“Your Tummy is not a Temple it’s an amusement park” read one of the coasters on the blogger’s table at the second outlet of Mamagoto in Hyderabad and little did I imagine that the afternoon would be one gastronomical adventure.
Less than a year that Mamagoto first set its foot in Hyderabad and with popular demand, Azzure Hospitality now opens its second Mamagoto outlet in Hi-Tech City in its sixth anniversary year. Conveniently located just at a stone throws distance to major IT companies, the new outlet is vibrant and continues the diverse graphics of quirky design language which is something you’d experience only at Mamagoto. Spread across 1800 sq ft, the restaurant has about 60 pax capacity and has added elements of bespoke furniture and some newly created textures and brand new wallpaper along with lots of 3D printed tiles. Apparently, this outlet is also the first Mamagoto outlet where most graphics are hung on ceilings.
Was happy to have been invited to the launch of this new outlet where a lot of new and interesting dishes were on offer. It’s a known fact that Mamagoto serves dishes predominantly from Asian origin with a main focus on regions of China, Thailand and Japan including the popular choices from Indonesia, Burma and Malaysia. The portion sizes are huge and are all made to share. The USP of the food served here is that it is absolutely no use of MSG which in turn reflects on the quality of the food served here.
We started off with small plates (appetizers) of Crispy Lotus Stem and the contemporary Cheese and Truffle Oil Dumplings that packed flavor in every bite. Hua Hin Highway Rolls and Cheesy Tacos that followed next were an absolute delight!
Java Grilled Fish – fish wrapped with banana leaves and then grilled in red hot sambal sauce was served along a side of mould of sticky rice was a meal in itself. Prawn tempura was served with dipping sauce and schezwan chilli sauce while the Chicken Gyoza was served with spicy momo sauce, each good in their own league!
Hot Basil Chicken Cups are my personal favorite on the menu and was glad to see them featured here. Smokey Chicken Tacos was a new addition on the menu which was quite an interesting fusion.
For the mains there was Chiang Mai Train Station Noodles from Mamagoto’s Signature Large Bowls. Prepared in Khao suey style and served up in an enormous bowl, this one with its rich creamy curry sauce was a one pot meal in itself. Loved it! London China Town Chicken and Prawn Three Pepper Bomb went well with the sticky rice.
Masaman Curry flavored with tamarind and coconut milk was quite rich and relatively mild that complemented the steamed rice.
Homemade American Style Chunky Caramel Sponge Cake with toffee sauce served warm with vanilla ice-cream was a perfect finale.
Complementing the delicious food all through the afternoon were some unique mock-tails made using a concoction of fresh juices and ingredients.
With the opening of this second outlet in Hyderabad, the experience of Asian eating is now more approachable and affordable while still retaining the global flavor and cosmopolitan appeal.
Thumbs up for this one.
Disclaimer: I was invited by the management of Mamagoto to review the new outlet at Kondapur. The opinions expressed are honest and unbiased.