Mamagoto once again impressed us with its service and quality of food. And, this time there was something new to their menu. The laughing Buddha statues hanging on the entrance wall, the blue panda hanging from the ceiling and the Chinese symbols give you a true sense of being at an Asian Restaurant. Though they call it the secret a la carte menu, there is nothing hidden about it and is served only to those who ask for it. The menu comes in a miniature bottle with pebbles at the bottom and a tiny scroll placed atop the bottle which displays the names of the dishes. It consolidates some old recipes of Mamagoto that no longer exist in the regular menu. Along with the old preparations there are also a few new additions to the menu. The good thing about this menu is that the vegetarians would not feel left out as most of the dishes have vegetarian versions as well.
Our culinary journey at Mamagoto began with the complimentary Rice Crispies served in a basket with hot garlic and sweet chilli dips on the side. The Veg Thai Glass Noodle Salad came to our table next.They were thin glass noodles with fresh juicy vegetables and Thai spices, lime dressing tried the Sticky Rice in Banana Leaf Chinese Style with Chicken. Similar in presentation to sushi, these delicious sticky rice rolls came wrapped in banana leaves with a dip in the center. The rolls were stuffed with minced chicken, carrot juliennes and chopped onions. Shrimp in Spicy Sour Sauce is a must-try for seafood lovers, prepared with perfectly cooked shrimps tossed in sweet and spicy dry sauce, garnished with grated ginger and celery.
Among main course, what really came to us as a secret was Chicken Indonesian Curry on Rice in a Lotus Leaf. It was a delectable curry served on rice was covered and wrapped like a bundle with a lotus leaf. The leaf when opened, had a topping of boiled egg, shredded chicken in yellow curry and rice at the bottom. Sufficient for two people, this makes for a whole meal accompanied with a starter or two. Tom Kha’s Cousin with Prawns was another main course preparation of coconut curry based flat noodles with vegetables, cooked with its street hawker magic,as found on the streets of Thailand. On the side in the same pot were three prawn skewers with roasted prawns, however, the skewers might be a tad bit salty for the palate. The vegetarian version was served with cottage cheese skewers. The last dish which actually made us feel over-stuffed was Katsudon with Chicken. Panko crusted chicken fillets with sake infused rice was just the perfect ending to a hearty meal. Even though we were full, the dish was so delicious that we ended up indulging in a couple of bites.
Mamagoto is perfect for a delectable Pan-Asian comfort meal, where one can visit with families, friends or for a lively date. The secret menu at Mamagoto should definitely be tried on your next visit, though as a suggestion, the team could introduce some desserts and drinks to the menu as well. For those who have a sweet tooth, this could be something missing, however, it can be ordered from the regular menu. Feel free to take suggestions from this article before trying your next meal at Mamagoto. The secret menu is available in Saket, Khan Market and Vasant Kunj.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Food: 4.0 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0
Meal for Two: Rs1600 ++ | Wheel Chair Friendly: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Alcohol: Yes
Address: S-9, 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi, 110017| Phone: 011 3399 9610
Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review, but readers need to consider this review keeping this fact in mind.