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.

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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.

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Nasi Lemak

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.

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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.

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Western Comfort Food

Fat Butter also serves a wide range of Western comfort food, from Salisbury steak to cannelloni, French toasts to chocolate muffins.

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Southeast Asian Coffee

This place takes its Southeast Asian coffee seriously, with a selection reminiscent of Chawan’s.

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Indonesian Kapal Api

The Indonesian Kapal Api coffee milkshake is enjoyable; creamy, with a caffeinated kick.

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Batu Pahat Ice-blended Coffee

Ice-blended costs RM5, milkshakes RM7.

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Location and Operating Hours

Fat Butter,

A9-LG-02, Megan Salak Park, Jalan 2/125E, Taman Desa Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

Daily, 830am-11pm

View: Fat Butter’s directory page here

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