We hear you. You love your burgers. Like really love them. You eat everything up, from Mcdonald's Nasi Lemak rendition to Black Tap's. To prove our point, count the number of times we hyperlink a burger story. Adding to our list of burgers is Capitol's modern-day reincarnation of the old Magnolia Snack Bar.
If you reminisce its heyday between the '60s and '80s, it's very telling of your age so maybe keep that bit to yourself. For the uninitiated, the F&N franchise was possibly the vintage equivalent of Starbucks. Now, Capitol Milk Bar is paying tribute to heritage by reviving its signature offerings and making them more insta-friendly.
Nothing says '50s diner for millennials like a neon sign that spells it out. The plush red booths and colour-coordinated interior keep the look very consistent, but its small seating in the upper and lower deck makes the space a cosy spot to have late lunch.
While Capitol outshines the other burgers with the balance of yuzu cabbage slaw and apple butter barbecue sauce on pulled pork, it's the satisfying sweet potato fries and curly fries that steal the show. The option to choose between charcoal brioche, multi-grain, or sesame wheat, buns all freshly made in house is also pretty sweet.
Desserts-wise, the Milo Dino was a pleasant surprise for not tasting like milo ice blended, but carrying a subtle malty hint instead. Find a more colloquial flavour in the Singapore Dash, the chendol milkshake that thankfully does not taste like a cup of diabetes. The Banana Split also gets a thumbs up for having its banana in three different forms; caramelised, freeze dried, and rum glazed.
We're firm believers of having a spicy element to hotdogs, so the Rio Rita with chilli con carne and tomato salsa wins. Especially if you're in a group setting, get it jumbo, which is upsized to 1m for sharing both off and online, because if it's not on the 'gram, did it really happen?
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Capitol Milk Bar is located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, #01-84B. To make a reservation, call 6715 6874.