Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snacking @ Fat Spoon, Damansara Utama, Petaling jaya

Much has been said about Fat Spoon. I must say that the photos of the facade and the interior of Fat Spoon from other blogs attracted me rather than the food. I had read that there were hits and misses and we decided to just opt for snacks instead since we were already eating way past lunch time after a meeting at our HQ. True enough we were delighted by the way they have done up the place when we arrived at Fat Spoon. So much so, there are actually more photos of the place than the food we ate :o)

Fat Spoon
Fat Spoon's charming door, with a wooden fat spoon as a door handle - it looks like the place has been around for decades - well, apart from the way I edited the photo :o)

Inside looking out
Inside looking out ...

The interior deco is a mix and mash of old & new ...

(more old than new), something borrow, something blue ... A big blackboard menu adorns the wall, adding a whimsical feel to it; reminding me of my schooldays.

70s sofa!
Look, it's a cushion sofa from the 70s! More whimsical touches to the quaint restaurant with a mix of old furniture from different eras ...

Over our heads
What we have hanging over our heads ... Hey Diddle Diddle comes to mind :o)
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such a sport,
and the dish ran away with the spoon!
Which explains why the dish and spoon weren't hanging there .... :o)

Ladybird books - Menu
More recycling ideas - old Ladybird books ....

It doubles up as a menu and also provide a few minutes of distraction for kids as they flip through the pages.

Homemade Yam Cake
Of course, we did get round to ordering ... Homemade Yam Cake (RM4.90) was pretty good. A good mix of flour and yam, though I would have preferred the fried shallot topping to be crispy (rather than soft) for a balance of a good crunch together with the soft texture of the yam cake.

Perut Ikan & Bread
Perut Ikan with Bread (RM7.90)- a small rice bowl serving of perut ikan with a bun. Friend commented that the perut ikan dish was devoid of perut ikan (fish stomach) itself. When asked, the proprietor says that their recipe for perut ikan is made non-perut ikan style! Huh??? Well, maybe they should explain this to customers at the time of ordering so that the customers won't be wondering. I do find it odd ... My friend said that it was below average for him since the main ingredient is missing!

Dried Prawns (Heh Bee) Fritters
I ordered the Dried Prawns (Heh Bee) Fritters - 6 small pieces for RM4.90. While the dough was of a nice texture and fried golden brown, the dried prawns weren't adequate and had been blended way too fine. These fritters fell short on taste.

I haven't really tried the other things on the menu ... and I won't mind coming back again as the ambiance and setting is a pull factor for me. A little place for me to slip back into my childhood days after a mind taxing meeting is always a good thing, plus since the place is only about 6 months old, I'll cut it some slack ;o)

Fat Spoon
73, Jalan SS21/1A (same row as Wondermilk and Hon Kee Porridge)
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 603-7728 3323

Check out Jason's and Lil' Fat Monkey's reviews too.


Jun said...

hehehe i also must admit that it was the pics of the interior that drew my curiosity to this post :P

J said...

OOoh. Sounds like the food could be better but love the look of the place! :)
(Which reminds me: Haven't checked this place out yet!)

babe_kl said...

So retro but too bad with the food though. We used to have a similar set of sofa at home!

Small Kucing said...

hey! this place looks so interesting. I can see sewing machine "table". Price wise how?

sc said...

I drove pass this area now and then and i never notice this sudu gemuk! i always see wondermilk and hon kee... very near to these 2 establishments?

wmw said...

Jun : When are you coming back for a visit???

J&Babe_KL : Let's hope they will improve in time.

Small Kuching : The pricing is okay to me. Cjeck out the prices from the Ladybird menu :0)

SC : Sudu Gemuk is nearer to Hon Kee...hehe

choi yen said...

My mom house still has those cushion sofa :)It's more that 25yrs already !

Jun said...

hehe aiya dunno la gotta work over cny not like u all so senang always cuti one ;p

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like the antiquated pictures. :-) I've only been there once, so will have to go again to try the rest of the stuff before I decide if I like it all!

wmw said...

Choi Yen : For me, those were in my house back in the late 70s!

Jun : Means you won't be back for CNY?

LL : Thanks ... try and let me know your verdict :o)

Tummy Rumble said...

nice pictures :)

wmw said...

Tummy Rumble : Thanks :o)

jason said...

Have not tried their snacks yet but their lunch items are not bad