Another Pork Burger place tried, tested & reviewed! 😉
I got to know about this place from a reader, many thanks to her for leaving a comment & attaching the FB link in one of my post; or else I wouldn’t have known about this Uncle Ben Burger Babi.
I admit I was a bit put off by the name at first; well… I mean using the word “babi” so literally! It sounded rude somehow?
But let’s ignore that for now & focus on the food instead..
When I visited the FB page, I was immediately fascinated, for it was declared on the side bar:
“We’ll defy anyone to find a better meal than ours! Our meal is a perfectly balanced ensemble of 100% PREMIUM PORK patty, cooked to perfection, with oozing MELTED CHEESE and served with fine cuts of VEGETABLES. All wrapped up in a hot toasted bun.”
Wow! That’s like Uncle Ben calling out my name -” becky becky, come try my porky patty! ” Heh!
The opportunity came rather unexpected yesterday when a certain event left all of us hungry enough to eat a pig, literally. And luckily for us, Uncle Ben Burger Babi opened their 2nd outlet (stall) in Ming Tien Food Court yesterday as well! A good sign; I thought.
I admit expectations were high, bought about from all the pork burgers I have eaten & from reading the Uncle Ben FB comments of their burgers…
…..thus, I was hit hard with disillusionment the moment I took my first bite. The squashy patty turned me off instantly. Moist is good, but not to the extent of mushiness! The patty gave way to pieces in my hands & we had trouble keeping the burger together.
Kevin instantly regretted that he had placed an additional order of Double pork patty with cheese – RM 8.50. Haha! As expected, the double burger was double the trouble – imagine 2 mushy patties together in a bun!
Needless to say, he didn’t finish it. Neither did I. Pretty wasteful I know, but I just couldn’t take another bite. As if the texture wasn’t bad enough, the patty was salty as well.
Below: Looks good eh? Well, don’t be fooled by clever photography! 😉
Oh, the one in the middle below is the PORK CHOP burger, which we ordered 2. Everything is similar except that pork chop is actual meat & it came with a slice of caramelized pineapple ring. While it sounded better than the pork patty burger, there wasn’t really much of an improvement. The patty was dry & salty.
Overall Uncle Ben Burger Babi is pretty decent if you are not fussy like me 😉 . After all, out of 10 people in the group, there were a few who thought the burgers were nice. For the price, the patty is substantially thick & each burger came with generous helpings of vegetables & a slice of cheese.
For me? I think there are better options (tastewise) for it’s price range:
Uncle Ben Burger Babi Stall
(middle of the Food Court, at the open air area)
Ming Tien Food Court,
48-1 & 48-2 Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 47810
NOTE: Thanks Ewin for the photos! 😉