Fancy a round trip to Bali, Japan, Singapore and Thailand?
Yeah, so do we but one or two little problems, namely a lack of holidays and cash, are standing in the way.
But dry your eyes, amigo, ‘cos with today’s Big Deal with Mama San you can take your taste buds on a tour of the Far East without going any further than Bath Street.
Part of the ivy-covered Saint Judes, Mama San is a funky bar and kitchen with a hip Oriental theme.
Recently refurbished, it’s a cool hangout that blends quirky decor with great food, inventive cocktails and a warm welcome.
The offer is for one person to have a starter, main course, dessert and side dish from the menu below. Valid from 5pm to 10pm, seven days a week, this offer is a fantastic introduction to the pan-Asian specialities at Mama San.
Pad Thai Spring Rolls – Stuffed with rice noodles, peanuts, and Asian herbs, served with Hanoi dipping sauce (v).
Indonesian Sate Ayam – Javanese spiced chicken skewers, with roast peanut and chilli sauce and Indonesian cucumber salad.
Lime and Ginger Chicken Tempura – Served with a zesty chilli and lime dipping sauce.
Tom Ka Kai Broth – Chicken, mushroom, rice noodles and coconut broth infused with lemongrass, green chilli and lime. A famous Thai dish.
Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Green Chilli Tikis – Served with a lime and coriander aioli.
Thai Green Chicken Curry – Slow braised chicken in a traditional lemongrass and coconut curry with jasmine rice. Also available as a veggie option.
Balinese Beef Curry – Braised beef in a chilli-rich anise, tomato, coconut and peanut gravy with jasmine rice.
Prawn Katsu curry – Traditional Japanese curry sauce topped with black tiger prawns coated in panko breadcrumbs with jasmine rice. Also available as a veggie option.
Holy Basil Chilli Chicken – Wok-fried Asian veg, chicken slices and egg noodles in a sweet chilli and basil sauce. Also available as a veggie option.
Singapore Noodles – Sticky pork, chicken, cured beef and egg noodles with black bean sauce and shredded vegetables.
Pad Thai – Chicken, prawn and shredded omelette wok-fried with rice noodles and holy basil. Also available as a veggie option.
Teriyaki Beef – Rare strips of sesame and star anise-cured beef with sliced mushrooms, broccoli, egg noodles and teriyaki sauce.
Aubergine, Squash and Curry Leaf Laksa – Rice noodles served with poached seasonal greens in a rich coconut and tamarind gravy.
Chocolate Nut Brownie with Coconut Ice Cream
Choice of Sorbets and Ice Creams
Fries with Sate Ayam
Chilli and Basil Noodles
Wok-Fried Asian Greens
Crisp Veg and Peanut Salad
Mamasan scores a very credible 4/5 from 5pm users who have eaten there. The friendly service and wide choice are recurring themes. This is what a couple of recent diners had to say on Mama San’s 5pm entry:
‘Beautiful setting, with a great choice of menu at reasonable prices.’ Rating 4.4/5
‘Excellent spot. Fantastic value for a Saturday night. Amazing cocktail and food. Service was also excellent. Really nicely surprised as wasn’t sure what to expect. Would definitely recommend to friends.’ Rating 4.8/5