Us Northern folks have been dying to try Mama Lou’s Kitchen for ages and are glad that a branch has finally travelled all the way to U.P. Town Center!
Literally went UP! We have been waiting for you, Mama Lou’s. Skipping music please.
Situated in the same complex as Merkado (the supermarket), Mama Lou’s is quite easy to spot, since it houses (and invites) the most patrons.
Mama Lou’s Kitchen has the homey Italian vibe, complete with brick walls and complimentary bread for the hangry. That’s right, if you’re hangry and on a first date, best to calm down and have a bruschetta.The photo stating “Stay dreamy, stay creamy” is no joke. I got it from Mama Lou’s and succeeding dishes will testify to this undying creaminess of a feast.
Starting off with the Oriental Salad, you will realize that this is the “diet” food in the bunch. I speak of diet but it does have a smorgasbord of Asian fusion toppings: kani, apple slices and soy sesame dressing reminiscent of Kewpie.
Bacon Poutine in an Italian restaurant may be a bit left-out but this was received ample Ahhhs probably because it was topped with mozzarella cheese and bacon .
Something you’d want to take along in a movie and eat alone… with all that cheese!
How sophisticated and they came in their special scooping container–and every bite was filled with a buttery cheesy concoction!
Food coma in the making, and I didn’t even reach out for the equally buttery bread.
Seriously that awesome, I could eat it alone and forego dessert. Or maybe eat both!
The “meaty” dishes were just as resplendent and succulent.
The Marbled Rib Eye Steak was gone in a matter of seconds, whilst the Chicken Fra Diavalo‘s herbed chicken concoction gives off that irresistible roasted flavour that goes well with the mashed potato.
Pizza is, of course, an inevitable order and with Mama Lou’s roll-it-up-with-alfalfa-and-arugula, the more fun it is to eat!
Bianca Pizza, as the name suggests, is the cream-based white pizza made for bacon and mushroom lovers.
The Blueberry Cheesecake was pitted against the Chocolate Cake but the vote seems divided.
Best to just eat them in alternate bites. Everybody happy!
Don’t forget to order tea, since Mama Lou’s has an extensive offering–so I had peppermint tea!
Now if this meal still does not make us dream of creamy cheesy splendor, I don’t know what will!
Mama Lou’s Kitchen certainly warrants future visits, whether we’re craving for yummy Italian fares or just in plain need of a happy-creamy-gooey meal.
Stay creamy, stay dreamy!