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Craving for pleasure in an 8-inch package?
We realised, halfway through the plough, that size didn’t really matter after all.
Cravings Kitchen & Bistro
47810 Petaling Jaya
May 12th, 2010 at 12:25 am
So, Man Vs Food, who won?
May 12th, 2010 at 2:58 am
that’s just ridiculous!
May 12th, 2010 at 3:02 am
That looks sick. No really, I feel sick looking at it! lol. Did you guys actually finish it??
May 12th, 2010 at 5:19 am
But for only rm25, still enuff to feed an entire colony of ants! =)
May 12th, 2010 at 6:40 am
I wanna see the pics of the ploughing in process!
May 12th, 2010 at 7:44 am
It shouldn’t even be standing! (though I do see a skewer sticking out at the top). What’s actually in it?
May 12th, 2010 at 7:48 am
this is a friendly reminder from ur friendly neighbourhood doctor that your next lipid levels are due in 2 weeks. :))))
May 12th, 2010 at 8:44 am
*trying not to read too much into LL’s cheeky “8 inch package” description”*
May 12th, 2010 at 9:43 am
HairyBerry: Man, of course! We abandoned ship, but lived to tell the tale!
Ravenous Rabbit: No lah, it was quite inedible!
Sean: I’m sure the ants enjoyed our leftovers. ^_^
minchow: The ploughing process was pretty torturous. I couldn’t possibly snap photographs of our pained look.
tastebudtalk: Yeah, there was a skewer holding it up. I can’t really say what was in it as the meat tasted pretty generic despite their claim that the patties were homemade…I suppose they were chicken and beef patties, with generic ham and generic cheese and generic buns.
Jun: Hahaha. You will be proud to know that I barely made it through half a patty. 😀
J: But you must! A lot of thought went into it. 😛
May 12th, 2010 at 10:06 am
J!!! *giggle* heh i too loved the last bit of this post!
May 12th, 2010 at 10:24 am
only 8 inches? looks way taller!
May 12th, 2010 at 10:24 am
Did you really measure it? It looks longer than 8 inches. You can really handle a big one hor? And I am sure you swallowed… the burger.
May 12th, 2010 at 10:49 am
Haha I think its 12inches..
well no thanks to UnkaLeong, I stil didn’t manage to eat it ;p
May 12th, 2010 at 11:29 am
NAIS! can share share all.. plus tons of protein and fats.. LOVE. DROOL. heh
Life for Beginners
May 12th, 2010 at 11:51 am
8 inches? Nice… 😉
May 12th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Fuyoooohhhhhh!!! I loooooovvvvveeeeee it (the burger I mean heh heh)!!!!! McD’s mega mac ah? Put aside laaaaaaa
thule aka leo
May 12th, 2010 at 12:27 pm
May 12th, 2010 at 12:57 pm
babe_kl: hehe…when you say “last bit”, i assume you mean the 2nd sentence out of all of 2 sentences?
lotsofcravings: yeah, they told us they only had the 8 inches as compared to the regular 12 inches. we were unable to measure then.
PA: yeah, could be taller, but no, we didn’t measure. I think my dining partner did a better job with the swallowing wor.
TNG: what’s stated on the menu is 12 inches, but they only offered us 8 inches. hehe. better luck next time, Becks? 😀
ciki: not so great when you have to eat it dismantled. it just looks good lah.
Life for Beginners: You think!
Lisa: hahaha…yeah, this is the King for sure!
Leo: Only if you finish the burger!
May 12th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
It’s difficult to makan lah!!!
May 12th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
wah…u went there to eat too…nice nice… i did my review about their burger too … u can view it at http://vialentino.blogspot.com/2010/05/12-inch-monster-burger-cravings.html
May 12th, 2010 at 2:52 pm
am i missing the text here? its all of one line ah?
May 12th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
you managed to finish that??
May 12th, 2010 at 2:55 pm
mimid3vils: I agree…it can be pretty messy!
via: You have very nice pictures!
fatboybakes: you mean all of 2 (DUA) lines. Yes.
sc: No lah….I barely went through one patty. It was a tough one to swallow.
May 12th, 2010 at 3:08 pm
That thing should come with the Darth Vader theme song
A Lil Fat Monkey
May 12th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
My my aren’t you the size queen!
May 12th, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Lainie: LOL, I can just imagine! Mega Mac, ayam your farder…
Munkey: Don’t profess to be one!
May 12th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
tastebudtalk:tat burger tastes good…..y u criticise till it looks like so bad?
May 12th, 2010 at 4:40 pm
those above ppl who complaint could’t finish tat burger….i think it is supposed to share v others rite as a common sense!!!!
lemongrass:if u dowan eat it dismantled,then let me ask u tat how will u eat tat burger?
lotsofcravings:it’s reali 12 inches tall.i had been there before..
May 12th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
tastebudtalk:those patties taste good as well…i dun think is generic…i think ur taste bud………
May 12th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
mango: thanks for your feedback.
May 12th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
lemongrass:u haven’t answer my question tat how will you eat tat burger if don’t dismantle it?
May 12th, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Good question, Mango, and I shall attempt to answer it to the best of my abilities. This burger obviously has to be eaten separately, but by doing so, it takes away the synergistic value of eating a burger with its condiments, patty and bun. The best way one can eat a burger, according to a friend who is a burger aficionado, is to pick it up, press it down a bit (to ensure that it fits the mouth perfectly), then take a huge bite across the cross section of the burger. I assure you that it makes a world of a difference. So coming back to the 12-inch burger, that is obviously not possible, so yes, one is not able to eat it without dismantling it. I’m glad you liked the burger, Mango. I’m sure many more will continue to enjoy it too. Cheers!
May 12th, 2010 at 5:13 pm
WOWZA!!! How did they manage to erect this massive package? Hey kinda looks like the Leaning Tower of Patties?
May 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Camemberu: There’s a skewer that runs through the centre of the burger. hahaha…I like the name you’ve coined for the burger! Brilliant!
May 12th, 2010 at 11:29 pm
lemongrass:are you sure that the burger is from cravings k&b?i just had it yesterday and it was totally different from the picture that you posted…….you should refer to via’s blog review.the picture in via’s blog is exactly that i had it yesterday……is really 12 inches tall….and not 8 inches as what you said……
May 12th, 2010 at 11:50 pm
lemongrass:you are cheating all of us.I am very sure that the burger picture that u posted is not from cravings K&B!!!!!!
May 13th, 2010 at 12:11 am
I agree with LL though. A burger should be small enough to take in in a mouthful after squishing it down a bit. And it should be messy. 😉
As for writing about it, well, one man’s meat is another man’s poison hor, your madge? 😉
May 13th, 2010 at 12:37 am
gasp, you’d NEVER cheat us would you, your madge?!!! sacre bleu, this is ay orrific accusation!!!! we are at your service, our queen…. (waving hands and bowing)….
May 13th, 2010 at 1:15 am
Anyone wanna offer me a free burger if i can squish it and take a bite without dismantling it? Yes I’m crazy that way and I believe in the power of my mouth.
May 13th, 2010 at 9:33 am
Marcky : you are a genius!
May 13th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Well, I suppose you can cut it down to bite size and then skewer everything on a fork and pop it into your mouth. Then you’ll get a bit of everything, no?
Hahahaha.. rabid fruit indeed! Let go.. let go, damnit!!
May 13th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
With respect to LL I’ve got to address some remarks to Mango;
Mango, while I respect your right of reply to Lyrical Lemongrass’s (LL’s) opinion, perhaps we should be more circumspect about accusing someone of ‘cheating.’ That’s highly personal and inflammatory.
If you ask yourself ‘WHY?’ would a food blogger of LL’s standing would deliberately ‘cheat’ her readers you would realise that if it were repetitive, very soon, no one will come read her blog. As it is, thousands of people visit her blog daily and some have even become friends with her.
All a blogger really has is their integrity and intelligent people like yourself will surely see through any attempt at lying/cheating or trickery. Read through her other posts and you will see she’s always…ALWAYS, GIVING HER OWN OPINION. Which you might not agree with but is her right to do so on her blog.
If you disagree with it, do prove her wrong by taking a pic of the menu at Cravings or getting someone from Cravings to contact LL to prove that this posting was perhaps in error.
LL is nothing if not fair.
Furthermore, coming to someone’s ‘home’ on the internet and accusing them of ‘cheating’ is rude, personal and uncalled for. And I’m sure you’ve been raised better than that by your parents. Whoever they may be.
In closing, free speech is about taking responsibility to DEBATE something. Not to ACCUSE so readily with no proof.
I believe I haven’t been discourteous to point out these things and I’ve taken the utmost care to be polite in writing these out, a courtesy that you haven’t extended to Lyrical Lemongrass in her ‘home.’
Hope you will take note.
May 13th, 2010 at 2:26 pm
“Size matters not.”
May 13th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
we went there 2day darling! not so good, u r rite. HARD! and dry!!
May 13th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
I applaud Nigel and am still waiting for someone to take me up on my burger-bet as per my previous comment.
May 13th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
LL cheats? but i thot LL already posted at May 12th, 2010 at 12:57 pm that they only have 8″ that day instead of 12″?
May 13th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
standing ovation for Nigel. [wiping tear from de eyes]
well said, NAPS! i sokong 100%!
mind you, now i am really curious to try the burger.
May 13th, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Marcky, you know that remarks like that always leave me very impressed that your mouth can accommodate such large things 😉
May 13th, 2010 at 5:24 pm
LL, sorry ah, reply to CY and Marcky …
CY ah, yaaa me too!
May 13th, 2010 at 5:51 pm
wow! this become so interesting oledi, all colours are out, well I guess.
Usually if not good, I rather not write! You know lar I don’t want trouble, well now oledi trouble! I also don’t want restaurant to go burst also! I rather keep quiet! lol!
May 13th, 2010 at 5:56 pm
I heard according to a Dato’ , one local food magazine gave a restaurant a rather bad and unfair review end up getting more then 40calls to the office and the writter also got scolded.
Always such cases can be avoided one I think!
But who I am to judge!
May 13th, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Nigel: bravo and well said!
Tapioca: but isn’t it important to be honest especially if you are a food blogger? LL isn ‘t going to say nothing just in case she gets scolded, that ‘s why we come here to read a blog with integrity – we are smart enough to realize it is her opinion, but I respect her opinion exactly because of that.
May 13th, 2010 at 10:25 pm
Again, nod to LL.
Tapioca, you have every right to judge but also every responsibility in reporting things in such a way that is constructive and leaves open the door to people to discuss it with you. If you don’t like something you should say so. We’re all customers. And if you don’t ask for it, you’re not going to get it.
It’s a very Malaysian attitude to be averse to what we see as confrontation in reporting something we don’t like. It’s almost as if we have to tread on eggshells on the time when we go on the record.
You don’t. Just write in in such a way that passes the message on without it being demeaning or personal. It’s how you feel and it’s valid!
Otherwise, we are to blame for the shit service we receive. It’s part of education to constructively criticise. That’s how we improve. If other’s don’t see it that way, then we need to educate them too and so it goes on.
May 13th, 2010 at 11:41 pm
ciki:sounds like you have tried a wet n soft burger before?
May 13th, 2010 at 11:44 pm
mango:i don’t think LL will cheat her readers
nigel:why ur tone so rude an no manners?
tapioca:you have anything want to comment?
May 14th, 2010 at 10:27 am
as an avid fan and reader of this blog, i am rather appalled at the recent thread of comments. i wholly agree with nigel, that it is downright rude to visit someone’s blog, accuse them of CHEATING their readers. (unless you are a familiar friend, and it’s obvious it was said in jest)
in response to M’s comment, directed at nigel, i find nothing rude in nigel’s tone, and CERTAINLY not lacking in manners. if anything, it’s M’s questioning OF nigel’s comment that IS downright rude and no manners AND i think warrants an apology.
my dear whiff of lemongrass, thank you for always being honest and forthright with your reviews. that is why we love you.
May 14th, 2010 at 11:18 am
Dear Ciki: I, like you and many others, much prefer a burger that is tender and juicy. Unless I am having a yoke korn sandwich.. 😀
LL: Imagine a 12inch yoke korn/meat floss sandwich.. ^_^
May 14th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Hmm…interesting how such a short post (and long pix) can generate so much interest and drama!!
May 14th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
LOL Nigel. Always the naughty boy. (I know you like when guys say that to you).
May 14th, 2010 at 1:22 pm
M, I’m sorry you think I was rude. As I said it wasn’t intended to be. Instead it was intended to be constructive. However, I further appreciate the fact that sometimes it’s not nice to hear something put in such a forthright manner.
I’ve pondered a reply to you & I went from being smart alecky, to bitchy, to this…I’m going to say this nicely and calmly and thereafter hold my peace.
You came to a friend’s blog (and I make no excuses for defending a friend and hope that you would defend your friend too given the same situation) and said she was “cheating.”
How would YOU feel if I went to your facebook/blog/”home” on cyberspace and called you a “cheat and a liar?” Which is basically the same thing that you did to Lyrical Lemongrass.
Not very pleasant is it?
All I was saying was, in business (and I happen to know a little bit about being in retail) that you will have different opinions. Some people will like some of the stuff you do, some won’t. Fact of life.
To get so defensive over ONE thing on the menu, seemed excessive.
Furthermore, if you’re with the restaurant then consider this; as a potential customer, I have been seriously turned off by the fact that a Restaurant(because I can only imagine that behaving the way you did you’re either related to or with Cravings) could be so defensive and not bother listening to a customer. Now I’m thinking twice as to whether I should go or recommend any friends to go. What sort of service would I get? What food would I be served? Would I get value for money? At the end of the day, I have a limited amount of money and want to get the most value out of it right? Same with you, I’d imagine.
A business is all about listening to the customer. Whether you feel he/she is right. You have to make the determination as to whether they are worth listening to. If they are, all well and good. Then act on it. If they’re not, less said the better as EVERYONE has their own opinion. Down to what colours your panties are.
In addition, it’s all very well to hide behind the anonymity of your mango/m profile and not have given us the right of reply in a more personal space. Which would have been the appropriate thing to do. While it feels safe to do so, it means to me that you don’t value what you say enough to put your name on the line for it. If that’s the case, why should I value anything you say? In life, you only have one thing; YOUR OWN GOOD NAME. Money doesn’t mean shit, success doesn’t mean shit, if people think you’re shit and you act like a piece of shit (not saying you did, it’s just a figure of speech).
You could have co-opted us instead of acting the way you did and turned us into allies. Instead, you’ve made people NOT want to go to Cravings.
I’m not going to reply to you anymore after this as I don’t believe that someone who would not put their name to their comments warrants a reply. They don’t deserve the dignity of one and I’ve given you the benefit of the doubt up till now.
May 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am
Nigel: I believed you made a correct statements that one should not visit a blog and make wild accusations, and, that a restaurant owner should listen to all views and comments from his/her customers to further improve the food quality and services.
LL: Thank you for your feedback of the “Monster Burger”. I have to agreed with you that the burger looked unpresentable, dry and tasteless. In fact, this burger (tasted by LL) is totally out of standards and specification. The actual “Monster Burger” appearance should look similar to the picture taken by ‘Via’. I would like to apologize to you, on behalf of Chef Ivan, that the burger served to you was not correctly prepared. Chef Ivan would appreciate the opportunity to be able to make you another monster burger for sampling and would appreciate your utmost comments of the restaurant’s signature noodle dish.
For LL’s fan & viewers: Cravings kitchen&bistro thank everyone for their comments and suggestions. We will make all necessary improvements to meet our customers expectations. Thank you.
P.S. Chef Ivan is the chef of Cravings kitchen&bistro and he welcome all feedbacks, and I am a friend of Chef Ivan.
June 26th, 2010 at 6:28 pm
Wah… that is leaning nearly as much as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi aka the Adnec
May 7th, 2011 at 12:27 am
Wah, want to put inside the mouth also difficult:) Wondering how people can finish it alone:)
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