Blessed Christmas, gNOMers! 😀
So before Christmas, the gNOMes decided to try out the newly-opened Little Fat Duck in 1Utama. The gNOMes have been seeing it around, but never really got the chance to try out. Ironically, it would appear that this place serves anything but duck. Nevertheless the gNOMes decided to try it out.
The one thing that got the gNOMes wondering. Were the owners of LFD inspired by The Fat Duck Restaurant in Berkshire which boasts 3 Michelin Stars to name their eatery as such?
Upon looking at the store, the gNOMes saw a few takeaway style boxes. Presumably this place is a little bit of a takeaway style.
Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon Bits [RM5]
The presentation seems to be lacking a little, but it is the taste that counts, right? The carbonara was creamy enough and not too soggy, but a little tasteless for the gNOMes though. The little beef bacon bits were alright though. The gNOMes had to add a little bit of salt to flavor it, but more on that later.
Creamy Fish Pesto [RM5]
The pesto sauce was rather bland, with pretty sad bits and pieces of dory fish fillets. Perhaps Tabasco sauce will save this meal eh?
Mashed Potatoes [RM3]
Out of the dishes that we ordered, this turned out to be the winner of the night. Although having a little bit of factory-made feel, nevertheless it was tasty and the sauce was good albeit being on the salty side.
Now for the salt story promised earlier. If you were thinking about adding salt to the rather bland food, GO EASY ON THE SALT. The impractically-huge holes on the cap ensures that a whole mountain of salt will come pouring down into your takeaway box, leaving you in horror as to how to remove the excess salt.
Verdict: Overall, not a place that the gNOMes would return to anytime soon. We hope to see some improvement. Did we mention that this place ironically sells no duck? Even the confit is Chicken Confit. Heh. For those trying to go easy on the wallet, no complaints whatsoever, this is the place to be. Also, for those of you whom are small eaters, do give their ‘Upsize’ a go, which means topping RM3 for additional portion of pastas. 🙂
How to get there :
Address : LGK102A-LGK103, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Opening Hours : 1000 hours till 2200 hours (as per mall’s)