Abang Gemuk — Is This Fatty Bom Bom-Affliate Worth The Hype?
If you are familiar with Fatty Bom Bom, you will be excited to know that they have come up with a new, exciting stall called Abang Gemuk, that also serves up a hearty assortment of Western delights at wallet-friendly prices.
Abang Gemuk is tucked away in a crevice of a coffee shop in Blk 446 of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. The stall can easily be recognised by their large sign of a tubby chef as well as their store’s name. Is it worth getting ‘gemuk’ (fat) over or should you give it a miss? Read on to find out.
We first tried their Half Spring Rice (S$7.20), which essentially is half a spring chicken that came with a side of fried rice, coleslaw and a bun.
The main component of the dish, which was the chicken, was a bit too dry for our liking and the meat was quite tough to bite into, which we found rather disappointing. The rice was also a little overcooked and clumpy. We feel that the dishes only saving grace was its coleslaw, where the vegetables were not too soggy and still retained a decent amount of crunch.
What we were most let down by was their Cheesy Beef Burger (S$8.20). The burger portion was pretty generous and came with a large portion of fries. However, it was not enough to save the dish.
The burger was filled with a thick beef patty, nacho cheese, coleslaw and fresh lettuce which were encased together in two halves of a freshly toasted bun. Our biggest disappointment was the burger patty, which was shockingly salty as well as overcooked and dry. We don’t know if it was a one-off incident but we feel that it does say a lot about the amount of quality control they practice.
Overall, we are rather disappointed with our experience here, especially since we had expected so much more from the people behind the renowned Fatty Bom Bom, that left a pretty good impression on us. They did, however, live up to the standards of how generous the portions were. We hope that any future visits to Abang Gemuk would be better and that they will improve their standard of food. For now, we will just stick with Fatty Bom Bom.
446 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 4.30am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
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