What's the buzz? After eight years, a halal version of local homemade burger joint Fatboy's is finally available in Singapore and it's a team effort between Fatboy's founder Bernie Tay and entertainer Sheikh Haikel.
What's the vibe? Like Fatboy's, the shop occupying one of the double-storey shophouses on Bali Lane is styled like an '80s diner with a red-and-checks colour scheme and playful murals on the walls. It's almost exactly what the Arab Muslim quarter in Singapore needs - comfort food with punch.
What to order? The burgers here are supposed to taste exactly like the ones at Fatboy's, but made with halal ingredients. Try the Fatboy's signature Wimpy burger (beef or lamb patty with turkey bacon, melted aged cheddar and barbecue sauce; $15) or the Bolly Wooly ($11), a lamb burger with curry remoulade and onion marmalade. You can build your own burger as well with bun, patty, add-on and sauce options. In the mood for a surprise? Ask about their "secret menu".
Fatboy's is also known for its milkshakes, so order one ($10) in either of the six flavours (coconut, gula melaka and mango are the most special-sounding ones), with add-ons like crushed oreo and peanut butter available at 50 cents to $1 a pop.
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