Sunday, November 20, 2011

De Burg

Missy read about this burger place in Ghim Moh estate.  Being one of the  older estates in Singapore, Ghim Moh has a few stores in the local food courts that are worth visiting again and again.   Missy thought to try to invade into such a location, owners of De Burg must have a few tricks to impress.

There were choices of 200grams or 100grams Australian beef of a few kinds, pork and lamb, but no chicken.  As Missy was trying to find the best of what the store had to offer, she decided to go for De Burg Decadence.  It was a 200g Australian Wagyu beef patty, Cheese, Grilled Crispy Bacon and Grilled Portobello Mushroom.  Missy had to get this, as it seemed to be only available on Fridays, weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.  What really got Missy excited was “limited quantity”, she just love anything that is harder to get usual.

Armed with her “White tiger” aka homemade Barley drink in a Tiger beer mug, she waited with her new buzzer friend from De Burg.  It was quite a long wait, but they just started.  Buzzzz went her new friend, so Missy went and collect her limited quantity De Burg Decadence burger.  

De Burg Decadence was a PLUS size burger!  As Missy was wondering what De Burg Decadence made of.  So it was Bun, mayo, red onion?, …. Wait, Red onion?  Missy don’t like red onion in her burger!  What happened to the white onion she likes and usually get in her burgers?   Forget about the onion, the reason of its plus size was the grilled Portobello mushroom!  :P  

Missy doesn’t think this is a burger she had and would enjoy.  Bleu cheese would be a better choice of cheese to be used, and the cheese used was not enough to be detected.  Missy thought there is so much missing from what was promised from this burger, a missing report should be filed.   The burger was juicy or wet, because of the mushroom, and not the dry patty. The wagyu beef patty?  Missy won’t know it is, if she did not read it off the menu. Missy is not a big fan of vegetables, even potatoes, but it was the fries that impressed her the most from this meal.

“Burgers are not fast food” is a slogan that should not be used lightly.  Her whole experience with De Burg was similar, if not worse than the local Mac.  She is known to have enjoyed a burger from McDonald's, and would much prefer an order of “Double “Filet-O-Fish”.

On the last note, De Burg is moving out of their current location.   Maybe it is better to leave this location, as there is much better local stalls in Ghim Moh.