Foo Fee in Kepong isn’t the kind of place I would brave the distance from Bangsar for, but I was in the vicinity for a client meeting which made it convenient for me to “drop by for coffee”. My team members told me Foo Fee is popular among the folks in Kepong – known for their strong local coffee and nasi lemak with fried chicken.
The nasi lemak with fried chicken is of reasonable portion; you get a whole deep-fried chicken leg with rice, and a side of sambal, half an egg, anchovies, peanuts and cucumber slices. Tastewise, I’d say it’s above average but the sambal needs to pack more kick. Foo Fee’s version leans towards the milder and sweeter side.
Iced coffee is not bad as it’s “kau” and frothy. One of the better ones I’ve had in a while but I feel Thong Kee’s version is still better. I didn’t like the milo dinosaur because it’s really sweet and cloying – diabetes in a cup, I call it.
The Vietnamese egg is Foo Fee’s take on a shakshuka, topped with minced pork, lap cheong and sausages. Pretty forgettable if you asked me, as there wasn’t much flavour and sauce to go with the toasted bun. Stick to the steamed kaya and butter bread since that’s a safer bet. It comes in a set on weekdays – RM8.80 with a drink and half-boiled eggs.
Overall, I find Foo Fee a nice place to have coffee and a bite if you’re within the vicinity. Prices are reasonable though food is just ok for me. Mandarin is predominantly used here so I did find it difficult to converse with the staff for my orders.
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Food: 5.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Reasonable prices and decent ambiance for coffee and a bite.
Foo Fee 福啡 Kepong
Fortune Perdana Lakeside,
G27, Jalan Metro Perdana 1,
Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6242 8727
Business hours: 8am till 6pm