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Mama Knows Best

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Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan has opened a few Thai ventures, but Mama Rouge is close to her heart. That’s because it’s named after the grandmother who raised her and because the menu is injected with French flavor.

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“You should feel like you’re in an Asian restaurant in Paris,” Aulie tells us. She has loved all things French for as long as she can remember. Her curries build layers of flavor using French technique, and you’ll also find fun hybrids like an irresistible brisket banh mi on a buttery croissant. What you won’t find on the menu are bloated Georgetown prices. That tasty banh mi weighs in at $9. Find Mama Rouge in the former Bangkok Joe’s space on the Georgetown Waterfront