Monday, May 5, 2014

Little Hiro @ Bukit Timah Road

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Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, the owner of Burger Shack decides to revamp the concept offering Hawaiian-Japanese BBQ and Grill as well as renaming the cute little restaurant as Little Hiro. Fans of Burger Shack need not worry as their popular burgers is still available in the revamped menu.

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Sanzoku Black Pepper Beef 3/5

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Chicken Karaage 3.5/5

With the new menu and concept, Little Hiro has introduced 2 Shio Ramen Burger using Japanese ramen specially air flown into Singapore. I tried both the Sanzoku Black Pepper Beef ($8.90) and Chicken Karaage ($8.90). The burgers were definitely an interesting introduction to the burger scene however there is a flaw in the concept. The ramen burger is too messy to handle and eat. I collapsed upon handling. Between the 2 ramen burgers, my favourite was the Chicken Karaage which was more juicy and flavourful. The beef patty somewhat was gamy and tough.

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Chicken Wings 3.5/5

For some light snacks, the Chicken Wings ($3.50 for 2 /$6.50 for 4) were big and juicy. Deep fried to a nice golden brown crisp, a delightful bite at Little Hiro.

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Fried Calamari 3/5

The Fried Calamari ($7.90) comes with a nice thin batter that was deep fried to a nice crispy bite.

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Sanzoku Double Hamburg Steak 3/5

From the Teppanyaki Rice Plates section of the menu, this is a one plate meal that is reasonable priced to satisfy one's hungry tummy. Unfortunately the Sanzoku Double Hamburg Steak ($8.20) used the same patty as the ramen black pepper beef burger which was not to my liking. The garlic butter Japanese rice on the hand was fragrant but could be richer in seasoning.

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Flame Seared Teriyaki Salmon 3/5

The Flame Seared Teriyaki Salmon ($10.90) while value for money with the big slab of salmon, unfortunately was overcooked and needed a more fitting sauce to go with it.

While I was at Little Hiro, I observed that most of the patrons were students and younger crowd. I do not find the food top notch but definitely value for money with its huge servicing portion.


Little Hiro
King's Arcade
559 Bukit Timah Road
#01-01
Singapore 269695
Tel: +65 64663477
Website: http://www.hirobbq.com
Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens (CC Line, DT Line), Farrer Road (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 1130am - 930pm
Fri-Sat: 1130am - 10pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Botanic Gardens MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Botanic Gardens MRT station (Stop ID 41021). Take bus number 66, 67, 151, 154, 156,  170 and 171. Alight 2 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Farrer Road MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Farrer Road MRT station (Stop ID 11111). Take bus number 174 or 961. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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