I should have laughed at the name of this Asian food joint but no, I couldn’t help but make
pun fun of it. Haha! I also should not be telling you about Mee So Hungry because right now, they’re already too busy with their deliveries that it takes up to 3 hours to get the food in our doorstep, or uh gate! But what is The Pink Tarha without sharing information right? I love you Riyadhizens too much not to tell. Haha! Mee So Hungry was first introduced to us by Rana, a friend in the work place. She suggested a lunch of maki rolls that is accessible, convenient, and affordable. I couldn’t believe it at first because most Japanese restaurants in Riyadh either do not deliver or deliver after 2pm. Not to mention, expensive. So any option that will satisfy my craving for sushi and maki is always a welcome suggestion to me.
Mee So Hungry is an Asian wok restaurant located beside Abcarino Entertainment Center along Takhasussi Street. If you know that area between Fatburger and Fuddruckers then you’ll find this joint tucked there (it’s important to note this as I will want you to order for pick-up instead of delivery, we’ll get to that later). It’s a first and foremost wok station offering noodles and rice mixed with chicken, beef or shrimp and their selection of sauces. However, I suggest you focus on the maki rolls when ordering from Mee So Hungry unless you’re so really very much hungry you need all those carbs to make you full. Their noodles and rice mixes are so-so.
We first ordered their handmade noodles + beef + bero thai sauce + chili flakes. The noodles were soggy and I honestly couldn’t grasp the flavor of the whole thing because of the spiciness of the chili that went into the dish. It was so spicy that’s all I could remember. Then on another occasion we ordered more combinations like thin noodles + shrimps + coconut curry sauce, thick noodles + bero thai sauce + beef , and jasmine rice + chicken + teriyaki sauce. Highlights would have to be the thick noodles and the teriyaki sauce. All rice and noodle orders already comes with cabbage, carrots, bell peppers and mushrooms but you’re free to add more extra ingredients to your liking for a fee. Baby corn? Mung beans? Fried garlic? Coriander? Mix and match! Parang clothes, shoes, and makeup lang! What’s your FOTD? Food for the day! LOL!
Anyway, as I was saying, now that I know about Mee So Hungry, I have been ordering since then. They open at 12 noon (or after the dhuhr prayer) and I usually call them once the clock strikes 12. Busy. After 15 minutes, busy. 12:30, busy. I usually have luck around 1:00 PM when all they assure me is a delivery of around quarter to 4:00 PM. How’s that for a late lunch? Haha! Because they offer affordable maki rolls, I am always willing to wait.
Their California Rolls’ prices range from SR 24 to SR 35. Expensive? Not if you’re getting 8 pieces! I love their Sweet and Spicy California best. The mix of spicy mayonnaise and sweet soy gives an interesting twist to the usual rice roll of crab, avocado and cucumber. I also like the Crazy California Roll with a crab mix on top. When I opened the container, I got a whiff of a fishy smell that worried me but it was nothing. I enjoyed this too, along with the Crazy Salmon Roll that has the same concept, just different fish.
My favorite among the selection of rolls is the Spicy Tempura Roll. I just love how the piece of tempura lends a crisp bite to the otherwise soft mix of rice and spicy mayonnaise. The Cream Cheese Rolls need more cream cheese and less black sesame seeds. They stick in between the teeth and it’s not a good sight to have BLACK sesame seeds stuck in your teeth haha! Confession: I can finish the box of 8 makis in one seating and uh more (please don’t judge haha).
The rolls of Mee So Hungry are simple. They usually just employ the same seafood (salmon, shrimp, crab and tuna) with the tried and tested ingredients of avocado, cucumber, cream cheese, and spicy mayo. They tend to taste the same already when you’re halfway through your orders. They’re not adventurous like the rolls of Sushi Yoshi or Sushi Spot and not luxurious and super high quality like Yokari and Nozomi (they’re not even in the same league hello and these restos might charge me for mentioning them in the same line as Mee So Hungry, haha!) but the maki rolls of Mee So Hungry are food that I appreciate because they’re affordable and I can have it every day if I want to. Comfort food? Yes please. It’s just the waiting time and their operating hours that’s hard to figure into my own schedule but for something I like? Ah, I’ll adjust. Haha! The one advantage though that I have is the location; it’s near our work place so I can just order and then go there to pick up the food. I also suggest you pick up your orders yourself to avoid waiting, unless you’re quite far and would have to wrestle your way on the traffic roads of Riyadh to get there and back. You can also send your personal driver or send your trusted taxi driver to pick up the food for you. Convenient and fast!
Here’s both the Arabic and English menu of Mee So Hungry. If you’re like me who relied on their Instagram for a list of their food, you’ll just end up frustrated because they don’t have the English version of their maki menu there. Haha! So you’re welcome.
And here’s the map to the place:
Sushi and maki lovers, now that you know about the maki of Mee So Hungry, there’s a possibility that waiting time for delivery might be longer than before and I will definitely get affected with it. But as long as you get your Jap fix too, I’m happy. Me so happy yey! (Okay, seriously Janelle?! Haha!) Have a great day, Riyadhizens!
Mee So Hungry
Al Bustan Commercial Compound
Al-Takhasussi Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Regular Operating Hours: 1:00 PM to 4:00PM | 8:00PM to 1:00AM
Ramadan Hours: 8:00 PM to 3:00AM