The Honest Review, Mamamon Restaurant, Taman Desa

Mamamon Restaurant asked us to review their establishment and we were delighted to accept!  Recently opened by new owners and situated in the pleasant, leafy residential suburb of Taman...

Mamamon Restaurant asked us to review their establishment and we were delighted to accept!  Recently opened by new owners and situated in the pleasant, leafy residential suburb of Taman Desa, approximately 10 KM south of KLCC and just a stones throw away from the popular Scott Garden, a well known night life hub and shopping complex in the area which is popular with local residents and expats.  We shot a short video of the surrounding area which you can see below.

Mamamon are also the owners of Gallo Wine bar which is directly above Mamamon and The Monkey Bar (Gastro Bar) which is just next door to it.  Mamamon is their new edition and the other 2 have recently been tastefully refurbished by the new owners.  We will be bringing you more on Gallo Wine Bar in an up coming review so stay tuned for that!

Dining Area & Interior

Mamamon Restaurant is an excellent all rounder where you can come with family, including children as we did and enjoy a quick snack, coffee, wine or dessert right up to full on dinner or lunch.  An airy restaurant occupying the ground floor only, fully air conditioned, cosy, comfortable and clean with very friendly, attentive staff making it such a homely and welcoming place.  There is also a small seating area outside should you wish to sit outside.  If you are driving then fear not, there is plenty of street parking very nearby.

Counter & Bar Area With Chilled Display Cabinet

We were actually quite surprised that their menu and superb wine selection was so competitively priced since the freshness, quality and presentation of the food that was evidently so lovingly prepared seemed like that of a much more expensive establishment!

Dining Area

Their extensive menu consists of food from many different corners of the world including both Western and Asian, rice, noodle, pasta and pizza dishes and of course some delicious desserts and cakes that you can either choose from the menu itself or from their chilled display cabinet.  The menu also has a snack section and there is a set lunch menu which is very reasonably priced too for those of us on the go.

Food & Drinks Menu

The Tour Of Wines

A lot of thought and work has certainly gone into preparing and choosing their superb selection of 20 international wines.  They call it  “The Tour Of Wines” for the wine lovers among us Mamamon will issue you with your own “Tour Of Wines Passport” so that when you return, neither you or Mamamon cannot forget which wines you have tried on your previous visits.  So when you visit, don’t forget to get your wine passport stamped!

Wine Preservation Device & Tour Of Wines Passport

We are not big wine lovers but we tried just one to see how both the passport system and their ingenious wine pouring system worked.  A wine preservation system which allows the wine to be poured from the bottle without actually uncorking it!  The cork will reseal naturally and continue to protect your wine for weeks, months, or even years. You can see Shah, Restaurant Manager using the device and pouring our wine in the video below.

We tried the Pinot Noir (RM 28 per glass) which is a French wine.  On the tour of wines menu you can see all about each and every one of their 20 carefully chosen wines including a detailed description, guidance on pronunciation and even details about body, sweetness, Tannin, Acidity and Alcohol!

Our Dining Experience

We arrived around 6pm for dinner and there were 3 of us dining today.  We ordered 2 soup starters, 4 meat dishes, 1 pizza and 5 desserts all to share between all 3 of us.  We also had a number of Tiger beers, Cappuccino (RM 12) and of course, as you have seen, the wine too!

Cappuccino RM 12

First out was the 2 soups one Oxtail Soup (RM 16.90) and one Mushroom Soup (RM 14.90).  The oxtail soup is a chef’s special and was simply to die for, well presented and bursting with flavour but not at all salty.  Lots of oxtail meat, most of which was still on the bone of the tail itself.  Both the soups were served just at the right temperature, hot, but not mouth burning hot.

Oxtail Soup (RM 16.90)

The mushroom soup was smooth in texture, also well presented with fried mixed mushrooms floating in the centre and a twirl of cream on top.

Mushroom Soup (RM 14.90)

The Pork Schnitzel (RM 32.90) was out next which consists of a boneless piece of pork battered in bread crumbs, served on a log slice plate along with wedges of hot roast potatoes and dressed with fresh leaves of rocket salad, shavings of parmesan and fresh cherry tomatoes sliced in half.  The pork was so tender that we thought for a moment that it was actually chicken!

Pork Schnitzel (RM 32.90)

Next was the huge Nice To Meat You (RM 98) a sharing platter which consists of fried chicken, fried chicken wings, strips of deep fried luncheon meat, crispy pork belly, chicken satay sticks and 2 large chicken sausages all resting on a bed of fresh lettuce leaves and dressed with cherry tomatoes sliced in half.  Our favorites on this dish were the deliciously meaty sausage and the crispy, perfectly cooked pork belly!

Nice To Meat You (RM 98)

The Smoked Duck Breast (RM 23.90) was definitely my favourite dish of the evening and consisted of a super succulent and tender roasted duck meat served on a bed of fresh leaves of lettuce and white beans.  The duck had a thin crispy outer layer and was so tender that the meat almost melted in the mouth.

Smoked Duck Breast (RM 23.90)

Out next was the Minced Pork Wrap Lettuce (RM 18.90) a popular Korean dish which consists of 3 wraps served on a log slice plate.  Each filled with sweet and spicy ground pork dressed with sliced scallions and sliced chili.

Minced Pork Wrap Lettuce (RM 18.90)

The last of the mains was the Crispy Pork Lard & Egg Pizza (RM 17.90) a 6 inch pizza served on a round wooden platter consisting of a sprinkling of crispy pork lard and a lightly cooked egg with a soft runny yolk.

Desserts

The first couple of desserts we chose from the chilled display cabinet.  The Pandan Gula Melaka Cake and the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake these were recommended by the restaurant manager and they didn’t disappoint one bit!

Pandan Gula Melaka Cake

The next 3 desserts were ordered from the main food and drinks menu.  First was the Pistachio Ice Cream (RM 13.90).  This well known pistachio nut flavoured ice cream was served in a long stemmed cocktail type glass and topped with grated pistachio nuts.

Pistachio Ice Cream (RM 13.90)

Next was the Creme Brulee (RM 13.90) served in a small ceramic pot consisting of a rich custard base, topped with hardened caramelised sugar and finished off with half a fresh strawberry carefully placed in the centre surrounded by blackberries.

Creme Brulee (RM 13.90)

The final dessert was the Affogato (RM 13.90) which again was served in a long stemmed cocktail type glass and consists of vanilla ice cream topped with nuts, served with a small separate helping of hot espresso coffee for pouring.

Affogato (RM 13.90)

Summary

Mamamon restaurant and their awesome chef did themselves proud here, very consistent both on food quality and presentation.  All of the food was served with a smile by their friendly staff.

Our favourite food of the evening had to be the Pandan Gula Melaka Cake, the Oxtail Soup and last but not least the Smoked Duck Breast.  I have never tasted oxtail soup quite like this one, well done to the chef, I can understand why it’s one of his specials!  The duck was also fantastic and came out a winner because of it’s tenderness!

If you are looking for somewhere different to go just off the beaten track of the main stream hustle and bustle then Mamamon is definitely worth a visit!  Thank you very much to all of the Mamamon staff for their great food and attentive service.

 

Mamamon Restaurant

5-0-2, Jalan 2/109f

Taman Danau Desa

58100 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

Tel: +60 182 882895

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