Sunday, 6 March 2011
THIS IS A NON-HALAL POST. No offence to Muslim readers.
Finally, someone took the cue and introduced pork burger in Malaysia!
And they are really thoughtful too! (see the words in the image on the left that I took at their cashier counter) - "As Ninja Joe is a non halal restaurant, your kind co-operation not to bring Ninja Joe's food item to other halal premises will be highly appreciated. Ninja respect others too!"
Using the 'Ninja' theme, the shop is really creative from their ninja mascot to the copywriting (words) on display at their restaurant. My hubby pointed out that the ninja mascot resembles a burger with the bread (black top and bottom) and the middle is white which resembles the meat and the two eyes are tomatoes and salad, I guess. :-) It comes in six different flavours. I love the slogan they have: "Nom the Oink!"
The photos are of higher resolution so you may click on any photos you like and you can see them in higher quality. The whole menu is there for you to see in the "Nom the Oink" photo.
This is the sign (image on the right) that caught our attention from afar while hunting for a place to have our tea break - PORK - then a burger image and the words: "If you can't handle it, you're chicken."
We were like.. let it be true! And were attracted towards that direction like moths to the light. lol... and it was TRUE! Not many restaurants, especially fast-food restaurants dare to neglect the Muslim market, hence usually they go by the 'pork-free' concept so as not to lose a large chunk of the potential market. Kudos to Ninja Joe for being brave enough to be different!
Now where can you find Ninja Joe's Pork Burgers?
It is located at the lower Ground Floor of The Gardens, Mid Valley. You can NEVER miss the Red Wordings on the Black Background! Or White Wordings on Black Background!
Okay, why am I typing in sentence case? I guess I am just excited that someone actually sells 'burger babi' (Pork Burger) here!
Hubby and I ordered two burgers for our snack today (5th March, 2011). The guy at the cashier told us they were only opened on 25th February 2011!
Their service is quite fast, the price is reasonable, the more you buy, the more value for money it is! The pork, of course, is very porky. Their original flavour retains the pork aroma and taste while the oriental flavour is superb. Plan to try the other four flavours in our next visit, which should be soon!
I ordered a dessert as well and it looks very homemade, it's got the homely feel to it! Yummy as well. Below is the photo of our order right before we walloped them all. Notice the cute little ninja mascots on the burger wrapper? Simply CUTE!
Hubby's Zing soda with kiwi certainly got the 'Zing' as well, it came with fries too! The menu is kinda short as it is very specific and 'niche' but we couldn't order that many as we were only two persons, so another trip soon to try the rest of the items on the menu! Talk about specialty menu that makes you wanna return for more!
Now this is NOT an advertorial.. we simply were wowed over just by seeing the word PORK. lol... are we Malaysians non-Muslims so pork-deprived? NO. We have non-halal restaurants but a pork burger is a first to be sold in a shop (read: shopping mall) like this! Hope Ninja Joe will expand its wings or maybe have franchises all over the country and maybe the region and then internationally!
Now the food and drinks are prepared by cute guys in Japanese costumes as well and the photo I took focused on the guy in front and the back looks like he's a ninja on stealth mode, moved too fast for my camera! lol
Check them out! :-)
Follow them on twitter @porkburger if you use twitter or for the rest of us who are facebook users, just 'like' them on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/porkburger
I already did and I was their 1661th fan. :-)
I visited their Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur outlet and just found out they already have another chain outlet in Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya, and also Sunway Pyramid in Bandar Sunway and they've been around since the last two years (2009). I hardly venture out of KL and that includes PJ or other parts of Klang Valley that is not KL so I just happen to know when it came to this part of Klang Valley in KL.
And they are open for franchise too! firstname.lastname@example.org for franchise enquiries. All these lifted off their fb page. :-)
Love this quote on their fb page: