Sunday, August 26, 2012

Food Republique, Johor Bahru

One of the advantage of working under the shift system is undeniably a better quality of life for the housemen. Thanks to the shift system, we now have more time to spend outside of work; meeting up with friends and family for meals after or before work so much so I don't think the complain of 'not-enough-family/friends-time' existed anymore. Of course, sacrifices still had to be made, you can't meet up with people all the time, but you are seriously not all that socially deprived anymore. Hence, before Mich goes MIA back in KL till God knows when, I managed to catch her over dinner last Friday at one of my favourite beef burger restaurant in town, Food Republique.

It's honestly nothing related with the high end Singapore food court chain, Food Republic that can also be found at Pavilion KL, but rather this is Food Repulique with the 'que' (that's what Mich had initially thought it is, the high end food court chain). I'm not much of a fan of beef, more so after the beef noodle incident in Guangzhou, but I just cannot resist good beef especially when they have bacon and cheese in them. :)

Appetizers to share- 6 pieces of fried polenta
The inside of the polenta- It is actually Italian corn meal fried to perfection
In case you are not a fan of beef, the pan fried milk fish served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted mix vegetables is an excellent alternative too. It has a pretty aromatic buttery sweet taste that would had make it really yum if not for it being a tad too oily
Joyce's decided to go for the more subtle char grilled double cheesy cheese burger which have a piece of juicy char grilled beef patty melted with extra ceddar cheese sandwiched between two fluffy toasted buns
Me, on the other hand ate of course what I went there for- the char grilled caramelized cheesy bacon cheese burger. That juicy piece of tender and succulent beef with melted cheese bathed over it and sinfully delicious bacon to top it is simply excellent. I'm craving for it like now!
The interior of the restaurant, quite a cosy ambience with extremely helpful staffs around
Mich, me, Joycie
Seriously it's such simple bliss to be able to spend an evening after work gossiping with another two of my longest friends over a huge plate of  yummy beef burger that kept my tummy happy too. All of their beef burgers are served with half of a fresh sweet corn or lettuces and fries. The whole plate of beef burger is so large/filling that we couldn't even make room for desserts. That was why I probably suffered from indigestion till the next morning. But despite enjoying their beef burger so much, I'm still not a fan of beef and yes, the phobia towards beef is still there.  Nonetheless, if you don't take beef, they have other non-beef items such as the pan-fried butter fish that tasted quite good too. :)

Food Republique,
72 Jalan Kuning (behind Pelangi Leisure Mall),
80400 Johor Bahru
Tel : 07-3311718

PS : This is not a paid advertorial/ review. All opinions are based on yours truly POV only. Hence yours truly is not responsible for any discrepancy in taste or opinion. :)

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hmm, the pan fried milk fish looks yummy! :D

Xue Ren : A pretty good alternative to the beef hehe :)

Love your blog and especially this post. I have added a link of this post to my own post on this restaurant so that Johor Kaki readers could also enjoy your post :) Thank you, Tony.