It has been a very long time since I’ve eaten something Asian aside from Filipino dishes that was being cooked at home. That is why I’m really excited to eat at Mama Fu’s. They offer Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes all in one place. Who wouldn’t crave for it? Think about the flavors. Literally mouth watering.
I wasn’t able to take picture of the place because there were so many local customers which were enjoying their food.
The ceiling and the floor are both dimmed colors which complements well with the colors of the walls and the chairs which are green and orange. There were paintings hanging neatly on the wall.
The menu was properly organized. The amount of the dishes varies on what kind of meat was ordered whether you ordered it together with rice or noodles.
- Veggies – 35 AED
- Chicken – 45 AED
- Beef – 50 AED
- Shrimp – 50 AED
- Fresh basil spring roll (Appetizer)
Spring rolls are really famous in an Asian menu. According to one article that I read, famous chefs in Asia classified Vietnamese Spring rolls as the best among other countries offering it like China, Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia.
As the name states this spring roll was not fried. Fresh basil, mint, beans sprouts, and vegetables mixed all together with cold rice then wrapped with cellophane noodles. I think it also has peanuts inside which makes the taste a little different from what I am usually eating in the Philippines. I don’t like peanuts that much though. The dip also has peanuts which makes it a little buttery so instead of dipping mine with it, I dipped it with chili dip.
The appetizer was served immediately after we ordered. It took only 5 minutes for it to arrive served with the drinks too.
2. Lemon Sriracha Stir Fry Chicken
Asian tummies wouldn’t be full without any rice. There’s no doubt to that. This next was the best among the dishes that we’ve ordered. It it chicken stirred with Lemon sriracha sauce** mixed with vegetables.
**Fast fact! Sriracha Sauce was originated in Thailand. It is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.
I think the vegetables were half cooked. The broccoli, and the carrots were crunchy. You can tell that the peas was half cooked. It taste a little sweet. Healthy living at its finest.
3. Thai Cashew stir fry Chicken (or Beef)
It has the same ingredients as the Lemon Sriracha Stir fry Chicken but this one was served with toasted cashews. Also, instead of using Lemon Sriracha sauce, they put garlic soy sauce. The cashew complements well with the salty sauce. Not that good though, but it’s nice.
4. Sichuan Kung Pao Beef
HOT AND SPICY! This dish has celery, bell peppers, onions, chili peppers, peanuts and chestnuts tossed with a really spicy Kung pao** sauce.
**fast fact “Kung Pao Chicken (Chinese: 宫保鸡丁), also transcribed as Gong Bao or Kung Po, is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. The classic dish in Sichuan cuisine originated in the Sichuan Province of south-western China and includes Sichuan peppercorns. Although the dish is found throughout China, there are regional variations that are typically less spicy than the Sichuan serving. Kung Pao chicken is also a staple of westernized Chinese cuisine.” — wikipedia
The beef was tender when the dish was freshly served and also it’s easy to bite but as soon as it became colder it also became harder to chew. All I can say is that I love this (because I love spicy dish). Really tasty and too much serving enough for two rice. haha
Place & ambiance – 3.5/5
Staff – 3/5 (I’ve only seen the waitress smile a few times on our stay at the restaurant. Nobody asks us if we need anything or no unlike other restaurants that I’ve visited before. Also there was one time when we asked for a refill of our drink but they just took the glass and took a lifetime to bring the refilled glass.)
Food – 3/5 (I love it. I’m asian. haha)