Baby Mammoth – a fun name for a funky eatery, that offers delicious South African fare with a twist. In addition to mouth watering food there is a huge selection of international craft beers, some fine wines and interesting cocktails. Look out for themed events and specials available through the week.
Our favourite item on the menu is the Bunny Chow. Rest assured that, no cute little bunnies have been harmed in the making of this dish. We thoroughly recommend you try the Bunny Chow that is available as a special ($12 on Mondays). It consists of a soft, pillowy brioche bun that has been hollowed out and filled with a delish mutton curry. The spices are well balanced and will have you sit up and take notice. Equally delicious is the vegetarian version, but in this case the bun is filled with wholesome lentil curry. The origin of the bunny chow dates back to the early 1940’s in Durban. The hardworking immigrant Indian workers who worked in the sugar cane plantations, came up with the brilliant idea of transporting their lunch time curry in a bread roll, ingenious we say! We also tried the poutine which was lovely and satisfying – a large serve of chips with gravy and curds for just $10.
A novel and exciting experience they offer at Baby Mammoth is the monthly Cheflab. Be warned, these Cheflabs sell out early, so please book promptly online. It is a cook off between three chefs with each preparing one dish. For the low, low price of $25, you get to sample an entrée, a main course and a dessert! It is a themed event so you always get to try something fresh and new. The Cheflab, we attended was an American theme, as it was to celebrate 4th of July. We started off with tailgate chicken a unique dish composed of tasty chicken rye whiskey, bbq sauce, slaw and oat’s s’more. Dish two consisted of a Sloppy Joe spilling over with delicious meat and smoky onion rings transporting us straight to an American diner. Dish three, was the star of the show, chilli brisket, in a handmade crunchy doughnut and southern slaw. When leaving everyone votes for their favourite dish on a chalkboard to award the chef who performed the best on the night.
We found the first Cheflab we attended so novel, we returned for a second one, Carnivale, which channeled a circus, carnival theme. The first dish of the night was puffy profiterole pastry clouds smothered in chocolate and filled with whip beetroot, topped with enoki mushrooms, walnuts and encircled in sticky caramel syrup. Second up and presented innovatively, was spiced chicken, served with apple cubes, guacamole, tomatoes, parsley and onions in crunchy handmade cones. Last up for the night, was our favourite of wheat and burnt butter ice-cream, apple compote, citrus gin jelly and a topping of toffee, channeling sweet toffee apples sold in fairs.
We absolutely loved the Don Pedro which is like an alcoholic milkshake- who says milkshakes are just for kids. The venue is livened up by stunning, quirky murals. The zebra painted on the windowpane is an authentic touch of the Savannah. Visit Baby Mammoth for a truly modern African experience!
Address: 2/305 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
Phone: (08) 9227 1474
To check for upcoming Cheflabs and events: https://www.babymammoth.com.au/bmevents