MẮM is the new restaurant from the team behind cult East London restaurant Salvation in Noodles. Inspired by the barbecue street food stalls found all over Vietnam.
Owner and food entrepreneur Colin Tu received huge acclaim for his two Salvation in Noodles restaurants, but has chosen a different focus for his third site, MẮM. The menu will focus on skewered meat cooked on a robata grill, served with Colin’s mum’s homemade fermented dipping sauce, a pungent, spicy recipe made with shrimp paste and pineapple.
The skewers predominantly feature cuts of chicken, but the kitchen also showcases weekly specials such as rare-breed beef and seafood. Served sharing style with rice noodle parcels, chopped veg, colourful pickles, an abundance of fresh Vietnamese herbs, lettuce leaves and rice paper wrappers, diners are encouraged to choose their own way of eating them. The menu also features Hanoi-style pho, a hearty, umami-rich noodle broth from the north of the country. Plus, comforting rice bowls topped with the likes of braised short rib or pork belly and egg, as well as classic Vietnamese starters including the fish sauce chicken wings that have gained a huge following at Salvation in Noodles.