[Shanghai] Molokai 摩罗街
Molokai 摩罗街 | Dianping
Address: 兴业路123弄新天地南里6号3楼 – 3F/Xintiandi South Block Plaza, 123 Xingye Rd
Date visited: 2013.10
Total bill: RMB¥210 for two people (lunch set RMB¥50-70 per person)
Will return: Yes
If I come to Molokai, it is because I want Hainan Chicken. I can’t say I like much else here but the Hainan Chicken never fails. For lunch, Molokai offers sets that include a main dish, soup of the day, and drink. The price varies between RMB¥50-70 depending on the main dish. Or else, a la carte is always an option.
Molokai is usually packed during weekday lunch from the nearby office buildings but I never have a problem being seated right away (can’t say the same for Din Tai Fung downstairs). I recommend this as a safe choice for lunch if you work nearby and are on a time crunch.
HK Milk Tea (RMB¥22)
Honey Glazed Pork (RMB¥62)
Sweet and fatty pork. Delicious with some lemon and sweet sauce. Great for sharing as an appetizer.
Hainan Chicken Rice (RMB¥52)
This is my go-to every time I eat here. There is also a dish with just Hainan Chicken and no rice but I like my rice so I usually get the rice version. The rice isn’t plain–it is fragrant with some ginger and chicken flavors. Delish.
Ginger, chili, and sweet sauce. I personally like to dip the chicken in both the chili and sweet sauce.