Setting up shop close to the corner of Johnston Street and Fitzroy, Moo Chi In Fusion is set to set Melbourne’s Asian fusion cuisine scene ablaze with its considered and clean-lined entry to the fray. After a successful soft opening in November 2015, it’s clear Moo Chi In Fusion is not simply another cookie-cutter restaurant creating a confused profusion of mix-and-match international dishes passed off as fusion cuisine. Thanks to masterchef Moo Chee Nam the menu here is genuinely innovative and carefully balanced in terms of flavour, texture and dashing good looks – a difficult feat but essential for the survival of a fusion restaurant in the city’s competitive culinary landscape.
Moo Chi In Fusion’s no-fuss and affordable lunch menu keeps the hip young things in Fitzroy happy with straight ahead dishes like beef rendang rubbing shoulders with eccentric items like the Angry Bird, deep-fried marinated chicken ribs prepared with chef Moo Chee’s special spice mix, wok-tossed with onion and spring onion, dried chilli and fresh herbs for a fiery number. There’s a distinct Southeast Asian and Peranakan slant to the menu at this Melbourne Asian fusion restaurant, as evidenced by the lunchtime beef rendang, and indeed when you turn to the a la carte dinner menu this influence becomes more apparent.
Moo Chi In Fusion’s entrees include an interpretation of banh mi called the Mini Moo bun and/or Ssam Style, with either a brioche or a green lettuce leaf wrapped around pickles and Asian herbs with your choice of pulled pork, fried tofu, soft shell crab or roast chicken. Familiarity fades in the face of curiouser items like the lobak, a mix of freshly grated veggies and black fungus rolled in beancurd skin and served with a homemade mayo, and the so-called ‘bouncy’ squid, consisting of minced arrowroot squid served with croutons and a homemade sauce. The play between familiar and less-familiar continues with the main courses, moving from Singaporean spare ribs to esoteric Nyonya cuisine with an easy confidence uncommon in a Melbourne Asian restaurant. Find Moo Chi In Fusion’s cabinet of curiosities down Johnston Street in Fitzroy.
Great food great staff. Couldn't ask for a better night. Food was fresh and came fast. Appetisers are served first until you are done and then they bring out shabu shabu
Brought the family here for all-you-can-eat Hot Pot to celebrate Mum's birthday. Loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic (esp the croquette and takoyaki) and the service was awesome as well. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Great service and really good food. The shabu shabu with unlimited appetizers was a really good choice for a small or large group. Highly recommended
First time having Shabu Shabu and loved the experience. Great food. Great service. All you can eat can't go wrong. Will definitely come back again.
Food was tasty, we had the unlimited shabu shabu and we totally recommend it. Service is also good. Overall enjoyable night at Moo Chi In Fusion.
exceptional customer service. The waitress would constantly check on us and bring fresh cuts of bbq meat to see if we needed more as part of the all you can eat deal. they werent pushy at all like other bbq places and it was a nice venue. will come back
Pros: Attentive servers. The thinly sliced meat for the table top cooking was of good quality. Good sake list. Cons: Ice cream .. was Connoisseur matcha ice cream … would have preferred proper matcha ice cream made in-house (maybe another flavour to choose from)
I went with my boyfriend and we got the $35 all you can eat deal. It was so good! You get a selection of meats and veggies to cook yourself on a hot plate and also get to have unlimited entree's off a selected menu. Everything we ate was delicious!
The food is nice. The service is good. The atmosphere is enjoyable. And the smile, blinding. The store have nice shabu shabu pot and very enjoyable side dishes. The choice of dishes may seem a bit limited but it has all you need for a very enjoyable evening.
Good food, great service. We ordered the banquet and there was more than enough meat veggies and rice. I would definitely go there again. The staff were friendly and helpful and the booth was very private.