Burgers burgers burgers. I seem to be having a total overload of burgers recently. There seems to be a huge influx of burger joints these days. Guess it's one of those fads/food trends now. Well I guess that provides some variety and options. I don't proactively choose to eat at a burger joint but my friends and colleagues do and I'm not typically fussy with what I eat except - NO FAST FOOD type burgers and I don't mind trying out a new place. But before I get to the story of Fat Boys burgers, I have to share how ridiculously funny it was to get here.
D is this great guy that I've known for about 4-5 years now. We meet up every now and then, usually at a different food place each time and mostly, it's been in town area. He suggested eating at an Italian place at Tanjong Katong but changed his mind later on as he had a heavy lunch. So Joo Joo was suggested. He didn't have the address but attempted to give me directions to get there -
It's on the corner of Joo Chiat and Upper East Coast. EH? I know my sense of directions is completely hopeless but that didn't sound quite right.
Opposite where Katong Shopping Centre used to be. Near Aston's.
Katong shopping centre - Katong Mall??
Then somehow, a Tanjong Katong Mall came up.
I decided to Google for Joo Joo, reviews were poor so we said we'll just meet outside. Turns out his Tanjong Katong Mall was the old Katong Mall and I was hitting him with my purse for trying to confused me!
I thought you live around here??! Okay fine. You are not Singaporean after all but you've been living here for almost 10 years!
Anyway, we walked around in a few loops but the ones he wanted to go to were closed. We landed up at Fat Boys. It reminds me of a Billy Bombers sort of dining place but with a more casual feel to it. Mr D wasn't too hungry so we decided to split a Big Bello burger which had a huge grilled portobello seasoned in balsamic vinegar, heaps of caramelized onions, grilled peppers and pineapple and with a gooey melted emmenthal cheese AND with additional toppings of bacon (which turned out to be ham) and egg. It wasn't too bad. Just tad greasy - I prefer Five Guys or Annie's burger in Oregon. The shroom was large and juicy though and packed quite a punch. I'm glad we shared the Big Bello because one whole burger would have been too much for me to stomach.
We had a side order of the beer battered onion rings which were so fat, they resembled doughnuts. Wasn't a big fan of the onion rings. Sure, it had a big slice of onion inside but the batter was too thick and oily. I felt quite ill after eating three.
The third and final sinful order that we had was the vanilla maltshake with nutella. Now, this was delish. Would have been better if the malt taste was stronger just like the one at Billy Bombers but it was thick and yummy and I didn't even want to think of the amount of calories I was shoving inside my body.
Stuffed. We were. And we both shared ONE burger, onion rings and a maltshake. Major fail.
We walked around for half an hour to digest the food before we felt well enough to not throw up. Wasn't too bad a burger place, but probably not re-visit unless I was around the area and totally craving for a burger. But again I guess, it doesn't really matter where you eat as long as you are with good company :)
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