Japanese food is fast becoming my favourite cuisine, and I seize any opportunity to try vegan sushi. It’s always so fresh, colourful and tasty. Moshimo in Brighton is one of my favourite Japanese places, and I visited it for the second time in March 2015 – yes, I’ve had this post up my sleeve for a while!
We started with the vegan sushi set, faroes (all vegan options are clearly marked on the menu). It’s not really ideal to share, because I wanted one of everything and that just wasn’t possible. But still, I liked the things I had (except for the vegan cheese one, which was pretty disgusting – though I say this as someone who generally dislikes vegan cheese), and we ordered plenty of other treats to keep us full.
I was giddy about the gyoza, but was quite disappointed to find they were fried (that is not my usual reaction to fried food, I hasten to add – I just love it when gyozas are fried on the bottom only, that is the dream texture). They were tasty, but not quite what I’d wanted.
Agedashi tofu, on the other hand, seems pretty foolproof. Crispy, fried tofu with a tasty sauce: what’s not to love? These were hotter than the sun, so never try to eat them in one mouthful, as Dr HH learned the hard way.
There were also some pumpkin croquettes, which were deliciously crispy outside, but a bit too soft inside for me.
The menu states that the chocolate mousse is sometimes vegan, so, on learning that it was vegan that day, what choice did I have but to try some? Good lord, it was delicious! I think it may have been my first vegan mousse, but not my last. The texture was just like pre-vegan mousse, and it was so rich and chocolatey, a really nice way to end the feast. Dr HH ordered a vegan dessert as well, and absolutely loved these three mochi. Unsurprisingly, he said the coconut was the best.
Brighton is an amazing place for vegan food, and that is my main reason for visiting. The sea front is lovely, the pavilion is pretty, but the main attraction for me will always be VegFest. We went in 2014 and 2015 and loved it both times. It’s usually held in March, and it is full of food, glorious food. This was the first place I got to try baked goods from the divine Ms Cupcake.
We also always share some plates of nibbles, which is the best way to try lots of different things. I can’t remember what all of these things were, but I remember being very happy indeed! It’s always a very busy place, but it’s great being surrounded by like-minded people and seeing all the mouth-watering food we can devour, along with other things like clothing and toiletries. There are also talks, workshops and comedians, which I’ve heard good things about, though surely they take up valuable time that could be spent eating?