Located right on Park Street and spread across two floors with a seating capacity of 50 covers, Mamagoto boasts of edgy décor which exudes vibrancy and creates the perfect setting for a fun Asian eating experience. I have been to their Mumbai and Delhi outlets a number of times, and was eagerly looking forward to their entry in my city. So finally when they did open up in Calcutta, I was literally jumping with joy!
The menu here is Asian, and focuses mainly on the regional cuisines of China, Thailand and Japan and includes a few popular choices from Indonesia, Burma and Malaysia as well. All the sections of the menu, be it the Small Bites, the Signature Large Bowls, the Robata Grill (a Japanese form of coal fired barbeque cooking) or the Wok and Curries, with their enticing options will ensure that one has a tough time deciding what to order.
On my visit to Mamagoto on an invitation by Communications 2.0, the energy at the table was eclectic, and the fun was accentuated by the remarkably fast service. The dishes kept flowing in in spite of the place being jam packed with guests.
My favourites were the contemporary and minimalistic Cheese and Truffle Oil Dumplings, and the Java Grilled Fish, marinated in Indonesian Sambal, grilled in a banana leaf wrap and served with a mound of sticky rice. The dumplings with their translucent encasings, smelled divine and tasted equally good. If the dumplings were about subtlety, the flambouyant Java Grilled Fish was all about bursts of colours and flavours. The fish itself was cooked perfectly, and the spicy, flaky fish was perfectly complemented by the accompaniments.
The Desserts that I tried were both brilliant. The Homemade American Style Chunky Caramel Sponge Cake with toffee sauce served warm with vanilla ice-cream was the perfect end to a great meal. The cheesecake was no less, and I was literally left licking the spoon.
As the peeps at Mamagoto put it, “…we continue creating an experience with personality, for people with personality, and a little bit of that crazy in us all”.
Address: 24, Park St, Opp Post Office
Phone: 033 40606094/96
Timings: 12.30pm to 11.30pm
Cost of meal for 2: INR 1500 approx