The cafe utilizes its space cleverly; it's accessible from Jaya Grocer and also directly from a side entrance outside the mall. The decor is warm and contemporary, with a massive brass shelf on one wall decorated with vases, picture frames and potted plants.
The menu has a variety of offerings for breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner. Those who yearn for hearty comfort food should try their popular rice bowls with creative names like Ninja Bowl and Nasi Lemak Meow-Meow. Don't feel like having rice? No worries. Go for their fusion ramen such as Chicken Yaki-Ramen, Stir-Fry Beef Ramen and Creamy Carbonara Ramen; all healthy choices with no alkaline and no boric acid.
There is clearly a touch of playful innovation in their fusion menu. Take for example, the Breakfast Waffles; a mash up of homemade buttermilk waffles and tempura oyster mushrooms with dynamite ebiko sauce and a side of softly scrambled eggs. Another crowd-pleaser is the Fat Cat Fries; chunky fries topped with minced chicken in pineapple gojuchang and cheese sauce. The unusual combination of different ingredients is rather bold and refreshing.
There are many restaurants around that claim to serve fusion food, but stretch that term lazily if you look at their dishes. Adding some rice, tomato or cheese on the side doesn't necessarily make a dish fusion (lamb with tomato cheese rice, we're looking at you!). Hence, we can confidently say that Food by Fat Cat deserves to be called a fusion restaurant, with their western food infused with prominent flavours of Japanese / Korean ingredients.
When we first arrived, we were quite taken by their all-day breakfast selection, so we ordered the Low-Fat Eggs & Toast (RM7.50); two soft-boiled organic eggs served with a side of toasted French Brioche sticks. This was lovely and brought us wistful memories of our childhood when we had simple yet wholesome breakfasts during our school days.
The toasted French brioche was soft and buttery, while the eggs were perfectly cooked. We appreciate that instead of the usual white bread served in kopitiams, we were served French brioche cut neatly into bread sticks for easy dipping into the eggs.
Next, we ordered two rice bowls, the Chicken Oyako Don (RM16.90) and the Fattie Bom Bom (RM18.90).
The Chicken Oyako Don is made of boneless chicken, simmered with onions and eggs, topped with shredded nori, chopped scallion, sesame seed and a raw organic yolk. Fun fact: Oyakodon is a Japanese dish made of chicken and eggs that plays off the fact that there is both chicken and egg in the dish. So, it's one yummylicious family feast bowl that is delicious, unpretentious and very homely. The ingredients are simple but blend well together, making this dish taste wonderful!
The Fattie Bom Bom is a bowl of crispy chicken kaarage topped with chef's dynamite ebiko sauce, with sauteed shimeji mushrooms, chopped scallion and an onsen egg. The chicken kaarage was very crunchy and the ebiko sauce added a hint of spiciness to it. The contrasting flavours and textures of all the ingredients mixed well with the soft Japanese rice. This is definitely one delectable bowl of rice that we devoured heartily!
Food by Fat Cat also serves an assortment of sweet treats and great coffees. Many of their desserts come from their sister restaurant Nara & Co. Have your pick from green tea matcha slice, classic buttermilk waffles, classic churros, warm peanut butter brownie, homemade apricot scones, cakes and ice-cream to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Even though we were stuffed by then, we couldn't resist ordering the Classic Churros (RM11.90). The perfectly fried, golden brown, cinnamon-dusted pieces of churros just made our day so much better!
The churros come with four dipping options - Vanilla Cream Custard, Matcha Kaya Sauce, Toffee-Nut Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate Sauce. Of course, the dips are an extra indulgence! And yes, we went with the matcha kaya sauce because this is one of their healthier options (not by much we know, but it was worth the try!). Well, the smooth, rich taste of the matcha kaya was heavenly and complemented the churros. So creamy and delicious!
As for drinks, we ordered a Flat White (RM10) and a Matcha Latte (RM12).
The flat white and the matcha latte will give you the perfect kind of zen that would boost up your energy after a heavy lunch. These people know their coffee beans and how to make a good cuppa. The matcha latte is smooth and creamy with a strong hint of matcha; its premium matcha powder is sourced from the famous Niko Neko Matcha.
All in all, we were purring in contentment after our meal here. Besides the satisfying comfort food, the service is great, ambience is bright and cheery; plus there is ample parking space here. What more could one ask for?
- Food by Fat Cat
- Jaya Grocer, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya.
- They are open daily from 10am - 10pm.