Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vegan Burg - Eunos

Vegan Burg has certainly stirred excitement and anticipation among the vegetarian community in Singapore. And rightly so, this is a unique and novel concept! For those curious to know what McDonald's would look like if it decided to have a moral conscience - Vegan Burg. As the name would suggest, this place is 100% vegan, using no products at all that come from animals. It is only a 5 minute walk from Eunos MRT. Of course, a n establishment needs more than a novel concept to succeed and balancing out price with quality is crucial. Does Vegan Burg triumph in that regard?

Vegan Burg
Location: 44 Jalan Eunos
Contact: 68446868
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am-11:00pm

Vegan Burg has a choice between ordering the burgers as a set (fried and drink will be included) or just as an individual burger. First up, we have the Tangy Tartar Burger Set. Tartar is a sauce that I really love, so I was pleased this burger was on the menu. The hero of this dish, however, was the actual burger patty. It was flavoured heavily of fish, but not too overpowering. I was hearing rumours that the burgers were huge in size from Vegan Burg, that is not the case. But they're not small either. As part of the set, as you can see, fries accompany the burger. I think a few more fries should have been added, especially with the significant price difference between the set and the regular burger.

Price: $9.85. 8/10

Next burger was the Smokey BBQ Burger Set. Once again, this was ordered as a set. The burger in this meal really had a wonderful smokey flavour to it, which was much more prominent than I was expecting. The patty was derived from mushroom stem mock meat, which always provides a very authentic meat texture. As was the case in all burgers, the bread was exceptional.

Price: $10.85. 7/10


The third and final burger that was sampled was the Cracked Pepper Mayo Burger. The bread in this burger was somewhat unusual, with it having a strong cinnamom flavour immersed inside it, which I couldn't quite decide if I liked or not. The patty I have no objections about, and overall it as another quite fulfilling burger. One thing perhaps I would have preferred is for none of these burgers to be sliced in half. Perhaps I'm somewhat of a traditionalist, but a burger cut in half irks me a little. Good overall though.

Price: $5.85. 7/10


Conclusion - As you can tell by the number of burgers I had to order to fill me, the portion is not as big as initially reported. But I have no real complaints about the size, it was average to me. The quality of the burgers is very good, especially when it comes to the quality of the bread and the burger patty. The menu is still not fully complete yet, and I'm sure there are other teething issues that the staff need to work out, overall though I love the restaurant and love the concept. How successful will it be? It's hard to say, and I suppose only time will tell. Anyone vegan or vegetarian in Singapore should definitely go and pay this place a visit though. They also have a delivery service.

Overall Rating
Food - 7/10
Ambiance- 8/10
Service - 7/10
Value - 6/10

For my second Vegan Burg review from 2011, please click HERE

25 comments:

  1. for me, i am pretty impressed with the fact that they actually (bother to) cut the burger into halves. It not only makes it easier to eat, we can also exchange it with another fren! :D

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  2. Hey anonymous!

    It is all personal preference I suppose. I agree that if you have friends then it will be easier to share!

    Hmm easier to eat, is it really? I find the ingredients slide off a little easier when it's cut in half, and the sauce is more susceptible to drip out.

    Thanks for your comment! :)

    Luke

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  3. hi Luke !
    im really hyped up the idea of vegan burg and will def going down specially to try out their burgers (i dont travel specially for food usually) and im kind of curious....did you finish all 3 burgers by yourself? its pretty amazing if you did haha.

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  4. Haha, I think potentially I can eat 4-5 of these burgers, as the size is not huge, and my stomach has a never ending craving for burgers! I am called the hungry ang mo for a reason!!! Haha.

    Ah you should certainly go. Not only do I go in search for places because of my blog, but I do genuinely enjoy going around and finding places.

    So, will you be going to Vegan Burg soon???

    Thanks for your comment and support theswit! :)

    Luke

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  5. nice one luke....to think tat i live in eunos and i dun even noe it exist...especially my gf is a vegetarian...will definitely go this week...

    sean here

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  6. Hey Sean!

    Have you been living under a rock!? Yeah, you should definitely take her here, I'm sure she would love it!

    Hope you enjoy!

    Luke

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  7. I have been visiting the vegan burger since last week. The mushroom patty is really good.

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  8. Hi Durian,

    Glad that you are liking Vegan Burg so far! I agree with you, all the patties are lovely from there! :)

    By the way, I love your name!

    Luke

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  9. Hey

    Nice review. :)

    By the way, how were the drinks you ordered? Were they the freshly squeezed type?

    Nivedha

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  10. Hey Nivedha!

    Thank you!

    To answer your question - Unfortunately the drinks were not freshly squeezed. In fact, they seemed to come from concentrate. They were not overly sweet, but not fresh I'm afraid!

    Thanks for your comment!

    Luke

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  11. Hi Hungry Ang Mo. Wahaha... still laughing at yr cute name. Anyway, greetings from Malaysia. Few of us are actually planning to fly all the way down to Singapore just to try it out. How 'crazy' are we! wahaha..... will comment again after trying it out. Chao ;)

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  12. Hey anonymous!

    Haha, I am glad that you like my name!

    Well, I must admit, you are the first people I have known that are willing to travel to Singapore just to try Vegan Burg! But, do you live in KL? If so, it's possible to get cheap air tickets, so I say do it!

    If you do make it to Singapore, hopefully you like the food here. It is quite good!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment!

    Luke

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  13. Haha coz i think you must really like to eat then you'll only call yrself starting with the word 'hungry'. ;)
    Btw, we - the fanatic (haha) have planned to go to Sing in the end of this mth. Hope the plan goes well.
    Yippie. Btw, we are from Penang!
    Thanks for yr comment too. :)

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  14. Hi again!

    Wow, that's fantastic. I hope you like Singapore when you come here.

    I was in Penang only a few weeks ago, testing the vegetarian food there. Did you see my Penang reviews :)?

    So you and your friends are all vegetarian?

    When you come to Singapore I'd be happy to accompany you all the Vegan Burg, my email address is on my blog profile, so feel free to contact me through there!

    Thanks!

    Luke

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  15. Great idea; great place; great food. I am a veggie and an expat and this place is wonderful. Thanks!

    Clarissa

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  16. Hey Clarissa,

    Glad that you enjoyed Vegan Burg! I agree the idea is fantastic. Hopefully in the future they come up with even more interesting types of burgers!

    Thanks for your comment!

    Luke

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  17. The childrens burger wasnt all that good. The patty was hard and the buns not all that good as compared to the regular buns .
    Juice would have been better if it was frshly squeezed. Somehow juice from concentrates dont seem to go well with their concept!!
    Still..its a great place !

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  18. Hey anonymous,

    Yeah, I am in complete agreement with the juices, I was quite disappointed when I received highly sweet concentrated juices.

    I have not tried the childrens burger yet, so thanks for giving me some feedback about it!

    Thanks for your comment!

    Luke

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  19. Want to try something in the west? It is at The Village at Jurong Hill. 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim #01-06, next to Jurong Bird Park car park. Tel 62667707. I like the Sichuan dish, spicy and flavorful. Have a nice makan!
    Cheers,

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  20. Hello Ms Tham,

    Thanks for much for recommending The Village to me! I am really making a concerted effort to find places in the West (as I realised my blog is a little biased towards Central/East). I can assure you I will check this place out shortly!

    Thanks for taking the time to share that with me.

    Luke

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  21. I'm an Aussie Vego and every time I'm in Singapore, I catch the MRT to Eunos everyday just to eat at Vegan Burg, I LOVE the burgers and the little spinach and pototo poppers... DELICIOUS!! I can only dream of Perth having such a place.

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    1. I heard rumours they may one day expand into Australia, so your wish may come true sooner rather than later.

      Luke

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    2. That is the best news ever!! By the way, your blog is awesome!!

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    3. Will let you know when I hear any more news!

      Thanks so much, glad you're enjoying my blog.

      Luke

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  22. Thank you for recommending this place. This is my blog post about VeganBurg. I link your blog in my post.

    http://littlemisshoney.blogspot.sg/2012/11/vegan-burger-for-vegans-non-vegans.html

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