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Charly T’s – Not Common To Find an American Sloppy Joe Here

By Daniel, May 25, 2012

What’s a Sloppy Joe? Not your lazy schoolmate I hope. It is hard to find Sloppy Joes in Singapore, the American classic burger with ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings. Otherwise known as the “loose meat” sandwich, this burger does not come with the typical beef slices or patties, but browned minced meat.

Over at lunch Charly T’s, FoodNews’s PR Karen highly recommended its Sloppy Joe ($8.50), also because I was on braces and she had one bandaged arm. A minced meat burger would just work fine for us.

It was a greast choice, and thank goodness this version was not as messy as I thought. The burger arrived slightly open-faced, with the ground meat holding together like a patty by melted cheese.

When you cut the ‘patty’ open, the hot beef sauce would ‘melt’ down with the bread absorbs its tomato-based seasoning. Meaty and tasty, this reminds me of a Coney hotdog, burger version.

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Charly T’s
112 East Coast Road, Level 3, I12 Katong, Singapore 428802, Tel: (65) 6636 4701 (1st Branch at Nomu Building near The Cathay)
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11am to 11pm, Friday: 11am to 1am. Saturday: 9am to 1am (Breakfast 9am to 12noon), Sunday: 9am to 11pm (Breakfast 9am to 12noon), Eve of public holidays closed at 1am

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Swensen’s – It’s the Mini Burger Bonanza

By Daniel, March 27, 2012

My memory of Swensen’s still remains at its ice cream, earthquake and Sticky Chewy Chocolate, though it has definitely revamped itself to include even Asian dishes such as Hokkien Mee and Claypot Noodles. And the 33 year-old restaurant just released a range of Gourmet Burger Bonanza, with six new mini burgers on the promotional menu.

The sets include two mini burgers of your choice (size smaller than your palm) as well as a Mesclun Salad and U.S Fries ($12.90). You may like to know the buns are toasted Ciabattas.

I probably dare to say I have tried all six flavours (the perils of being a true food blogger) and here goes my personal ranking: 1) Prawn Peach Salsa Burger 2) Crab Burger with Honey Mustard 3) All American Beef Burger with Pepper Sauce 4) Spicy Chicken Burger 5) Turkey & Tomato Salsa Burger 6)Lamb Burger with Mango Chutney. Maybe lamb is just not my thing.

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Swensen’s Café Restaurant
2 Orchard Turn, #B1-31 ION Orchard (behind American Express and Popeyes), Singapore, Tel: +65 6884 5967
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am – 10:30pm

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Swensen’s Chendol Ice Cream (Marina Square)
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McDonald’s new Chicken McGrill – Is It Any Good?

By Daniel, March 3, 2011

Somebody asked me as a food critic, if I eat McDonald’s? I mean, of course! A food critic should always give food a try – no discrimination right? Well, as part of its menu evolution, McDonald’s has launched the Chicken McGrill menu range.

Grill is the new tasty at McDonald’s, and they are committed to using grill as a cooking style for its chicken. If there is a healthier and yet tastier option, why not?

The new Chicken McGrill has a chicken thigh meat marinated with teriyaki sauce and no patty is used. The result? A rather tender, juicy, semi-sweet meat piece that actually taste real for once. The home-style chargrill sauce is nicely balanced without being too overwhelming or strong in taste.

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Astons – A Wagyu Burger with Aston Soon

By Daniel, May 27, 2010

371 Beach Road #01-07 Keypoint Tel: 6295 6026

Dinner with Aston Soon was at Keypoint, a lesser ventured venue next to the Beach Road market where army boys be familiar with. When asked why he would want to open a branch at quite an ulu venue, Aston said sheepishly with a proud sparkle in the eye, “The other branches are too crowded.”

Sure enough, the branches at Suntec and Cathay have snakes of queue, especially during dinner and weekends. Aston, who is in his late 30s, achieved all this in a manner of few years. From a little coffeeshop stall at Katong, the chain expanded to an estimated 22 branches by the end of the year.

The bespectacled Aston arrived for the interview in a simple blue coloured Adidas tee and jeans, but went on instructing his staff and went through the numbers before he could properly sit down. Despite his success, he was unassuming and very down to earth.

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Breakfast at Wendy’s

By Daniel, April 15, 2010

18 Raffles Quay Unit #46 Lau Pa Sat Festival Market Tel: 6225 8335

Wendy’s first came to Singapore in Dec 2009, with long long long queues at Lau Pat Sat. It is true that I seldom bother to queue up for food, especially fast food. To fight with the crowd at CBD was also unthinkable. So I hoped over there on a Sunday morning for their breakfast.

Wendy’s is well-known for its signature square burger patties. And the Breakfast Combos and Mornin’ Melt Panini with Chicken Sausage or Smoked Turkey are very popular overseas.

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Burger Shack – Ramly Any Good?

By Daniel, March 17, 2010

King’s Arcade #01-01 559 Bukit Timah Tel: 64663477 (closed Mondays)

This new burger joint was highly recommended to me by various friends, especially if they were already fans of Island Creamery. The local ice cream people have decided to start another burger place at Bukit Timah to target the student market.

I must say that the customer service part did not start well with me. I called them to schedule for an interview, but received no follow-up at all. To me, no reply was worse than ‘no’ as a reply.

I dropped them a visit nevertheless. The vibes was pretty pleasant and it was well-filled with Hwa Chong students (my great8 grand juniors!) on a Friday evening.

The kitchen was also well in sight which added to a visual experience. The flip side is you would smell like burgers after 2 hours there, so please sit outside where is it a lot airier. Another minor complain: The sound system announcing your queue number was poorly wired up and created lots of interference though (like Burger King’s but a lot louder).

The décor of chalkboard, contemporary wooden finishing was a tad too similar to Relish though. No wonder some thought this Burger Shack was opened by Willin Low, which is not.

Burgers are priced from $5.70 (for original) to $7.70 (for a Mushroom Suisse). Add $3.20 for fries and soda. I ordered the Ramli burger ($6.20).

It tasted nothing like the oily but tasty ones across the causeway at a third of the price. The spicy chilli was salah out of place and something sweeter and with mayonaise would have be a better blend. The egg was dry too. The consolation is that it was light with a fluffy bun and not overwhelming.

The fries, seems inspired by Botak Jones, are a winner with its ’specially connoted’ spicy Cajun powdering. If you do not like buns, you can also choose to swap your burger bun for garlic butter rice for free.

Burger Shack, while not considered gourmet burgers, has a league on its own by targeting at the young students with its more affordable prices.

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Burger Bench & Bar – Eat ‘Real’ Burgers

By Daniel, January 19, 2010

8 Grange Road #01-02 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Tel: 6737 9947

‘Bench & Bar’ is often related to judiciary and legal matters, and the name of this new Burger place gives you the clue that it is opened by a lawyer. Well, it is opened by none other than celebrity chef and ex-lawyer Willin Low, owner of Wild-Rocket, Wild Oats and Relish. You know, that handsome chap that always appear on TV.

Burger Bench & Bar, otherwise known as B3, occupies where Subway used to be at Cineleisure, one of the most prominent spaces at this popular place. With tables shaped like school-canteen benches, it is a suitable hangout place for groups of friends. And the 3rd – B ‘Bar’ is because there is Asahi beer on tap. How wrong can a combination of burger and beer be?

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