Try This Southeast Asian, the Gem at Hakata Station in Fukuoka


Posted on 27 Nov 2019 21:00 in ASKSiddhi独断うまい店 by Yoko Deshmukh

The staff may make mistakes in handling your order but they are friendly and attentive.

I have one favorite eatery at Hakata Station whenever I want to have a good time in the evening.


Hay Hay Mambo is the Southeast Asian restaurant and bar located on the basement floor of Hakata Station. They serve an ice-cold glass of Premium Malt's beer and all kinds of spicy and non-spicy plates of tapas, finger food, to accompany it. Prices are moderate, and mostly I end up paying around 3,000-4,000 yen for two people with the nominal amount of drinks. The place is luxuriously spacious and not so crowded when you reach here in early evening hours. 

Yesterday I had dinner here with my mother and found another excellent dish, Lu Rou Fan, the Taiwanese braised pork rice bowl. What excited me the most was the perfect mixture of the different kinds of spice, which are so unique from the way we see it in the Indian (Maharashtrian) cuisine. I think they also added their interpretation of Lu Rou Fan by mixing kimchi and karashi-takana (pickled local greens.)

Hong Kong Fried Noodle is also one of my must-haves. 

Another charming factor of this place is that most of the staff seem to like the overseas students of the Japanese language (or some other subjects.) In other words, chances are your order might not be correctly taken, and that leads to the wrong dishes to be delivered or what you ordered is to be forgotten. How exciting, for they serve not only the excellent Southeast Asian feast but also the local atmosphere! Of course, the difference here is that the staff apologizes to you whenever a mistake happens, unlike in India, where the server claims that s/he is not wrong, but you haven't told him/her the correct order!

Almost frozen beer.

If you are in Hakata Station now and are looking for the right place to chill out, XXX is here to serve you!

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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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