Mamma Bao Chinese street food in the Maxvorstadt

Tuesday, May 02 2023

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm & 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday: noon - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 10:00pm


Mamma Bao
Augustenstraße 31
80333 Munich-Maxvorstadt
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"Really not your average noodle shop": with this promise, the hip Mamma Bao opened not far from Königsplatz at the end of 2022. Since then, long queues have formed in front of the restaurant at lunchtime and in the evening to enjoy the kitchen's speciality: Noodles!

The Chinese version consists of the same ingredients as its Italian counterpart, but the difference is the long cooking time of the dough, the flour - and the appearance. The noodles at Mamma Bao are a good five centimetres in diameter and are rolled, pounded and then cooked by hand in a small, open-show kitchen. This makes the pasta special not only in appearance but also in taste.

Originally, the Asian pasta called Biang Biang comes from Shaanxi province in northwest China. At Mamma Bao, it is offered as a highlight dish with six different sauces (10 to 14 euros). Our favourite: the classic version, "Simply Biang Biang", with chilli oil, peanuts, pak choi and lots of garlic! Good to know: You can specify the spiciness of all dishes individually when ordering.

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In addition to the noodles, the stars on the plate - in keeping with the restaurant's name - are the homemade bao (7.50 euros). From vegetarian with tofu to traditional with chicken to sweet with ice cream: the fluffy dumplings taste wonderful in all variations and are perfectly prepared by hand. Rice dishes, soups, and salads complete Mamma Bao's straightforward menu.

Munich-born Yina Xu had the idea to open a restaurant that presents a street food dish as a signature dish. Her travels to China, where her roots lie, inspired her to bring Biang Biang noodles to the Bavarian capital. The hype surrounding her restaurant can also be explained by the fact that the high-quality dishes (many of them vegan and vegetarian) are reasonably priced and served by friendly staff.

The minimalist ambience with light wooden tables and black metal chairs is also a nice change from many other Chinese restaurants, where heavy fabrics and red tones often predominate. In short: really not an average noodle shop!

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