A few friends had heavily recommended myBurgerLab, and told me a tale of a champion barista who gave up a life of coffee-making to make…burgers. He’d invite his friends over to his private kitchen, and frantically work out a super-secret formula on making the greatest burgers, ever.

(Though I might totally have the wrong place; if so, I apologise in advance.)

It’s a continuing work-in-progress, but myBurgerLab has a variety of patties (chicken, beef and veggies) to keep you going.

I ordered something called a Beautiful Mess, while CK ordered a Say Cheese II (double cheeseburger). We topped up RM5 to get some fries and a bottomless drink.

Verdict? The overall ambience seems to be overly hipster, as it takes its visual cues from common themes. But to top the bun off on a decision, the burger was relatively decent, and I can’t resist unlimited cups of Mountain Dew. Ever.

A few cons: expect a long lead-in time once you place your order (we going to attribute this on the fact that it was packed), and some of y’all might not see a correlation between the burger and price (I don’t really mindlah, but that’s just me).

And now, the usual assortment of credible culinary opinions:

So. Go/no-go? This place isn’t Relish. And it’s certainly not a Ramly stall. It’s got its heart in the right place, and they constantly update (or upgrade? – mine was a 3.0) their burgers; there’s a good chance that you’ll get something different each time.

By the way, we spent about 10 minutes wandering around SEA Park looking for the place. To save you the hassle (though you’re probably more map-savvy than we were): it’s here.

Ikuzo Ramen.

Ikuzo Ramen is a little juke-jointing, hipster-friendly ramen dispensary in the heart of SS2.

I liked it, ’cause:

  1. The decor was quite stellar, everything was set in crisp English [if there’s such a thing], and it just felt right. Possibly because I’m half-Communist.
  2. They’re pork-friendly. Totally.
  3. That iced green tea milk drink, despite its possible pretentiousness, was quite oklah.

I don’t know how to review food, but you can check these links out for a more credible culinary opinion.

So. Go/no-go? If you’re expecting some epic ramen, look elsewhere. But if you’re in a rush and have RM 15 to spare, then by all means, ramen your heart away (you naughty hipster, you).