I was able to finally dine at Mamou quite recently (i.e. a few years too late). Sorry it took me a while to realize why exactly the restaurant has been hyped about these past few years!
Mamou is ran by Malou Fores (Margarita Fores’ sister-in-law), who is the same person behind Blue Kitchen. (Who doesn’t love Blue Kitchen?) Mamou features stuff she would usually cook at home, thus, it being called “a home kitchen”.
A typical meal at Mamou is jumpstarted with a bread basket served with an ample serving of butter. I liked their varied bread selection — I don’t exactly know the kinds in this one, but based on the photo, you can easily tell them apart.
Mamou is primarily known for its steaks but since they were too expensive for my broke self (haha!!) we had their Roast Beef (Php980) instead. This dish can serve 1-3, depending on the number of other dishes on the table. (If you do not typically like food to share, one can finish this on his own.)
Mamou’s roast beef was really tender and juicy. Really delicious, too, when paired with the slightly sweet bread roll.
The beef came with two side dishes of our choice, and we went with mashed potato and creamed spinach. I did not like any of these, but if I were to pick a “lesser evil”, it would be the mashed potato. The former was really bland, and the latter just had an icky vegetable taste that I couldn’t bear. (I happen to enjoy spinach on a normal day.)
Anyway, the beef is great on its own, but is even better when taken with their Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta (Php375) – a really, really creamy pasta. I love a good truffle cream pasta and Mamou’s was A+.
For dessert, I had Key Lime Pie (Php185) which I devoured greedily as I enjoyed by meat and pasta. You must try this, please? It just ranked in my list of favorite desserts. Haha!
Taste – 4/5 | Ambience – 4/5 |Variety – 4/5 | Service – 5/5 | Pricing – 3.5/5 | Would Go Back? – Yes
Mamou | GF Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City