It's a strange thing to scroll through your Instagram feed and see a friend post up a food photo, tagging it at a restaurant in your neighbourhood. Strange, because my friends all live in Petaling Jaya, while I'm all the way out here in the outskirts of Shah Alam. At this point of time, I hadn't visited this restaurant - Mozer's is its name. But seeing somebody painting it in such a good light, traveling this way for the food, well that's something worth checking out.
Fast forward four months, and I've visited Mozer's quite a few times. It has become a regular dining spot for my family, when we want to try something different from our usual fare. The restaurant is located at the D'Bayu commercial area in Bukit Jelutong, overlooking the large football field belonging to the Sime Darby FC. The inside is painted in a pleasant shade of blue, the walls adorned with watercolour paintings of streets and houses.
There's also an option to dine out on the pavement, a perfect spot for cool nights. You can smell the hot meat in the corner where the kebabs are prepared. On the night this photo was taken, the large crowd of diners wore the meat down almost to the skewers.
Mozer's hummus with lamb is a family favourite; we order two sets of it to share between the six of us. The hummus is served in a colourful bowl, shaped with an indentation in the middle for a small serving of bite sized lamb soaked in olive oil. On the side will be a small basket of toasty warm Arabic bread. This is definitely a must try here in my opinion. The bread goes wonderfully with the savoury hummus.
We've also tried the Mozer's salad, which was recommended by the waiter. While they have a small variety of different types of salad, this is apparently their signature choice. The Mozer's salad comes with a generous portion of cucumber and tomato chunks with crispy lettuce and roast potatoes. The dressing is a combination of yoghurt and mint, very cool and refreshing.
Now, the mixed grill has become a personal favourite of mine. At RM20, I find that there's more than enough to share with one other person. However, if you've got a huge appetite this might be enough for one person. I usually share this with my mum, and it helps that there's two of each type of meat served. The first time I had this, I think my tastebuds were singing. Each grilled chunk of meat is juicy and bursting with flavour. I think I must have teared up a little out of happiness while eating this. I've had it a few times now, and it's still my favourite.
I usually go for the bread accompanied dishes while I'm here, but for the typical rice loving Malaysia, there are loads of rice options to choose from too. My brother always get one of these, and the rice is suitably fragrant and tasty. There are even some western items on the menu too, such as pasta - be sure to try the lasagna one day. It's delicious.
I was introduced to the churros here through the friend who posted up this photo on Instagram. It's one of their featured dessert offerings, the other being their banoffee pie which I have yet to sample. At RM8, there is enough here to share with up to 4 people though I think it's best shared between two. The churros come in a quaint little glass cup, accompanied by two shot glasses filled with caramel sauce and chocolate sauce for dipping.
Hot and crispy, fresh from the fryer, the churros are amazing. While there are four pieces served, two of them are plain while the other two are rolled in sugar and cinnamon, so there's a bit of variety. Personally, I'm fond of the cinnamon coated ones, dipped into the caramel sauce. The crust is deliciously crispy, while the insides are hot and chewy. Definitely a wonderful way to end a meal here at Mozer's.
This is definitely one of my favourite places to eat around Bukit Jelutong. While the opening hours on their Facebook page state 6pm - 1am, I've been here for lunch before and they are open then as well. Do note that they only accept cash, so if you're thinking of dropping by for a meal, be sure to have enough money on hand!