Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mama Fat's Restaurant @ Desa Sri Hartamas

NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
Mama Fat's is a tribute to three Malaccan matriarchs close to outlet founder Mervin Theseira's heart _ his mother, grandmother & mother-in-law, whose cherished Nyonya & Kristang recipes pave the foundation for this family-friendly restaurant.

The food here evokes the no-nonsense nourishment that emerges from Mom's kitchen at home, from 'pai tee' top hats & fried dumplings not stingily stuffed ...

... to hot, flavorsome chicken wings & battered cuttlefish (RM19.50+ for a four-starter combo).

Prices here are as pleasing as possible, more similar to Hang Tuah Jaya rates than Hartamas: a bowl of creamy fish head curry clocks in at RM19.90+.

The classics are accounted for, from chicken pongteh stew (RM15.90++) to devil chicken curry, assam prawns to petai prawns & more.

Veggies range from kacang botol with dried shrimp & house-made chili paste (RM10.50+) to the ubiquitous kangkung belacan & stir-fried mixes.

Malaccan Nyonyas dabble in Western-skewing fare too, as evidenced by this herb-marinated spring chicken topped in Grandma Neo's secret gravy (RM18.90+).

Belacan fried rice (RM13.50+), with plenty of prawns, chicken & squid, a can't-fail pleasure.

Mama Fat's serves no liquor, but wine can be consumed here; corkage is RM20+.

Mama Fat's opens all day long through dinnertime, except Sundays.

Mama Fat's Restaurant,
B-G-09, Glomac Galeria, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6206-5377
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30 comments:

  1. Dishes certainly look homely...cockage is reasonable too. i wonder if they have yee sang coz its CNY. will be nice to lou sang with the buddies and enjoy a good nyonya meal.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, home-cooked fare is the tagline for this outlet. And ya, always good to find a place where corkage costs below rm30 (or is waived completely, heh). Ooo, yee sang followed by nyonya dishes sound like a tasty partnership, but I didn't see any promotion here for Yee sang, unfortunately =)

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  2. Pongteh!! My favourite! Finally some decent shop around hartamas area. This area and its neighbourhood didn't quite have much choice of homecook style restaurant.

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, I luvvv pongteh, and am always happy to spot it on a menu :D ya, a lot of Korean restaurants, bakeries and bars in hartamas, so it's nice to add a nyonya eatery into that mix =)

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  3. Yummmmm!!!! Another place that serves my kind of food. The name reminds me of a place here - Fat Mum...and I took a friend there for dinner. One look at the name and she snapped at me, "Are you trying to insult me?" Muahahahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, your friend is funny :D but ya, it's a very cute & catchy name for a restaurant! =)

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  4. Home cooked dishes with reasonable price. Not that far from my side too, will drop by there one day. :D

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    1. CK: ya, the menu here is not as wide as simply mel's, but i think it's still worth trying if you're in the neighborhood, heheh =)

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  5. I love fish head curry eyeballs!!! as in the fish's eyeballs lah

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    1. Ciki: me too! the eyes have it! luckily there are two eyes in each head, so you can have one and i can have one too :D

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  6. about the wine, corkage means what? hmm~

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    1. Mr Lonely: oh, it means that if you bring a bottle of your own wine to this restaurant, how much will they charge you to allow you to drink it here =)

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  7. I realise a lot of eateries like to use the word "fat" when naming their business. Like Fatman steamboat, etc. Hehe!

    The belacan fried rice looks good... wouldnt mind some of that for lunch now.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, especially chinese places, right. i guess the traditional perception that flab denotes prosperity, heh =) ya, i like my fried rice to be as flavorsome as possible, with the right level of moisture, and this one passed that test :D

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  8. Me likey the kacang botol with dried shrimp & house-made chili paste. Looks appetizing lar...

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    1. Melissa: ya, i usually don't order kacang botol, but the one here turned out to be one of the tastier dishes that we tried, heh :D

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  9. You can't beat it when its cooked by the Grandmamas! Sounds like a good little find..

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, grandmamas have the experienced hand! and the experienced hand is definitely the upper hand in this case :D

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  10. Oooh, liking the fit out. Looks like pretty decent grub for those prices! Must check it out one day

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    1. Cquek: hope u enjoy it! i'm a fan of nyonya food =)

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  11. yum! comfort home-cooked food is my favourite. How's the parking there?

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    1. Footfringe: yeah, chicken in lotsa gravy with lotsa rice and lotsa veggies :D parking is a breeze in the basement of the building =)

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  12. Lovely homecooked food! :D

    I like the reasonable prices too - a whole spring chicken for about RM 20 - that sounds great.

    The four starter combo looks good - I've missed pai tee, the ones I usually eat are the mass produced ones which tastes terrible.

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, a spring chicken of that size could probably be shared by two light eaters (and it's definitely enough for one big eater) :D ya, my best memories of pai tee are the homemade ones that my aunt would painstakingly prepare for us. they might have looked a bit misshapen at times, but they sure tasted nice =)

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  13. That spring chicken looks really inviting! Bad thing about the curries and sambals of nyonya food is that too much rice has to be eaten together, LOL!

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    1. Pureglutton: ya, a good spring chicken, not too small and not too lean, heheh :D true, rice goes so well with nyonya food. though this time, we skipped the white rice and tried to go with just the belacan fried rice =)

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  14. RM20 corkage sounds very reasonable. But no wine glasses?!!

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    1. Eiling: heh, ya, acceptable corkage. no wine glasses, but haha, i don't mind :D

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  15. Belacan fried rice, I think tried once in Melaka or Penang, I liked it then !

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    1. Wong: ya, i'm from malacca, and we love belacan there, heheh :D

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