restaurant

Mamasan

Mamasan (Lyon)

© Adrien Simon

  • Date
  • share

This is the story of a (belle) famille, in which the son-in-law and his friend decided to put a cool new spin on his mother-in-law’s traditional Vietnamese cuisine – who herself is backed up in the kitchen by her daughter and a certain Joël, a former diver who became a spring roll scholar… In their colorful, exotic space (pearl curtains, neon red signs, ironic communist posters, a small Saigon Express corner), we dug into the following the night we went: a pair of crispy spring rolls; a pretty lap (thin strips of barely cooked beef dressed with galangal, mint, nuoc-mâm sauce and lime), served cold with rice; an exquisite bun bo xao with organic beef from the Bello butcher’s (also available in fish terrine or tofu versions); a smoking hot pho soup; followed by coconut balls stuffed on the spot with crunchy peanut butter, or chocolate ice cream from the Lyonnais sorbet maker Unico. // A.S.

FEELING THIRSTY? Singha beer on tap (€4.10) and a few wines that far from disappoint: a Chénas from Paul-Henri Thillardon (€5 a glass), a Crozes-Hermitage from Yann Chave (€36) or a Beaujolais white from Jean-Claude Lapalu (€29).

PRICE: Dishes €14.50, appetizers and desserts €3 (lunch), à la carte €24-38 (dinner).

Do your shopping close by

Grab a bottle to go from somewhere local

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover
I WANT IT!

About

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.