Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A modern Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Mogao’ is now open at the Digital Park, Dubai Silicon Oasis. This licensed restaurant is an extension of their primary brand ‘Socialicious’ which was established in 2017 in Jumeirah Village Circle.
Mogao follows in the footsteps of Socialicious’ philosophy that delicious food can become a catalyst for uniting people and creating bonds. It aspires to emulate a sense of togetherness. As the Irish Proverb goes, “Laughter is brightest where food is best”, Mogao aims to bring this comfort and peace to the table. Mogao’s 3 mascots, Ai, Yi and Lee which means love, happiness and joy, are the very essence of what it strives to achieve.
The name-sake ‘Mogao’ is inspired by the Mogao caves in north-western China which illustrates the significance of culture, art and the aspect of coming together. With its strategic location at the technological hub of Dubai, Silicon Oasis, Mogao aims to bring individuals from different communities together, with the intention of becoming a melting pot for people from various cultures around the world, dining together at this kid friendly venue, resonating with the Dubai lifestyle.
With over 20 years of experience, Chef Nim Budha is the brain behind the concept of the restaurant and its menu.
A few menu highlights include Korean Chicken Wings, Tsukune – Japanese-style minced chicken skewers, Har Gau – a Cantonese-style classic prawn dumpling, Beef gyoza – Japanese style beef dumpling, Crystal Veg – Jewel-like translucent veg dumpling, Shrimp Tempura Roll – Tempura fried shrimp, flying fish roe, avocado, uniform daikon & bonito mayo, and Baked Yogurt – Signature dessert featuring a delicious blueberry compote.
Mogao’s menu pairs the Pan Asian dishes with exquisite hand-crafted cocktails & beverages for its patrons to relish.
Mogao will be following a quarterly menu cycle which will allow the restaurant to keep releasing new dishes based on seasonality and customer feedback resulting in a more personal and tailored dining experience.
Mogao’s interiors are inspired by the most common yet cherished cookware in Asian cooking – the humble bamboo steamer and the versatile wok. The restaurant features a modern interior with earthy tones – instantly making you all warm and cosys. The dark Asian-Esque ambience will deliver an experience of dining in a cave. The sophisticated interiors and strikingly stunning decor set the stage for an evening of fine dining.
“We are very excited to bring Mogao at Dubai Silicon Oasis to the community. This is a project that has been in the works for years now and a lot of thought, effort and time has been poured into bringing each and every aspect of the dining experience to life. From the layout and décor to the menu and even to the tableware, everything is hand-picked with scrutinizing eyes nto encourage communication and openness. The dishes are curated to give a multisensory experience while keeping the integrity of flavours intact. Our mission is to give our patrons a place to celebrate life and its more than grand moments, which will help in creating deeper bonds and togetherness. And we can hardly wait,” shares Ramya Sivaprasad, Managing Partner at Mogao by Socialicious
Brace yourself to experience Asian culture packed with flavourful dishes, and a soulful community. A place of minimalism with maximum flavour and opulence, this splendour will be showcased through a rich interior and a menu of gourmet delights set to dazzle its guests.
You can expect Sunday brunches, Ladies’ Nights, Art activities, Family-friendly brunches and a host of different activities. Hold on and gear up for loads of excitement coming towards you in 2023 only at Mogao.