Restaurant Review - Mamagoto Pune
Mamagoto is a Delhi based Pan Asian chain which pioneered Asian experiential restaurants in the country. After expanding to six cities and sixteen locations, they have finally opened in Pune at the Pavilion mall. Mamagoto is a fusion Pan Asian café with a relaxed and casual atmosphere where affordable Asian cuisine & drinks combine with quirky décor. And if you're wondering what Mamagoto means, it translates " to play with food".
Mamagoto's food is a blend of inspiration from Asian street hawkers, the founder's extensive travels and endless experimentation in their secret kitchens. Thus, you can expect a lot of fusion dishes which are inspired by Asian cuisine.
I had dined at one of their Delhi outlets a few years ago and was delighted that they are finally open in Pune. I paid them a visit recently with my mom and the moment I entered, the funky, colorful and quirky decor instantly caught my eye!
Exterior section -
The restaurant has a wide array of dishes like soups, appetizers, dumplings, sushi, rice and noodle bowls, woks, main courses and desserts leaving you spoilt for choice!
Read on to see what I ate -
I've been put off by Chicken for a while so my entire meal consisted of prawns and lamb.
I started my meal with Crispy lamb (not pictured) which is consisted to crunchy lamb bits tossed with bell peppers, spring onions and Chinese spices. This is a good dish to munch on if you love Indian Chinese food! I sure do!
I also had the shrimp with dry red chilli which again is tossed with Chinese flavors and burnt garlic. This consisted of flavorful fried prawns with just the right amount of batter! Don't miss this! Their portions are pretty big and two starters itself were making me and my mom feel pretty full so keep that in mind while ordering.
Moving on to the main course, I ordered A Thai Lost in Hunan which consists of
spicy Thai lamb with red curry flavor served on pad Thai noodles. If you love Thai food, you MUST try this! It was bursting with flavors and had a delicious twang of lemongrass and red curry and I absolutely loved it!
I also tried the Three Pepper bomb prawns which was made of wok tossed prawns with green, white and schezwan peppercorns mixed with Chinese wine and sesame. This dish wasn't very spicy or peppery but was flavorful nevertheless and was very different from conventional oriental dishes they normally serve in restaurants here.
Being avid Chinese lovers, we also tried the Pan fried noodles in Cantonese and this dish gets a 10/10 for tasting as authentic as it gets. We totally loved it.
Though I usually skip dessert, for a change I was in the mood and decided to try their Banoffee pie which was a decadent dessert pie made from bananas, cream and caramel. This was just the perfect amount of sweet ( I can't deal with too much sugar as I don't have much of a sweet tooth) and the perfect way to end our meal.