Fatboys comes to the West! This home-grown burger chain’s other outlets are at Upper Thomson and Joo Chiat, and a few weeks ago they opened one along Pasir Panjang Road, opposite the Pasir Panjang food centre/MRT station. Finally, no more excuse for us not to try their burgers.
Fatboys offers both a large range of interesting gourmet burger flavours, as well as the option for you to build your own burger at their Burger Bar, which allows you to select the bun, patty, toppings and sauces. This being our first visit, we decided to try their flavour combinations first, and save the bespoke burgers for another time.
I ordered the Bushtucker, which comes with a beef patty, bacon, arugula, beetroot, swiss cheese and garlic aioli. I forgot to ask for the burger to be done medium rare, but it needn't have mattered because it still arrived pretty juicy and done medium. Overall, this was a very good combination, though the beetroot was a bit more like a red cabbage slaw. The bacon in particular was proper fatty bacon with a bit of rind. Old school and delicious.
A had the Wimpy, which is a single patty version of their best-selling double patty Fat Basterd burger. It comes with bacon, cheddar cheese, a fried egg and their special sauce, all on a sesame seed bun. For variety, we decided to try it with the lamb patty.
This would've outshone mine, if not for the tiny bone fragments in the patty. It was a shame because the meat itself was really flavourful, but the bone bits were really quite disconcerting. We brought this to their attention, in case it was meant to be this way (for texture, perhaps...?), but the waitress apologised and said they'd feedback to their suppliers because it was definitely not intentional.
Despite that setback, we were pleasantly surprised by the meal here. The build your own burger has enough choice to keep me busy for at least a few more visits. I want to try their grilled chicken, pork and salmon patties, and I'm looking forward to coming up with all sorts of complementing flavour combinations.
Good food. Good service. Good times. Pity about the bony chunks I found in the lamb burger patty. And the milkshake’s a bit thick for my liking. I’m one of those weirdoes who likes thin milkshakes.
But overall, a great option for a good burger if you’re in the area.
Fatboys (Pasir Panjang)
122 Pasir Panjang Road
Mon to Thurs: 12 noon to 10 pm
Fri to Sun: 12 noon to 12 midnightwww.fatboys.sg