Being an ardent lover of Pan Asian cuisines, I was super excited when I received an invitation from Mamagoto to try out their newly launched Hawker's menu. Pan Asian cuisines are known to have a lot of different flavors reflecting the broad diversity of numerous cultures within Asia. The vibrant colors combined with the depth of flavor is something which I love about Pan Asian cuisines.
Hawker's menu as the name suggests, is the cuisine which has been picked from the streets of Thailand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia all in a single menu. The traditional recipes of Pan Asian cuisines have been given Mamagoto's signature twist. The menu has a good mix of 10 dishes of different Asian cuisines. As we entered the restaurant, we couldn't help stopping by in awe of the quirky decor and the play of colors. They don't only bring their signature twist to the dishes, but also to the decor of the restaurant.
Coming to the food, we started off with mocktails, which are already there on the permanent menu of Mamagoto. I tried the Kiwi Mint Collins and Cranberry Kaffin Lime Punch. Both of them were very refreshing, but if I had to pick one, I would go with the Cranberry one as I love berry flavors. Both the mocktails are priced at INR 229.
Next came in one of the most epic dishes, Thai Puchka. The puchkas were on a bed of grounded peanuts and stuffed with betel leaf. There were hints of coconut, tamarind and ginger. The platter consists of 6 puchkas and for a person like me being a huge puchka fan, I wouldn't share it with anyone. Priced at INR 219. The puchkas were followed by Rice Pancake with Chicken another favorite dish of mine. The pancake was filled with minced chicken and veggies and was accompanied by lip-smacking apple and mint sauce. The rice pancake comes in a generous quantity and can be easily shared between two people. Priced at INR 249. Now coming to my favorite dish from the Hawker's menu Mekong Boat Chicken Curry, it tasted absolutely smashing. It has a peanut based chicken curry along with broccoli and is served with rice noodle nests. I am still salivating while describing the dish. The whole dish beamed with all the right flavors and I'm definitely going back for this one. Priced at INR 429. Bibimap is another wholesome dish which is basically a platter of sticky sesame rice accompanied with sauteed seasonal vegetables and meat keema. I really liked the way this particular dish was presented. Priced at INR 539. Lastly, I tried the vegetarian Garlicky Noodles which were served with broccoli and burnt garlic. Again, the flavor was too good and the dish tasted like an authentic Chinese one. Priced at INR 349. Finally coming to my favorite part of meals, dessert, there were two spectacular dishes served to us. One was Home Made "American Style" Chunky Caramel Cake served with warm Toffee Sauce and Ice-cream and the other one was Choco Walnut Fudge with a scoop of Ice-cream. Both of them were absolutely delicious. I particularly loved the divine toffee sauce served with the caramel cake.
Coning to my look, I wore a monochrome outfit, I don't know why I have been doing monochrome so much these days. I paired a basic round neck ripped tee with a drawstring black skirt. The skirt has a really sexy mesh detailing at the hem. Again, to add some colors I opted for a pair of candy stripes pump.
Picture Courtesy: Jyotika Baijal