Like romance novels, dumplings fit tempting tidbits into a small but steamy package. Passionately devour cuisine with today's Groupon to wontonmama, located in ByWard Market. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pan-Asian fare for lunch, served 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
- For $20, you get $40 worth pan-Asian fare for dinner, served after 3 p.m.
Specializing in Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese cuisines, wontonmama's chefs speedily serve creative pan-Asian dishes during dinner and lunch. Servings of crispy pork belly or chicken need not commit to a single mood by donning a cinnamon sweet-and-sour sauce that envelops accessories of eggplant and pineapple ($15). Yellow curry covers a bounty of fried Japanese tofu, bell pepper, and zucchini ($12-$19); spider sushi rolls wrap crispy soft-shell crab, cucumber, avocado, and spicy mayo beneath a flourish of eel sauce ($13). The spicy seafood vermicelli noodle soup's spicy coconut broth doubles as a hot tub for jumbo shrimp and scallops, bean sprouts, and king oyster mushrooms ($12 for lunch, $16 for dinner). Emphasizing texture and light, wontonmama's decor enlivens environs by juxtaposing plush seating with stone walls and illuminating the bar's sleek lines with red and purple lights.
The kitchen at Wonton Mama teems with ingredients that range from hoisin sauce to lemongrass from such lands as China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Diners perched on sleek white banquettes can sample tempura-shrimp sushi rolls, chicken-fried rice flavoured with Thai basil, and vermicelli noodle soup with spicy scallops and shrimp. Drinks such as sangria and Sapporo complement each dish.
Byward Market - Parliament Hill
109 Clarence St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5