26th July 2013.
I tried out the new fast food menu at Food for Thought @ 8Q with Mu Yao yesterday. The former FFT is now renamed Fast Food for Thought. The first item on the new menu reminded me of the People’s Pig Pulled Pork Sandwich featured at the World Street Food Congress Jamboree this year: a Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork Burger.
I went classic, and ordered the Beef Patty Cheese Melt with caramelized onions, charred scallion sesame sauce. For a burger it was kind of large and definitely not a handheld-friendly one. I ate with a knife and fork instead, the beef patty (ordered medium) was inconsistent with certain parts being dry and sinewy. Flavourwise, it was a decent burger and the bun was good. Fries are alright too.
Mu Yao went with the Slow-Roasted Rosemary Lamb with roasted beetroot suces, garlicky hummus and mint yoghurt sauce. You could tell from the name it was a cacophony of flavours with the mint overpowering everything and it didn’t help when the lamb was really dry.
Both of us left Fast Food for Thought rather disappointed. In my opinion I would prefer the old Food for Thought when the atmosphere was more cheerful, friendly and enjoyable food. I remember those days I would drop by Food for Thought for a jolly Berry Crumble topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a perk-me-up with my friends. The question remains: what happened?
All burgers go for 8.50 SGD for a la carte (and come with some fries) and sets cost 12 SGD with a choice of soft drink and more fries (no choice of mayo, only applicable for side orders – 5 SGD)
8 Queen Street
Tuesday - Sunday
1100 - 1900 Hours