It is crusted with a blend of more than 20 spices, and the alluring aroma wins you over the moment you open the box. It is delicious, with the juicy meat infused with the spices and seasonings in the marinade.
The Wintermelon With Conpoy Soup ($7.90) is perfect for reheating and tastes like it has just left the cafe once you warm it up. It is brewed with wolfberries, red dates, dried scallops and chunks of chicken and wintermelon, and the sweetness of the scallops or conpoy is really intense.
Congee is ideal for popping in the microwave too, and the Sliced Beef With Ginger And Spring Onion Soy Dip ($9.90) does not disappoint. The porridge is smooth and thick – even though it is a little heavy, probably from too much glutinous rice in the blend. It is very flavourful and there is a generous amount of beef, which, though tenderised, retains enough of its original flavour. And there is plenty of crispy dough fritter as well as spring onion packed separately with a soya dip.
What does not work as well is the Wok-fried Sliced Beef With Ginger And Scallion Rice Bowl ($9.90). Despite retaining some wok hei, the dish does not have much character. It is hard to make out what is in the seasoning, and the saltiness overwhelms the beef. The egg roll and chopped salted vegetables provide variety, but do little to improve the dish. Perhaps I would enjoy it more if it had arrived hot.
The Steamed Minced Chicken Patty With Mei Xiang Salted Fish ($12.90) also disappoints because the ground meat is too fine and the patty becomes too dense as a result. There is supposed to be water chestnut, but I do not taste it. But the salted fish is fragrant and, though too salty to eat on its own, is good paired with rice or congee.
Where: NUHS Tower Block, Level One, 1E Kent Ridge Road
To order: Go to the Mam Mam website. There is a minimum order for delivery. It is $50 for me.
Delivery charge: I paid $10.70. For me, orders of $150 or more get free delivery, but it varies for different addresses.
3.5 stars out of 5