Andes BYO is a everything-pork restaurant in Aman Suria Damansara. Among their many porky creations, I suppose the pork burger deserves the most attention since it is pretty rare in PJ.
Although there are four types of pork burgers here (ranging from RM12 to RM16) their differences are not significant, just a matter of toppings used. Depending on your choice, your burger could come with bacon, sauteed onions or mayo – you get the drill. Shown above is the Aussie Bacon Burger Wrap @ RM15.90 that comes with coleslaw and some cheapo, uninspiring fries.
The pork patty is thick and meaty as you can see, done to a perfect tenderness and overflows with melted cheese that oozes out from the inside once you cut it open. I would say the seasoning of the patty was kept pretty much to a minimum, as it would be pretty tasteless without the various condiments. So putting the cheese inside the patty itself was a good move.
Overall the pork burger looks good, tastes great and not too cruel on the wallet. However, there is this consistency issue in the food quality that I feel Andes needs to address. During my first visit it was a good chef day and the pork burger was delicious and lip smacking. But on my second visit I found the patty to have an unpleasant porky taste.
One of my dining companions had the Barbeque Pork Ribs @ RM37.90. Taste wise it was good but the ultimate reason of getting this would be for the huge portions, perfect for those with big appetites.
Fish N Cheese @ RM18.90 is one of the better tasting fish and chips in town but sadly the overall rating is being dragged down by the awful side dish, again. The mashed potato is just bad due to the weird gummy texture (ain’t mashed potato supposed to be soft and creamy?) and unappetizing color. Then again, it might be the chef’s very own special rendition of the mashed potato, which just happen not to suit my palate. But honestly, I would rather have the burger and fish & chips without the crappy potato-related side dishes.
Erm, avoid the pork satay @ RM12.90 at all costs. It was dry and chewy, tasteless like not marinated at all and the sambal/chili sauce simply does not go well with the satay. If you are expecting the normal tasting satay but more awesome because of the pork factor, then you are in for a huge disappointment.
And finally, Banana Split for dessert. Where’s the split? Where’s the cream and where’s the boat? I dunno lol.
An overview of the restaurant, consisting of smoking and non-smoking area (at the back).
To be safe, as long as you stick with the pork burger at Andes then your dining experience most likely would be a good one. Because from what I gather from personal and close friends’ experiences, the other main courses are nothing great and the feedbacks are not too encouraging. I don’t want to delve into the details so you know and pandai pandai sendiri lah.Restaurant Andes
K-G-11, Jalan PJU1/43
Aman Suria Damansara
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.212 E101 35.679
Tel: 03-7804 3732