It’s not hard to see why Mei by Fat Spoon is popular especially among the ladies. The clean minimalist look is a stark difference to most of the cafes that opened up in the recent years.
There’s nothing fancy, no knick-knacks, no art on the walls and certainly no chalkboard menu here. So you get a large, inviting space to socialize over a cuppa.
Summer Bara Chirashi Bowl @ RM39 – this is the most expensive item on the menu and truth to be told, I think it is overpriced. It looks pretty alright, but the portion size is actually quite small. It looks large now because the photo was taken close-up.
Personally, I don’t agree to pay top dollar for this considering you can get a more satisfying, and not to mention more authentic Chirashi-don at a proper Japanese restaurant at similar price.
The Torched Salmon rice bowl @ RM22 feels a lot more reasonable. Too bad it didn’t live up to our expectations as it was bland and dry. At least the Chirashi bowl tasted good.
Fortunately drinks at Mei are affordable and on par with the other establishments within the enclave.
I can’t help but feel Mei by Fat Spoon is more suited to ladies – those who don’t mind paying premium for OK quality food served in smaller than average portions. As for the guys, a meal here will probably leave you somewhat unsatisfied and hunt for supper later. I know I did.
Mei by Fat Spoon
22G, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL
Business hours: Tue – Sun (11am – 10pm), closed on Mondays
Tel: 03-2300 3327