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There was something for everyone on the menu, from the beef eaters to the vegetarians, and even finger food for small-eaters or as fillers for growling tummies. A plus point for being located in a kopitiam, is the presence of a staple drinks stall which serves affordable alcohol, which makes for an ultimate beer-and-burger chow down experience.
I had the Asian chicken burger which was chicken patty with salted egg yolk, while the bf had its namesake, the De Burg burger, which was grilled AUS beef patty, with cheese, bacon and Portobello mushroom.
Being a non-beef eater, I had limited offerings to choose from, but they do have lamb burgers, which are also on par with their beef- in terms of limelight given. Nevertheless, I settled for chicken burger, partly because I was curious about the salted egg yolk , and partly because I still believe no one does a Portobello better than my Handburger.
My burger came and the first thing I noticed was how “un-chicken” it looked. Having eaten chicken burgers at other food joints, I always had my chicken in its original, unadulterated state, save for the glossy sheens of sauce, or the occasional grill marks on it. But this one, just unfortunately reminded me of MacDonald’s chicken, but thicker, darker and more visually appealing.
Taste wise, the salted egg yolk sauce did not disappoint. It complemented the chicken very well. Being slightly peppery, it added that savoury kick to the chicken. Coupled with lettuce and bun, that lethal combination was tasty enough to make me finish up the entire burger in 10 minutes. The meat was slightly tough though, and I noticed how densely packed the patty was. Although not juicy enough, it was the plenty-of-chicken-goodness-stuffed-into-one kind of patty, which left me feeling full and satisfied.
Honestly, I don’t know if I should go back. If I do, it would be for the blue crab burger, but if I don’t, it just means me putting the money into a more centralized establishment, which also serves up a storm with its burgers.
The management of De Burg responded to this review:
07 Aug 2011
first and foremost, we would like to apologise for your experience over at De Burg (only managing to eat our Burgers on your second visit). As we are in a small outfit, our storage space is extremely precious, thus, not being able to load up on a lot of meat and friends. Moreover, we stress a lot on quality, and if we were to overstock in the chiller, the chances of cross-contamination is extremely high. We seek you kind understanding. Secondly, for your experience with the food (which weren't really up to your expectations).
Next, we thank you for your review. It is through reviews/comments like yours, that we are able to improve ourselves.
On behalf of the "smiley assembler man", we thank you again, and look forward to serving you and Paul, sometime soon (that is if you guys are in the West).
Here's wishing you a great day ahead.