Jien and I are quite different when it comes to food choices on a weekday – he likes options while I can eat the same thing (curry laksa!) five days a week. As such, our new food hunts are mostly based on his discovery list, like Spade’s Burger in SS15 Subang.
Spade’s Burger isn’t new. It’s been around for a few years, with initial outlets in Penang and Perak. The outlet in SS15 Subang is their latest; barely opened for a year but already commanding a steady stream of customers. Jien went there for lunch and told me the (pork) burgers are worth checking out so we went again the same week.
The menu is fairly extensive – with more than 15 choices of burgers and side orders to choose from. It can be as simple as a basic cheeseburger or as extravagant as a double patty with sautéed pork belly on top. The combo option (RM6.50 onwards) gives you a choice of side and unlimited soft drink or hot drink.
Go for the porkets (RM10.90 – half dozen, RM18.90 – one dozen), Spade’s Burger’s version of nuggets made using minced pork. It’s addictive, especially when dipped in hot sauce. I went slightly overboard with this, as our friend Ken ordered another dozen to share. Felt like a greasy ball after.
Between us three, we opted for the classic Spades, Baconizer (beef), Porkception II and Dark Knight. Porkception II (RM13.90 – ala carte) is an assemblage of pork patty, sautéed pork belly and teriyaki mayo in charcoal bun. It is simple yet wholesome – good tasting patty and flavours that go well together.
It’s been a while since I had a good pork burger, for less than RM20.
You get an option of beef, pork or chicken patty for Dark Knight (RM14.90 – ala carte) – we opted for pork patty. This burger features cheese crisp, cheddar, bacon bits and SPADE’s sauce with your choice of patty. Quite good, though I reckon the beef patty would be nicer to offset the richness of the caramelised bacon bits.
We went with beef patty for the Baconizer (RM17.50 – ala carte), their second most expensive burger on the menu. This burger comes with bacon, caramelised bacon bits, cheese crisp, cheddar, bacon mayo and your choice of patty (beef or pork). Given how porky the condiments were, we went with beef.
I can’t decide which I like better – Baconizer (beef) or the Porkception II. Both are equally good in my opinion. It’s just a matter of preference and how sinful you want your burger to be. The classic Spade is well, a no-frills burger with bacon and cheddar. Simple, but good enough. :)
Food: 7/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Tasty patties and good combination of flavours and condiments.
A5, Jalan SS15/4D,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Business hours: 12pm till 11.30pm daily