Sunday, April 06, 2008

Relish



Banking on his wildly popular Wild Rocket restaurant, lawyer turned chef, Willin Low, has opened up a new burger joint serving up his signature Wild Rocket burger and other rather innovative burgers.




Exterior & Interior

Situated on the second floor (right above Da Paolo) of a charming colonial bungalow along Bukit Timah Road, Relish boasts an uncluttered no frills interior with wooden furniture and wacky murals on the wall. Everything about the place screams casual.



Bacon Cheese Burger

Now who can resist a thick beef patty topped with slices of cheese and bacon sandwiched between a roasted sesame bun? The beef patty was finely chopped and I liked the semi rough texture. A pity it was a wee bit too overcooked but at least it retained its juiciness. The sun dried tomato salsa tasted a little weak this time round. Still a great burger nonetheless, just that it reminded me Wild Rocket's signature burger with an addition of cheese and bacon.



Char Siew Burger

This is the first time I've actually seen such a burger and its actually quite interesting. Lean meat covered with a special home made sauce on a toasted bun. Personally I found the sauce way too sweet for my liking and because it was quite coagulated, consuming too much of it made me nauseous. The meat was very lean and fibrous though, making it a joy to chew on. All in all, it tasted like a fat free version of Kong Ba Pao. Did I mention that the bread was a little too charred?



Wild Rocket Signature Cheesecake

A Wild Rocket signature dessert, the deconstructed cheesecake had a layer of cracker crumbs topped with sweetened strawberries and then topped again with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cream cheese. The cream cheese was lightly sour and complemented the sweet ice cream and cracker/biscuit base perfectly. Personally I felt that the cracker/biscuit base could have been more buttery for a smoother aftertaste.



Bill

A high carbohydrate dinner for 2 cost about $55 which is rather average pricing. The burgers are good without a doubt and filling (they come with lots of fries). Service is good as well so the next time I'm craving for expensive burgers, I'll know where to look.



Likes: Good food, good service
Dislikes: Inaccessible location, parking is a headache

Final Verdict:
Ambience:7/10
Service:7/10
Food:7.5/10
Value for money:6.5/10

Overall:7/10

Address: #02-01 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road

Contact: 67631547

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: Noon - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm

Sat & Sun: Noon - 11pm

Website: http://www.wildrocket.com.sg/relish.htm

10 comments:

lynn said...

the tofu burger and ramly burger are pretty good as well. parking wise, serene centre has ample parking.. alternatively, park at the NUS Bukit Timah campus (Botanical Gardens) and take a stroll there. =)

mama bok said...

A tat bit ex for me.. for just burger though.. ;)

ice said...

Hi,

fatpig, I think you can request for the doneness of the meat pattie. I had mine medium rare and I thought it was quite adequately executed. :)

I was just asking Willin the other time why the biscuit base/ crumble somehow struck a chord with me. Yep and I guessed it. And if you find it familiar too...he uses Mcvities digestive biscuits as the base to create something close to everybody's hearts. Maybe that can explain why they ain't that buttery.

As for better and expensive burgers, time to run down to Browh Sugar. :) Medium rare pls. And oh!Include that wicked piece of foie gras too. keke

fatpig said...

Lynn: I parked at Serene centre but baulked at the parking charges. And by the time I left the carpark, it was full house.

ice: The waitress told me it was done medium rare and asked if I was ok with it so I said sure. But sadly it didn't turn out that way :(
ps: I have tried the wagyu burger at brown sugar, sans the foie gras. :p

HisFoodBlog said...

Argh! You beat me to this place~ its on my wish list but yet to find time for it. Don't forget about me the next time you are heading there.

Would love to try the burgers with the beer pairing - Ahhhhh!!!

lynn said...

oh. then maybe parking at the gardens is the best bet. it's only $0.02 per minute (i think. i've got season parking so i'm not too sure). =)

fatpig said...

Lynn: Thanks for the suggestion! Its only about a 5 min walk away right? Does the carpark close?

lynn said...

nods. cutting across the gardens would take at most 5 mins =)

nope it doesnt close. i park there till 2-3am during exam period~

Anonymous said...

i park in the pte estate behind - it's free! go up Cluny Road, first right, and look left. It's like 3 mins away!

fatpig said...

Hi Anonymous,
thanks for the tip! Free sounds good. :p