Friday, November 28, 2008

Oyako Rice Burger @ MOS Burger

There are some current news that I’ve been pondering upon for the past two days, besides the credit crunch (it’s not yummy). With some speculating this as the Greater Depression, I think the word tsunami will be more appropriate. It’s bad enough that everyone’s uncertain about the next paycheque, yet we still hear and see of violence from the world around us.

For example, in Mumbai, where massacres are still taking place in various locations including 5-star hotels and has currently taken over a hundred lives, both local and foreign. Until the gunmen are identified and the cause is confirmed, I shall not point fingers nor should I proclaim peace for it doesn’t mean anything, anymore. So much for putting up that cute, victory sign in every photo, eh?

And there’s the besieging of the Suvarnabhumi airport by anti-government protestors, demanding the resignation of the current prime minister and his government. The interesting part being the three very much interlinked, interdependent parties involved in this confusing coup d’etat namely the government, the military and the protestors, all possessing their very own stands and beliefs. This is more than just about the delays and cancellation of flights. It’s the future of the country and the lives of the everyday Thai that we should be concerned of. I pray that there’ll be no bloodshed before an agreement is reached.

What pained me even more is that I’ve visited both the countries this year and they stood before me as promising, optimistic and beautiful.

What has become of the human spirit? Is it now in its most farking valiant and gallant?

I like MOS Burger’s campaigns. Green, warm and happy. MOS stands for Mountain, Ocean and Sun. All the things one needs, really.

Oyako Rice Burger (S$3.55)

A comeback burger consisting of an egg patty sandwiched between two pieces of soy sauce seasoned, compressed rice cakes.

Encapsulated by the savoury egg patty are dices of chicken and slices of onion for that crunch and sweetness. A very oriental, chawan mushi-like creation with a richer flavour as the egg yolk was added in as well. The strips of sweet/salty seaweed added flavour to the burger. Cooked to an aptly soft texture, the rice was good too. Take out the aesthetic of things and you’ll get rice with steamed egg. Hearty.

New Teriyaki Chicken Burger (S$3.35)

A hot favourite among patrons, the new version promises a premium piece of chicken meat.

Consisted of soft buns, infused with savoury sweet teriyaki sauce and chewed with a slab of tender chicken thigh, it was delicious, as always. Lettuce and onion slices provided crunch while a touch of mayonnaise gave a taste of richness. There’s something about the teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise combination that makes the taste engaging. Perhaps it’s that sweet/sour Worcestershire sauce effect.

Japanese, fusion, western or not, MOS is a place for a good burger and thick fries. And I’m glad to say that their creativity never fails to draw a happy face.

On a more absurd ending note, after all the traumatic news, comes a story that has been the talk of the town in Japan. The ridiculous bra for men that comes in three different colours (which one of them is pink), complete with matching panties.

Yes, my friends. The human spirit.

MOS Burger Singapore: http://www.mosburger.com.sg/

24 comments:

Keropok Man said...

i have not had mos in years!!
maybe i shall gingerly step in again. :-)

Life for Beginners said...

Bras for men? Good golly, this ain't another mechanism for wonder-lifting manly man-boobs, is it?

Such rubbish.

Plus, pink is so not my colour. :P

Faye fly said...

so how lucky we r still can leave a comment at ur blog.. so u should take more peacefull photos 2 warm up ppl heart ^^ i like ur photos 簡單就是美^^

Selba said...

I've been once to MOS burger in Spore but too bad, I didn't try the burger, only had a drink.

Ok, gonna put in my 'must to eat' list when I visit Spore :D

thenomadGourmand said...

Yup, tried MOS while in Sg and Thailand, good stuff & not as hugein portion as Carls'! Even the McD rice burger in Thailand doesn't come close to MOS's.

ai wei said...

the Oyako rice burger seems... duno-how-to-described. but the teriyaki seems delicious. sadly, msia has no MOS.

I WANNA TRY LARRRR~

Big Boys Oven said...

sad about Mumbai tho . . . . . makes me think . . . . jyst pure silence . . . .

ling239 said...

tell me abt it!!
i might have to cancel my trip to BKK during Christmas XD

mimid3vils said...

I missed my day having MOS burger at KLCC N years ago~~~ MOS Burger pls come back lah!!!!

PS (I): bra for man? Oh... so ridiculous...But would u like to have one, HAHA ^.^

PS(II): Hope condition at BKK will get better, I want to plan my next BKK trip :(

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love mos burger.. but BURN the bra!! haha

yea, so sad about the increasing violence and natural disasters.. some say we are in the end times..
communication and conservation of the environment are key.. otherwise, back to the stone-age my friends...

ladyironchef said...

hey, i was watching the mumbai news, and thinking along the same line too.

Shell (貝殼) said...

Oyako Rice Burger in white colour doesn't look attractive, like very plain~
i like colourful food^^

Jun said...

haha i was tempted to try the oyako burger when i was thr, but i think i got distracted by other foodstuffs ;p

(mos = mountain, ocean and sun? reli? now tht's something new to me...)

Nic (KHKL) said...

keropok man, actually, me too! hehe...it was that new burger that caught my attention. i like that rice burger with teriyaki beef as well. very tasty.

kenny, i agree, dude! i really dont see the point. apparently, it was designed to give the men a feel of how uncomfortable a bra can be and hoped that it will get the men to appreciate the women more..hmmm...

*pengsan*

faye fly, thanks for the compliment! yeah, i guess we are all still very lucky to be able to enjoy what we have today! ;) simplicity is really the key to life sometimes. i agree with you! :)

selba, yupe, do check it out! they have a wide range of burgers. buns or rice cakes! ;) oh, do check out sushi tei as well! :)

thenomadgourmand, oh, i didnt know McD has rice burger in thailand. mos is certainly a good blend of east and west, isn't it? i guess the size is more eastern cos it's rather small! haha!

ai wei, ya lor, i remember they used to have mos in klcc. the oyako is quite tasty (with some msg lar..hehe) and an interesting twist from the usual burgers.

come to singapore lar!!! i bring you there... :)

bigboysoven, yeah, i guess it's settled in one way or another now. but the rebuilding process will be long, physically and mentally. sigh...

Nic (KHKL) said...

ling239, aiyoh! i hope they will settle this issue before christmas because it's a hot tourism month! please take care when you are there, ya! ;)

mimi, ya, i was so happy when mos burger was at klcc...sigh...well, if mos burger dun come back, you come to singapore lar! ;) i bring you there! ;)

PS (I): aiyerrrr, i dun wanna wear a bra. i think i'll feel very geli...hehe
PS (II): ohhhh, you oso plan to go to BKK? cool! it's a very interesting place!

cumi & ciki, *handing you the lighter to burn the bra*..hahaha!

oh, i sometimes do feel that the end is near. absolutely agree on the 2 global issues we are facing now. communication and the environment. in a way, i do feel that we are stone-aging, and that is really sad...sigh...

oh, hope you are feeling better! ;)

brad, yeah, the printed reports are bad enough. the tv news are even more traumatic. sigh...the human spirit, eh? sigh....

Shell (貝殼), haha, i think it was due to my bad pictures. i used a different technique to shot, hence the pale colours. but in real life, it's rather cute. yellow egg and white rice. nice! :)

jun, but you will be back in sg before flying back to ozzie, right? can check it out then. ;) i heard it's getting a permanent place in the mos menu. ;)

so, there more to mos than the ministry of sound, eh? hehehe...

mimid3vils said...

Really ar? I'll plan plan n see :)

J2Kfm said...

stil rmbr how gleefully joyful were we when accidentally 'bumped' into a MOS Burger outlet, akin to the feeling I had when 1st discovering Burger King in KLCC.

as Ipoh has only been 'overwhelmed' with the usual McD, KFC, and many centuries ago, A&W and Granny's.

Simon Seow said...

Well, company announced no salary increment, at least I still have a job.

fbb said...

YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!! sigh, mos burger oridi chup lup here right.

yes, the state of the world is depressing....

Weekend Peach said...

History repeats itself. Bloodshed has always been present, only the tools are different. We're killing ourselves and it's so pissing upsetting.

Not sure if a MOS burger will make me feel better, but there's no harm in finding out...;-)

jasmine said...

sad with what's going on the world but hopefully it never happens on our shores.

I love MOS burgers... just feel that they're a tad tiny :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

mimi, can can. just let me know lar! ;)

j2kfm, OMG! granny's!!! i remember their porridge. unlimited sides top-up! oh, there's also white castle, remember? ;)

simon, yeah, nowadays, really dunno what to expect anymore. to have a job is a blessing, these days. ;)

fbb, i thought it's still available in malaysia until a friend smacked my head and asked if i was still dreaming! haha!

have a great holiday! will be waiting for your post! ;)

weekend peach, you have a point! as much as we glorify our abundance of knowledge and how wise we are, i guess we never learn from mistakes. and that's really sad.

oh, you'll lurve a MOS burger, definitely!

jasmine, absolutely agree! *fingers crossed* and hopefully local crimes will be minimized as well.

hehehehehe, yupe, i think the size is kinda tiny too! but perhaps it's the rice that makes it more filling..hehe...

kennhyn said...

I have to go back Singapore and eat my MOS burger....long time didn't indulge myself with MOS burger... Hope can go to S'pore this month, try tapao MOS burger and eat it with beer....even more awesome...haha thinking too loud....cheers!

Big Boys Oven said...

so lovely, I truely miss this one. You captured burgers so perfectly! kudos to you!