Mamagoto - the much loved Pan Asian restaurant chain known for its quirky Asian cuisine brings for its loyalists a new “Seasonal Menu” taking forward their philosophy of Food, Fun, Taste and Innovation. Mamagoto heralds a new interpretation of Asian Cuisine, when literally translated means; “To Play with Food”. It has been inspired by a Japanese experiment of sorts, with the same name, involving infants to use their senses to understand the shapes and textures of food. Mamagoto brings affordable Pan Asian food while retaining a global flavor and cosmopolitan appeal.
Last weekend I decided to be a good Mama and have a nice, warm fun meal with my baby. Mamagoto seemed a great choice. This special menu has been specially curated for the winter season. I had heard great things about Mama’s BIG BOWLS incorporating the classic ‘meal in a bowl’ concept. Mamagoto offered Mama Katsu-DON, a working man’s (or woman's) classic meal in a bowl with Mirin, Sake, Kikkoman Soya, smoky onion sauce poured over sticky rice and served with a topping of either Panko crusted fried Chicken or Aubergine.
The Mama Bar also offers this season 3 new exotic concoctions namely – Basil Salted Mary cocktail, which is a home made basil infused salt, with vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce served with flash grilled herbed tomato wheels. Rum Diaries is a combination of white and dark rum shaken with grilled pineapple and orange juice, lime and pomegranate essence, served alongside grilled orange. Lastly, the Frozen Sangria is a classic red wine sangria imbued with a citrus flavoured pop rock. The ‘Seasonal Menu’ takes its patrons on a culinary adventure encapsulating the flavours of Pan Asian cuisine with perfectly paired cocktails. I simply loved this one.
The cocktails went well with all-time favourite ‘Mama’s Dumplings’, the menu offers 3 varieties from Mixed mushroom spiked with sesame oil, served with a fresh chilli and vinegar dressing, to Minced chicken and preserved beancurd stuffed dumplings, with a home made chilli oil sauce on top and lastly, Nori (seaweed) and shrimp filled dumplings with chilli and soya dressing is of course our favourite.