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    Parcels of heaven

    Mamagoto’s dim sum festival serves up a steamy affair

    Marking its fifth anniversary is Mamagoto, with a special dumpling and Chinese bread menu across all outlets. We made our way there one Friday, and are happy to report that each creation effortlessly transports you to the streets of Beijing, Tokyo or even Bangkok. We recommend you start with the Char Siu puff with pork, a super flaky, soft puff stuffed with diced pork in a sweet sauce. The Junglee dumpling too is a must try, we found. A simple momo stuffed with chive-infused minced shrimp, refreshing ginger and mint and served in a bowl, ladled with soy sauce, it was proof that great things do indeed come in small packages.
    Nursing a Bloody Mary, which effectively served as a palate cleanser, we then sampled the Cheesy Veggie Bun, an attempt to include some vegetables in our meal. The bun was softer than a pillow and the fermented and steamed dough afforded the dish a hint of sweetness, which blended well with the cheesy centre, filled with pad choi, pine nuts and aromatic spices.
    Getting experimental
    One must not miss the Porky Apple Mantau Makeover. A chewy, pillowy mantau burger, it is served with shredded pork belly and caramelised apples infused with red chilli and can be best described as a burst of flavours in your mouth. Our last dish was the Street Style Spicy Dumpling with chicken, which was a nice end to our meal. The filling is minced chicken and the dim sums are served over a dash of soy sauce with a drop of fish sauce, which enhances the flavours of the little parcels. While we skipped dessert, we suggest you go on and give their Mango Coconut Sago Pudding a try.

    `1,500 for two. At 12th Main, Indiranagar. Details: 40937237
    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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