Tuesday, October 27, 2015
MEATliquor SIN @ Duxton Road
MeatLiquor SIN, one of the most talked about burger joints in town, just launched a rather unusual Saturday Brunch - Hours of free flow of burgers and tons of booze, with a DJ cutting tracks to wake the usual sleepy town of Duxton Hill on a weekend afternoon. They called it EATs, BEATs & TREATs, an alternative that set to baffle your plan for a Saturday meal. So are you going to have a Brunch, lunch, or an early dinner?
The debut was held just last Saturday. We tend to sleep in on Saturdays, so starting the brunch at 1pm is more than welcome. I wasn't the only one who arrived promptly, or, feeling hungry to be specific. A handful was already queuing at the entrance. Apparently, a big group was trying to make their payment in cash. It doesn't come cheap, at $90++ per pax.
A very straight forward menu. Sides, burgers, and alcohol, with a couple of add ons if you are willing to top up some cash. Judging by the orders round me, their buffalo wings and sambas fries are very very popular. I recommend their Gunpowder Shrimps and Mac n Cheese. The shrimps were very succulent, with a layer of crispy batter. Mac and cheese is actually fried cheese sticks, but it's by far one of the better ones. Best to have it hot, when the gluely cheese oozes out real quick. If I'm not wrong, Camembert cheese is used. (I was so excited that I forgot to take the cheese in action!). Do remember to ask for their blue cheese dips, one of the best ever! It doesn't just go well with all the finger bites, pouring it over my burger also gives me a really delicious 'blue cheese burger'.
4 burgers to choose from, either chicken or beef. HDB Chicken Tower, Parma Chicken, Dead Hippie and Bacon Cheese. The chicken fillet is served the same way in both chicken burgers. What makes the difference is its accompaniment and sauce. One is with hash brown, which I thought is quite delectable, the other is parma ham. As for the beef, Bacon cheese is self explanatory. Dead hippie has a slightly twist to it, with the beef patty being halved, and comes with a special mayonnaise. Somehow, I prefer this among all. It seems juicer, and the mayonnaise reacts well with the smoky sweet patty.
Overall, very hearty burgers with solid patties. I wish the buns could be airier. Theirs are kind of too dense for me. Their Sherbets are slightly watered down, best options are properly still their craft and bottled beers.
The finale to this whole Saturday afternoon is not just the Treats given to us in a canvas bag but their Neh Neh Pop ice creams! Out of the 4 flavours, I tried three - milo dinosaur, strawberry pockie and Bahkula, which is my favourite. Spiked with crunchy pretzels, every bite is a combustion of taste and texture - the bittersweet dark chocolate coating, the sweet creamy vanilla core and the savoury pretzels, it is simply heavenly! Their strawberry pockie is also quite decadent- vanilla ice cream with huge strawberry swirls, coated with white chocolate. So yummy!
Little did I expect myself to leave after 4pm. So did every of the customers I assume. Although weekends are meant to go slow, but I wish the waiting time for the food could be shorter. When the full crowd settled it, it could take almost half an hour for our next order to reach our table. So what I suggest it, the moment you have settled down, you should go straight into ordering all the food that you want, and maybe start placing your next order when you are almost done. Bear in mind that the ordering stops at 4pm.
I was somewhat exhausted by the time I walked out of the place, with all the shouting over the loud music and the food coma setting in. However, I could see that whoever were here, and still there by the time I left, have enjoyed themselves. With the amount of food that you are going to take, I'm sure it will provide you with all the energy that you need for your weekend. That, I don't think your usual eggs benedict is anywhere near.
EATs, BEATs & TREATs dates until the end of the year are:
- Saturday 14th November (1pm - 5pm)
- Saturday 12th December (1pm - 5pm)
Photograph and Written By Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food.
99 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 62215343
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pager (EW Line), Outram (EW Line, NE Line)
Mon-Wed: 5pm - 12midnight
Thu-Fri: 5pm - 2am
Sat: 5pm - 3am
(Closed on Sun)
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Orchid Hotel. Cross Tanjong Pagar Road and walk to Craig Road. Walk along Craig Road and turn right onto Duxton Road. Walk along Duxton Road to destination. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Outram MRT station. Take Exit H. Walk straight along New Bridge Road to Kreta Ayer Road. Turn right onto Kreta Ayer Road and walk to the end. Cross the road and turn left onto Neil Road. From Neil Road walk to Duxton Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 23 minutes. [Map]