Little Fat Duck was originally a food truck. They started their business in SS15, Subang Jaya. Over the year, they became really successful to be able to attract massive customers to follow this food truck for various reasons.
They believe that offering affordable price for an Italian cuisine is essential. Unlike conventional thinking that food such as pasta & spaghetti have to cost people a high price.
In order to achieve pasta to be sold on low cost, they do things a little different to achieve their target but able to offer lower cost for the pasta while still be able to proudly label their food as Italian cuisine.
One of their main strength is their pasta sauce. I tried creating pasta sauce according to many recipe and I can tell that it's really difficult. And I'm not talking about creating the sauce yet, looking for those ingredients really kill my time and wallet.
Not to mention it's not so easy to create the sauce successfully. This is why, to be able to create their own sauce and charging customer at low price is something really amazing.
Unbelievable Low Price for Unbelievable Tastiness
The stall of Little Fat Duck doesn't seems to have anything special until you see the price. Can you find any places in any shopping mall to sell pasta for RM6? Here you can have it.
They are selling Bolognaise, Carbonara, Aglio Olio, and Creamy Fiesh Pesto for RM6. As for the drinks, they selling ice lemon tea and canned drinks at RM2++. To get a meal of pasta with drinks for total of RM8++, I can say that it's a good deal for a shopping mall price.
However, they have very limited range of food & drinks. And they don't serve lots of different meal. Guess that's how it is when back to the food truck business. And they are still focusing on their main traits for providing limited Italian cuisine for low price, in which we can't complain too much about it.
Oh, don't be surprise that you don't find any food serving with duck. They just doesn't serve it. I'm not sure why.
First Time Experience - 21st December 2014
When I reach there, a long queue is there as expected. The queue is not that long and it's not that slow, so I can get my order in about 3 minutes while there are 4 people in front of me, and get my food in about 2 minutes.
The ordering style is a little like outside stall style. Order, pay, get your number, sit down, wait for the person at the counter to call out your number, then grab the food from the counter.
For me, I order Carbonara without the drinks. And here it is.... hope you are not too surprising with the portion.
The spaghetti is soft and tender, well cooked and prepared within the right time. The ham and meats is really small pieces, good thing is the meats are soft and good for tasting with the spaghetti.
The best thing is the sauce. The sauce is not watery or too creamy, taste great while chewing on the spaghetti. After finish eating this, I don't feel very full of cheesy taste, so the overall taste is just good.
Updated: 27th June 2015
For my second visit, about six months later after my first visit, I found that the queue is really short despite it's lunch time. Incomparable with the queue during first time visit.
Another obvious thing is, all pasta price had increased by RM1, which make it RM6 for each pasta. Unless you are going there at weekday and order their pasta of the day, which is RM5. Except for Friday in which they serve chicken confit for RM15 with ice lemon tea and milk pudding. Check out the promotion list.
Now, they also offer an "upsize" for larger portion if you add RM3. Not sure how large it is thou. But good thing is now you can choose to have it for snack or main meal.
For today, I decided to try the Chicken Mushroom Mornay.
Just like the Carbonara I tasted previously, the portion is just right for a small meal. The chicken & mushroom pieces is really small too. Almost couldn't taste any of the chicken & mushroom if I don't eat them without the spaghetti. The sauce is a little salty, but in overall it's quite nice eating with the spaghetti. And not too creamy or stuffy.
The Journey of Savory Goes On....
As promoted in their website, chicken confit is one of their highly recommended food. It's also one of the pricey meal compare to the pasta. I don't have too much experience with confit but according to my experience, confit is usually cooked with meat and the special part is that, the meat will be soaked with sauce or oil that make the meat taste really great.
Little Fat Duck's chicken confit is served with chicken meat on top of three small scope of mashed potatoes. When I was given plastic spoon and fork, I was thinking to ask the staff if they have metal spoon and fork. But when I poke the chicken meat with the the plastic fork, I know I don't need metal spoon and fork at all.
The chicken meat is so tendered, so soft, and so juicy that you can easily cut through it using plastic spoon. It's outer layer seems hard but it's just slightly tough at the skin but once you slice it, you can see that the meats are easily cut open by it's own. And the fragrant is just sooo good. It make me drool even though I'm not that hungry that time.
The chicken meat itself is cooked really well until there is no single corner of the meat that is dry and without the lovely taste. The meat can easily detach from the bone when you try to separate them with light force.
And the sauce around the mashed potatoes add excellent taste onto the chicken meat and mashed potatoes. I think the mashed potatoes and chicken taste great if you eat them together or not. It's up to personal preference I guess.
Little Fat Duck is a stall located at lower ground floor of 1U old wing, near Magbit Magazine, AK Noodle, Sakae Sushi and Kenny Roger, or if you go down from the escalator in front of Carls Jr. or Lavender, you just need to walk to the left and go straight until you see Magbit on your right, Little Fat Duck will be at your left.
Spaghetti is not that great, the meat in the spaghetti is very little, but the sauce is good. Combining all together, it's actually a good and affordable spaghetti that you won't need to hesitate much to get it.
Other than the spaghetti, chicken confit is good. The only lacking one is the variety of drinks.
Just enough for light meals and not fulling. If you take it as a light snack, this would be a good choice. But can't really take it as main meal unless you order double or upsize.
Quick in ordering and making payment, and serving within few minutes.
Cost-Worthy: Very Worthy
For RM6, you can get tons of snacks out there to choose from but I don't see much option for enjoyable, well made, delicious pasta that give a whole new meaning of "snacks". It's not just light meal or something that meant to fill in the emptiness in your stomach, it gives you more taste.
For big eater like me, one will not be enough for a main meal. Two seems more like it to be taken as main meal and the good news is that it's still much more cheaper than any pasta out there, it's tasty, and you may order two different type of pasta instead of just the same taste. So it's a pretty good deal.
A typical food place for diners to enjoy their food. Nothing too fancy or eye catching. The only complain I have is the necessity to have more seats and spaces between each table in One Utama outlet.