Kraze Burger at Liang Court


Kraze Burger is a burger (duh!) chain that hails from South Korea. It was brought to my attention by a few friends after a unsatisfactory dinner at Fat Cow (more on that later). So one fine Saturday afternoon, I decided to head out to Liang Court to give it a try.

There’s another outlet at Marina Bay Sands (I think) but since it’s a chain, one outlet should be the same as another. Besides I like the irony of a South Korean restaurant in a Japanese mall serving American food.


There are very many things wrong with Kraze Burger but let’s start with the positives like the Beef Chili. Joone! once related a story where a friend’s girlfriend slow-cooked, for many hours, a beef stew that turned out to be one-dimensional because it had no spices. The Beef Chili at Kraze Burger is different in the sense that it featured only one spice: Dried Rosemary. There’s really nothing else to recommend about this dry, microwaved concoction served by Kraze Burger, a restaurant that says, allegedly, it’s not fast-food. It is a dried Rosemary flavor bomb.

A hamburger is all about the meat. Ideally, it should be half Rib-eye (for the tenderness) and half Sirloin (for the flavor). Get it right and all you need is just a buttered bun to hold the meat. Everything else is just superfluous.

I ordered the Matiz burger because I like bacon but didn’t want to be disappointed by an over-cooked egg that’s served with the more expensive option.

Why?! Why the fake bacon?

When I pay more than $10 for a burger, there are certain expectations. Fake bacon is certainly not one of them. And the 100% beef patty gave 0% satisfaction. It is depressing to write more in detail, so I won’t waste my time.

Kraze Burger was a huge disappointment. For such a large kitchen staff, there are many things wrong with the food and for the prices, I really felt that there’s better value to be had at McDonald’s next door. The only good thing I can say about Kraze Burger at Liang Court is that you won’t be hard-pressed to find an empty table.


Thank God for Ketchup!

Posted on 30th Jan 2012 in American, Korean, Meat


There Are 4 Comments


bookjunkie commented on April 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

No wonder this place is always empty. It was a novelty thing when I tried it at Marina Bay Sands…but yeah, nothing to rave about at those prices too.

When I’m at Liang Court I have to have Japanese food though. Tend to crave for ramen or oyaku don 😉


Karen Chong commented on July 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Ivan, your post made me laugh. H and I have walked by the MBS outlet many a time, but I’ve somehow always managed to talk him out of eating there. I guess we won’t be eating there. Ever. Not after reading this post. =)


Ivan commented on July 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

It was a very disappointing meal for me. Given your skills, you’d be hard-pressed not to cook a better burger.


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