Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fatboy's The Burger Bar

And my pursuit of a great burger continues, with a visit to Fat Boys, which has recently been voted by "users" as the best burger joint in a popular local food website. I am skeptical about the validity of the data but no harm giving Fat Boys a try anyways, seeing that it's about a 15 min drive from my place and prices seem reasonable enough.

Interior & Menu

The place is casual and laid back, with bench seats and high bar tables accommodating about 20-30 pax or so. If it's only you and your partner, sharing a table during meal periods might be the norm rather than the exception. The menu is rather simple and the main focus is on the burgers where you can choose from existing options or have your burger customised.

DIY Burger

This burger was customised to include a chicken patty topped with sauteed mushrooms, drizzled with their homemade BBQ sauce on a white sesame bun. First looks, the huge patty oozed appetising with evident grill streaks running the breadth of the patty. Now came the bummer(s). The patty was made up from minced chicken and wasn't the whole piece of meat I was expecting. That meant a loss in texture and taste. The mushrooms were a little dry while the bun was merely average. And to be honest, the BBQ sauce tasted, well, like bottled BBQ sauce.

Fat Bastard

Apparently one of the respresentative dish of Fat Boys, the Fat Bastard was a mean double beef patty with an egg sandwiched between and topped with bacon strips. Greedy me opted for extra sauteed mushrooms with that and the end result was a humongous burger that threatened to burst my belly. That would have been an ideal scenario if the burger had been good. Unfortunately, the converse was true. The beef patty was overcooked but was surprisingly "juicy", which led to the conclusion that it was frozen patty. Also, the texture was very fine, probably machine chopped. Most disappointing!


After a 15% discount, the bill stood at about $23 ($27 before discount). In absolute terms, that price isn't too expensive but factor in quality and there seems to be some disparity. In short, inexpensive but average burgers at best. Service was decent though, if that's any consolation.

Final Verdict:
Value for money:6.5/10


Address: 187 Upper Thomson Road

Contact: 6252 8780

Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 12am


Ken Wooi said...

wow.. the basterd is really big.. haha.. will try one day =)

red fir said...

"And to be honest, the BBQ sauce tasted, well, like bottled BBQ sauce."

Where do you expect BBQ sauce to come from then?

fatpig said...

ice: It states homemade BBQ sauce on the menu so I really don't expect it to taste like bottled BBQ sauce :)

Anonymous said...

how does homemade BBQ sauce taste different from bottled ones?

fatpig said...

Hi Anonymous,

the homemade ones that I've tasted before have a tangy and somewhat charred taste to it. =)

Josephine said...

I went yesterday. I do not want to write my feedback again and again, but I didnt have a very good experience with the service staff.