Buffets are always exciting because of the spread and variety but yes, sometimes, the food quality can be a bit of a concern. Was thus delighted to learn about the Anti Buffet luncheon at Mamagoto’s outlet in Andheri West, Mumbai.
This much loved Pan Asian restaurant chain known for its fun, quirky Asian cuisine has done it once again. Mamagoto indulges you by enabling you to select what you want to eat and how you want it.
The Live wok station looked very inviting. I was ready to experiment. With an array of sauces and meat such as lamb, fish, shrimp, chicken to choose from, the chef in me was surfacing. I selected my combinations of veggies and meat in a black pepper sauce. Voila! my dish was ready. Crunchy, crispy and fresh veggies and meats enveloped my mouth. The burst of flavours left me speechless.
The welcome drink with water melon juice as the base was refreshing and apt for a hot afternoon.
Of course the other starters were equally delectable. The South East Asian grilled fish swept me off my feet. The flavours were so delicate, yet, pronounced. The momos were ordinary as were the spring rolls. Although I liked the fact that the spring rolls were not oily.The Hungry Soul broth with a generous dose of veggies and chicken was genuinely comforting and satiated us completely.
The Asian salad station offered Som Tam, Glass Noodles, Asian summer Salad, Mix veg salad with peanut dressing (baby corn, chinese cabbage , pokchoi, green beans, long cut , cucumber cubes) and one could tweak it as per one’s own preference.
In the mains, the stir fried pak choy with water chestnut, bowled us over. The crunchy water chestnut paired exceedingly well with the subtle pak choy. A real palate pleaser, this one!
By the time we reached the dessert part of our meal, we were actually quite full. Caramel sponge cake, Chocolate mud cake, Banoffee pie and Coconut ice cream were on offer. A scoop of ice cream was all that we could manage.
“We believe in empowering our clients, giving them the luxury of choice and asking them to dictate what they want, when they want. The idea is to create a paradigm shift and give people an alternative to the mundane, old fashioned spreads.” I liked what Rahul Khanna & Kabir Suri, Directors, Azure Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, the promoters of Mamagoto told me. What a perfect approach.
Priced at an attractive rate of Rs 599 the ” Anti Buffet ” lunch is a steal and a great way of enjoying a delicious Pan Asian meal. Available from 12-3 pm from Wednesday to Sunday, make sure you don’t miss this one!