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“A bit disappointing”
Review of Fat Mum

Fat Mum
Ranked #141 of 433 Restaurants in Langkawi
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Prices were a little on the high side, and the food was average at best. Friendly owners though, and the cook was actually a homely mum! Was probably low season so there was only 1 other table open.

  • Visited September 2012
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Macau, China
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No way others could rate more than terrible!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

5 of us went into this restaurant from randomly selection a decent final dinner before we left Langkawi.

As common Seafood Chinese Restaurant, the Environment, Food Quality, Services, Value of Money is all below average, falls under terrible range.

Services:
Boss speak fluent English, Chinese, Cantonese (those I heard he communicate with client).
We spoke in Chinese with him while doing ordering. He wasnt very friendly, especially question asked on the portion of food, and what kind of cooking method. If that's so difficult to answer us for the simple question, he probably can ignore us, rather than insulting us or bring us turning around the garden.

Food:
Salty. Nothing too special.
The Special Noodles, was simply fried noodle with some vege, chicken and very little seafood, maybe. RM20 Large, which barely can feed 2 not very hungry adult, nor 1 very hungry adult. For presentation, the noodles was simply wrapped by some aluminium foil. Some alcohol was pour outside of the aluminium foil and burnt with fire while the noodles was serve. The fire was burning less than 10 sec after the food was served on the table. and this is the SPECIAL BURNING NOODLE which cant feed 2 adults and costs you rm20!

The homemade Tofu, very upset. it's every worst than any of the random restaurant in the town. 6pcs pure tofu without any special other ingredient, and a Chicken brand Thai Chili sause, cost you RM12. per tofu size is approx 4cm*3cm*3cm only, nothing else inside, and worth rm2/pcs!!!

Pineapple FriedRice, medium size, RM12, max also feed 2 people. Not tasty, no taste of pineapple. Simple yellow color friedrice only.

Broccoli, Medium Size, RM15. the portion for medium is even lesser than those Chinese mix rice stall per person volume when you take the mix rice. it's approx less than 10 small broccoli and some carrots was served in the plate. When it was served, we all wonder like: huh? this is medium, are you sure? and the waiter bring another smaller plate from the kitchen and mentioned to us: That's Medium, our SMALL look like this!

Prawn Omelette, Medium, RM12. This is decent. just simple. salty. No other comment.

Value:
Based on all above comment, it's totally not worth it!

Atmosphere:
No so called atmosphere can be commented. It's a open air place next to some budget chalet, and in front of someone's house. Maybe it's the Fat Mum's house I guess. Old table, plastic chair, my friend even got broken the back of chair while sitting on it. Toilet was another disaster, dirty, flies all around, smelly.

This is a place I'd strongly suggest no one should visit it again!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
1 review
“Horrible experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Seriously do not know why we chose this restaurant.. Maybe it's similar name as another shop my friend recommending. It's hiding somewhere in pantai tengah.

Chinese food usually had many different ways of cooking. We saw there's a 'special noodles' then we asked about the portion, n ways of cooking. Boss told us cook then cook la.. We use fire cook! Portion? How I know how hungry u r? I've 3 size, small medium large. U want then u order..
I was like: @)()@@),@&?/$|!~!¥€|!¥,|
"fine! Give us a large one.. " and we just simply order some others food...

Dirty place, overprice, arrogant boss, stupidly small portion, salty food, no service at all!

Boss speak very fluent English, he doesn't us as malaysian I guess... Never go back again.

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Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Home-cooked food just like mum's cooking”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

This is always our favorite dining place when we're in Langkawi. Although the restaurant seems a bit old and quiet but the food is awesome. It's just like when you're back to your hometown and when mum cooked your favorite dish. This is our favorite place to dine in Langkawi. Must try!

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1 Thank Pearly Y
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

basic location and no drinks apart from beer but great food, tasty and excellent value for money would recommend for chilled casual night!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Louise J
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