Monday, February 27, 2012

Fatboy's Burger Bar @ Publika

Hailing from Singapore, Fatboy's has launched its first Malaysian outpost in Solaris Dutamas' Publika, unleashing a blitzkrieg of burgers that are better than the average.

This Fat Basterd is the signature treat, a RM28 beefy behemoth that two should share. It has received mixed reviews in SG, but KL's preparation tastes perfect. Two extra-thick, exceptionally juicy patties form a tower of protein, gratuitously turbocharged with pork bacon, cheddar cheese, fried egg & a savory sauce.

Surprisingly, Fatboy's has stuck to its guns & remained resolutely non-halal, serving this weirdly wondrous Elvis Burger, featuring a pork patty topped with peanut butter & bananas (!). Not the menage a trois of our dreams, but it won't trigger gastronomic nightmares. No sickeningly sweet, mushy bananas here.

Unlike its Singaporean counterpart, this Publika branch serves no wine, so we guzzled this low-carb Pure Blonde beer instead (about 100 calories per 300ml bottle), alongside cranberry juice.

Vanilla malt shake blended with nutella (yummy for the tummy!) & orange juice. We'll be back here for more; there are still lamb, chicken & portobello mushroom burgers to order.

Fatboy's doesn't exactly have a sweeping dessert selection (think brownies & ice cream, mainly), so sugar-seekers might want to adjourn to Plan B to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Main entry on Plan B @ Publika: January 20, 2012.

Carrot cake with raisins, nuts & cream cheese frosting. One of KL's better ones.

Almond toffee bar, the crunchy, stick-to-your-gums kind.

Macadamia white chocolate cookie & peanut butter milk choc cookie. Sometimes, some things deserve a second chance; on our earlier visit, we found the peanut butter cookie "spongy." But this time, it was delightfully decadent.

French Press Guatemalan Antigua Los Volcanes coffee & butterscotch milkshake.

Two gins (Tanqueray & Hendricks) & a tonic.

Fat Boy's The Burger Bar & Journal By Plan B,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Directions: Fatboy's faces Publika's open square, very near Ben's.

45 comments:

  1. Omg that is not thick but tall! Ahaha yummy but porky! Bummer. I would have a beef one

    And I would also have the almond bar. Hmmm yum yum

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    1. Rad: heheh, the double beef burger is something you really sink your teeth into. i think it's one of KL's top five most delicious beef burgers right now, possibly even number one! :D

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  2. yeeeha!! time to bugger that burger:P

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    1. Ciki: heh, that's a kinky way of thinking about it! :D

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  3. Wow...this is a burgerlicious find! Look at d gooey goodness of d Fat Bastard =)

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    1. OMG! where's the porky one??
      Ulric, let's go! :D

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    2. When? I m more interested in d lamb though...hehe =)

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    3. Thenomadgourmand: the porky one is the one topped with peanut butter & bananas! :D
      Ulric: the lamb one is nice & meaty, but it might be too gamy for some customers though =)

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    4. Not a problem for me...I just wanna know exactly how many burgers u had huh? =)

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    5. Ulric: heh, lost count after an hour :D

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  4. Pork patty topped with peanut butter & bananas?
    Sound nice, I think we will visit there soon..... :p

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    1. CK: i hope you'll enjoy it! i think you'll enjoy it :D

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    2. Peanut butter joy joy! Whatever will you discover next that is another ode to good ol' PB? :D

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    3. Next up: Customised Burgers! :D

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    4. Kenny: gosh, you must have some sort of crystal ball, you closet clairvoyant! :D

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  5. BIG FAT JUICY BURGERS! I love it when the burger's dripping in sauce!! and gooey cheese...... I need to get a burger for dinner tonight!

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    1. Vien: you described the burger here perfectly! :D hope you get a burger that's just as great tonight & you enjoy every delicious morsel! =)

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  6. Looking at the burgers in picture already gave me a cardiac arrest. But the banana combination looks really interesting.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, i think the double beef burger itself must be at least 1,000 calories! :D

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  7. "Hailing from Singapore" ... I had to google maps to find out where exactly in Singapore cos I'd never heard of fatboy's, ha ha :D ... sadly their locations here are actually relatively inconvenient to get to, so I might probably end up trying this KL outlet first :D

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    1. Timing: oooh, i googled for its singapore reviews, and quite a lot of people have posted blog entries about fatboy's in singapore over the past two years :D

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  8. I've never heard about Fatboys before, until now of cos! I've always wondered how ppl can fit such a big burger in their mouth.

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, we had to cut the beef burger into much smaller, more bite-sized pieces to eat it. ya, you're right, it's totally impossible to fit into a human mouth at one go :D

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  9. Sean i think ur mouth should be big enuff now..
    LOL.. so many chairs on top....

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, if i tried to eat that burger without cutting it first, i'd probably choke on it. better not take the risk, heh :D

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  10. i've had an elvis french toast before but a burger??? do bananas even go well with meat?

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    1. Michelle: it's very strange! i think bananas wouldn't go well with beef or lamb, but they surprisingly paired nicely with the pork here :D

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  11. Ooh the Elvis is quite clever! How does one say no to such a lethal goodness! That's my first pick, hands down!

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    1. Min: it's probably a burger that the late Mr Presley himself would have approved of! :D

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  12. Check out the size of that Fat Basterd! How did you fit it into your mouth? Surely you ate half and half? :P

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    1. Bangsar-babe: heheh, yeah, we sliced and diced it into smaller portions. still much juicier & more satisfyingly flavorful than anything at burger king, wendy's & carl's jr though :D

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  13. im interested in the toffee bar! must have tasted really good :)

    Latest: Customizable Irish Sandwich

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    1. Fish: it was ok. But maybe a bit too hard & nutty for me, heh =)

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  14. woot! Another burger joint serves pork burger! And the price is quite reasonable too for double patties!

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    1. Chong: oh yeah, and the single-patties are nicely priced too. All below RM20 =)

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  15. I don't think i can eat that burger.. Its soooo huge and tall. Btw, I went to romanza just now..... and guess what? It was closeeeeeeeeee *sob*, ended having Japanese instead. so sad....

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    1. Smitten by food: heheh, that burger is definitely built for sharing! :D yikes, sorry to hear romanza wasn't open today! Didn't realize it's closed on Mondays. Hmmm. Hope you managed to enjoy the food at fukuharu though, ya....

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  16. Oh my, how on earth do you get your mouth around the Fat Bastard? Hubby will love this place. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: ooh, they also have a smaller, one-patty version of the fat basterd, called 'wimpy,' which should still be pretty delicious cos it has the same ingredients as the basterd :D

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  17. Oh gosh that Fat Basterd burger looks like it had some steroids compared to the other burgers around town. Dying to give it a try! :D Fatboys Burgers and Plan B desserts sound like a great combination although I suspect we'll be close to exploding after the burgers alone.
    -Wendy

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    1. Wendy: a burger that's bigger & better than the rest! but yeah, i think that the Fat Basterd could actually even be shared by three people, since it comes with equally fat french fries! :D

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  18. Good food over there...

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    1. Will: glad you enjoyed it too

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  19. halal or not? pls enlighten me.

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