Mama Morocco (Invited)

Saturday, October 15, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Mama Morocco just like it's name served authentic Moroccan cuisine in Melbourne. Using a traditional recipes that has been passed down through generations combined with freshest ingredients around, Mama Morocco proudly owned and run by a warm family. All the food designed to be shared with big Moroccan flavour, full of heritage and stories.

I was invited to Mama Morocco at Balaclava area for a taste of their authentic Moroccan food with other bloggers. Sadly, I was away on the date so I sent my trust worthy representative aka my husband to the event. This review are based on his experience at Mama Morocco. The restaurant it self was warm with various rich colour, Moroccan bronze lanterns hanging by the dining room.

Starters; Matbucha - a traditional cooked salad from the Sabara region - spicy tomato, garlic and fresh green chilli, Broad Beans - lemon juice, rich traditional spices from Casablanca, Moroccan Cigars - light filo pastry filled with soft pulled beef and Smoked eggplant Dip - from Marrakesh - chucky eggplant with authentic smoky flavour.Both dips are excellent, especially the eggplant is my favourite, it is so tasty with smokey flavour and goes so well with the bread. The Broad beans also so tasty and again go so well with the bread. Great way to start the night.

Then the mains started with Moroccan Fish - market fish cooked in a thick, spicy tomato and red capsicum sauce, with an array of traditional spices, coriander, garlic and fresh lemon. Loved the fish, very fresh and the tomato sauce goes well with the fish and other spices. The fresh lemon adds some needed acidity to the fish which is perfect.

Oxtail with Green Olives - traditionally cooked tender oxtail served in a rich sauce packed with spices and green olives. Oxtail is normally not my favourite meat but this time it is different. The oxtail is so tender and fall off the bones. The combination of spices and green olives balance the richness of the oxtail's flavour.

Chicken with Apricots - chicken tights and drumsticks cooked in a rich sauce of turmeric, cumin, and black pepper with soft apricots and almonds. Star dish of the night. To me this is just the best. The chicken is cooked perfectly, so tender and juicy. The spiciness of black pepper sauces mixed really well with the sweetness of apricots and the crunchiness of almonds, a delight to eat. 

Vegetarian stuffed potatoes - whole cooked potatoes, hallowed, and filled with rice, carrot, celery, served in flavoursome sauce of tomatoes, coriander and parsley. A good dish to accompany the meat dish.

Couscous - definitely the best I have ever tasted and I don't normally like cous cous that much. So fluffy and light and rich in flavour, I can eat this all day.

Dessert; Sfenj - traditional Moroccan donuts, golden and crunchy on the outside with a light and fluffy centre, drizzled with honey for an extra sweet finish. Donuts taste great and very crunchy. Freshly made from the kitchen.

It was a very pleasant experience. At the end of our dinner, the "mama" Morocco herself showed up. Being a family owned restaurant, it was very warm mood through out the dinner. Very pleasing and would recommend anyone who like to experience an authentic Moroccan food to give it a try. Even better download, print and present this voucher to receive 10% off on your dining experience.

Mama Morocco Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Mama Morocco
302 Carlisle St
Melbourne, VIC 3183
Monday: Closed