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.