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“Friendly, fresh and delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Mother Semporna

Fat Mother Semporna
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Semporna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly, fresh and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Myself and a friend recently stayed in Semporna whilst on a diving trip and came across this bustling restaurant by the harbour. Not only is the owner an attentive and helpful host (to two english girls looking around with serious food envy but not knowing quite what any of it was) but he was also incredible generous offering free Chinese tea and watermelon and mango pudding for dessert. We eat like queens for a mere £2 each, fresh fish in a sauce of our choice with deliciously prepared 'sayur' with chili ginger and garlic with a special request of extra chilies for myself (came out with a bowl full of chopped chilies wow). We even got given a platter of chopped pineapple and mango as requested but also free of charge. Fat Mom's can't really go wrong: harbour-front view, fresh fish as well as all the traditional malay noodle soups/ curries and rice mixed with a wonderful selection of staff and the kindest host in Semporna! Sad not to have the time to return

  • Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
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156 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Best food in Semporna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

We went for diving to Sipadan and stayed there 5 days. Each day except one we went to fat mother. The food is great and even after taking small sizes of the portions we were too full to stand up. Tip:s size for 2, m size for 4 and l size for 6-8 people. Normally ww ordered fish maw soup,fish and onion with rice, dry noodles mihun,wet noodles,lamb -all s size+ 2 local beers Skol (big)- we paid smth like 76-79 rm

Thank Nushkin
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