Thursday, March 23, 2006

Surprisingly Good Burger at Swensens, SS2

Warning: bad memory accompanies this post!

I really have to apologise in advance but I have forgotten quite a few details of the meal me and ST had at Swensens in SS2. Please make do with the descriptions since I can't remember what the meals are named.

As far as I remember Swensens has been around in Malaysian malls and they were famous for their ice-cream. Some years back they realised that merely selling ice cream isn't going to get them far in the premium ice cream market. When you're competing with the likes of Baskin Robbins and Haagen-Dazs you better innovate and innovate they did. They started selling all kinds of western food along with their ice cream and they became more of a restaurant than an ice cream parlour. They have a branch in Sungei Wang which is quite popular.

Now I've never thought much about Swensens ice cream but when the craving for ice cream kicks in and the nearest established ice cream place you happen to be is Swensens you tend not to think twice about it. We were along the LDP so we made our way to Swensens in SS2 for some delicous icy goodness.

They had a Spring promotion going on where they offered a few choices of set meals. The one we had was with a big beef burger patty as the main course. If I'm not mistaken every set meal comes with a soft drink, a soup of the day and a scoop of strawberry ice cream.

Coke and some soup of the day. The soup was really weird. It's oriental style with lots of crabstick. Completely out of place considering I'm having a Western meal. Oh and by the way for those who don't know there's no crab in crabsticks!

The main course. A big beef burger patty topped with a dubious looking egg (yes it's not cream!). I think they boiled the egg without the shell. I would have preferred some kind of cream though. The burger was excellent! It was juicy and very very tasty. As for the side dishes the mushrooms were good and so was the baked tomato with cheese right at the back of the picture. The fries look a lot better than they taste and I'm not fond of the nuts they put in with the vegetables (asparagus, purple cabbage, etc).

Strawberry ice cream. It had some dried stawberries inside. A little bland though. Maybe it was kept a little too frozen or something.

Mint Sundae. I'm a big fan of strawberry and mint ice cream. This was not bad. Scoop till the end and you end up with some really thick liquid chocolate. Mix together with the remaining ice cream for an even better eating experience.

ST actually wanted to have some chocolate ice cream but they were completely out of chocolate that night. What a bummer. However the beef burger was surprisingly good. I really didn't expect to find good burgers at Swensens.

posted by wyejon at Thursday, March 23, 2006 (permalink) |

14 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger boo_licious

The food at Swensens is pretty decent - sometimes we swing by the SS2 one to get a quick meal. I like their lamb chops and coit tower.

9:18 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Joan Chew

swensen does serve yummy food! Their teriyaki burger and pasta are pretty good too! Always opt for their executive lunch! Same price with complimentary soup, drink and dessert! =)

12:08 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

boo_licious, joan: wow... only now do I realise what I have been missing!

6:47 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Chorwin

I wondering what type of camera did you used normally to take all the food photos? Mmmm, why all the food look so tasty to me!!!!!!

Oh my god, friend, you make my "mouth" move. I think I gonna buy a camera phone and take all the great food photo to "fight" you! ^_^

9:28 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

chorwin: I usually use either my Motorola E398 or my Sony DSC T3 to take the pictures. For the camera phone I usually have to adjust the pictures so that they look better because the pictures that it takes really sucks! The Sony DSC T3 is quite a good camera but you won't be able to buy a new one now... too old. There are some really good Sony cameras that are under 1k nowadays (make sure they have some kind of image stabilizing technology).

9:49 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

May i know roughly how much does the set lunch costs?

2:57 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: can't remember exactly but there were a few sets each with different prices but all around the rm16 +/- rm2 range.

11:54 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

icic.. thanks a lot. :)

11:20 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

hehe, the last time i makan there, a waiter trip on the stairs and everything he was carrying went flying like mad!

Poor fella.

4:04 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger husky

can the person who wrote swensens call me at +6012 2323 925 my name is Husky Jeremia Jerry Pio Lazaroo

3:32 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

husky: Could you tell me why you want me to call you?

7:28 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger husky

hi i just want to be your friends u may sms me anytime in a day

11:56 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger husky

hi swensens are launching mother day menu check it out very very cheap. Hey remember subang parade outlet in under renovation a new look and a new menu is coming by the mid of june

12:00 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Is there any branches at Klang Valley?
As i know and try before is at ss2 Swensen's
Tat day I go Sg Wang n feel wanna go for it, realize that the branch has closed down...
So sad...
Anyone know that any branches at Klang Valley?

12:14 PM  

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