One of the greatest pleasures of travelling through Asia is discovering the vibrant street food cultures – from the heaving night markets of Bangkok to the impromptu street cafés that spring up after dark in Yogyakarta. MAMA San aims to capture this authentic spirit but elevates it to restaurant standard using premium ingredients. Throw in designer cocktails, fab interiors and a lively vibe and you have the perfect fusion. Created by Will Meyrick (of Sarong fame,) the menu is a culmination of 18 months spent travelling across Asia and every dish comes with a story.
The recipe for the golden, flaky kachoris served with a sublime tamarind chutney can be traced back to Rajasthan, while the crispy whole fish with three-flavour sauce comes straight from the streets of Bangkok. The ground floor was inspired by the cavernous dining halls of Shanghai in the 1920s and is overlooked by a magnificent wall mural of “Mama San” herself. Upstairs, you can settle into an armchair in the swanky Prohibition Bar and sip a chilli and lime margarita, coconut mojito or mint julep served in a dainty copper bucket. MAMA San is popular with locals and visitors alike so book well in advance.
Seminyak is Bali’s cosmopolitan hub with exclusive boutiques, luxury beachfront resorts and the island’s “eat street”, a buzzing district brimming with world-class restaurants. Catch a legendary Seminyak sunset while sipping a designer cocktail at one of the hip beach clubs or sink into a beanbag with a Bintang at a casual beach bar on the sand.
MAMA San | Jalan Raya Kerobokan 135, Seminyak Kerobokan
+62 361 730436