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(Closed) Hotshots Flame-Grilled Burgers

AsianFilipino
$7 based on 9 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (4 votes), Dinner (3 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
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The lamburghini for the driven few

Meet lamburghini ($8). She’s the new kid on the block. Replaced the ‘O’ with a ‘U’, this is one immense Aries babe. With her 2/3 pound framework, grilling her up on the hot-engine, the lamb patty was good to go! Gel with creamy mint sauce, lettuce, and onions, on a soft warm bun. The mint sauce was a fine addition, and not to mention the patty was ginormous, creating a “shiok” sensation that the ordinary didn’t possess. For the driven few!

Another worthy competitor to lamburghini. The crispy burger melt ($5) has been around since the start, and indisputably one of the stars. Despite the new challenge in the vie for number one, he had hold his ground with the help of his reliable team, mushroom and bacon bits. They supported him in heating up the taste (race), and with his skills practiced till prefect, the patty was grilled till char, with some hints of black.

The new addition to the family. He is the nachos ($6.50) wannabe, but in reality, french fries hiding in nachos skin. Isn’t nachos tortilla chips? But our new friend here tasted more like fries actually. His melted cheese companion was good, together with his loyal sidekick the beef and tomato bits. Think french fries, and he’s quite the deal. However, impersonating as nachos wannabe isn’t really the way to go. He does reminds me of another friend, the evergreen KFC cheesefries.

She’s the pretty woman, walking down the street. With her sexy, cury hair flowing against the wind. There isn’t much like her, the twister fries ($3) left, ever since our A&W left us. Go for her while she’s still there. Definitely better than that straight hair lady whom i met during my precious encounter, she’s with a twist!

To spice up the weekends, a virtual ghost-town on Saturdays and Sundays, you can get your free sidings with every two luxury cars purchase. Ignore the straight hair lady, go for the one with the twisty curly hair instead. Or if you are feeling adventurous, there’s always Miss potato wedges to test out.

You are always welcome to visit ladyironchef for a full-up on this trip. Whatever written herein are my genuine feelings expressed in words. Food, my dear, is what they call an adventure!

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22 Nov 2008 • 275 reviews • 122 followers

The lamburghini for the driven few

Meet lamburghini ($8). She’s the new kid on the block. Replaced the ‘O’ with a ‘U’, this is one immense Aries babe. With her 2/3 pound framework, grilling her up on the hot-engine, the lamb patty was good to go! Gel with creamy mint sauce, lettuce, and onions, on a soft warm bun. The mint sauce was a fine addition, and not to mention the patty was ginormous, creating a “shiok” sensation that the ordinary didn’t possess. For the driven few!

Another worthy competitor to lamburghini. The crispy burger melt ($5) has been around since the start, and indisputably one of the stars. Despite the new challenge in the vie for number one, he had hold his ground with the help of his reliable team, mushroom and bacon bits. They supported him in heating up the taste (race), and with his skills practiced till prefect, the patty was grilled till char, with some hints of black.

The new addition to the family. He is the nachos ($6.50) wannabe, but in reality, french fries hiding in nachos skin. Isn’t nachos tortilla chips? But our new friend here tasted more like fries actually. His melted cheese companion was good, together with his loyal sidekick the beef and tomato bits. Think french fries, and he’s quite the deal. However, impersonating as nachos wannabe isn’t really the way to go. He does reminds me of another friend, the evergreen KFC cheesefries.

She’s the pretty woman, walking down the street. With her sexy, cury hair flowing against the wind. There isn’t much like her, the twister fries ($3) left, ever since our A&W left us. Go for her while she’s still there. Definitely better than that straight hair lady whom i met during my precious encounter, she’s with a twist!

To spice up the weekends, a virtual ghost-town on Saturdays and Sundays, you can get your free sidings with every two luxury cars purchase. Ignore the straight hair lady, go for the one with the twisty curly hair instead. Or if you are feeling adventurous, there’s always Miss potato wedges to test out.

You are always welcome to visit ladyironchef for a full-up on this trip. Whatever written herein are my genuine feelings expressed in words. Food, my dear, is what they call an adventure!
The website says it all
17 Nov 2008 • 10 reviews • 10 followers

This should have been about the burgers

As the title suggests, this what this review should have been about but I never got to try them. Whether I am ever going to try them is now open to doubt.

My friends and I were very excited to try out this place especially now that their website proudly proclaims that they deliver anywhere in Singapore subject to a minimum $35 order and $5 flat delivery charge. So we got together our orders and promptly called to order.

When we tried to order he told us, "There is no delivery for orders over the phone." Baffling. The website says in very bright red and bold font to call the number for delivery. So if we follow the statement to its logical conclusion, one would have to order via an online form or email, or actually show up in person to order to get delivery. Except that there are no instructions for an online order or to drop an email to order. The showing up in person option is so ludicrous I won't even discuss it.

The part that really took the cake was this. When asked why there was no delivery, the other guy could have given a number of responses. The delivery guy is sick, the bike has broken down, we're understaffed, and so on. The reply we got? "NO DELIVERY THEN NO DELIVERY LAH" So much for service in Singapore and Hotshots Burgers...

It really is quite ridiculous.

I can't in good faith answer whether I'll patronise this joint again because technically I haven't. However, as to whether I will is open to debate. If there was a negative scale for service rating I would use it.
03 Nov 2008 • 15 reviews • 1 follower

Pity about the Pattie

This is not fast food. It takes between 5 and 10 minutes for you to get your food. However, I forgive them because the patties are made fresh off the grill.

I ordered the crispy burger melt ($5.50). The picture showed a burger with oozing cheese, luscious mushrooms, and strips of well-browned bacon. Can I sue them for misrepresentation? The real thing looked nothing like the picture.

In lieu of melty, gooey cheese, what I got was a squirt of the kind of cheese you get with your nachos at the cinema. What the ___ ?! As for the mushrooms, they were just sliced button mushrooms out of a can. Not sauteed, nothing. The bacon turned out to be some nondescript brown bits that tasted...well, salty.

The pattie was the saving grace, being juicy, meaty and tasty. Unfortunately, the pattie (and the burger itself) was rather wee. I wouldn't say I'm a very big eater, but on swallowing my last mouthful, I couldn't help but wish I'd ordered a double (2 patties) instead.

IMHO, good for a snack or supper. As for whether it was really a quarter pounder, I guess we will never know.
01 Oct 2008 • 275 reviews • 122 followers

A messy affair

Lau Pa Sat or Telok Ayer Market, holds a very special meaning for most Singaporeans. The distinctive clock tower on top, the unique, octagonal and intricate roof structure of the building. Not to mention the many mouth-watering food which showcase a wide variety of our Singapore culture.

Having said all that, i’m didn’t frequent Lau Pa Sat often, why you asked, since i praised the place to the sky. Well, i felt that it’s more like a tourist attraction kind of place rather than a food centre to me. And because of the tourist crowd and the over-hype in the place, prices are obviously much higher than other places. Therefore even i was working in the vicinity last time, but i rather go to other places for lunch.

Nonetheless, having heard some good reviews about a particular burger stall from Philippines setting up shop in the midst of Lau Pa Sat, and I was meeting a friend who was working in the CDB area, so we decided to go to Lau Pa Sat for lunch!

Hotshots does have a rather impressive menu of burgers considering that their’s a small store in Lau Pa Sat. I was in a dilemma over which burger to get, so i just randomly picked the Cheeseburger deluxe.

They took quite some time in preparing the burger on the spot, around 5-10 minutes or so.

French Fries ($3)

I also ordered french fries for side since Hotshots didn’t have any set meals and just came with a lone burger. For fries that cost 3 bucks, I definitely expected better. Their fries was average, there’s no “wow” factor, which failed to justify the high price for a small miserable packet of fries.

Cheeseburger Deluxe ($5.50)

On first sight, the Cheeseburger deluxe was kind of smaller than what i imagined, since the word deluxe implied another meaning. The sesame seed bun was kind of too soft, i’ll preferred those that are slightly toasted which gave a firmer characteristic to the burger. Presentation-wise also didn’t quite make the cut, the ingredients were hasty organised, and everything dropped out easily. A Messy affair!

The beef patty was not bad, rather juicy although it might look a tad dry on the outside. But still, i lamanted the fact their patty’s kind of too thin, which didn’t provide the “kick”when you took a bite in the burger. Nonetheless, you can’t compare this with Relish’s gourmet burger, given the disparity in prices.But i think it edged out Seah Street Deli’s rendition.

Total Bill was $8.50 for a burger and fries. I think i made the wrong choice in burger, maybe i’ll go back again to try their Real Bleu cheeseburger, or the crispy burgermelt. But for now, i still favoured the one that i had at Epicurious.

You are always welcome to visit ladyironchef for a full-up on this trip. Whatever written herein are my genuine feelings expressed in words. Food, my dear, is what they call an adventure!
22 Sep 2008 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

i'm so glad i ordered this despite the sore throat.

I went with the family to lau pa sat on 11 Sept, at about.... 10pm, for a really laet dinner.

I was sick with a full blown flu, sore throat, fever etc.. but i am so glad i decided to order from hotshots..

I ordered a crispy melt burger and a order of twister fries.

The mushrooms and bacon bits were not great to rave about, but the beef patty... my oh my it is so delicious!!! i am not a gourmet critic who can desribe the explosion of different flavours, etc etc.. i can only tell what is good and what isnt.. this is good!

the twister fries were good too, but it was served cold.

I wanna try the one with carmalized onions next time.. should be good. I only remember to take the pics after i took 3 bites, and i was too hungry to be bothered to take great shots.. so these two photos are better than nothing i guess..

The throat went totally sore the next day and the cough got worse.. but i am still glad i ordered the burger..