Eat Drink KL: Johnny Rockets Malaysia @ The Curve

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Johnny Rockets Malaysia @ The Curve

Eagerly anticipated for months, Johnny Rockets blasted off at The Curve this week, the first Malaysian satellite of a California-based U.S. burger franchise.

 Ferociously sunny staff members _ nicknamed 'Rocketeers' _ orbit this diner-style restaurant, their smiles remaining intact despite having to regularly dance in public to hot-blooded hits like 'That Thing You Do,' 'The Twist' & 'YMCA.' A slice of Americana.

 Folks who loathe Chili's or TGI Friday's won't love Johnny Rockets. But there's primal satisfaction in biting down on a well-loaded burger.

 Bacon Cheddar Single, comprising a beef patty, beef bacon, cheddar cheese, coral lettuce, sliced tomato & white onions in a thickly dense potato bun (can be substituted for wholemeal). RM24.90++, comes with fries & a side salad.

Route 66, a beef burger topped with Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms & mayo. Chicken patties can be requested, no problem.

The patty's substantially meaty _ chunkier than most fast food joints' _ but its qualities are debatable: Some will say it's juicy enough, others will disagree; some will insist it's somewhat salty, but objectors will point out that burgers were never for low-sodium diets.

 Fries show some skin. Pretty good actually; we'd happily finish every fry, carbs be damned. 

 Add RM2.50 to upgrade the fries to either sweet potato fries ...

 ... or better still, crunchy-chunky onion rings. The coleslaw? Crisp.

 Not into burgers? No worries: Johnny Rockets also serves everything from Philly cheese steaks (with pepper jack cheese) to melt sandwiches & Caesar salads.

 The peanut-butter-&-choc milkshake (RM18.90++) had melted by the time we photographed it; while it might look terrible (our fault), it tasted terrific. Creamy & well-balanced in flavor, reputedly hand-spun with premium ice cream, whole milk & whipped cream.

Johnny Rockets Malaysia,
G52, The Street, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.