I realize it’s been quite awhile since I last wrote a Penang restaurant/cafe post. I suppose that cannot be helped, because I haven’t really been trying new restaurants or cafes for quite some time already.
Well, it is time for me to put an end from my mini dry spell…
I went out for lunch with three married women today because one of them have been yapping about this new burger place right next to the Aussie cafe and the Dim sum restaurant at Elit Avenue and how good their burgers are. And that’s how we found ourselves at Muse Dining Bar.
By the way, the three married women are my friends since college who just so happen to be married already. It happens when you are someone my age. I’m not someone with married women fetish.
Notice the irony here? The name of this place suggests a bar, but the friend said this is a burger place…
Truth be told, I have walked past this place for more than a few times already. From the outside, it does look like a bar, a place which focuses on getting you drunk
and possibly laid. It didn’t help that the doors are covered with dark tinting. I would never have pegged this place as somewhere to get decent burgers.
You can imagine my shock when I entered the place to find myself staring at a somewhat spacious and rather brightly lit cafe-esque setup. From the inside, not only does it not look like a bar, in fact it looks like a place where you can bring your kids without much trouble!
Anyway, I was actually late, so my friends helped me place my orders first. I got me’self a Homemade Pork Burger meal set (RM 22.90). It comes with the main course + soup + drink (picture above) + ice cream.
Le Burger is constructed with negligible lettuce shred, a thick juicy pork patty, caramelized onions, bacon strips, a fried egg and cheese, all in between a burger bun.
I have to agree the burger was very good. But it’s only my second most favorite pork burger in Penang. I personally prefer my patty to be dry and with a crunchy crust around it, and in this respect I could get something closer to my liking in the place mentioned here. But this is only my personal preference. I know most Penangites love their pork patty to be soft, juicy and moist, and this patty ticks all the boxes so for most Penangites, this is probably a better place for you guys to have your burgers.
In hindsight, I should’ve ordered the pork belly sandwich instead. I didn’t because I thought this is supposed to be a western food kind of place, so the pork belly would most likely NOT be done like our Chinese style 烧肉 siew yoke.
Hmm, maybe I should come back again for brunch one of these days, just for the sake of the pork belly sandwich… 🙄