A 7″ Thick Vegas Full House Burger @ Vegas Kitchen, KamparMay 5, 2010 | 6,201 views
Vegas Full House Burger (RM11.50/USD3.60) – A monstrous of a calorie-laden horror, featuring two patties (a chicken and a beef), ham and cheese, a fried egg, and loaded with greens to balance out the guilt, in a most futile manner.
Wait, before you go screaming “NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo ……….. !!!! You moved AWAY from Ipoh?!!!!“, let me clarify this. I am STILL safe and sound in the comfort of my home here in Ipoh, but the frequency of posts on food from around Perak (ie: The Teluk Intan Food Tour, Kampar’s Curry Chicken Bread and now THIS post) might be slightly disturbing, I know.
After all, those who have been following this blog since my blogspot days would have known that my work requires much travelling, hence sometimes you don’t get to read about Ipoh food in a week or more.
Good for them, Democrats exist in Kampar of Perak?!
I first read about Vegas Kitchen @ Taman Bandar Baru of Kampar (no doubt, THE most happening place to be in Kampar, perpetually packed with youngsters from UTAR (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman) and locals around the residential areas, as well as tourists staying in Grand Kampar Hotel) from Live To Eat’s blog not too long ago.
Hence when the opportunity knocked on our doors this afternoon, we omitted the ideas of eating in Kampar market once again, nor searching high and low for food in Kampar old town. We hurried over to Bandar Baru Kampar on our way back to Ipoh, and made some rounds before stopping at Vegas Kitchen; a corner lot within spitting distance from Grand Kampar Hotel.
Vegas Baked Chicken (RM12.80/USD3.65) – Hidden under the cheesy mess, bolognese sauce, lots of greens (you see a pattern here?) and potato salad on the side.
Among the thousand and one cafes around the area, and I am NOT kidding you, Vegas Kitchen appeared to be of a higher stature, in terms of ambience, overall aesthetic values, and the array of food they serve. Billed to be the “Original American Diner” the choices range from American burgers (loaded with sins, and befitting a carnivorous glutton’s wet dream is all that came to mind), pastas, various chops, and even liquor.
The food at Vegas Kitchen are reasonably-priced, with nothing priced above RM20. More interestingly, their repertoire of burgers range from the Naked Gun (with nothing more than a patty sandwiched between buns @ RM4.50/USD1.40), to the explosive, diet freak’s nightmare named Vegas Full House Burger (RM11.50/USD3.60), an express ticket to slumberland, or worse ….. prerequisite of an impending heart attack.
But I digress. The roughly 7-inches thick burger contained a slice of beef patty (of the generic Ramly’s variety), a piece of grilled chicken (a little bland, but sure beats the usual unrecognizable minced chicken and whatnots), two slices of ham and cheese (usually onion rings would be served, but not today), lots of lettuce, tomatoes and capsicums, and a dollop of tangy Bolognese sauce on the side. Oh, and did I mention there was also a fried egg on the top most layer of the burger? And the buns were put on the grill, and smothered with margarine before that.
Aesthetically pleasant, yet nothing out of the ordinary – Tiramisu Coffee @ RM4.20/USD1.30
Mr Z’s Vegas Baked Chicken looked promising from the start, unlike the usual chops served with generic shoe string fries in most of the ‘wannabes’ out there. Instead the piece of deboned upper chicken thigh was served with a generous serving of potato salad (boiled cubed potatoes seasoned and served with mayo), and blanched vegetables. Sadly, the evident layer of oil (probably from underneath the chicken skin) marred the experience slightly, and the still-attached layers of fat under the skin was unsightly.
If only they had a roulette, or a slot machine at a corner ….. but then again, this should be a HEALTHY cafe, sitting amidst an area populated by youngsters after all.
Let’s not compare an apple to an orange, and I deemed this experience above average, and nothing short of splendid especially for such a new cafe (they opened in January of this year), manned by youngsters themselves, and daring to try something different. At least we don’t see Chicken Chops, Fish & Chips, and Lamb Chops again and again and again ……
P/S : By the way, how MANY cafes/bistros EXACTLY are there in Taman Bandar Baru Kampar?!! I was bewildered with astonishment, seeing one at every corner.
2175, Tingkat Bawah (Ground Floor),
Taman Bandar Baru,
31900 Kampar, Perak.
Telephone : 6016-599 1699 (Steven Ngan)
Business Hours : 11am – 11pm (Monday to Saturday), 6pm – 11pm (Sunday)
Here’s a GOOGLE MAP of Vegas Kitchen, and Grand Kampar Hotel.
Read what the others have to say about Vegas Kitchen :
Live To Eat – Who had the All Star Burger, and craving for the Full House instead
Adrian Foo – First Western dinner of 2010 in Kampar
XiaoPei – Did not quite like the Tiramisu Coffee, but loved the Full House Burger to bits, so she visited AGAIN … but came out disappointed with the Fish Burger.
Jinz Connexion – Loved the food,but hated the insects?
Charmmy – Wrote a review in Chinese.