Mo Charcoal Alley
Cook your own food or leave it to the experts at MO Charcoal Alley Asian BBQ, a unique hidden gem in Carseldine.
Located in the shopping complex on the corner of Beams Road and Gympie Road, lies the authentic great value BYO Asian restaurant. Using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, it’s surprising how affordable this restaurant actually is.
The modern yet oriental décor is welcoming, with each piece of furniture, artwork and even the plates and bowls sourced from Asia. There is plenty of seating available for diners, with booths, indoor and outdoor tables. Husband and wife team, Jeffery and Reba Wong ensure that the meals are produced at the highest quality with the lowest prices and with utmost attention to detail and service.
Entrees are a must at MO Charcoal Alley, with the most popular being steamed or fried dumplings which can be filled with pork, prawns or vegetables. These dumplings are full of flavour and are made fresh, in house.
Popular dishes on the lengthy menu include the Dongpo braised pork and the Cantonese roasted pork or duck. Each dish not only tastes delicious, but is also presented beautifully, with fresh flowers and tiny cocktail umbrellas.
And not to be missed is MO Charcoal's special Peking Duck, freshly prepared by the chef on Thursday and Sunday nights. Peking duck, prized for the shining color, crispy skin and tender meat, is a signature dish of China's capital city, and a real culinary treat.
To put your own cooking skills to the test, order a set menu from the Asian BBQ, which is bountiful with different cuts of meat. The Wagyu beef is popular, which is sourced directly from Korea. The Special Wagyu set menus are recommended to try a range of delicious, high quality meats. Vegetarian options are also available.
Diners are able to cook their food on portable charcoal BBQs that are brought to their table. Here the placemats double as instruction manuals on how to create your own delicious and authentic Asian BBQ meal.
Dining for lunch? There are a range of lunch specials on the menu that start from just $13.50*. The most popular dish is the honey chicken with rice.
The restaurant is BYO, which is great for diners wanting to accompany their delicious meal with their favourite bottle of wine. Although, the non-alcoholic drinks are on par with the food when it comes to delicious taste and eye dropping presentation. There is a large range of frappes, smoothies and iced beverages on offer. A popular choice on a hot, summer day is the Lychee Twist, which is an iced lychee and mint beverage. Or indulge with a delicious, fresh Strawberry Float.
It doesn’t stop there, you can also treat yourself to some deep-fried ice cream for dessert… an Asian specialty.
Need to know – parking is available at the shopping complex. Bookings are recommended during peak dining times.
Nice to know – takeaway is also available, at 10% off the dine-in menu price.
By Zoe Kirby
735 Beams Road