Dine with Dimmi - Little Bites @ Kuku Mama @ Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday 14th February
Located at stop 44 upstairs just a short walk from Windsor station in chapel st near Mr Miyaki is Kuku Mama, a resturanty bar that has been on our radar since they posted a $10-ish bites event late last year.
With ambient lighting, there's the dinning room, booths that line the side, communal tables by the kitchen and a rooftop smoking garden. So many cool spots! We sat in the dinning room.
The food is mainly snacks, rather than tapas as most is just like one taco or bao. But there are things to share like wings and chips/fries. Should mention that the menu online is different (out of date?) compared to the one at the place/on zomato - and those two are different too...
Housemade Cheeseburger Dumplings
Beef, pickle, Bobby John Sauce (3 pieces) $6
The skin/wrapping was the wrong type, the yellow wonton one rather than what we expected, so it was a bit chewy. The beef was a mince similar to a replication with McD's version. While the inspiration was there, the flavors weren't strong enough and there was no actual cheese, only cheese powder.
Chicken wings, Szechuana chilli salt, bootleg sauce $10
Crispy and fried, with a slightly hot spicy seasoning this one's a winner!
Bao Platter - Southern fried chicken, slaw, BBQ sauce (3 buns) $14
Didn't have the same flavours as the wings disappointingly paled in comparison.
Baos - Peking duck, pickled cucumber, hoisin $7
A bit dry, needs spring onion, and more sauce. Eat fast because these aren't very nice cold! Wished they came in steamers so we could keep them warmer longer.
Baos - Crumbed miso marinated eggplant, Asian slaw (v) $6
Average, would have been better with the addition off chicken.
Fries with Aioli $5
French fries a bit too salty served with garlic aioli mayo base,
would have preferred tomato sauce. But fries are always welcome!
Chips – Sweet chilli, soy, black sesame, spring onion (vg) $6
Crinkle cut, these are your carnival chips, its all about the sauce for this one, quite nice though salty so you'll need some buns to soak it up, or a drink to wash it down. The professor mainly lives on a diet on cigarettes, alcohol and snack foods as you may have guessed by now.
Prawn Taco - Fried prawn taco, avocado, paprika buttermilk dressing $6.50
It was average, there isn't much to say...
New Orleans - Pulled chicken, c, smoked cheddar $6
The chicken taco was interesting with a spicy hot sauce and saturated lettuce, which we aren't a fan of. Tacos also need to be eaten fast, as they go soggy!
Some of my notes have gone missing...
As everything arrived one after the other and had to be served warm this is the best group shot we can get :P They say it's more of bar snacks to go with drinks rather than a dinner place though.
We went on V'day and it was quite chill and in my opinion not that busy, though we were informed food would take a hour?! Surely they have more than one chef and they're not making everything from scratch now?! It was actually 23mins before the food started arriving.
Service was slow but decent. The manager says it was much busier than expected, for a Tuesday so they were short staffed. To me that's odd, that you wouldn't factor in the Hallmark event.
One of the waitresses was quite devoted to the gym, and enjoys wearing short skirts. So not only were we served dinner we also got a show. Consulted a girl and she suggests that I'm just mentioning it cause I'm jealous of that ass O.o ffs I'm pointing out the length of the skirt and work appropriate stuff.
He says it's a trap. Being a Tuesday showing ass probably isn't going to get you more tips. Come the weekend when this place is a bar you'll also get some appreciative looks. But for us this is the year, that Valentines day, when we all accidentally checked out someone's ass, one we probably won't forget anytime soon. These days you don't need to go to a strip club or the internet to see those things. Meanwhile at work we need our shoulders and knees covered :P
The bill came to around $100-ish with drinks. The professor had drinks and chips, while jas and I had one of each of the rest of what was pictured. Though a Dimmi Deal we got 50% off the menu, yay! I'd return for the fries and wings, and atmosphere during lunch though not the bar, as I am not a bar person. I'd imagine this would be a cool place if you're into bars.
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