Friday, 6 September 2013
Closed: Charcoal Burgers at Johor Bahru City Square Mall Pizza Box
Charcoal burgers fascinate me and so when I realised that my friend Alan's new restaurant, Pizza Box in Johor Bahru City Square serves charcoal burgers, I quickly make a trip there. Alan invited me to try both his pizzas and charcoal burgers.
I tried both Pizza Box's pizzas and charcoal burgers but this post is dedicated to the charcoal burgers. (Another post will be on the pizzas :) )
After trying Pizza Box's charcoal burgers which sells for RM9.90 to RM19.90 nett, I am finding it much harder for me to go back to those giant franchise burger chains :P
Take a look with me at how each one of Pizza Box's "gourmet" burger is individually made, to see why they are different.
The process starts with grilling the patty and charcoal buns on the griddle. See how thick that minced pork patty is? There are other flavours like chicken, egg and tuna, beef, bacon and salmon.
The chunky pork patty is grilled till it is slightly charred outside. Slices of Cheddar cheese are then laid on top of the sizzling pork patty.
Slices of fresh unions on the griddle. I love those caramelised, charred rings :)
The Cheddar cheese melts on the griddle, flows down and envelopes the sizzling, chunky patty.
Look at that molten cheese lava smothering the pork patty.
The ingredients at Pizza Box are of good quality, like these fresh tomatoes.
A slice of fresh juicy tomato goes on top of the cheese blanketed pork patty.
Raining ketchup from a squeeze bottle onto the burger.
The tower drenched in ketchup.
Spooning in generous dollops of Mozzarella cheese sauce.
Capping the patty, cheese and vege tower with a charcoal sesame bun.
Adding a heap of freshly fried potato fries.
Squeeze in a dash of ketchup.
Voila!! The completed 6-inch Volcano Cheesy Pork Burger at RM19.90 nett. I thought this is really value for money.
Juicy blend of savoury, sweet, tangy flavours in a bouncy slightly sweet charcoal sesame bun. Interesting mix of textures of tender minced meat, crunchy lettuce and onion, pulpy tomato and soft pillow-like bun. Nice!
There was no charcoal taste at all. Actually, the soft and bouncy charcoal bun was so goood, I can just happily eat it on it's own.
Pizza Box's charcoal burgers are definitely worth a try :)
Restaurant name: Pizza Box
Address: City Square Mall (Level 3, Inner City), Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru
Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Date visited: 4 Sep 2013
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