There’s quite alot of ‘news’ being circulating around on the social media about Burger& Lobster Malaysia, even when the outlet were not even operated yet in SkyAvenue about a month back. It seems that the famous seafood joint is quite reputable and is highly anticipated, to be earning quite an amount of gossips and articles among foodie writers even before its official opening in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting.
Having read about Burger&Lobster in some sites on the Internet, I’ve seen foodies speculating just about everything about the outlet; from the interior design of the restaurant to the menu, to the taste of the food.
There’s negative and positive write ups about Burger&Lobster prior it’s opening in Resorts World Genting, but I’m not one to judge food being served in restaurants through merely the pictures of the menu or advertisement billboards on gossips sites on social media. I think it is unfair to say that certain food is being overpriced or overrated before you even had a taste of it. After all, not all foodie writers are trustworthy and plenty of them are popularity hunters who are desperate to drive traffics to their sites through sensationalized write ups.
Now, having the opportunity to dine in Burger&Lobster with my husband and son recently gives me quite an insight about the first Burger&Lobster outlet in Asia. If you have read somewhere about Burger&Lobster is not up to expectation on the Internet, I can assure you that it is not true. I wouldn’t exactly say it’s overpriced. It’s pretty reasonable, considering they are serving fresh, premium items and the food are simply amazing. I can assure you that the hype is real.
All right, enough ramblings. Read on to find out more about this much talked about restaurant:
Burger&Lobster originates from the UK, and the one in SkyAvenue is the first outlet in Asia. Boasting 3,500 sq ft space, Burger & Lobster debuted both the stripped menu and design ethic of the British chain.
Seating at Burger & Lobster is mix of dining banquettes and booths, with a focus on decorative lighting.
Burger & Lobster specialises in premium 650-700g fresh lobsters from Nova Scotia, Canada, which are delivered weekly to the hilltop via KLIA.
And here’s one of the coveted star in Burger & Lobster, the Big Boys.
Ordering at Burger&Lobster is pretty straight forward. There’s only burgers and lobsters for you to choose from.
The Burger &Lobster menu. And below is little breakdown of their menu for your quick reference, in case you are planning to dine in Burger&Lobster:
The Mayfair, at 168 grams, is their entry-level burger, served with chips.
The Original is 224 grams of beefy goodness, also served with chips.
The B&L brings the best of both worlds together, with a 224 gram burger with lobster meat served with chips and salad.
One of the most popular items at Burger & Lobster are the Lobster Rolls which feature chunks of fresh lobster prepared in a choice of three different styles. Patrons can choose from The Original, Chilli or The Seven Samurai.
Lobsters are steamed or grilled with clarified butter or the restaurant’s famed lemon and garlic butter. The lobsters here are available in three signature styles, namely The Original, The Big Boy and Chili Lobster.
Here’s what we ordered from Burger& Lobster during our most recent trip up to Resorts World Genting. Some of the dishes that we ordered are specially made for Burger&Lobster Malaysia only.
Watch a video of me introducing what we ordered from Burger&Lobster before we practically devoured them.
The B&L Burger (RM138.00 Member/RM153.00 Non Member) is a 224 gram burger patty with lobster meat on top served in a custom baked sesame seed brioche bun with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, the restaurant’s own in-house pickles, and Burger & Lobster’s secret sauce. Accompanying the burger is a side of chips and salad. We had our burger done in medium rare. Juicy and flavourful, the B&L was one of the most satisfying burger I’ve ever had.The burgers at Burger & Lobster are made purely with 100% Australian beef with no fillers, so this is highly recommended to burger lovers who wants serious, no nonsense stuff.
Seven Samurai Lobster Rolls (RM95.00 Member/RM105.00 Non Member) is quite an interesting dish where chunks of lobster meat is prepped with Seven Spices Sauce and served chilled in a signature toasted brioche roll, accompanied by chips and salad. Seven Samurai Lobster Rolls is a Malaysian outlet menu special and is not available in any other Burger&Lobster elsewhere. Pretty controversial on its own and have been quite a talk among foodies who prefers strictly original Lobster Rolls, but I assure you that this does not disappoint. Far from disappointing, I must say. One bite leads to another and before you know it, you’d be claiming addiction and one is never enough.
Chilli Lobster (RM158.00 Member/RM173.00 Non Member)
is another Malaysian only specialty and again, despite of the skepticism among foodies on how it taste like prior to the opening of Burger&Lobster, the Chilli Lobster is actually a bestseller and is a superstar in it’s own rights. Served in a huge claypot bowl to keep everything warm, the lobster are drown in special spicy gravy and served with a side of toasted brioche rolls for you to soak up the gravy with, the Chilli lobster is exceptionally flavourful and stood out above the rest. Suffice to say, it’s finger licking good and it was my favourite that night. Not quite for the unadventurous and the rigid but if you like interestingly spicy dishes that reminds you of an authentic Malaysian dish, then this is definitely for you.
The Original Steamed Lobster (RM138.00 Genting Member/ RM153.00 Non-Member). The lobster weights about 700 grams. It is served with a side of chips and salad. The steamed lobster was fresh and juicy. What actually distinguish the dish is the garlic butter sauce. Light and easy, the steamed lobster contains no element of surprises on your palate. It is great for those who wants frill-free lobster eating experience.
The Original Grilled Lobster ( RM138.00 Genting Member / RM153.00 Non-Member) . It weights about 700gm and grilled to perfection. While it was not as creamily juicy as the steamed version of the lobster, it was still naturally sweet and goes really well with the lemon and garlic butter. Simple and very basic, this is a yet another not to be missed dish at Burger&Lobster. Between the steamed version and the grilled version of the lobsters, I personally prefer the texture of the grilled version as the lobster meat has a hint of natural savoury-sweetness to it.
Here’s me, digging in.
As for drinks, there are plenty of signature cocktails and other beverages in the menu but I ordered this Malaysian only special off from the menu. This is the Time Keeper (RM21.00 Genting Member/RM24.00 Non Member). Malaysians who frequents Mamak joints might find this endearingly familar. This is basically iced tea served in a plastic bag to make it easier for you to have it while dining here and to takeaway afterwards if you couldn’t finish it.
Suffice to say, the gastronomic experience over there was fantastic for me and my family and I wouldn’t mind a repeated experience in the nearest future.
Burger & Lobster Malaysia
Address: Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Tel: 03-6105 9186