On a lazy Friday afternoon, I went with 3 colleagues to Inle for lunch, hoping to finish lunch in under 40 mins and have some time for shopping at Funan.
When we got in, there wasn't alot of people. I ordered the Moun Hin Ga, which was recommended to me by the waiter. I also ordered the Say Kalama with my set lunch.
Maybe it's me but I always ended up having my order delayed or wrongly delivered. Maybe it's the waiters all watching the developments in their home country or something but it took a while for our orders to be taken and we waited for 20 mins.
Mine came last.
On first sight, the noodles looks devilishly hot and spicy. But it's not as hot as I expected, having been accustomed to Thai cruisine from my many visits to Thailand. The noodles were springy enough but the egg was slightly blacked on the edge of the yolk, which would suggest to me it wasn't freshly made (could be last night or the morning). Anyways, since I am counting my calories, I decided to dispense with the egg yolk.
Surprisingly, the drink was not as sweet as I thought it would be (since in Thailand, coloured drinks usually sparred no sugar in the making). Maybe it's the Burmese, maybe the cook didn't add alot of sugar but it was a refreshing drink nonetheless.
All in all, we took close to an hour since coming into the place to finishing our meal.
Prices are decent, too. For those who like Thai and Vietnamese food and wants to experience something different but not too far off, try Inle. It's nice enough with lotsa variety in the menu.
On a hot Monday afternoon, I happen to stroll into this burger joint. Their burgers come in 2 sizes...small and Berg size. I assume that means Big.
Their house special is the Berg burger (duh!) and it comes in the above 2 sizes. There is a variant to this, the Berg burger with cheese (double duh!) and also comes in 2 sizes.
Other than beef, they also have fish and chicken burgers. But I only tried the Berg and Berg with cheese.....both Berg sizes.
This is a no frills gourmet burger joint....so you got to order and pay at the counter (despite the numerous service staff walking around).
I also had the chips and 2 diet coke. You have a variety of 5-6 sauces for the chips from garlic, ketchup, chilli, etc.....I chose the garlic sauce (under some fancy name).
Total damage was a round $30.
When the burgers came, they were in a doggy bag. I know this place is no frills but the number of paper bags being trashed each day will really kill the Earth. They might as well serve the burger up on a tree stump and throw that away after use.
Despite being both Berg burgers, the one with the cheese seems smaller compared side by side to the regular berg burger. Maybe the order was keyed in wrongly. Never mind......
On first bite, the burger (wrapped in another layer of waxed paper...more trees dying) tasted good. But it lacked a certain punch. Or maybe because the burger was too soggy. Sure, the oozing beef juice is nice but it's blend.
It is a nice burger for the $10 I paid but it doesn't have it's own character, sadly.
Compared to a Carl Jnr, it was blend. Compared to a burger from Ashton's it was large but insubstantial as ther taste did not jump out at you.
The chips were nice and big but a bit too soft both on the inside and outside for my liking. Like the burgers, it came in a paper bag.
For a real tummy filler of a burger, I'd chose Bergs over MacDonalds (but also at twice the price of a value meal).
But if I hunger for a juicy, well made burger bursting with taste and flavour....I'd chose Ashtons or other similar burger joints that have moved into the heartlands.
feizhu said: I thought the burgers were better then Astons. I tried the crikey which was bigger then the bergs and found the patty a little too overcooked. Carl's junior beef patties have a more beefy taste:D 18 Jun 2009 at 10:25 am
Uncle Ricky said: The Bergs was not exceptional. Ashton's burgers are still more flavourful than Bergs. I even tried the other Ashton branches at 6th Avenue AND Ghim Moh to be doubly sure, 2 burgers side by side. 13 Jul 2009 at 12:17 pm
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Went to Pepperoni's for dinner one Saturday evening and the place was easily 80% packed. Luckily we had reserved a table.
The service at the table was good, the waitress was fun loving and gave good suggestion (although none was taken in the end).
I ordered the pizza, a soup of the day and a creamy pasta.
The soup was thick and creamy, I guess it's closer to what locals prefer in a soup rather than real soup (which should be watery, otherwise it's called stew). But the soup went down well.
The pizza was nicely done as it was a cement stove (not that it mattered) and would have preferred more cheese but the amount is sufficient. The crust was thin and a bit expensive compared to other pizzeria but was OK.
The pasta was creamy and al dente so no complains there.
The toilet is nicely decorated but be warned it's a unisex toilet (male and female side by side with little more than a partition seperating the thrones). The al fresco is nice but I guess it's mostly for the sports freak who would have a few beers there with mates on game nights.
The table is covered with paper so children can use the crayons to draw on it. Nice BUT would be good if they provided wet napkins or a bowl of lemon water to wash the kids' hands before the food arrives. Good hygiene, people, good hygiene!
All in all, it was a neat little place to have dinner. Parking, however, is a nightmare.
Went there on a Friday to meet up with a long time friend from Malaysia. The ambience isn't exactly great but being on the 5th floor, it does offer less noise than compared to the other cafes below in B1 or L1.
The menu there is adequete but not varied. My friend ordered the toast with vegemite (he's an Auzzie graduate) and a Pavlova. I ordered a Hawaiian pizza, beef sandwich, a milk shake and a Strawberry Shortcake.
The pizza was so-so. A bit too wet on the bottom and took too long to arrive. The steak sandwich was better in taste and presentation but took equally long to arrive when the waitress clearly told me that pizza would take 20 minutes. Maybe they like to serve everything at once and clutter up the smallish table (which had one side of the wooden frame missing - this could hurt someone).
The milkshake was smaller than I remembered. And I clearly recall it coming in a glass the last time I was there. But this time, it came in a small paper coffee cup.
The Strawberry Shortcake was surprisingly good after the non-event of pizza and steak sandwich.
But I guess I cannot complain because after I left the place, I checked the receipt, they put in everything but some items were charged $0.00.
And the waiteresses are either understaffed or they simply wanted to avoid eye contact when one tries to ask for a table.
Would I return to eat? Maybe but they will most likely charge back the items which they have put $0.00.