Mamou restaurant is an Asian-European-American fusion restaurant, deemed as one of the best steakhouses from Manila, from multiple online blogs. Its name derives from the owner’s young nephew, who calls her Mamou, instead of her given name Malou. And if you’ve ever seen or heard of Blue Kitchen (Filipino delicacy food stalls around Manila), she is also the creator of this artisanal concept (my personal favourite being the Pastillas de Yema).
Mamou is located in Rockwell, Pasig City and BGC. The one we visited was in BGC. As our usual relaxed manner, we did not book for a table, and found on arrival it was a full house, so we had to come back around 30-60 minutes for a table (to which they texted us when it was ready).
The restaurant reminded me of a Spanish themed establishment, mostly decorated with red, white and black colours. There is a red chandelier themed in the centre of the restaurant, and empty wine bottles presented on the exterior, surrounding its signage.
I have read and heard many delicious descriptions referring to their steaks, so I know I couldn’t leave Manila without riding on the bandwagon.
The food we ordered:
1. Angus Ribeye
2. Duck Adobo flakes
3. Fried Chicken
4. Healdsburg’s Harvest
5. Mamou’s greens
The steak came out sizzling and what looked seared to perfection, but to closer inspection I noticed the steak has been overcooked, I bought this to the attention of the waiter who offered to replace it, but knowing how sometimes the back of house works when you offend their skills and become an inconvenience, I did not want to fall victim to this, so I declined. But you know what? The crispiness of the steak was delicious and succulent, it was not dry and tough like I thought it would be. I would definitely return just to try all their steaks.
Mamou is not a cheap restaurant, the steaks come at a price. I would recommend for celebrations, like a date or birthday.
Seeing it from the beginning as a full house, I threw all expectations of getting quality service from this joint, after all, they are famous for their steaks, not their service. After my little complaint about my steak, I have to commend the service that occurred in the next 10 minutes of eating my steak. From my waiter, to what I assume the manager kept coming back to reassure that I was all right with my overcooked steak and that they could replace it without a problem.
I am thankful that even though I declined the offer, they pursued to correct the problem, relentlessly. Imagine if I was a professional food critic? Good thing I’m just blogging for myself. The thought and service are what probably adds to the Mamou experience.
For 3 adults and 2 children, we spent close to Php5,000 including tax and service charge.
Mamou – A Home Kitchen
Address: Unit 1C-15 G/F Serendra
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856 3569
Website: firstname.lastname@example.orgStore Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
DINNER: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Visited on: 23rd November 2017
Healdsburg’s Harvest salad
Mamou’s greens salad
Duck Adobo flakes