Fatburger, an iconic burger stand in Hollywood since 1952, has made its way to Singapore, first at Kinex Mall, and soon to be opening at Velocity. At Fatburger, they want you to have the burger just the way you want it. Each burger is cooked to order with toppings fully-customisable, including the buns which you can choose from brioche, wholemeal and even gluten-free.
The beef patties here are chilled and never frozen, with a ratio of 80 percent lean meat to 20 percent fat. I decided to double up the pleasure of having my very first Fatburger by ordering The Double ($10.90) with add-ons cheese and fried egg ($1 each). For a start, the buns were really good - soft, light and fluffy, with the toasted side bringing out the butteriness of the buns. The patties though well-done, were still quite juicy and nothing like those dull patties from fast food chains. Together with fresh and crunchy lettuce, I must say coming from a quick service restaurant, the quality of their burgers are better than expected.
You could have your name up on the Wall of Fame if you took on the Quad Fatburger ($15.90) or go to the other extreme by having it Skinny which the patties become the buns and sandwich the toppings.
Chilli Cheese Fries 3/5
Complete your meal with sides such as Fat Fries ($3.90), Skinny Fries ($3.90), Sweet Potato Fries ($5.90) or even better their Chilli Cheese Fries ($5.90). I like the American-style chilli that blanket the fries which is made in-house daily with fresh minced beef. It is sweet and smokey that became goozy after the cheddar cheese melted, giving the fries a tasty coat. But the minced beef can definitely be a lot more.
Onion Rings 3.5/5
The Onion Rings is a must try. You will notice that they ain't identical, simply because they are homemade with fresh onions daily. Hence, each golden-brown ring is sweet and juicy with onion-y sweetness.
Buffalo Wings 2.8/5
At each outlet, Fatburger will be co-branded with Buffalo’s Express, renowned for its chicken wings and chicken sandwiches. You will be spoilt for choice with 7 sauces to choose from - sweet, spicy or the sweat-inducing Death Valley.I managed to try the Death Valley. It was actually quite tasty as the first note that hit me was a deep chilli-sweetness rather than an assaultive tongue-numbness heat.
Burger and milk shake is the classic American combo. Hence the ideal American experience is to wash all the heat and spice down with Fatburger’s rich and creamy Milkshakes, made with real hand-scooped ice cream. There are Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Oreo flavours. I'm sure you already have in mind which flavour to go for with your burger.
Photos and words 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. Note: This is an invited tasting.
KINEX Mall (formerly OneKM Mall)
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar (CC Line, EW Line)
Daily: 10am - 10pm
1) Alight at Paya Lebar MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn right and walk to Singapore Post Centre. At the Singapore Post Centre, turn right again and continue straight down the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]