If you’re looking for a fresh take on Malaysian cuisine in an elegant environment, a trip to Mamanda is well worth your time. Located in Singapore’s alluring Kampong Glam, this beautiful fine dining establishment aims to make all guests feel like royalty, thereby transporting diners to the 19th century for a taste of upscale traditional cuisine. Situated on beautiful Sultan Gate, there is hardly a better choice for high-end Malaysian cuisine in Singapore.
Perhaps one of the most fantastic features of living in Singapore is the rich cultural heritage that still
endures, even in modern city life. Malaysian culture has, without a doubt, impacted Singapore in a
number of ways, and this influence is most evident in the country’s sensational cuisine. At Mamanda
on Sultan Gate, you’re invited to leave the stresses of modernity behind while basking instead in the
opulence of a royal Malaysian past, situated in historic Kampong Glam.
If dining in a 19th century mansion still doesn’t convince you to visit Mamanda, then the specialties on the menu certainly will. For the most authentic experience, order your food from the Communal Dining Menu and sample a number of freshly-prepared dishes that you can share with your friends. Try out main courses like the Ayam Bakar Daun Pisang (pandan leaf infused grilled chicken) or the Sambal Goreng Desa Perma (spicy stir-fried long beans with tofu), then finish up with the Bubur Pemanis Mamanda, a traditional sweet porridge. With its location in Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam neighbourhood, you’re certain to feel that you’ve travelled back in time and tasted a cuisine of the past.
I was with a group of French friends who never tried Malay food. This was a good introduction to the cuisine as we had the set with the variety if dishes. The yellow curry was too spicy for my liking but the rest of the food was delicious. Would improve the drink menu to include a more detailed summary of the signature drinks. Even the waitress did not know what the signature drinks were when questioned.
Ambience is good! Ayam masak lemak is nice but it the size of the chicken is very small. Otherwise, everything was delicious! We had goreng pisang fusion ice cream. Very creative and tasteful indeed!
The experience was overwhelmed. My family enjoyed it very much.