The New Hawker’s Hall Menu at Mamagoto

Mamagoto, with its two branches in Banjara Hills and Kondapur, always has something interesting to offer based on their concept of fun Asian food. A few months back they introduced a weekday lunch called “Anti-Buffet” which has quite a following in the Twin cities. Now, the restaurant has introduced “Hawker’s Hall” – a new supplementary menu comprising of street food items from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and even Japan.

Thai Puchka
Thai Puchka

The menu is crisp, only having about a dozen items.   The first item to draw my attention was Thai Puchka.  Puchka is how pani puri is called in Bengal and some other parts of Eastern India. So I was curious how the Thai version of this works out. People frequenting Thai restaurants are familiar with Miang Kham, an appetizer with betel leaves used as a wrap and a whole lot of ingredients for the filling, including peanuts, ginger, lime and fiery chillies. One can customize the miang kham using a combination of these and a sweet chilli sauce. Thai puchka is a variant of this using the pani puri shell, where the betel leaf along with other ingredients are pre-packaged inside it,  and fiery chili bits and sweet ginger sauce can be added depending on preference. A very interesting dish.

Auntie’s Platter
Auntie’s Platter

Next, we relished a dish called Auntie’s Platter. This was an assortment of short eats – siu mai, chicken satay, spring rolls and crisps. They were served with quite a few colourful dips with sweet, tangy and spicy taste. The siu mai was the pick of the platter, while the succulent satays went well with the peanut dip.

Lamb Sticks
Lamb Sticks

Lamb Sticks were my favourite from the starters. With the minced meat hardly having any spices and with the lamb flavour pervading, this is a dish for hardcore non-vegetarians. The mint flavoured dip served with it was a perfect foil to this meaty dish.

Supermama
Supermama

In Supermama, fried fish chunks were covered with a red chilli and garlic based sauce and basil. Though the dish was advertised to be super spicy, it was just about spicy for a seasoned Hyderabadi like me. The fish did not have much taste either.

We ended up trying two chicken dishes from the menu. The Chicken in Hot Basil Sauce had soft chicken and baby corns sautéed in a sauce flavoured with basil, kaffir lime and red chillies. This simple yet tasty dish has bold flavours and will appeal to the palate of most of us. It goes well with steamed rice, though I chose to savour it in a standalone mode.

Chicken in Hot Basil Sauce
Chicken in Hot Basil Sauce

Last dish standing was Sukiyaki Chicken.  In this chicken, loads of vegetables and flat noodles are tossed in a five spice infused soya based sukiyaki sauce. The chilli sesame sauce served with it complemented the dish well, and this Japanese dish was a complete meal by itself. For vegetarians, there is a tofu version of this dish.

Sukiyaki Chicken
Sukiyaki Chicken

From things that I did not taste BBQ Red Curry Wings looked interesting. For vegetarians, Aubergine and Okra Medley, Corn Salad and tofu version of Sukiyaki as well as Superhot Mama are options available. All the dishes are economically priced, between Rs 200 and Rs 500.
Like all Mamagoto promotion, this one is also looking good. Lovers of oriental cuisines should not miss this.

Location:
Mamagoto
12th Square (opp Audi showroom)
Road No 12 Banjara Hills
Hyderabad
Telephone 33165008

Disclaimer: The review is based on an invite from the restaurant.



No comments:

Post a comment