I Love Burger Lah – Salted Caramel Fries? Say What?
A name can be rather telling of a person. Or in this case, a food stall. From I Love Burger Lah’s stall name, I can infer 3 things. Firstly, the owners are Singaporeans. Secondly, the owners love burgers. Lastly, the owners are pretty unconventional. After all, how often do you see a stall name with a singlish word added in? Rarely so, indeed.
I Love Burger Lah is a Muslim-owned stall that offers a range of Western favourites. The stall has 2 main menus — the “I love burger” and the “I love fries” menu. The comprehensive fries menu encompasses fries of every flavour imaginable. Looking through the menu made me feel like a kid in a candy store — lost yet exhilarated at the prospects of picking my favourite flavours. Trying to shortlist the fries from the myriad of options was a challenge, but it was one I took up with great gusto. Alas, we settled for the Salted Caramel Fries with Himalayan Pink Salt ($4) and Salted Butterscotch Fries ($4).
The fries arrived drenched in their respective sauces, looking like a dream. The freshly-fried fries were light and did not taste oily, which made them delightful. While both fries tasted quite similar due to their salty-sweet nature, the butterscotch fries had hints of vanilla and cinammon. In comparison to the salted caramel fries, the salted butterscotch fries had a sweeter butterbeer and toffee taste, almost as if someone had added in a few toffee drops into. Both fries were also sprinkled with a liberal amount of himalayan pink salt, which provided a very salty crunch. I have to say though, that I Love Burger Lah is extremely generous with their sauces, which is evident from the fact that every single fry was coated with sauce.
We also ordered 2 burgers, the Har Cheong Gai Burger ($4) and King’s Burger ($4.50). The fried chicken patty in the har cheong gai burger had a strong prawn taste from the har cheong (prawn paste). The stall owner dusted some spices atop the fried prawn paste chicken, before squeezing bbq sauce and maple syrup on top. The lettuce and tomatoes added some crunchiness and freshness to the heavy burger. However, the toasted bun was a little dry and floury.
The King’s Burger ($4.50) had a flavourful beef patty, even though it was a little too mushy for my liking. I Love Burger Lah is heavy-handed with their seasoning, and I felt as if I was eating a mouthful of spices. Mayonnaise and chilli sauce were squeezed atop the patty, making this quite a mess to eat. In conclusion, I am not too big a fan of the King’s Burger. The egg was underwhelming and the burger was overloaded with spices.
Nonetheless, I Love Burger Lah earned bonus points for their innovation and creativity. If you intend to visit, I recommend skipping the burgers and heading straight for the fries. This not only saves you some space in your stomach, but gives you the chance to try more flavours! If I revisit, I think I will give the Chilli Chocolate Fries ($4) or Truffle Fries ($5) a try. After all, $5 for truffle fries is really affordable!
I Love Burger Lah!
Address: Ghim Moh Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-06, Singapore 270020
Area: Ghim Moh
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.