[This post is the first in a 3-part series on my makan adventures in Resorts World Genting]
Located at Resorts World Genting’s Sky Avenue, Burger & Lobster draws long queues at mealtimes, with many hoping to try the famed Nova Scotian lobsters. While the restaurant’s interior will receive a mention on many food and/or lifestyle blogs, I’m more concerned about the taste of their culinary offerings. 😀
I was only distracted by their Paul Twohill-lookalike Assistant Manager there. 😀 If you remember fondly Paul Twohill from Singapore Idol, you’ll find that the Burger & Lobster Assistant Manager reminds you of him. 😀 He even came over to our table to chat! One of the things Paul’s ‘doppelgänger’ shared with us was that the lobsters (flown in from Canada) arrive every Thursday / Friday. So the next time I pop by will definitely be during a Friday or Saturday, so I can be certain their lobsters aren’t all sold out! It seems the restaurant has been reviewed by a couple of (famous) food bloggers so I won’t be surprised if more and more Singaporeans pop by Genting not just for a game of blackjack or to try their hand at the jackpot machines. They’ll be coming by for the famed lobsters! Simply ‘cos many Singaporeans are foodies. Anyway it’s much cheaper heading to Genting, instead of going all the way to the UK. 😀
The Chili Lobster which I ordered is a menu item exclusive to Malaysia (and not available anywhere else in the world). It was truly delightful, served in a huge claypot and with just the right amount of spice. I really didn’t want to share…
What the LOML ordered was their B&L, which came with a finger-sized portion of lobster meat within the burger bun. He wanted to share. (>_<)
The burgers here are made with 100% Australian beef without fillers. Within the sesame seed brioche buns are the beef bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, “in-house pickles” and a signature (read: secret) sauce. Choose from one of these:
- The Mayfair (168 grams), served with chips
- The Original (224 grams), also with chips
- B&L (224 grams), with lobster meat, chips and a salad
I was rather disappointed that the fries had turned cold. I should not have been surprised as I had seen the number of orders sitting in the ‘window’, waiting to be sent out to the diners within the restaurant. The burger itself was unremarkable, with the patty rather dry and with little flavor, and that small sliver of lobster was a tad tough. Slightly disappointing burger but I was very happy with my order of their Chili Lobster so it didn’t bother me (haha!)
If you’re not a fan of burgers too, you can also order their lobsters steamed or grilled with clarified butter or their famous lemon and garlic butter. I NEED to try these next time!
During this visit, we didn’t manage to try many items on the menu. We’ll definitely have to head back again for the lobster rolls (apparently delicious) and their interesting dessert items such as the durian tempura (wow!) or their guanduja (chocolate) or stacciatella ice creams.
A good time to visit would be after the Twentieth Century Fox World theme park opens, as Burger & Lobster will (apparently) remove one of the walls so the restaurant can offer a nice view of the theme park, with alfresco seating. Also, their seating capacity will be expanded from the current 150 to 170. Sweet.
Burger & Lobster is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue. Open daily from 11am to 10pm (weekdays) and 11am to 11.30pm (weekends). The restaurant doesn’t take reservations but if you have any questions (only), call 03-6101 1118 or visit http://www.rwgenting.com.