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Malou Fores with Rache and Aidan who can’t wait to eat the roast chicken.

At first, when we saw Mamou opened in Serendra, we were guessing what kind of cuisine it served — Spanish? home cooked Filipino food? Also, the design of the restaurant was a bit spanish, minimalist and there is an aura of a simple canteen setup with a sossy kitchen behind it. The chairs were custom made dwarfed “period” chairs made from Pampanga. The dry run menu is also simple — roast pork and chicken, angus beef steak, linguini vongole, etc.. We were intrigued by it and were surprised to find out that the food is uniquely great and the person behind it is Malou Fores.

Malou or Mamou as her nephew would call her, is the person behind Blue Kitchen. Marketman raved about Blue Kitchen’s Garlic Tuyo and I’m sure he would be delighted to see Malou who decided to open her first restaurant in her 11 years in the food business. So I ask Mamou on what is the concept of the restaurant. She said that it is basically focused on her kitchen and the food that she serves at home. She serves her specialties which includes a South American dish specialty — Roast Pork and Chicken which we totally love. Her sister-in-law, Margarita Fores is more well known in the restaurant circuit with her success on Cibo for more than a decade now.

All we can say is Mamou-Miya! Deliciouso!

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Aidan with the power lunch crowd in Mamou, Serendra. Can we have a high chair please for Aidan?

Mamou Dry Run Menu: Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Entrees, Sides, Desserts
Mamou Dry Run Menu: Main Menu and Beverages

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The meal started with a serving of hot bread and butter served in a red weave basket. Loved it!

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Truffle Oil Vegetable Mushroom Dip with Whole Wheat Melba Chips (P195+)

Are you tired of the usual spinach antichoke dip? Try this and as they say, anything with Truffle oil is great.

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Crispy Roast Duck with Red Chorizo Rice (P395+) served with steamed vegetables, and chili plum sauce.

The crispy duck was not oily and in fact it was very tasty. You actually don’t need the chili plum sauce anymore. You can enjoy it with Red Chorizo rice — perfect combination. The rice is already a meal by itself.

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Roast Pork & Chicken (P345+). Mamou’s citrus rubbed pork and chicken with buttered onions, red or white rice, cinnamon, plantains, and black beans.

You can taste the herbs used for the chicken and pork because they are very tasty in itself. No need for an extra sauce because the flavor is just waiting to explode in your mouth once you’ve taken that bite. The sweet grilled onions are a perfect companion to this dish. We can’t wait to go back and eat the best Black Beans we ever tasted!

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Expect to pay P500/ head when you dine in at Mamou.

Mamou – A Home Kitchen
Unit 1C-15 G/F Serendra
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Reservations: +632 856 3569
Email: [email protected]

Anton