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Mama Lou’s new Baked Truffle Salpicao is comforting and creamy

Steph Arnaldo
Mama Lou’s new Baked Truffle Salpicao is comforting and creamy

Photos from Mama Lou's Instagram page

Creamy truffle risotto, melted cheese, and rib-eye salpicao come together to make one hearty dish

Think of everything good in life – steak, cheese, and carbs – combined into a warm, comforting dish that can be enjoyed in one tasty spoonful. Mama Lou’s newest dish, the Baked Truffle Salpicao, is exactly this.

Photo from Mama Lou’s Instagram page

The limited edition “Trufficao” dish is a cheese and meat-lover’s paradise – rib-eye tenderloin, melted cheese, and creamy truffle risotto are baked altogether in one pan, making for a hearty, filling dish. Each individual element is well-made (it is from Mama Lou’s after all), but tastes even better when eaten together.

Photo from Mama Lou’s Instagram page

The generous bed of Mama Lou’s signature Risotto Tartufo Funghi is creamy and cheesy, with just the right bite, accompanied by hints of fragrant truffle oil.

The gooey, savory cheese mixture on top melts into the rice and with the bite-sized chunks of tender, well-marinated beef salpicao and roasted garlic chips on top. Everything hits the right umami note, and the creaminess of the cheesy rice melds well with the high-quality beef. However, if you’re looking for a multi-textural dish with some crunch, this isn’t it.

Photo from Mama Lou’s

One Baked Truffle Salpicao tub (P995) can serve up to 2-4 persons.

This Mama Lou’s dish is only available for delivery on weekends from select stores, so it is best to pre-order a tub via Mama Lou’s website. You can also check out their Instagram page for more information.

Mama Lou’s has branches in BF International, Nuvali, Evia Lifestyle Center, UP Town Center, Ayala Feliz, Circuit Makati, North Exchange, Ayala The 30th, Alabang Hills, and Ayala Manila Bay. – Rappler.com

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.