Mama’s Buoi

DSC07748

Mama’s Buoi is all about authentic home-style Vietnamese cuisine. Unlike other Vietnamese restaurants, this place offers more than just pho noodle soup and rice paper rolls. Co-owner Tin Ly explained to us that he could never get his favourite Vietnamese dish “caramelised pork belly hot pot” from anywhere but home. I had never even heard of this dish before and couldn’t wait to try it out.

DSC07652

Chicken and pork liver pate with sesame crackers

DSC07656

Pulled duck pancakes with hoi sin sauce

DSC07659Rice noodles stuffed with pork, mushroom and fried shallot

DSC07673

Shell on school prawns with salt, pepper and citrus

DSC07681

Steak roll Vietnamese salad wrap with citrus and green chilli dressing

DSC07685

Roast pork belly and crackling with pickled vegDSC07701

 Reconstructed Can Chua (sour soup) with fried noodles, mussels, calamari and prawn

DSC07722

Ginger chicken stir fry with bok choi

DSC07724

Steamed barramundi wrapped in bamboo with lemongrass, chilli and citrus dressing

DSC07726

Mushroom and snow pea stir fry

DSC07730

Caramelised pork belly hot pot with boiled egg

DSC07741Reconstructed three colour drink with black jelly, pandan jelly, rum and mung bean puree, basil seeds, jack fruit and coconut milk

DSC07670

Lychee & Watermelon Martini

(vodka and lychee liqueur muddled with lychees and watermelon)

Overall:

Talk about being well fed. Not only did the food look amazing, it also tasted fresh and delicious. The standout dishes for me were the chicken and pork liver pate, the shell on school prawns, the reconstructed three colour drink and of course the caramelised pork belly hot pot! The cocktail list here was also quite interesting. I wasn’t daring enough to try their ‘pho’ cocktail, however I was pretty happy with my lychee & watermelon martini.

Mama’s Buoi has opened me up to a whole new range of Vietnamese food. With its cheery homely atmosphere (bright colours, raw timber tables, festoon lighting, photo album-like menu), this is a place I would gladly return to.

Mamas Buoi

Mama’s Buoi

G25 Postal Lane, GPO, Melbourne, VIC

(03) 9671 3426

http://www.mamasbuoi.com.au/

Mama's Buoi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

*Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of Mama’s Buoi. 

One comment

  1. This place is amazing. I have to admitting I was a bit unsure from the curb on the street peering in. Mexican maybe? No, Vietnamese soul. It took some time… a few Martinis and fried crab rice later to see the owls on the wall, the staff that moved around like family and their wonderful manager who in my eyes, filled a maternal role for these young guys n gal who are manuevering their way in the food alley ways of good Ol’ Melbourne. My belly is full my soul gets it and my heart aches to leave.

    ga mun

    As I travel on my
    Way

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s