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For someone living in Pasig, it’s impossible to not know Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub. The place calls for cheap, unpretentious, Persian cuisine that people of all ages by default go to for a round of drinks or just to enjoy a slice or two beef kebabs. So you can just imagine the joy when my friends found out that Uncle Moe’s has just opened at F7 Scout Rallos.
F7 at Scout Rallos, Tomas Morato, Quezon City is already filled with life, with fans gathering at Senor Pollo and Kanin Club. It’s now difficult to get a parking space in peak hours. Add to that Uncle Moe’s and you’ve got one happy place, especially during bender nights. (Plus, I cannot wait for Purple Oven to open here.)
Admittedly it was my first time at Uncle Moe’s. I’m not much of a Mediterranean, Persian or Greek cuisine lover, maybe because there are few restaurants that do actually offer great dishes. But I usually don’t pass the opportunity when I’m in front of it.
I was torn between Beef Kebabs or my all-favorite, must order Moussaka. But since I love cheese, you guessed what won.
Bechamel sauce? I found none but found comfort in a thick cream cheese that I happily smothered in my pita bread on the side. While I though the serving was more Mom and Tina’s and less of the Sultan Mediterranean I had back in Valero, Makati, it was surprisingly filling in my stomach, a bit amiss on the eggplant must have. Pita bread has always been heavy for me.
Do I dare come back at Uncle Moe’s for this? Maybe not.
Beef Kebab Rice
I was totally green with envy when I saw my friends’ Beef Kebabs with Buttered Rice. Literally, rice with butter. It was reminiscent of what kids would do to their rice to add flavor. Yes, just top it with one thick slab of butter and let the steamed rice melt it.
The green eyed monster took a toll when my friend generously topped his “Kebaber”-lookalike beef with spicy garlic shawarma sauce. Why did I pass this chance?
Uncle Moe’s bestseller, the Kofta Balls, had no means of escaping my claws. They look like meatballs for your Italian Spaghetti, absolutely drowning in tomato sauce that cuts through the cheese filling like mad.
Is it me, or are the Kofta Balls, the Beef Kebab and the Moussaka all had the same flavor of beef? Seems like it wasn’t so bad missing Beef Kebab at all.
Other customers ordered Beef Shawarma Rice and Chicken Kebabs. Maybe on my next visit, I’ll catch these dishes.
It was pretty clear Uncle Moe’s, barely six months at F7 is now beginning to attract attention. I could only hope they’ll bring down their prices P20 less. I found their price points expensive for a quick bite, but nevertheless, enjoyable at a pace.
Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 2 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.6 / 5)|