Last December I had lunch with the Meralco folks at Mamou Rockwell, also known as Mamou Too. It wasn’t my first time at Mamou because I’ve eaten at Mamou Serendra with hubby a couple of times in the past. Problem is, I wasn’t able to blog about those experiences. Our first meal at Mamou was memorable because Mamou’s owner Malou Fores (whose nickname is Mamou) was there and I don’t know how it happened that she personally took our order. Hubby and I wanted to order her much-talked-about steak but hubby doesn’t eat butter and so she told us she would custom-cook one for us without butter. She would use olive oil instead. I remember that steak costing a lot a few years ago but wow, what a steak it was. It was simple — seasoned with salt, and perfectly cooked, I think there was nothing left on the plate afterwards.
Anyhow it was my first time at Mamou Rockwell. It’s definitely more spacious than the one in Serendra.
We were served complimentary bread with butter as we browsed through the menu.
I ordered Dalandan Mint Shake (P175, pictured above) because it sounded like a light drink that won’t make me fat. Almost everyone on the table followed suit. I enjoyed the fruity-tart-sweet-minty taste. It certainly left me feeling refreshed.
We had Healdsburg’s Harvest (P325, pictured above). Seasonal greens are tossed with sweet tomatoes, glazed pecans, dried cranberries, cranberry Stilton cheese, and berry vinaigrette. Hubby and I had this exact same salad in Serendra. This is how I like my salad — fruity, with cheese and nuts, and vinaigrette dressing. Love it!
We also had Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream (P375, pictured above). I love truffle oil in anything because it smells so good. This was the perfect complement to what was next which was…
Angus USDA Prime Rib Steak (P2,980 for Twin size, pictured above), woot! However it was charred outside and kind of bloody inside so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have. There were a few morsels which were medium well and those were good but in general it was too bloody for me. When this is perfectly cooked it’s heavenly. You don’t even need sauce with it. The steak comes with your choice of two sides, we had Creamed Spinach and Corn Pudding but I was unable to take photos of them.
We had Beer Battered Fish with Malt Vinegar (P295, pictured above) too. You can have it served with your choice of either Potato Wedges (what we had), Mashed Potatoes, or White/Red Buttered Parsley Rice. It’s best eaten after you sprinkle lemon juice all over it.
For dessert, we had Key Lime Pie (P185, pictured above). I was surprised by how good it was — citrusy yet deliciously creamy at the same time. It’s served with whipped cream on the side which I recommend you spread on top of the pie. This is so good with a piping hot cup of coffee after a meal.
We had Crispy Milk (P275, pictured above) as well. Battered and fried, well, milk. You can sprinkle some sugar on it if you prefer.
Yes, milk. Check out the creamy milk center. It’s served warm and it’s sooo good. I think I had 2 pieces. I love milk. I remember eating Fried Milk for dessert at a friend’s wedding reception in Mandarin Oriental.
It was a sumptuous lunch. I wish the steak was cooked better but in general everything was great. If you look at the prices of what we had, you would notice they’re pretty reasonable as most dishes cost about P300+ except for the steak and desserts. Service is pretty good too.
Mamou Too! Rockwell
LR1 148A Rockwell Power Plant Mall
822-6218 / 806-2668
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