Friday, September 11, 2009

Relish (by Wild Rocket)

Blue Cheese And William Pear Beef Burger
(with walnut butter, bleu auvergne, rockets and poached pear)

Wild Rocket Beef Burger
(with rockets, sarawak pepper cream & sun-dried tomato relish)

Seafood Burger With Lemon Mayo
(with patty of crab, fish, prawns, octopus)

Bacon And Cheese Beef Burger
(with crispy streaky bacon, tomato relish and emmental cheese)

BBQ Char Siew Pork Open Burger
(with char siew soft-bone pork, secret char siew sauce, homemade foccacia)

Pandan Panna Cotta With Gula Melaka

Vanilla Ice Cream With Roasted Black Sesame Puree

Clearly, my favourite was the BBQ Char Siew Burger. What's there not to like about a slab of tender meat marinated with a sweet, teriyaki-like sauce? The sponge of foccacia was a delight. There was no gimmickry in this burger. Just simple goodness that could well be prepared at home, provided one gets a hold of the secret sauce. So start selling by the bottle already, Relish! The pear/blue cheese and seafood burgers, though interestingly described, were of an acquired taste. As the name suggested, Ram-Lee was Relish's interpretation of the classic Ramlee burger. The omelette wrap was a true Ramlee spesial, but since it's gourmet, I thought it could have done more with some injection of creativity. Fresh ground beef alone doesn't count. I liked the fusion desserts here. Probably inspired by the onde-onde, the panna cotta was a burst of flavours. Black sesame is an all-time favourite of mine, and when combined with a scope of light vanilla ice cream, was comforting.

To the relished that day - We've been talking about Smok’inn Frogz since forever. In fact, it was that very idea that sparked this outing! So, when ar???

The relished:

Relish (by Wild Rocket)
#02-01 Cluny Court
501 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259760
Tel: 67631547


Life for Beginners said...

For some reason the pic of the Vanilla Ice Cream with Roasted Black Sesame Puree reminded me of the Mars Landing... Go figure, hehe.

How far have we come! From Ramlee burgers to gourmet burgers! :)

Selba said...

So interesting to read what kind of burger is inside the buns.

I hardly eat "fusion" burger (I think never have) hehehe.. I even haven't tried the MOS burger yet though my Sporean friend brought me to one of the outlet on Orchard road.

Vanilla ice cream is always comforting :)

ai wei said...

i am eyeing on the char siew burger. this is so fusion. unlike the real 'original' type.

Precious Pea said...

I am so gonna make Char Siu Burger this weekend!!!! And maybe Nam Yue Belly Burger?? Wahh...getting creative oledi..hehe.

Keropok Man said...

U reminded me of that char siu again! Ah....

Hey, it's so so convenient for you to grab that now right? hehe....

J2Kfm said...

aiya ... i was hopeful that this would be in KL. or somewhere nearer. good concepts, a little wacky, but the char siew and the beef bacon ones got me sitting up and took notice.

btw, i spied an LX3! :)

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Weehee! Charsiew burger- surely someone can replicate this in KL? Restauranteurs, anyone?? I love how they have those Chinese words to reinforce how special the specials really are! And my gosh, my very elementary Chinese literacy actually still works! :-D

qwazymonkey said...

I"m bookmarking this place. Next time i come down u MUST bring me there!

Char siu burger looks divine!

ladyironchef said...

hahahahhaha smoking frog when? :D

Life for Beginners said...

Hey, bro thanks for leaving the comment on my blog and letting me know you're in town this weekend. Let's catch up ok?

backStreetGluttons said...

nice brown burgers. not surprising it is America's No 1 fast food

Nic (KHKL) said...

kenny, haha, i know what u mean! the conical glass and lens do look like some spaceships, right? hehe...

selba, ooooh, i lurve mos burger! even the fried chicken's good..hehe..u must try it when u come to singapore. :)

ai wei, yupe, yupe! i know what u mean about the "tergantung" burgers..haha. this is definitely a better choice. :)

precious pea, woohoo! u go, girl! did i hear nam yue belly burger? omg, now u are making me hungry! at 11 pm! arggghhh! hey, have fun with yr burgers!

keropokman, hahahaha! u r so right? i pass by this place at least 3 times a week! but i think by the time i order, they'll be closing already. i'll go to island creamery instead..hehe

j2kfm, i think the daily grind is a good choice for burgers as well, here in kl. plus good desserts too! :) check it out, dude! haha, that LX3 belongs to one of the food bloggers. takes great shots!

Nic (KHKL) said...

minchow, u r so right! don't we all love the phrase hoi sin sauce? yeah, an oriental burger will be great. imagine a slab of pork belly on a warm slice of foccacia..woah, bliss...

qwazymonkey, come come! we'll go to relish and finish up with a nice ice cream at island creamery! lotsa good stuff around here!

ladyironchef, omgish, the neverending question! haha! i'm ok every weekend now! let me know when! :)

kenny, sure sure! sent u a sms already! let's go makan!!! :)

backstreetgluttons, the burgers were good, definitely. now, how about some fried chicken? that is my no. 1 fast food! :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

you ar.. i knew u would say that ur fav was the BBQ Char Siew Burger..

So predictable.. haha:P

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, hahaha! u know me too well la. i must start eating only vege...errrm, ok la, i still prefer char siew..hehehe...

gfad said...

I had the pleasure of trying Willin's Pandan Panna Cotta yesterday at Gourmet AbuDhabi - so so so good!!! Super fragrant, slippery-smooth, like a pandan tau foo fa with gula melaka syrup.

HairyBerry said...

gfad, ooooh, nice! I guess by now, the version you must be 2.0 or 10.0 already. An even better panna cotta! *envious* :)