As i was strolling the pages of Zomato on my phone to find a place to eat seafood in a Kerela style,my eyes striked Mota Fish Restaurant in Al Barsha 1.The amazing pictures uploaded,the good reviews and the price very pocket friendly just took us (me and my hubby) a fraction of seconds to say yes to this place.No word of mouth by any one i knew nor i have ever heard about this place,only due to the look and the food we thought of giving it a shot.
Motafish is a seafood restaurant offering fresh seafood at affordable prices that can satisfy guests with the most demanding palate.The fresh ‘catch of the day’ is displayed at the restaurant and your choice that could range from Grilled and fried selections of fish, shrimp, shell fish, chicken tenders and crabs will be served on large family sized platters, conjuring memories of homemade fish fry that once drew families together throughout the coastal regions.On the menu, a handpicked delectable choice of bread, briyani and a range of curries made from fresh seafood, chicken, mutton & beef are available.Individual portions, as well as several other offerings will be available as well, appealing to the target market of diners. Option of fresh wraps, fruit cuts and fresh juices are also available as quite bites for busy executives.Additionally, Mota Fish Restaurant may offer other services such as catering and delivery in the future.
Mota Fish Restaurant will be a moderately priced 30 seat seafood restaurant offering family style service of popular Gulf Coast fare.The restaurant will have approximately 15 seats in the dining room and another 15 seats in the outdoor area towards the front with beautifully done umbrellas placed to give us the cozy feeling.My most hit spotting was the shell fish and decors of small fish placed near the wash basin giving us the full seafood base restaurant ambiance.Background music consisting of popular hits and other folk music depicting life on the water will blend various pop cultures with traditional sounds.This location chosen is a part of a residential cum commercial tower called Barsha Horizon Building, and has 3 levels of parking in the basement with ample free spaces available to meet the demands of anticipated customer traffic.
Biju the most humble and knowledgeable man about fish helped us in choosing the menu well.He explained how the Chef individually pics the fish from the markets and only refrigerate it for 24 hrs,so not only you get some delectable fish dishes over here but some really fresh ones too.He explained that the coconut milk used by them is fresh made in the kitchen of Mota Fish Restaurant.Loved to see and hear that so much of effort has been used to maintainn the quality and giving us the best food in town.
It was dinner time for us and we thought of it going only Kerela Style.
We were served a complimentary freshly cut Salads with cucumbers,carrots,onions,lettuce leaves and lemons,so fresh and so healthy.
For Starters we ordered Spicy Prawn Fry as recommended and i must say a worth try.The spicy prawn was delectable topped with slices of ginger,fried curry leaves and green chilies.The prawn pieces were so spicy and juicy that one bite was enough to win me over.A must try out dish at Mota Fish Restaurant.
Then we ordered Aapam,Prawn Mango Curry,Crab Roast and Plain Rice for our rest of the dinner.
Appam (Appam is a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is a common food in the South Indian state of Kerala.It is also popular in Tamil Nadu and Srilanka.It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner).So fresh and hot and best goes with any type of gravy you order.
Then comes my favorite Crab Roast,the most spicy with thick gravy,the hint of chilli can be felt on every bite,the meat was so fleshy and juicy and the spices used was perfectly blend with the utmost attention given for each n every crab used.So delectable and a worth try out dish.We were also given a shell cutter and it made easy for us to find the last bit of meat attached to the shell of the crab. Definitely i am gonna order it next time i visit.
The Prawn Mango Curry was another hit by the team,the tangy flavor from the mango and the aroma was enough to be the shows steal.The prawn served was very well done and juicy and tender.It goes best with plain rice as you get to feel the taste more and more.Done with the spices from South India in a tangy based just added so much character to the dish.
The team is coming up with many good option with Combo Meal,Home Delivery and also one more branch is opening at DIP,as they are going to cluster those areas which lack a delectable seafood outlet.
DAILY DISH COMBO – AED 13
Starter + Chapathi + Gravy Rice + Salad Add Ons Fruit Cuts Dhs: 5.00
Different Combinations of Dishes Served on a Daily Set Menu
A must visit place with some fresh,healthy and delectable dishes from Kerela giving us the most authentic taste from the land.I will definitely go over there and try out some other delectable dishes and update in my blog soon.Stay tuned for that.