Mama knows best
Mamasan refers to the madam of authority in an Asian Gentlemen’s club who watches over her girls and oversees that all operations run smoothly. This serves to be the inspiration for Mamasan Restaurant, where the chef ensures the authenticity of the cuisine by learning from women across the region who are willing to pass on their knowledge.
This restaurant was influenced by the design concept of Mamasan’s ambience of colonial times in Shanghai during the 1920’s. The main feature was to be the portrait of Mamasan on mural wallpaper created by textile designer Justine Missen, ensconced amid authentic teak and rustic furniture reminiscent of Mamasan’s main base in Bali.
Wooden framed doors with grille patterns outline the entrance, also easily folded inwards to further expand the entrance to welcome its patrons. Further inwards, dim lighting from vintage lamps set the mood for a 1920’s gentleman’s seating area, surrounded by a travelogue of vintage photographs framed across the wall.