that it is a part of as it is very well done, soft, and tender. The sauce matches the steak very well.
Not exactly a beef steak but the Swordfish Steak that we tried is also a part of the lunch set menu. It really has the perfect fish-to-rice ratio and the right amount of flesh to make a satiating lunch. Well-grilled and providing a good bite, this fish steak is extremely well seasoned with parts of it that were fatty, especially fragrant.
Sweet Treats ftw
The above featured dessert is certainly a show-stopper. The Lavender Pudding with Grilled Pineapple is a great way to close the night with. The pudding is unabashedly fragrant with the lavender infusion really impressive. The roasted desiccated coconut goes very well with the tanginess of the roasted pineapple.
The Sorbet Compote is also part of the lunch set menu and is fresh and refreshing. I can imagine how great it will be for a lunch dessert.
If you are looking for good tapas menu that has a good selection of fresh seafood and premium steak, Mo’Mor Izakaya at the Tanglin Post Office in Nissim Hill is the place to venture for you guys.
The lunch menu is also extremely worth the price. At S$18++, your spread of quality tapas is a steal. Given that the location is relatively far from most MRT stations, it will not be particularly hard to get a seat there either.
Restaurant rating: 7.5/10
56 Tanglin Road, #B1-01, Tanglin Post Office,
Reservations: +65 – 6463 8080
Hours: Mon to Wed 11am to 11pm | Thurs to Friday 11am to 1am | Sat 1030am to 1am | Sun 1030am to 11pm
Nearest MRT: Orchard Station (15min walk or a quick bus ride)