Subang Jaya is a place I hardly venture to, unless it’s for cendol or pork noodles. Skewers is one of the new additions in Subang Jaya (Subang Avenue to be exact), and it is fairly easy to spot from the main road.The burgers were reputed to be good, so I decided it was time to check the place out myself. I popped by for a long lunch with rif a few days ago. On a weekday lunch, the place was fairly quiet.We dined al-fresco and enjoyed the breezy afternoon over some kick-ass Sangria (RM16 per glass, RM 45 per jug).Ultimate Skewers Glutton Burger (RM23) was the first to arrive at the table. Huge, meaty and sloppy, I couldn’t wait to dig in. I quickly snapped a few pictures, and pounced on the burger faster than a shopaholic would on a pair of shoes at a 50% discount.The burger was an assemblage of lightly grilled bun, a 200gm beef patty, chili con carne, cheddar cheese, fried egg and tortilla chips. I had to compress the burger just to fit it into my mouth — and it still smeared all over. It tasted very “Mexican”, with the peppery chili con carne and crunchy tortilla chips. Patty-wise, I would have preferred it to be juicier, but that’s just me being picky.
If you like your food fully flavoured, you would enjoy the seasoned steak fries as much as I did. Thickly cut and generously seasoned, they were insanely addictive. If you can’t get enough of this, order a basket for RM9.Teriyaki Chicken Skewers (RM17) was pretty decent. Each bite was tender, moist and flavourful from the marinade. It came with a side of my favourite fries and fresh garden salad. Even better, was the Minty Lamb Skewers (RM24). Marinated with minty yogurt, the lamb was meaty with barely any gamey smell/taste. The pilaf rice was also worth a mention. Fluffy and infused with butter, it paired well with the lamb. Skewers Special Garlic Butter Prawns (RM23) came on a bed of aglio olio, with a side of mashed potatoes and garden salad. Lightly seasoned with herbs, garlic and butter spices, the prawns were succulent and snappy to the bite. Dessert was tiramisu with brandy (RM16). You can opt for the non-alcoholic version, which costs RM10. This was decent, but I’ve had better. I would have preferred more brandy in it. But again, that’s my preference. I like my cakes with plenty of alcohol.
Overall, the food is pretty decent and prices are affordable. Don’t come expecting fantastic-tasting food – they are more of a hang out place. But if you’re a fan of skewered items/burgers, I’m pretty sure you’ll find something you like here. I know I did!
Food: 6/10 (pork-free)
Verdict: Come here for their sloppy, meaty burgers and skewered items. And don’t forget to down the food with a pint or two of beer!
SG-01, Subang Avenue
03 5632 1368