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ASIAN DINING Mamagoto in Saket

ASIAN DINING Mamagoto in Saket  

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Mamagoto now has a branch at DLF Promenade Mall in Saket

Yet another newborn at the DLF Promenade Mall, Saket, is the fourth branch of Mamagoto, the trendy restaurant of pan-Asian cuisine, located on the second floor. And believe me, even though it was just eight days old, I would not have got a table if it was not pre-booked for me. The restaurant has a nice ambience — tiger themed walls, cute animal figurines here and there and bright hues everywhere. Bicycle spokes are used intelligently to separate the private dining area. And as is the case in its other branches, Mamagoto’s menu is extensive, has options for every age group.

The manager Haroon Khan handed me the menu. To start with, I opted for the classic chicken wings – wok tossed with Chinese pepper salt seasoning. It had a thick crust outside and was juicy inside, having a perfect spiciness of a Chinese cuisine. Also, spicy fried calamari made in ponzu pepper batter and finely cut green chillies was served with a wedge of lime. Fried crispy calamari, I seriously thought, was the best to have as starterand before I knew it, I finished the entire serving.

Being a specialist in pan-Asian food, the menu has Thai dishes as well, like the Thai herb tofu and Thai crispy vegetables. From the section “Coal Fired Robata Grill”, Haroon suggested I go for the street chicken satay. It came with a perfectly made peanut sauce. Also, Mamagoto’s chicken broth is a complete meal for someone looking for light, soul food. Having I found in it chicken slivers, pok choy, vermicelli noodles and veggies, served with three fried chicken wontons and an Oriental salsa on the side. It was presented beautifully with the wontons pierced into a chopstick and balanced on top of the bowl.I also had its Teriyaki meal that came in a bowl. It had a good portion of sticky fried rice with an egg along with wok tossed thinly cut lamb mixed with ginger, spring onions and garlic, stomach filling. I also enjoyed the traditional Malaysian lamb masaman curry served with fried rice. As it should be, the dish at Mamagoto had the dominating flavour of coconut. I wrapped the tasty meal on a sweet note and had scoops of homemade coconut ice cream. I also tried out a spoonful of its sponge cake that came with a rich and creamy caramel topping.

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