August 9th, 2022
Fat Butter at Desa Petaling: Restaurant Review
A contemporary kopitiam that channels a deft dose of nostalgia, underscored by a soundtrack that segues from P. Ramlee’s ‘Rasa Sayang’ to Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable’ & Frank Sinatra’s ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ within a fifteen-minute span.
Fat Butter, which opened this month, looks pretty nice, furnishing a purpose to finally venture to Desa Petaling’s Megan Salak Park, a short drive on the KL-Seremban Highway from Bukit Jalil, Sri Petaling & Taman Desa.
Fat Butter’s nasi lemak (RM12.90) is decent; the rice is fresh, warm & moist, fairly fragrant but perhaps not as punchy as some might seek in flavor. The accompaniments get passing grades.
Laksa Mee Pantai Remis
Laksa Mee Pantai Remis (RM8.90), a recipe from Perak’s coastal town. Fans of soupy-spicy prawn mee might like to give this a shot; otherwise, other Malaysian pleasures like Mee Muar, ubi kayu kukus, keropok lekor & rojak buah are available.
Western Comfort Food
Fat Butter also serves a wide range of Western comfort food, from Salisbury steak to cannelloni, French toasts to chocolate muffins.
Southeast Asian Coffee
This place takes its Southeast Asian coffee seriously, with a selection reminiscent of Chawan’s.
Indonesian Kapal Api
The Indonesian Kapal Api coffee milkshake is enjoyable; creamy, with a caffeinated kick.
Batu Pahat Ice-blended Coffee
Ice-blended costs RM5, milkshakes RM7.
Location and Operating Hours
A9-LG-02, Megan Salak Park, Jalan 2/125E, Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
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