Watch Now: We’ve Finally Hacked Mamou’s Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta

November 16, 2016

Article and recipe originally published on September 5, 2014. We’re republishing this post because we added a video.

We are not surprised why a lot of readers requested for this hack.

Mamou has built itself a long-standing reputation for consistently serving great food that delivers with integrity. It’s one of the safer dining destinations that hardly disappoints–save for the consistently inconsistent slab of steak. But apart from that, it’s all good.

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Another constant staple at Mamou is their Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta. A well-loved dish that is almost always present in every diner’s table, this is one plate of pasta that has made eyeballs roll with ecstasy, causing every idea of some absurd diet to disappear at the sight (and scent!) of this dish.

For a cream-based pasta, it doesn’t get cloying unlike bastardized versions of carbonara. Flavored with a few simple ingredients and prepared with minimal fuss, a dash of salt and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan are all you need to get this dish going from the pan to the plate.

Mamou’s Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta Food Hack


Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 3–4 servings, estimated


  • 250g uncooked De Cecco spaghettini (cook according to directions on pack)
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup cooking cream (we used Elle & Vire)
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • ½ tsp salt, or more
  • ¼ chicken bouillon cube (optional)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • parsley, for garnish
  • salt, to taste
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  1. Melt the butter and add cooking cream.
  2. Add in truffle oil and season with salt and chicken bouillon.
  3. Once cream is simmering, toss in the cooked spaghettini and then season to taste.
  4. Transfer to plate and sprinkle over grated parmesan.
  5. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

TIP: Adjust truffle oil and salt according to taste. Brands differ in the intensity of truffle flavor.

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero.

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4 responses to “Watch Now: We’ve Finally Hacked Mamou’s Lorenzo Truffle Cream Pasta”

  1. Uhav1jerb says:

    “For a cream-based pasta, it doesn’t get cloying unlike other versions such as carbonara.”

    Carbonara doesn’t have cream.

  2. Jan says:

    This is awesome! Thanks PepperPH! By the way, what is the brand of truffle oil that you used?

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