Restaurant Review: Mamou at Serendra

Published on September 27, 2013

My husband and I planned to have a date night at Bonifacio High Street but our feet led us to Serendra. It was the day before I was knocked down with flu (for the second time this month, huhu) so I was hoping to have something warm for my tummy and my dry and very itchy throat.

We probably walked the entire stretch of restaurants in Serendra twice just to look for a place to have dinner. We were supposed to go to a Japanese restaurant hoping that they serve ramen, but they don’t. After a few more minutes of walking, we checked out Mamou. Naisip ko kasi Mamou so baka naman they serve Mami. Nyaha! =))

Prior to food being served to our table, Mamou already gave us the feeling of being welcomed. The restaurant is inviting and homey. And the staff members are very warm and friendly. I could not remember how many times someone approached to check us out. A waiter noticed that my camera bag was crowding our table so he told me that there is a bag hook under it. I just gave him a smile and told him that it’s ok. I tend to forget things so the last thing I would want to happen is for me to forget my camera. The waiter then got an extra seat just for my camera bag. Hihi! Thanks, kuya!

DSC_0309 Complimentary Bread

As soon as we were settled, a basket with piping hot breads was served to us. Steam came out from the bread when I split it into two making it perfect as I pair it with butter! The bread is soft and very moist. I was so tempted to get another serving of the bread. :p

My initial guess was true because Mamou really serves Mami! Teehee! We asked the waiter if the serving is already good for two. Sabi ni kuya, “Kung para kay Ma’am, good for two na po.” Wow! I love you, kuya! =))

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The waiter asked us if we wanted to split the mami into two bowls even before we requested for it. Yes, it’s nice when servers respond to customers’ requests. But it’s a different story when servers already know what the clients want before they even ask. Mamou is a good testament to that kind of service. =)

Anyway, Mamou Mami is different because the soup is thicker than the usual. It was such a savory treat which reminded me so much of La Paz Batchoy. It has large chunks of chicken, pulled meat, roasted garlic and… drumroll, please… CHICHARON!

We were supposed to get Kurobuta Mamou-Katsu, but we were informed that they were out of stock. Because of that, we did a very terrible mistake of getting Roast Pork and Chicken, not because it’s not good, but because we were already full from the Mamou Mami. We were not able to enjoy it as much as we wanted to because our tummies were about to burst. Medyo deceiving yung mami, ang bigat sa tiyan! Parang unlimited bowl! =))

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But we still liked this dish. The citrus flavor is very refreshing. The pork is fork tender. And the tanginess of the Cuban rice was bursting in my mouth. Even the buttered onions were good. I really wish I came more prepared to eat such a heavy dinner.

On our way out as I was about to reach the door, a wait staff with both hands holding dished out plates, opened the door for me! Amazing ka, kuya! Thank you, Mamou for the very delicious dinner and the exemplary customer service. I hope more restaurants learn from you. We are definitely coming back! :)


Mamou
Ground Floor Serendra
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, City

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