Saturday, April 12, 2008

With Relish

I'm not sure why I took so long to visit Relish (501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-01 Cluny Court, tel: +65 6763 1547). Burgers here were pretty decent if not particularly outstanding. Where ├╝berburger failed, Relish looked like it might succeed. For one, it wasn't as expensive. That and Relish's parent is a lot more active on social media.

Lightly peppered fried onion rings. Not bad. Would have scored higher with thinner batter.

wild rocket burger

spiced lamb pita burger with mint hummus

ram-lee burger

The beef patties for the burgers look similarly moulded. I recall them being juicier back in Wild Rocket. Remembered having to suck onto the ends of each bite simply to prevent the juices from the meat from dripping all over the plate. Wasn't the case here in Relish but the taste was as good as I remembered them. That thick beef patty was tender and not as dense as it might have looked.

The wild rocket burger, least intriguing one was actually pretty good. Not much flavour from the rockets though because it was mostly the fragrant Sarawak pepper cream and tart tomato relish I was tasting. Lamb pita burger was agreeable for me - liked the garlicky hummus/sauce/thingy one top of the patties. Couldn't taste any mint. Lamb burgers aren't common and this one was nice. I did feel that the one at Cellar Door was better done though. 

The ram-lee burger as many are aware is inspired from the original greasy street burgers that often make their appearances in the local pasar malams. Tasted somewhat like the original version slathered with mayo and sweet chilli sauce. There are a couple of differences from what I could tell. A thicker beef patty inside that doesn't taste suspiciously like unidentifiable meat matter (rat!) and this one was definitely less greasy. For the discerning, the omelette wrap for the patty tasted lighter as well. Did turn out much better than what I had imagined.

Was originally wondering what the deconstruction does to a cake. Sounded gimmicky but after having this cheesecake, I felt that it was more enjoyable than the regular sliced variety which I probably would have passed on. Could taste the different parts. Didn't spell synergy though. The individuals here were tastier than the sum of it.

No comments: