July 5th, 2022
Johnny Rockets Malaysia at The Curve: Restaurant Review
Eagerly anticipated for months, Johnny Rockets blasted off at The Curve this week, the first Malaysian satellite of a California-based U.S. burger franchise.
Ferociously sunny staff members, nicknamed ‘Rocketeers’; orbit this diner-style restaurant, their smiles remaining intact despite having to regularly dance in public to hot-blooded hits like ‘That Thing You Do,’ ‘The Twist’ & ‘YMCA.’ A slice of Americana.
Folks who loathe Chili’s or TGI Friday’s won’t love Johnny Rockets. But there’s primal satisfaction in biting down on a well-loaded burger.
Bacon Cheddar Single
Bacon Cheddar Single, comprising a beef patty, beef bacon, cheddar cheese, coral lettuce, sliced tomato & white onions in a thickly dense potato bun (can be substituted for wholemeal). RM24.90++, comes with fries & a side salad.
Route 66, a beef burger topped with Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms & mayo. Chicken patties can be requested, no problem.
Extra Meaty Patty
The patty’s substantially meaty _ chunkier than most fast food joints’ _ but its qualities are debatable: Some will say it’s juicy enough, others will disagree; some will insist it’s somewhat salty, but objectors will point out that burgers were never for low-sodium diets.
Fries show some skin. Pretty good actually; we’d happily finish every fry, carbs be damned.
Add RM2.50 to upgrade the fries to either sweet potato fries …
… or better still, crunchy-chunky onion rings. The coleslaw? Crisp.
Other than Burgers
Not into burgers? No worries: Johnny Rockets also serves everything from Philly cheese steaks (with pepper jack cheese) to melt sandwiches & Caesar salads.
The peanut-butter-&-choc milkshake (RM18.90++) had melted by the time we photographed it; while it might look terrible (our fault), it tasted terrific. Creamy & well-balanced in flavor, reputedly hand-spun with premium ice cream, whole milk & whipped cream.
Johnny Rockets Malaysia,
G52, The Street, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.
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