Disclaimer: The baked porked chop on rice in this review was complimentary. All opinions are my own.
Located inside the Aberdeen Centre Food Court, Mambo Cafe is a food stall serving Hong Kong-style cafe dishes. This year, they are nominated for a Chinese Restaurant Award for Best Food Court Stall. I have tried a few of Mambo Cafe’s offerings and in this post I will share with you my thoughts on them.
Mambo Cafe is very budget-friendly with entrees all are under $10. They have typical Hong Kong-style cafe offerings like rice, noodle in soup, curry, spaghetti, and baked entrees. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are also under $5.
What I Tried
At the Taste of Aberdeen event, I tried the baked pork chop rice ($8.50). After looking through a few reviews on Yelp and Zomato, I found that the baked pork chop on rice is one of the more popular items from Mambo Cafe. Prepared by baking tender juicy fried pork chop with fried rice, tomato sauce and cheese, it was definite comfort food. The pork chop pieces were decently sized and I enjoyed the sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
On my recent visit to the Aberdeen Centre, I decided to try another one of Mambo Cafe’s baked entrees – baked seafood rice ($8.50).
The entree was nicely creamy and cheesy. It had reasonable portions of shrimp, imitation crab, scallop and squid. The proportion of seafood to rice was reasonable such that I did not end up with a pile of rice.
Overall Impression of Mambo Cafe
I enjoyed the two baked entrees (baked pork chop and seafood) that I tried from Mambo Cafe. For $8.50 plus tax, I thought that the portions were good and that proportions of meat to rice was reasonable. I would be interested in returning to Mambo Cafe and trying out their noodle dishes in the future. Rating: 3.5/5