Mei by Fat Spoon @ Desa Sri Hartamas, KL

If you’ve been to Fat Spoon, they serve Grandma’s recipes with a playful twist like delicious Ulam fried rice or even claypot loh shu fun.
With their well-earned success and reputation at Damansara Uptown, the two sisters behind Fat Spoon launched their brand new restaurant that carries a totally different concept at a different area.
But one thing is definitely similar; getting a parking space near these 2 restaurant could be a pain in the neck .

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Mei
Sister to Fat Spoon Café

Yes that simple. Mei by Fat Spoon is a modern contemporary Japanese joint at Desa Sri Hartamas serving Japanese-inspired, comfort food. The venue may be swish, behind those glass doors are clean and simple fixtures and fittings. Out of simplicity can come excellence, and the food at Mei is a case in point. When it comes to the food, much of the wow factor is down to matching ingredients that haven’t been messed around with too much. The menu is played around with choices of Fat plates (appetizers), sides, Onigiri, Rice Bowls (the0r well-known rice dishes) & Pastas.

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The opening of Mei in Desa Sri Hartamas marked a more youthful movement in the Japanese dining scene. With blond-wood sharing tables, white walls and a generally fresh-faced crowd of diners, the venue feels more like a friendly cafe than a typically slick Japanese eatery.

On a juice cleanse? Try our their fresh and nutrition-rich juices that we loved 🙂

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Red Juice – RM12
Red dragonfruit, watermelon, apple, goji berries

Orange Juice – RM10
Orange, apple, carrots, young ginger

 

Need your caffeine fix? Mei serves coffee too!
They said specialty coffee in Japan is usually served using a hand pour, rather than brewed by machine. I would love to try that one day!
Meanwhile, you could also get a cuppa from Mei.

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Don’t like coffee? Go for tea then!

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Fat Plates are appetizers served at Mei.
Smoked duck & watermelon salad – RM18
Tender meat with hints of saltiness added with the sweet taste of the watermelon.

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Hokkaido Scallop & Lychee Tartare – RM28
I love scallops & lychee individually. Never did I know both can be best friends! Mild & sweet!
Love the textures too.

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Rice Bowls
Summer Bara Chirashi Bowl – RM38
Yellow tail, salmon, Hokkaido scallops, salmon roe tossed in a light house made dressing served on rice. For added texture, cuts of Japanese cucumber, edamame & sprinkles of sesame seeds were also mixed together. This is one pretty bowl of Chirashi for sure. The Chirashi Don that we usually have are served with raw seafood products in bigger slices. This serving looked more playful 🙂 Chirashi means “scattered” In Japanese and this is a delicious one-bowl meal that is very filling and very versatile. Probably the most expensive item on their menu 🙂

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Fried Lemongrass Chicken Poppers Rice Bowl – RM17
Crispy fried lemongrass chicken poppers served with cabbage slaw & steamed rice + miso radish soup. Really crispy and well marinated with lemongrass flavour 🙂

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Light Braised Beef Shortribs & Radish with Rice – RM18
A light hearty beef short rib braise served with steamed rice. I never like braised beef with a flavour that is too intense & empowering, and this serving has my vote.

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Unagi Rice – RM18
Sliced unagi on rice topped with shiso leaf, edamame, seaweed & garlic chips + miso radish soup. We swear we could order this everytime. The whole serving combines a rich flavour. The edamame & seaweed’s clean taste balances bites of barbecued eel 🙂

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Mentaiko Spaghettini – RM 28
Spaghettini tossed in cod roe, topped with torched Hokkaido scallops and ikura.
It’s an amazing dish on the flavour scale. As you may heard that Mentaiko pasta is easy to prepare, as simple as it gets and yet there’s something fun about this Italian inspired Japanese dish.
The creamy olive oil tames the spicy brine of the mentaiko, with great textures from the scallops, ikura and they contrast nicely with the intense essence of the sea.

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This is one contemporary Japanese restaurant that we’re happy to come back to time and again.

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Mini C loves the environment too! Proven cos he’s in a good mood while we were dining there! Hehe 🙂 Else, he will scream the whole restaurant down. Yikes.

Mei By Fat Spoon
22G, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily: 10am – 11pm
Contact: +6012 255 2029

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2 Comment

  1. The bara chirashi looks so good! And oh I never thought tht lychee and scallops could match well.. must try!

  2. I am OBSESSED with this place. Pretty determined to try everything on the menu at some point (;

    Favourite dish to date is actually the passionfruit pavlova. Heh! Always a dessert fiend, I am.

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