Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Relish, is it all about burgers?

Interior of Relish III

Relish, better known as a burger restaurant by Wild Rocket is pretty well-heard in the internet community. Located at Cluny Court, the restaurant is situated on the second floor of this colonial bungalow and the design of the place is spacious with a touch of simplicity. I have to admit I was enamored with the white walls, high ceilings and the blackboards. Moreover, orange in an immaculate place provides a cool chic vibe, hence it a good place for casual dining with family and friends.

Interior of Relish II

Being a burger place, the menu (apart from burgers) is quite limited. Most would have associated burgers with thick juicy beef patties but Relish expand the choice of burger patties to chicken, pork and tofu. What makes this place different from other burger joints or restaurants is the introduction of local flavours such as Char Siew and Ramlee so once you have settled the choice of meat, it is not a painstaking chore to order.

The range of burgers offered
Blue Cheese and WIlliam Pear Burger

Apart from bread and beef patty, Blue Cheese and William Pear Burger ($19++) also came with walnut butter, bleu auvergne, rocket and poached pear. Being a fan of blue cheese, I felt that the blue cheese was not strong to my liking but given that it is an acquired taste, I guessed this is just right for most. The burger buns weren't soaked and the beef patty was juicy and not over-minced. Mild sweetness of poached pears and bitterish taste rocket complement well but having mention many plus points, this burger is done to satisfaction but not memorable.
Crispy Skin Alantic Salmon

Crispy Skin Alantic Salmon ($21.50++), which was served with lemon butter sauce and scallion potato mash, was disappointing for the fact that the meat wasn't tender and juicy to my liking. The potato mash that came with it was alittle bland and dry. B Bakery is definitely a better bet for grilled salmon.

Roasted Black Sesame Puree

Black Seasame Puree ($8++) is definitely my favourite dessert among the three (Strawberry Cheese Cake, Dark Lava Chocolate Gateau). This is pretty similar to Black sesame soup (芝麻糊) but a less watery version with more crunch. All in all, my liking towards this place is tipped towards its ambience rather than the food offered. To curb my burger craving, give me Big Mac or a Double Mushroom Swiss, or maybe the Blue Cheese Burger from Brewerkz.

Relish by Wild Rocket
#02-01 Cluny Court (next to Serene Centre)
501 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259760
Tel: 6763 1547

Operating hours -
noon to 3pm; 6:30pm to 11pm (Mon to Fri)
10:30am to 11pm (Sat and Sun)


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