[Shanghai] Fat Mama
Fat Mama | Dianping
Address: 昌平路1000号(近延平路) – 1000 Chanping Rd near Yanping Rd (静安区 Jing’an District)
Date visited: 2013.11
Total bill: RMB¥488 (including bottle of wine) for four people
Will return: Maybe
This place is called Fat Mama but the cooks behind the counter are skinny Asian guys. Fat Mama serves mostly pastas, pizzas, and salads; simple dishes but what they have going for them is that they make the dishes based on what ingredients they get from the market. The menu is hand written as it changes frequently and items are crossed out througout the day when ingredients run out for that particular dish. I would describe this place as a boutique Wagas (I like Wagas). For frequent salad and pasta eaters, I would recommend this place for a casual dinner if you are in the area.
Salad nicoise from fresh market greens, seared norwegian tuna, 7 minutes egg, and balsamic dressing (RMB¥80)
Spaghetti with pan fried pancetta, grilled marinated portobello mushroom, creamy sauce, and Asiago cheese (RMB¥80)
Gnocchi with homemade pesto sauce and Asiago cheese (RMB¥60)
Salty. Very salty. I think the chef accidentally dumped more salt in than he meant to.