Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bergs: are gourmet burgers better?

with Ken, Kennard, Malvyn

A large, juicy burger is a special meal...appealing to inner senses, it fulfulls in many ways. But looking from another point, a large burger like the Double Western Bacon or Portobello Mushroom from Carl's Jr...one of my favourites, pulls in at 970 calories, of which a whopping 52g is fat(not to mention 1`850 mg of sodium and 15g of sugar). See Carl''s Jr nutritional information page for more info. Add a large coke, and a serving of fries, and it is quite a toll on the recommended daily caloric intake of 2500 calories for the average male.

So when I have to eat burgers sparingly, and only chose the best tasting for the occassional indulgence session. I have been hearing reports that Bergs, tucked in one corner in Far East Square serves one of the best. Aussie style, these are grilled on order, and are very large.



The menu is cheeky, and quite an interesting read. The open kitchen is out for all to view and sample the smells of cooking burgers. Very nice too. The casual, Aussie style is relaxed, unhurried.

And the burgers are HUGE.



The burger above is called the Crikey Too...comprising a huge cut of prime beef fillet, bacon, tomato, lettuce and all the toppings. The beef looked like it was rough cut, perhaps hand chopped and hand made patty, unlike the more homogenous patty served by Carl's Jr, I can easily discern the chopped beef and onions, and the patty was more prone to crumbling than Carl's Jr. I found it to be a bit on the dry side, though the flavour of the beef was very good, with the characteristic smokiness of a char grilled patty. The bun was also dry, but soft. The bacon was very streaky, and was relatively crispy.



Overall, for me, this does not quite make it to be a regular haunt. The burger was too dry, and not tasty enough. I will stick to Carl's Jr for my burger cravings.


Bergs
Far East Square
137 Amoy St,
#01-01 Far East Square,
Singapore
Email: contactus@bergsburgers.com
Ph: 6438 6505
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