New Wood-Fired Pizzas by Mamamon & Monkey Bar, Taman Desa
December 22, 2021
Taman Desa's new wonderland for wood-fired pizzas is blazing into business: With a custom-built oven taking over the storefront of Mamamon restaurant, this collaboration with the neighbourhood's Monkey Bar & Kitchen is serving up playful, pleasurable pizzas, for dine-in or delivery in pop art boxes that might be our favourite pizza boxes in KL.
Thankfully, what's within the box is equally enjoyable - chef Lim, whose passions rest in Italian and French cooking, has crafted nearly 30 varieties of nine-inch pizzas with fun, fulfilling toppings, with combinations like crunchy pork lard with creamy eggs, layered over a lovely, fragrantly charred base.
Visit Mamamon to check out these pizzas or request the full menu and order via WhatsApp at 018-288-2895
We're not fans of creamy carbonara in pasta, but it works addictively well as a pizza here.
Mamamon's Carbonara (RM32.50) is pasta reincarnated as a pizza in the most satisfying sense, rich but not cloying. We could easily polish off the entire pizza, creamy and cheesy, with pork bacon pieces for a savoury, succulent hit in each mouthful.
A super-pleasant surprise, one of the few pizzas of 2021 we'd probably order again next year.
Be it spring or summer, the Four Seasons pizza is the evergreen choice for customers seeking to sample a variety of flavours on one pizza. From pepperoni to pork lard, mushrooms to chicken with bell peppers, there's something for everyone - the ideal pizza if you're ordering for two persons to share (RM34.50).
We often shy away from seafood pizzas, fearing dry, stringy or foul fish.
But the Salmon & Onion here is impeccably executed, packed with moist, tender chunks of delicate-tasting salmon beneath the onions and rocket leaves (RM58.60).
It makes us eager to check out the Prawn Sambal Pizza next time, together with the Siu Yuk Pizza, the Breakfast Pizza with turkey ham, egg, mushrooms and salmon roe, and the Quattro Stagioni with artichokes, ham, olives and mushrooms.
The selection of chicken pizzas is crowd-pleasing, from the Hawaiian to the Chicken Satay and BBQ Chicken. But the most wholesome, well-rounded bet is the Pesto Chicken, with a double dose of basil in the aromatically textured sauce and alluringly lively leaves (RM38.50).
Mamamon / Monkey Bar + Kitchen
5-0-2, Jalan 2/109f, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Daily, 1130am-11pm. Tel: 018-288-2895