Burgs by Project Warung at Golden Mile Food Centre

Burgs by Project Warung
B1-24, Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Singapore 199583
Online menu: Click here
Remarks: They also have another outlet at #01-19 Centuries Food Court, Viva Business Park at 750 Chai Chee Road!)

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 9/10
Average spend per pax: S$9.50

WOW guess what I’m back after more than half a year LOL. If you guys have been following my IG stories, I was recently on Halalzilla’s list of top 10 halal bloggers to follow in 2019. Which is INSANE omg haha I feel so undeserving because I don’t blog anymore, but it’s encouraged me to take the first step of logging back in.

I wanted to come back and write a short but looong-overdue post about Burgs by Project Warung, at the Golden Mile Food Centre. Here is their menu board at the stall:

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So a few weeks ago for my birthday lunch, my colleagues took me to Burgs for a treat. Since it was my birthday, I was feeling greedy and YOLO, and got the double bacon and cheese burger (S$9.50), featuring the Burgs’ trademark semi-brioche bun branded with the fancy B, two handmade beef patties, smoked turkey bacon, homemade BBQ sauce and American cheese. Behold:

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Double Cheeseburger with Bacon and fries (S$9.50) – LUSHHHH. So juicy, 9.5/10 for real

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Oh man guys, it really was SO juicy and I absolutely enjoyed holding the massive burger in my hands and taking one giant bite through the different layers, feeling the ooze of the meat juice and cheeeeeze. It was very primal and totally satisfying – the perfect birthday lunch. I will say this though – while the double patty burgers are usually juicier than the single-patty burgers, I felt like portion-wise the double would do great for dinner while single would be just nice for lunch. But that’s me! The fries were pretty good – not the best in the world but adequate. It’s really the burger and the soft, chewy buns that win it for me. 9.5/10

Def come by here to check them out – I haven’t been to the Viva Business Park location but I hear it’s airconditioned, wow.

Burgs by Project Warung
B1-24, Golden Mile Food Centre
505 Beach Road
Singapore 199583
Online menu: Click here
Remarks: They also have another outlet at #01-19 Centuries Food Court, Viva Business Park at 750 Chai Chee Road!)

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 9.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$9.50

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Kakak Kentang at FOMO Sultan Gate

Kakak Kentang at FOMO Food Court
38 Sultan Gate #01-01
Singapore 198486

Opening Hours (For Kakak Kentang)
Mon-Thu & Sat: 11am to 9pm
Fri: 230pm to 9pm
Sun: 12pm to 9pm
(FOMO itself opens 10am to 10pm daily)

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 8.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$6.90
Recommended dishes: Bombistik (S$6.90)

Hey guys! How is January almost over? I can’t deal with thissssss before you know it we’ll be 80 😩😩. Anyway TGIF – I’m currently waiting my turn to see the doctor because I’m on the brink of a flu and am trying to stave off a full-blown one before the weekend ugh help.

Ooh but also – I recently started watching Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale based on the book by Margaret Atwood. IT IS GRIPPING OMGGGGG. It’s about a dystopian near-future where women are increasingly barren and infant survival rates are low as a result of STDs and environmental pollution. Society is ruled by a totalitarian, Christian theonomic government and people are assigned strict roles – some are handmaids who are kept by barren married couples for breeding purposes, some are cooks/cleaners etc. There’s a sort of strict religiosity overarching this new world and it’s a little creepy. You guys should DEF watch it. (Also read the wiki synopsis which is 100% better than mine.)

Anyway, have you guys checked out FOMO at Sultan Road recently? It’s an upscale food court with myriad options – there’s Kane Mochi serving halal mochi ice cream, Kakak Kentang by well-known restaurateur Ummi Abdullah, and also Mr Wholly (crab-in-the-bag style seafood stall pending halal certification). I can’t deal with the millennial name of this hipster food court but hey gotta roll with the times. I love that it’s air-conditioned so you get to enjoy your food in cool comfort! In memoriam our short-lived Singaporean winter earlier this January 😢. We hardly knew ye.

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How cute is this logo!!!!! She’s literally peeling her old skin being all “new skin new me!” (or is she undressing? Astaghfirullah.)

Kakak Kentang literally translates to Potato Sister, and the stall specialises in these kentang balls (or potato balls) which are mashed potato balls with meat stuffing. Kind of like a begedil on steroids. I didn’t know kentang ball was a thing, and so of course my eastie/Malay friends are giving me a LOT of grief about it. “You mean you haven’t tried it EVER?!” “But the Haig Road one is so good!” “And you call yourself Malay?” 🙄🙄🙄 y’all are racist eastie fascists.

So anyway Kakak Kentang offers two main dishes. There is the traditional chicken version called the Chikabom, featuring a mashed potato ball with chicken stuffing in soto soup. There is also the beef version called the Bombistik with minced beef stuffing in a tangy tomato “bistik” soup – bistik being the late-night mamak supper staple of beef cubes in that red tomato gravy with potatoes and peas.

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Sorry this photo is so bad; I couldn’t avoid the glare.

They also serve the Adik Char Kuay (S$5.90) comprising you tiao dough sticks with cuttlefish paste drizzled with 3 types of sauces, and also popiah!! I was very tempted to try the popiah for $2 but decided against it because I wouldn’t have been able to finish my potato ball otherwise!

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So I went for the Bombistik (S$6.90 for regular, S$9.90 for large) in regular size:

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Bombistik (S$6.90, regular size) – 9/10

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 Breakthrough! MEAT YUMMMMMM

Ooohhh chileeee. I liked this a lot!! The soup was really flavourful and robust, like the mee kuah or mee bandung type of tomato-based soup. It was a little spicy which I liked – I found my nose running the more I ate it. The potato ball was gooood; the mashed potato itself had good texture and flavour, although the meat within was a liiiitle dry but easily remedied with the soup. I also LOVED the coriander and strips of carrots and cucumber in the soup – it definitely adds to the complexity, texture and taste. This was solid comfort food, although I almost wished they had a mini-ball option with like 4-5 smaller balls; how fun would it be popping those in your mouth?! 9/10

My friend who had been there before ordered his usual Chikabom (S$6.90 for regular, S$9.90 for large) in regular size:

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Chikabom (S$6.90 in regular size) – 7/10

I tried some of this and okay I confess it was not my favourite. I would def stick to the Bombistik when I go back to Kakak Kentang next time, and if I’m hankering for some soto I would still go for my usual Soto Ayam so I can savour those soft pillowy lontong cubes together with the soto gravy, AND add begedil, you know? Best of both worlds. The soto soup was not bad, but a little on the thin side for me. I would have preferred it a little thicker and more savoury. According to my friend the one at Haig Road is better, although I can’t verify that until I go try the Haig Road kentang ball myself! 7/10

All in all I had a positive experience at FOMO and will definitely going back to try the other stalls maybe during dinnertime. The lunchtime crowd was manageable and there were still enough empty tables for us to buy our food before getting our table.

Kakak Kentang at FOMO Food Court
38 Sultan Gate #01-01
Singapore 198486

Opening Hours (For Kakak Kentang)
Mon-Thu & Sat: 11am to 9pm
Fri: 230pm to 9pm
Sun: 12pm to 9pm
(FOMO itself opens 10am to 10pm daily)

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 8.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$6.90
Recommended dishes: Bombistik (S$6.90)

Ramadan Special: Halal Duck Burger from The Ugly Duckling

Ramadan Special: Duck Leg Confit Burger from Eunos MRT Bazaar!

What: The best halal Duck Confit Burger you’ll have ever had
Where: Eunos MRT Ramadan Bazaar Stall #6
How much: S$6 each or S$10 for 2
Who: The Ugly Duckling SG (@theuglyducklingsg on IG)

Hey guys! Welcome to Ramadan day 18! Gosh how did it all go by so fast? It does not feel like 18 days. Time to step it up and #taubatlikeitshot haha. I need to majorly stop being on snapchat so much 😦

Before Ramadan ends I’d like to quickly share with you guys this AMAZING burger I have had twice now:

The Ugly Duckling SG - Duck Leg Confit Burger

Duck Leg Confit Burger (S$6 each or S$10 for 2) – 10/10 come throughhhhh!

YAAAASSS. It’s called the Duck Leg Confit Burger (S$6 each or S$10 for 2) by The Ugly Duckling, also known as the guys behind Sundaymarket. Go check out their instagram @theuglyducklingsg!!

OK so my friend had been raving to high heavens about this burger so I decided to try it for myself. Man, I was not disappointed. The burger comprises two unbelievably soft sweet brioche buns, and a winning combination of tasty, shredded duck confit, orange cheddar and – get this – caramelised pineapples!! Sedapnyeeeee!!! 10/10 for sure!

I also tried the Duck Fat Cheese Fries (S$5) because why the heck not:

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Duck Fat Cheese Fries (S$5) – 7.5/10

Yummmm who doesn’t love good sloppy cheesy fries! I really like this but I’ve had it twice now and it’s a bit of a hit or miss. The skin-on fries are rustic and not your usual fat crispy fries, which is ok, but I also wish they had more bits of shredded duck in it, that would’ve been the absolute BOMB. I also tasted something mildly oniony in there, which no I’m not a fan of. It’s all subjective though. The fries are good to have but if you can only make space for one item, dear God please let it be the Duck Confit burger!!! 7.5/10

The guys at the booth are ever so, so nice. On my second visit I bought a burger, ate it on site, and proceeded to buy 2 more for my family to try, and they threw in a cheese fries on the house so my family could try it too! SO NICE LOVE THEM.

And another funny story – on my first visit  I had just placed my order and was the only one in line (it was 530pm). Suddenly this guy came up and spoke to the crew and it went a little like this:

Guy: OMG I had your burger yesterday and I have to say it’s really the best. It’s so good it’s restaurant quality I’m telling you! It’s there! It’s great.(meanwhile the crew were looking touched and in slight disbelief)
Guy: I’m gonna bring my brother here later tonight. What time do you guys close!
Crew: We close at 1030pm (ok I can’t really remember but I *think* they said 1030pm)
Guy: Great I’ll come by later. Thanks man, really really good burgers.

So I was enjoying this rather amusing declaration of love, and it was so enthusiastic that I was almost going to joke like “haha you guys planted him to impress me right!” until one of the crew looked down and uttered a very intense “alhamdulillah”. Oops, so glad I didn’t make that joke. Well the point of this story I suppose is just to let you guys know there are lots of ravers of this burger; my friends, myself, and this nameless guy included.

Go try it now before the bazaar closes! I’ll leave you guys with some photos of the menu etc:

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The beef rendang lasagna is apparently available at their brick and mortar Sundaymarket Cafe, but the duck confit burger is a ramadan special that will only reappear once The Ugly Duckling get their food truck ready sometime towards end 2016

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Mmm duck fat cheese fries. Please add more duck guys!

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OK maybe I should try the other 2 burgers.

The Ugly Duckling SG - Waitr Pre-Order App

OK IDK anything about this app but it’s there and lets you order ahead so feel free to use it if you aren’t a Luddite like me.

The Ugly Duckling SG - Takeaway Cheese Fries

The take-me-home box for the Cheese Fries!

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How cute is the takeaway sticker!!

What: The best halal Duck Confit Burger you’ll have ever had
Where: Eunos MRT Ramadan Bazaar Stall #6
How much: S$6 each or S$10 for 2
Who: The Ugly Duckling SG (@theuglyducklingsg on IG)

Tang Tea House at Simpang Bedok

Tang Tea House
355 Bedok Road
Singapore 469545
Tel: +65 6445 9100

Opening hours
11am to 4am daily

So last Friday a bunch of my friends and I played floorball at Valhall, this place in Kallang that has floorball courts you can rent for between S$40-S$80 per hour depending on your booking times. It was pretty harrowing for me at the beginning since I’d only played it once in school when I was 17 I think :/ Thankfully things picked up after the first hour, and it became way more fun! You guys should try it with a big group – they rent sticks out for S$5 too!

One ungraceful fall and four leg bruises later, I was a happy and sweaty camper on my way to Simpang Bedok for supper. Everyone was still full from dinner before floorball and just got drinks, but I had worked up a bit of appetite,  so I ordered a couple of items off the dim sum menu.

The first was my staple Golden Sand Bun (S$4.50 for 3):

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UGH YUMMYYYYY. They were so, so good. I think Tang Tea House and Kowloon Express have the best halal salted egg custard buns in Singapore! I tried the ones at Enak (on the Spize side of Simpang Bedok) and the consistency of the salted egg custard filling was way off. I could even feel the granules of sugar in the custard, ugh. Thankfully, the ones at Tang Tea House are always amazing. Very creamy, sweet and salty, and way delicious. The buns themselves are soft and fluffy, with a smooth coating on the outside. Delish. 10/10 always. Have a look at the inside:

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YUMMMM I WANT SOME NOWWW 😦

My second dim sum item was the Mango Sesame Prawn (S$6.40 for 3 pieces):

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YOMMEHHHHH

ALSO delicious! These plump prawns, together with some mango sauce, are wrapped in a crispy flour coating sprinkled with generous amounts of browned sesame seeds. SUPER yummy. The taste of the sesame, mango sauce, and prawns, combine to form a party in my mouth. I love this. Please try soon! 9/10

Well that was all I had that night (to be fair it was 2am), so I can’t review much else, but I do love the other things here like the Seafood Fried Tang Hoon (S$6). By the way, they do takeaways too, so what I do sometimes is call ahead when I’m 10 mins away and order like 2 packs of the Golden Sand Buns, and when I get there the buns are ready to go! Perf.

I also read that Tang Tea House now has a prayer space for guests who wish to pray while waiting for their food, etc, so that’s really great.

The menu is available online here, but you can also click through the gallery below:

Tang Tea House
355 Bedok Road
Singapore 469545
Tel: +65 6445 9100

Opening hours
11am to 4am daily

 

4 Fingers at Orchard Gateway

4 Fingers
#01-04/05 Orchard Gateway
218 Orchard Road
Singapore 238851

Opening Hours
Sun-Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of PH: 11am – 11pm

**Edited to add: 4 Fingers Orchard Gateway is now certified halal, after a few months of working towards certification! You can verify from the MUIS’ list of halal-certified establishments (if this link doesn’t work, click here and select the list from the column on the left, under Consumer!) **

Mini-review for you guys today, but first, Happy New Year! I hope you managed to catch up on some sleep and fully recharge so you can hit the ground running in 2016. I made sure I stayed home all weekend last Sat & Sun, and it was the best thing ever! Super restorative.

So remember when I watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens? After the movie, my friend and I were feeling fairly peckish, despite my having had a pre-movie dinner at Eighteen Chefs. By the time we left Cathay Cineleisure, it was already 1030pm and not a lot of places were open for supper. We walked over dejectedly to the MRT station and lo! We realised 4 Fingers was still open! I love 4 Fingers, and I think it’s the best fast food chicken around, after Arnold’s Chicken! (Another review for another time)

You can check out their menu here but the online version is useless since it does not have any pricing. Here’s a photo I took of their large standing menu from the Orchard Gateway Branch:

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They serve their chicken in 2 types of sauces – soy garlic, and hot. My personal preference is the hot one, as the soy garlic is a little too salty for me, so I got their speciality – 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Wings/Drumettes (S$9.95), which comes with a side of fries and a soda.

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OMG YUM I can’t think of anything I’d want to have more at 1030pm on a Friday night

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A closer angle

The fries were adequate; I do have a slight preference for thicker-cut fries, but these were decent. THE CHICKEN THOUGH!!! So tasty and crispy!! I don’t know how they do it, but the skin is always so crispy. I like that the chicken isn’t absolutely drenched in the hot sauce, so you won’t have too much of a mess on your fingers at the end of the meal. Instead, you have the sauce lightly coating some parts of the chicken, leaving it delightfully crispy. I wouldn’t say the hot sauce is terribly spicy, but it’s pleasantly savoury and just the tiniest bit sweet. 10/10 on the strength of the chicken.

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Princess Leia unceremoniously digging into a plate of chicken wingggssssss. I love.

So they have 5 outlets as far as I know – one in Ion Orchard at B4, one in Plaza Singapura at B1, one in Changi Airport T3 at B1, one in Westgate on the second floor, and finally this one in Orchard Gateway at B1. Go get them!! They also do large takeaway boxes – we’ve pre-ordered a box of 100 wings (S$99.95) for a house party before, THE DREAM.

4 Fingers
#01-04/05 Orchard Gateway
218 Orchard Road
Singapore 238851

Opening Hours
Sun-Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of PH: 11am – 11pm