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
The pork was probably not fresh or just not well-marinated. :) Therefore the gamy taste
Any idea what are their opening hours?
as long as you come in the sensible hours they should be open. eg lunch hour and dinner (6-11pm)
Ummmmmmm……… The pork burger looks tasty.
First thing in the morning! And I’m thinking of cooking lasagna today :(
The portion for the pork burger is too much. But it was really delicious.
That sounds an amazing place. Pork is probably my favourite food!
Went there today. Pork burger tasted like the live pig. Never been so thankful for ketchup.;
Had my lunch there this afternoon, the pork burger and porky pork grill taste good.. yummy
What’s the BYO thing? Do you have to bring your own pig?
if you ever passby Sitiawan, Perak. feel free to dropby n try my biggest burger in town. :)
I just been there tonight and I’m disappointed with the pork burger, call it inconsistency or just old pork, zero seasoning, or maybe a new chef – it was a huge let down from a year ago when I went there. The pork burger had an overpowering porky taste, (I’m usually alright with pork having a porky taste – it’s pork after all) but this time it’s almost nauseating porky, most likely due to zero seasoning and the pork isn’t fresh. Yes, it was still juicy (the cheese in the patty did the trick) and meaty but the taste isn’t there this time.
The BBQ ribs smells as good as I remembered it – the BBQ glazed aroma was strong on the ribs, and for a moment there I thought it was going to be good, but alas, the ribs was dry and slightly chewy.
We order the ‘balls of fire’ as starter – it’s mince pork balls mixed with bird eye’s chilli – again the overwhelming porky taste totally mask the spiciness of the chillies.
The side orders as usual was tired looking and bland, my sister suspects that the mash potatoes is made from those instant powdered mash potato as there wasn’t much of a potato taste and it’s a little on the plasticky side.
The only good dish for the night was the daddy dry chilli pork – roasted pork fried with chilli spices – very flavorsome.
Overall, this visit was a huge huge disappointment for us, a year ago this place would be a 4/5, for this visit I would rate it 1.5/5