A few more than a dozen recipes is hardly enough to satisfy any portable gaming appetite. There's plenty of room to double, triple, even quadruple the number of dishes here and still keep the file size reasonable for iPhones on a megabyte diet. The replay value is already questionable without lowering the number of dishes on offer.
As such, Cooking Mama plates up a tiny bite that needs a follow up course. It's well-made and nicely presented, but needs to fill up on gameplay if it hopes to drain your wallet.