@MeliMeloKw: A Japanese Cuisine

Meli Melo has recently reopened their restaurant and they were nice enough to invite me with 3 of my friends to try it out! First impression? Cozy little place with such cute reviving interiors and very friendly staff.

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Though the place is small, but it was screaming statement thru every-inch! This gorgeous city landscape was covering the ceiling! Refreshing, isn’t it?

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Now let’s talk food, shall we? Started with this soup, Crab Corn soup if I remember the name correctly, delish! Loved every ingredient, it’s perfect for a cold winter, need to slow down on the salt just a tad though.

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Second dish, one of the chef’s recommendations, the OBQ salad! This was our favorite of everything we had! Finished it to the last bite!

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The Jerry Dan salad; lolo rosa letuce, cucumber, red cabbage, red and yellow bell pepper, wasabi cashew nuts, and dried cranberry in a Japanese dressing; had a little bit of everything basically. A bit too exotic for my taste.

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Need I say, Edamame love!

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Shrimp Tempura was great too

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Moving on to the main dishes, started with the Meli Melo maki; sweet potato tempura, pumpkin, spicy mayo, crunchy flakes, mix of cheeses, and beef teriyaki. It tasted really good, but also kinda fattening.

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Kuwaiti Maki; kani tempura, shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado in japanese sauce; YUM!

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Chicken Katso Maki; Katsu chicken, spring onion, mayo, with bulldog sauce rolled in sesame seeds; this was almost everybody’s favorite.

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One of my friends didn’t like what we ordered, and asked the chef for more of a ‘customized’ maki, the chef was nice enough to make it and name it after her: Sofia maki! It was GOOD!

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And that’s a wrap! Thank you Meli Melo for the invite, we had a lovely evening with great food and and super friendly staff; will definitely be visiting again.

Meli Melo is located in Al Shaeb, behind Pineapple gym. View their full menu, here.

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